XING: On The Nature Of Herbs and the Misuse of the term Temperature

Temperature has a very distinct meaning in the Western world, as we speak of temperature on a daily basis in terms of the weather and indoor environment, water that we enter (e.g., swimming pool or spa), in relation to cooking of food, and our body.  These are references to measurements that have a consistent application and meaning in relation to thermal energy.  Because of the wide-spread use of the term, it carries with it certain connotations based on shared experiences.

By ErgoSum88 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By ErgoSum88 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons