Suffering from the heat? Feel free to drink a cup of refreshing herbal tea.
In traditional Chinese medicine we know the summer heat syndrome. Symptoms of summer heat syndrome may include: excessive thirst, nausea, fainting, weakness, fatigue, muscle aches or cramps, heavy sweating, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting and fever.
Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness when temperatures and humidity rise, but especially anyone who engages in physical activity outside. Young people and the elderly are also more likely to suffer from extreme heat.
Fortunately, there are ways you can protect yourself from developing Summer Heat Syndrome.
You can cool off in your pool or take a cold shower, but did you know that you can also expel the heat from your body by consuming foods and drinks that have cooling properties ?
We all know that it is good to hydrate yourself sufficiently,but did you know that instead of just water you can also drink a hot or cold herbal tea with herbs that have a cooling effect? properties and help remove heat from your body faster?
In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, Chrysanthemum flowers and Honeysuckle flowers (Jin Yin Hua) are often used to expel the summer heat from the body faster.
- Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua) is an herb that is considered very cooling and helps remove heat from the head and chest, as well as the eyes and skin.
- Honeysuckle flowers (Jin Yin Hua) are used to dissipate heat and remove toxins.
And if you drink the herbal tea warm then you get the extra cooling benefit of an increased dilation of the blood vessels, this leads to more sweating and sweat evaporation, which helps to cool the body further.
During the summer, chrysanthemum tea is widely ordered in restaurants and tea houses in China, both hot and ice cold, as many local people swear by this remedy.
Also, Coconut water is an excellent natural choice for hydrating you during the summer, as it contains a good balance of electrolytes and is free of artificial ingredients and added sugars.
Fancy a nice and cooling piece of fruit with your nice cup of herbal tea?
Then take a piece of watermelon.
In traditional Chinese medicine, both the fruit (Xi Gua) and seeds (Xi Gua Ren) of watermelon are used to remove the summer heat from the body and increase body fluids. Because of the high water content in watermelon, it is an excellent choice to prevent and treat dehydration and summer heat syndrome.
Discover our cooling herbal teas.
- Discover our Chrysanthemum Flower Tisane - A delicious refreshing flower tea that can be enjoyed cold or hot and even is once very good for the eyes.
- Discover our Honeysuckle Chrysanthemum Tea - Fresh peppermint, honeysuckle and chrysanthemum give flowers together with the Pai Mu Tan white tea has a soft floral aroma and the peppermint provides a fresh aftertaste.
Do you prefer to drink real loose leaf tea.
Then green and white tea the tea par excellence to drink during the summer. Green and white teas have cooling properties according to Chinese medicine and are therefore often drunk in China during the summer months.
- Discover our Longjing Dragon Well green tea.