3 Herbs to Keep You Healthy and Vibrant This Winter

3 Herbs to Keep You Healthy and Vibrant This Winter

Ancient medicine for today

By Nick Polizzi: Host of Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness
& Founder of The Sacred Science


Humankind has been living in harmony with the cycles and rhythms of the Earth since the dawn of time. Our ancestors weren’t able to simply turn up the heat in their homes or take a vacation to a warmer region.

They adapted to the colder winter months through their keen observation of the natural world, which included using particular herbs to keep the body healthy.

Today, I want to share 3 “go-to” winter herbs that have been used for millennia to protect and nourish you during the cold months.

3 Delicious
Winter Herbs and How To Take Them

1) Ginger

Ginger was first
cultivated and studied in Asia, but soon became introduced to trading routes
with Europe. This is a timeless herb that offers countless healing abilities
and was regarded by our ancestors as a “heal all.”

Ginger is potent,
powerful and pungent — the perfect herb to help you stay vibrant during the
darkest nights of winter. It is considered to be warming to the body and has
specific healing abilities that are very helpful this time of year, including:

  • Fighting
    infection and flu symptoms like sore throat, chills, and congestion

  • Combating
    pain and inflammation

  • Calming
    and healing the digestive system

There are
numerous ways to incorporate ginger into your everyday life. Try easy things

  • A
    decoction (strong tea made by boiling fresh root in water for an extended
    amount of time)

  • Adding it
    to cooking broth, seasonings or in baking

2) Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a
pillar in Traditional Chinese Medicine that spread to Europe and Egypt. It was
once valued as more precious than silver. But nowadays, it’s just another
seasoning on the spice rack.

Though cinnamon
is usually thought of as a culinary herb, it is very medicinal.

Like ginger,
cinnamon has the ability to get the blood flowing and warm you up quickly. This
warming quality is the spearhead for the rest of cinnamon’s healing qualities.
It also:

  • Fights
    pain and inflammation

  • Promotes
    proper digestive flow

Other amazing
effects of using cinnamon are:

  • Lower
    blood sugar

  • Holistic
    oral care

It is incredibly
easy to integrate a healthy dose of cinnamon into your diet. Simple things

  • Drinking
    more chai tea

  • Mixing
    some into your honey jar

  • Brushing
    your teeth with powdered cinnamon

3) Clove

Clove was
originally grown on the Spice Islands of Indonesia but was popularized when
China traded it with the western world.

This powerful
herb has rich volatile oils that:

  • Boost
    immunity by fighting bacteria, fungus and viruses

  • Loosen up
    tight muscles

  • Numb pain
    when applied topically

  • Open up
    the lungs and loosen up mucus

Clove is a very
versatile herb that can be helpful to you in 3 different preparations:

  • Internally:
    brew a strong cup of chai tea

  • Externally:
    make some massage oil

  • Aromatically:
    diffuse clove essential oil or boil cloves in a pot to humidify your home

I hope you find a
treasure trove of winter wellness in the remedies above. Nothing warms the
heart and lifts the spirit like the powerful traditions of those who came
before us.


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Rod Stone
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