According to Ayurveda, it is ‘pitta’ or the body heat that allows body metabolism to work normally. When ‘pitta dosh’ occurs, the body heat becomes very high. This increase in body heat is sudden and undesirable and results in disruption of normal metabolism and chemical imbalance in the body.
Reducing Body Heat:-
Avoid fried, spicy foods that can cause your normal body temperature to go up. Instead, a diet rich in foods such as cucumber and steamed green vegetables reduces body heat significantly. Buttermilk and muskmelon are also known to reduce body heat.
Sabja (basil) seeds, soaked in water for some time and then added to milk with rose water are effective in reducing body heat.
Herbal teas made from coriander, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and rosewater, improve metabolism and help lower body temperature. Both chamomile and peppermint tea soothe the body.
You can have half a cup of beaten yogurt with water after every meal to bring down body heat. Yogurt is a natural cooling agent.
Any physical activity, such as swimming or gardening performed in calm and cool environments will help reduce body heat.
You can wear clothes in light pastel colours for a cooling effect. Fabrics such as linen and cotton keep the body cool.
You can also take a mixture of milk and one teaspoon almond powder with a pinch of turmeric powder to reduce body heat with Ayurveda.