I celebrate springtime by gathering up my baskets, greeting the sunshine, and picking fresh wild and garden herbs for “fairy vinegar.”
Thank goodness it’s spring! The vernal promenade of mineral-rich, cleansing herbs is in full swing—chickweed, cleavers, dandelion, plantain, and stinging nettles are making a bright green appearance.
I like to celebrate springtime by gathering up my baskets, greeting the sunshine, and picking fresh wild and garden herbs for “fairy vinegar.” I call it fairy vinegar because all the plants are so little and darling this time of year, and because a pinch of this and a pinch of that, topped off with wee blossoms, has a magical feeling. And we all need more magic and hope in our lives!
What’s more, these spring herbs are packed with medicine.
Known as alteratives, or “blood cleansers,” many springtime herbs support the elimination of built-up wastes by improving liver, kidney, digestive, and lymphatic functions.
To learn more about spring cleansing herbs and make a fancifully-inspired herbal vinegar to boot, take a peek at our article on crafting your own Violet Springtime Fairy Vinegar. It’s sure to bring seasonal cheer to your day and your medicine cabinet!