Warming Herbs for the Winter

Posted: January 25th, 2012

Warming Herbs for the Winter

Feeling a little chilly? Using the following herbs will help increase circulation and warm the body. They are wonderful to add to soups, and even to hot baths. Try incorporating them into hot teas,  salad dressings or even make them into an herbal honey as honey and vinegar are considered warming foods.

anise, basil, cayenne, cumin, chives, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, ginseng, horseradish, mustard greens, parsley, prickly ash, rosemary, star anise, thyme and watercress

Warming Tea
4 parts burdock
2 parts licorice root
1 part cinnamon
1 part ginger
1 part Rosemary

Combine 1 teaspoon of herbs with 1 cup of water. Simmer the herbs on the stove for 15 minutes. Do not boil. Strain and drink as desired up to 3 – 4 cups a day.

© 2013 Elaine Sheff, Clinical Herbalist
Green Path Herb School

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