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As the Summer is raving with full power, we seek ways to combat the heat. Although cold treats like ice cream and other drinks seem to work, they only provide temporary relief. Taking shelter under AC is not healthy for the skin as it dries out all moisture from the room, causing itchy and flaky skin.

So, it's time to turn to the traditional ways that offer better and lasting effects to beat the heat. Let's explore cooling herbs that can be the ultimate weapon to win against Summer.


Also known as cilantro in Spanish, Coriander has cooling properties that can keep you cool in Summer. Not only that, it is also full of antioxidants that fight against free radicals protecting cells from damage. Coriander can be consumed in salads, soups, chutneys, curries, drinks, etc.


Often used in drinks, Mint is well known for its cooling and refreshing properties. Its variations like spearmint, peppermint, and pennyroyal also have various health benefits with their anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and nerve-calming effects. You can consume mint as tea, chutney, salads, drinks, etc.


Besides being a regular flavour-enhancing spice in Indian cuisine, Cardamom also plays a vital role in cooling you down in Summer by lowering your body temperature. Additionally, it also improves digestion. Consume this super helpful spice in tea, or include it while baking, in deserts, and curries. 

Hibiscus Flower:

A beautiful ornamental flower that graces our backyard, the Hibiscus flower can be consumed as a cooling herb in Summer. Studies show the Hibiscus flower is helpful for cardiovascular well-being, oxidative stress, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Consume this healthy colling herb in tea, jams, salads, etc.

Aloe Gel:

Aloe vera gel is well-known for its cooling and refreshing properties and soothing sunburn. Besides that, Aloe vera also has anti-cancer properties, aids in gut health, and is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. Consume this healthy herb in smoothies and drinks. 


Lemon grass is another cooling herb that can be used to lower the temperature in summer. A study shows that Lemon grass has beneficial effects on skin inflammation. Eat this superpower herb in soups, curries, tea, or in aromatherapy.


Although Rose is not a herb in technical terms, it's popularly used in traditional herbal medicine. With anti-inflammatory properties, Rose can also be used to ease pain, soothe burns, calm anxiety, and reduce depression. Use this versatile herb through tea, bakeries, aromatherapy, or rose water.


Lavender is a famous aromatherapy ingredient that is Widely used in cosmetics and soaps as an aromatherapy ingredient. It also has cooling and relaxing properties that can help you stay cool in summertime. It is also beneficial for anxiety, insomnia, depression, and migraine. Use this helpful herb in tea, drinks, and baths to get the maximum benefit.