Herbal Healing in Winter Part 2
Winter can be a depressing times of illness, unpleasant weather and very little growth, but you can avoid the winter blues by making the most of what’s available.
You might not feel like exercising on dark, winter days, but this can result in a sluggish circulation when coupled with cold weather.
- Common symptoms are cold feet or hands, chilblains and lethargy. Rheumatic aches and pains can also be exacerbated by poor circulation.
- Stimulate circulation with spices such as turmeric and cinnamon, or use herbs such as yarrow for circulation to the body’s extremities.
- A massage with warming essential oils, rosemary, black pepper or ginger, promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage, giving relief from rheumatic aches.
Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon are among the most warming of spices.