Body heat, or heat stress, is when your body’s temperature goes above the normal range. This can happen for different reasons, such as being in a hot place, eating spicy food, doing physical activity, taking some medicines, or having some health problems. High body heat can make you feel uncomfortable, thirsty, tired, dizzy, or sick. In some cases, it can also cause heat stroke, which is very dangerous.
There are some natural ways to lower your body heat and feel better. These ways are simple and you can do them at home. But remember, these ways are not a replacement for medical care and you should always talk to your doctor before using them. Here are some of the natural ways to lower your body heat:
Cool water: Water is the best thing to lower your body heat. It also helps you recover faster from the effects of high temperature. Drink a lot of water every day, at least 7-8 glasses of cool water. You can also wet a cloth with cold water and put it on your forehead, neck, or chest to cool down your body.
Coconut water: Coconut water is another good thing to drink when you have high body heat. It has vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that feed your body and balance your body temperature. Drink coconut water every day or whenever you feel hot or thirsty.
Peppermint: Peppermint is a herb that has a cooling effect on your body. It also helps in calming your skin and reducing swelling. You can drink peppermint tea by putting some fresh or dried peppermint leaves in hot water for 10 minutes and then filtering it. You can also add some honey or lemon juice for more taste. Or, you can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a bucket of cold water and take a bath with it.
Aloe vera: Aloe vera is a plant that has many benefits for your health. It helps in healing your skin, reducing swelling, and lowering your body heat. You can put some fresh aloe vera gel on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. You can also drink aloe vera juice by mixing some fresh aloe vera gel with water and honey.
Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a type of yogurt that helps in cooling down your body and improving your digestion. It also replaces the fluids and electrolytes that you lose due to sweating. Drink a glass of buttermilk every day or after a meal. You can also add some salt, cumin powder, or mint leaves for more taste.
Lemon: Lemon is a fruit that helps in cleaning your body and lowering your body heat. It also boosts your immune system and prevents dehydration. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water and add some honey or sugar for sweetness. Drink this lemonade several times a day or whenever you feel hot.
Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate juice is a rich source of antioxidants that help in fighting harmful substances and protecting your cells from damage. It also helps in lowering your body heat and preventing heat-related diseases. Drink a glass of pomegranate juice every day or mix it with some watermelon juice for more hydration.
Sandalwood: Sandalwood is a type of wood that has a cooling and relaxing effect on your body and mind. It also helps in reducing skin irritation and inflammation caused by high body heat. You can put some sandalwood paste on your forehead, chest, or back to cool down your body. You can also add some sandalwood powder to a bucket of cold water and take a bath with it.
Fenugreek seeds: Fenugreek seeds are seeds that have many medicinal properties. They help in lowering fever, inflammation, and body heat. You can soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink the water in the morning. You can also make some fenugreek seeds into a paste and put it on your scalp to reduce hair loss due to high body heat.
Cucumber: Cucumber is a vegetable that has a lot of water and a cooling effect on your body. It also helps in getting rid of toxins and excess heat from your system. Eat some slices of cucumber every day or add them to your salads or sandwiches. You can also blend some cucumber with yogurt and mint leaves to make a refreshing drink.
Milk and honey: Milk and honey are two things that help in feeding your body and lowering your body temperature. They also help in soothing your throat and preventing dehydration. Boil a cup of milk and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this mixture before going to bed or whenever you feel hot.
These are some of the natural ways to lower your body heat. But remember, these ways are not substitutes for medical care and you should use them with care and under the advice of a doctor. Body heat is a serious condition that needs quick diagnosis and treatment to avoid complications and improve recovery. So, if you have any signs of body heat, such as loss of muscle function, numbness, tingling, or loss of feeling in any part of your body, you should see a doctor right away.
Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)
Internal Medicine Specialist
Phone : 85000 23456