To help you salute spring's arrival, we’ve put together a new wellness series on how to start the season off right. In this piece, doctor and Ayurvedic expert Kulreet Chaudhary shares how she uses dandelion to detox this time of year. And if you’re interested in really springing forward into good health, check out her full course, How to Use Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom to Heal Your Gut & Achieve Long-Lasting Weight Loss.
In Ayurveda, spring is celebrated as the ideal season for detoxification. In nature, we see the snow melt and flowers begin to emerge from the ground. During this time of rebirth, rhythms in your body mimic those in the environment. The toxins in your body also begin to “melt,” allowing cellular renewal.
All of this internal spring cleaning requires some extra effort from your organs, especially the liver—one of the most important organs for detoxification. That's why, as an integrative doctor and Ayurvedic expert, I recommend a few methods to assist your body's natural detoxification cycle during this time.
One of my favorites: adding dandelion to your daily routine.