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24Feb

Take On Spring Allergies With The Vervain Collective's Holistic Approaches

Springtime in the Treasure Valley means budding cherry blossoms, leaves returning to the trees, tulips, crocus, and hyacinths bursting from their snowy underground slumber and those beautiful rain showers. But for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, the coming season can leave us frantically looking for ways to alleviate symptoms. 

The Vervain Collective, a full-service apothecary and holistic healing resource, has shared with us a few tips on how to rid yourself of or manage those debilitating seasonal allergies.

Treat Allergies with Natural Remedies from The Vervain Collective

In-house practitioner, Dr. Nicole E. Pierce, NMD, says allergies or hypersensitive reactions are “due to an hyperactive immune response. Triggers can include ingesting certain foods, touching certain substances, or inhaling irritants like pollen, spores, mold, dust, and animal dander.” 

Properly managing your specific health concerns (like allergies) is best done in collaboration with a practitioner that can get to know your individual needs. But here are a few generally applicable lifestyle changes that can easily help you gain control of your seasonal allergies:

  • Drink plenty of water, at least ½ your body weight in ounces every day
  • Consume local raw honey (bonus if pollen is included)
  • Add anti-inflammatory, probiotic, and prebiotic foods to your diet, such as garlic, turmeric, kombucha, and root veggies and herbs 
  • Ask the shop stewards at Vervain about dietary supplements, vitamins, herbs and minerals
  • Start a Neti-Pot, nasal spray, and eucalyptus oil steam inhalation routine

Head to The Vervain Collective for these amazing allergy products:

  • Throat & Respiratory Relief Tea
  • Farm & Forage Tea
  • Hot Eric Honey
  • Adaptogenic Supplements
  • Nettle Cider
  • Aller-G-Ease
  • Kick-it Allergy
  • Aller-Aid
  • Allergy Eye Relief Drops
  • Xlear Nasal Spray
The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

How To Forage For Your Own Medicine in Idaho 

It’s possible to forage for your own medicine in the hills, valleys, and mountains of Idaho. The apothecary carries many of these local products and provides informative resources to help you connect with your own medicine making skills. Vervain has books, knowledgeable staff, DIY kits, and real-world classes and workshops that can empower your health journey.

Find an upcoming class or workshop here:

Classes & Events at The Vervain Collective

The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

New Practitioner Services Coming to The Vervain Collective

Amanda Johnson, Nutrition Coach

Offering Functional Nutritional Therapy; One-on-one Nutrition Coaching to help support people seeking the root cause of various health challenges. Issues addressed can include hormonal imbalances, reduced energy, sleep issues, digestion, and nutrient assimilation, blood sugar imbalances, and general wellness goals to make diet regime changes to feel wildly nourished.

Lindsay Kolpitcke, ADHD Coaching & Hypnotherapy

Offering ADHD Coaching & Hypnotherapy. Lindsay works to incorporate all facets of her training to support her clients in an integrative, holistic manner. She views the coach-client relationship as a partnership and enjoys educating and empowering her clients so they can take their health into their own hands.

Gail Kloosterman, Nutritional Counseling 

Offering Nutritional Counseling; One-on-one consultations (virtual or in-person) to address the challenges you are facing in reaching your wellness goals. Balance your hormones, manage chronic illness, and feel better overall with Gail Kloosterman, BSN & INHC at your side.

Janell Billings & Jeni Titus, Reiki 

Reiki is an energy healing modality that promotes relaxation and delivers “universal life force energy” to improve balance in the body to promote healing. Because Reiki works on one’s whole body: mind, body, and spirit, it is effective for any condition. A session lasts about an hour and consists of the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. There is soft music, chosen with intention and a specific frequency to promote healing. We place healing stones on the body, aligned with the chakras (points of energy located along the spine). We place hands on or above the chakras to clear energy blocks that are causing imbalance.

The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
The Vervain Collective | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Your Health, Your Way

The Vervain Collective is located inside the Roots Zero Waste Market in Garden City, blocks from the Boise Greenbelt, and right off the Connector. For the last two and a half years, they have shown fellow Idahoans how to holistically treat and manage their health. 

Stop by their shop to create a custom herbal tincture, tea, or for other locally sourced products. Their practitioners are taking new patients and offering even more services than listed above. They put the power in your hands!

Find The Vervain Collective at these channels:

Website: www.thevervaincollective.com

Instagram: @vervain_apothecary

Facebook: @thevervaincollective

Read more about The Vervain Collective commitment to self-care here

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