The summer is right around the corner and it may begin soon. In Northern India people get heat from April onwards and at the end of the month the temperature spikes high. In May and June the temperature can reach more than 40 degree celsius. Around this time a lot of people get heat strokes because of the high temperature.
The Indian Ayurveda has a solution to the problem of Heat Strokes as they have many herbs that can help us to deal with the problem of heat strokes. Here are top 7 Herbs that can help you in dealing with Heat Strokes.
Lemongrass is a powerhouse herb that makes a cooling treat. Lemongrass had beneficial effects on skin inflammation.
Lemongrass oil is a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. It has harmonizing effects on the function of the nervous system. Inhaling the aroma of lemongrass essential oil or absorbing it through the skin is said to transmit messages to the brain’s limbic system, a region that influences the nervous system hence, affects emotional and sensation states.
Inflammation is thought to play a role in many conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Chrysanthemum is packed with vitamins A, B, C and K, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, sodium, zinc, amino acids, and glycosides.
The cooling nature of chrysanthemum infusion is not only limited to fever; it can also help when you are suffering from heat stroke or other forms of internal temperature imbalance.
This blend of components makes this beverage not only tasty, but delightfully good for you as well, and you may drink it to reap a number of benefits.
Lavender is famous for innumerable benefits and applications and it is a regular in every spa menu and the favorite of aromatherapists.
The cooling effect of lavender oil brings down your body temperature. It also relieves you of the sluggish feeling and headache that scorching heat gives you. This essential oil also soothes your sunburn. You can rub it on your palms, apply it on your temples or mix it with your bathing water. It also goes well with peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus. So, don’t hesitate to experiment by mixing it with these oils.
The famous herb peppermint is a great cooling herb. Pudina or Peppermint leaves act as a powerful adaptogenic herb which can regulate and stimulate stress response. It is valued as a healing herb in Ayurvedic medicine which provides relief from headache.
Peppermint oil comes with methanol, a compound that brings about a cooling sensation. You can pour a few drops of this essential oil in your body lotion and dab it on your hands, palm, neck, legs and feet. It will help you alleviate heat stroke while you gout in the sun during the day time.
Spearmint is an alternative to Peppermint as the peppermint can be stronger sometimes than you want. Its muted, fruity fragrance will give you the same cooling effect as peppermint. You can apply it raw on those parts of the body that are exposed to sun. Mixing this oil with your body lotion is also an option.
Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach ailments and as a mild sedative. Chamomile tea is well known traditionally for its ability to soothe digestion, calm the nerves, and encourage sound sleep.
This gentle herb packs a surprising punch. Its soothing property helps us to calm our nerves which eventually helps us to relieve heat strokes. It also helps to relieve stress and anxiety so have a chamomile tea and calm yourself and handle stress.
Coriander/Dhania (Coriandrum sativum) is a powerhouse of nutrients.They have the goodness of powerful antioxidants like carotenoids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which promote anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial functions.
Ayurveda believes that these herbs have a cooling effect on the body. Hence, drinking coriander water or mint water may help bring down the body heat. It is claimed that extracting the juice of coriander or mint leaves and consuming it along with a pinch of sugar can help cool your system.