According to Ayurveda, buttermilk is a useful home remedy to reduce body heat. It can also be beneficial for women who suffer from hot flashes and men who have high metabolism. It also provides the body with the required minerals and vitamins that are lost during excessive sweating.
- Drink a glass of buttermilk with your breakfast in the summer to keep your body cool throughout the day.
- Another option is to blend together ½ cup of thick yogurt, some water and a pinch of salt. Enjoy this homemade buttermilk twice daily.
10. Poppy Seeds
Poppy seeds, also known as opium, have a cooling effect on the body and regulate body temperature. This in turn helps reduce body heat.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of crushed poppy seeds and a little sugar.
- Have it once daily during the summer season to get rid of excessive body heat.
You can also eat a small amount of poppy seeds before going to sleep.
Note: Do not take poppy seeds in large quantities. Poppy seeds are not suitable for children.
- Avoid exposure to excessive heat and humidity whenever possible.
- Drink a glass of fresh pomegranate juice mixed with a few drops of almond oil every morning.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing that can help you stay cool.
- Avoid wearing excess clothes that can prevent sweat from evaporating easily.
- Sleep in a cool, well-ventilated area.
- Do not drink caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as they affect your body’s ability to regulate your temperature.
- Drink enough water throughout the day to replenish fluids lost through sweating.
- Try to stay in a shady or air-conditioned place during peak summer days.
- Do not sit inside a car parked in the sun.
- Schedule exercise or physical activities for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening. Regular exercise can help prevent heat exhaustion in the long run as it allows your body to adjust to hot conditions.
- Before going out in the sun, apply sunscreen generously all over exposed body parts to protect yourself from the sun.
- Stay away from hot and spicy foods as well as fatty and fried foods.
- Do not eat nuts daily as they can increase heat in the body. Try to have them 2 or 3 times a week.