Why is it always FREEZING in here? ❄️
There are several factors that contribute to the constant feeling of cold.
These factors typically stem from either:
1) an excess of cold trapped in the body
2) a yang deficiency, as in the white half of the yin-yang symbol, which serves as a warming agent in our bodies.
When that warming agent is deficient, the person will have a feeling of being cold, even in the summer.
They may also have much more fatigue, low libido, less muscle tone, sinking posture, etc.- almost like the person’s internal fire has been put out! They might not feel like they have much get-go. The person with excess cold will often have extreme muscle tightness, as well as possible severe cramps during menstruation, joint pain, etc. They often feel stuck, contracted, and as if their experiences all have an intensity to them.
Each of these reasons for being cold (trapped cold or yang deficiency) can cause an extreme taxation on the body and over time can create a host of other pathologies.
Luckily, both people can benefit from warming spices to help invigorate their internal fire. Herbs like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorn, rose petals, cacao, and cloves will start those flames and warm the cold! 🔥 It is also good to support the kidneys because they are severely depleted in either of these cases, which is best to do with stinging nettles and alfalfa.
If this is you, stock up on those warming herbs! As far as teas go, you can sip on them throughout the day and get your intake of these herbs. We have a handful of tea blends with these ingredients, like Relieve and Love Potion.
Our Fatigue blend takes the cake here because it has the stinging nettles and alfalfa which support the kidneys, as well as the warming agents red rose petal, clove and cinnamon. ☕️