During summer, many people suffer from heat stress. Heat stress is caused by excessive body heat due to high temperature. This problem increases during hot and humid climate, physical exercise, and overexposure of sun. Certain medical conditions like thyroid problem also give rise to heat stress. Body is unable to maintain normal temperature by sweating. Heat stress is not a very serious medical condition. But sometimes excessive body can cause heatstroke. General symptoms of heat stroke include body weakness, laziness, nausea, dehydration and body pain. So, it is necessary to treat heat stress immediately before it takes the shape of any serious medical problem.
Here Are Some Important Home Remedies To Treat Body Heat:
During summer, when the outside temperature is more, try to drink cool water every 15 or 20 minutes. Drinking cool water frequently will help to maintain the water loss due to heat and also keep the body temperature normal.
Indian gooseberry or amla is an excellent source of vitamin C which helps to prevent dehydration. Amla also keep the body cool from inside. Amla juice is easily available in the market. You can drink amla juice mix with water every day to maintain body temperature. It can also be taken along with honey and water.
Tender coconut water is the best source of minerals and the purest form of water found in nature. It is enriched with nutrients that help to maintain the electrolyte composition in the body and prevent dehydration. Drinking coconut water during summer keeps the body cool from within and shield it against heat stress.
Lemon is also a good source of vitamin C that prevents dehydration and help to maintain the body temperature. Drinking lemon juice every day refreshes and cools the body. Mix lemon juice with water, 1 tablespoon of water and salt and drink it 2 to 3 times a day.
Barley is a store house of nutrients. It provides cooling effect to the body. Barley is mostly taken to control body weight and water retention. You can drink barley water to reduce body heat. Soak 2 tablespoon of barley overnight. Next morning boil the water until the water reduced to half. Cool it and drink the water.
Water melon is the perfect fruit for summer. It is loaded with vitamin A, C, fibre and water that all help to fight heat stress. Eat water melon help to reduce body heat and equip it with necessary vitamins and fibre. So, indulge into this wonder-summer fruit for energetic and healthy body.
Avoid Spicy Food
Spices tend to heat the body. Spicy foods are good for winter season but not for summer. Therefore, it is better to avoid spicy and oily food during summer to prevent heat stress. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables that are gentle on stomach and minimize the intake of processed and canned food.
Fenugreek seeds are found to have cooling affect on the body. Every India homes have fenugreek seeds in the kitchen. So, it is very easy to use. Just soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in the night. Drink the water in the morning. You can use the soaked fenugreek seed as well. Crushed the soaked seeds and apply on the scalp for cooling effect. Fenugreek seeds also promote hair growth if used in this way.