These Herbs Will Help You Beat The Summer Heat


When the hottest period of the year is here, we should help our body to beat the heat. According to Chinese medicine, summer is the season of the fire element, which is related to our heart, tongue, and intestine. In addition, this period activates our emotional condition and relations with relatives, friends, and coworkers. It is also said the fire element in our body determines our warm feelings and attitude toward other people. However, when the heat is too active and not balanced inside of our body, it can cause symptoms such as burning, intense thirst, irritability, and headache. How to prevent our body from these temporary conditions?

Mint. There is no other herb with a cooling effect, even in a glass of hot tea. In most cases, its fresh taste and flavor have a great impact on our senses. Peppermint or spearmint can release the heat of the body and make our brain more focused and active. These herbs have a valuable list of health benefits, which can relieve the body in the hot summer days. Mint supports digestion and lowers the body heat as well it can help induce sweating and break the fever. While drinking the cool tea, mint has the power to raise your mental condition and improve your good mood. To obtain all beneficial containing of the herb, you need to brew the tea and leave it to cool down for a while time. Then you can pour it in a glass bottle, put in the fridge and enjoy your natural ice tea at any time of the day.

Rose. Along with all health benefits, the tea of rose petals could be a good medicine. Taken internally, rose can cool the body and calm the mind. Often it is considered this is the bloom of the heart because its scent has a heart-opening effect. It can help to balance all emotional conditions while the body achieves inner peace and calmness. Many traditions use this herb of beauty which can beneficially influence the skin, hair and overall health, as well as to relieve different digestive problems. You can prepare your cold rose tea in the same way as the mint and add some lemons to it. It is better to use organic rose petals for tea.

Rooibos. This herb is the best thirst quencher which can do miracles for your heated body. Its tea is absolutely free from caffeine and has the power to cure headaches, insomnia, and fatigue. Drinking the rooibos tea can soothe the stomach and improve the hydration of the body. No other herb contains the full spectrum of beneficial microelements, such as magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, calcium, and potassium, which are necessary for the body in the hot days. Because of the higher dose of antioxidants, rooibos has a great impact on the immune system and protects the skin from cancer, allergies, and sunburn. If you apply it externally, it can treat skin allergies and sunburning, which are typical for the hot season.

It is time to enjoy your summer and keep your body fresh, so choose your favorite herbs to prepare non-alcoholic cocktails with ice and juice.