Cooling & Warming Herbs

If you can get hot easily, tend to get angry, or be aggressive, when you are out of balance, feel aroused and/or anxious, you are the warm type of person.

You can do well with cooling herbs that cause your body’s metabolism to slow down.

If you don’t like the cold weather, you tend to be constantly freezing or feeling lethargic, if you are withdrawn and feel fearful when you are out of balance, use warming herbs. They will make your metabolism speed up.

Your diet can keep the herbs active. If you want to keep warm, eat more warm, cooked food. If you want to cool off, try raw vegetable salads and chilled teas.

Experiment and observe how your body reacts to certain herbs or foods. This is an intuition exercise for your body.

Cooling herbs:

Cooling herbs are commonly used to slow down or trigger relaxation processes in the body. They are used when there is inflammation with a feeling of warmth, burning, etc.

Cooling herbs are used to treat fever, hot sensations, swelling, and redness. Such symptoms are often the result of various “excess” and can be dealt with by cooling herbs and their cold energy, namely:

alfalfa, chamomile, dandelion leaves, hibiscus flowers, Japanese honeysuckle flowers, lemon balm, lemongrass, mint, pine needles, plantain leaves, raspberries, red clover, sorrel, verbena herb

Cooling herbs can be helpful for the following disorders:

  • digestive disorders (inflammation, hyperacidity, etc.)
  • bladder (inflammation, pain, etc.)
  • with spasms (acute spasm, convulsions)
  • for problems associated with hyperactivity (anxiety, tension, headaches, insomnia)

Warming herbs:

In cold weather, it makes sense to eat healthy, warming foods. Dark orange vegetables like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and carrots provide the immune system with nutritious beta-carotene and a warm orange ray.

The warming energy of herbs also warms your body, stimulates blood circulation and metabolism, and gives energy. Such herbs are used when there are symptoms of hypothermia and decreased metabolism. This is:

cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger root, cardamom, horseradish

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