How to Bring Body Heat Down Naturally

How to Reduce Body Heat Down Naturally

In today’s article, we will discuss proven home remedies that will help you to reduce body heat and prevent heat stroke naturally.

Summers are not perfect to hang out with friends or go out on a date during daytime. However, your work may force you to step out in the sun. The ultraviolet rays of the sun is very harmful and may increase your body heat to the extent that your body fails to cool itself due to extreme weather condition.

How to Reduce Body Heat Down Naturally

How to Reduce Body Heat Down Naturally

If the body heat is not reduced,you may develop heat stroke that can be an emergency. In this article, we have discussed some simple steps to reduce body heat but first let us know the heating temperature of body and causes and symptoms of body heating.

What is the Heating Temperature of the Body?

The normal temperature of human body is 98.6 degree Fahrenheit. The temperature below this range is considered cooling temperature and the temperature above this range is considered as heating temperature. If your body temperature is above 100 Fahrenheit you may start experiencing heat exhaustion symptoms.

What is the Heating Temperature of the Body?

What is the Heating Temperature of the Body?

What are the Symptoms of Body Heating?

The symptoms of body heating includes excessive sweating, low blood pressure, fainting, drying of mouth and lips, dehydration, muscle cramps, tiredness, dizziness,light-headedness, nausea and anxiety.

What Causes Body Heating?

Increased temperature and exposure to summer heat leads to body heat. During summers the high heat causes the blood vessels to expand and the body fluid due to gravity moves to the leg that results into exhaustion, muscle cramps and fainting. Excessive sweating due to high temperature causes dehydration and make you nauseous. In addition, if you do not drink sufficient water and your body lack sufficient water to hold itself and improve metabolism the body heat increases in response.

Other causes of body heating are over exertion in hot weather, too much alcohol and caffeine intake and certain medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition where a body produces excess of thyroid hormone that reduces the capacity of body to cool itself. Tight fitting clothing and synthetic clothing during summer also effect the body as they trap heat.
Simple home remedies to reduce body heat

To prevent or relieve yourself from the unpleasant symptoms of body heating below are few tips on how to reduce body heat and prevent heat stroke naturally. Have a look:

1. Coconut water –

Juicy and tender coconut water does magic and reduces body heat. It balances the body electrolytes naturally and hydrate your body thus maintains the body temperature.

coconut water

coconut water

2. Wear loose cotton cloth –

Tight fitted clothes problem moisture and heat in your body. Avoid type and synthetic clothing and where loose cotton light colour natural fabric that do not absorb heat and allows the skin to breathe.

3. Honey and Milk –

Honey is rich in antioxidants and is anti-microbial. It is one of the super home remedy to reduce body heat effectively at home. To a glass of cool milk add a teaspoon of honey and drink it to see the change.

4. Foods rich in vitamin C –

Foods rich in vitamin C are rich in antioxidants and citric acid. Vitamin C rich foods boost the metabolism and blood flow and treats external and internal heat of the body. During summers add strawberry, watermelon, lemon, orange and kiwi to your everyday diet.

Foods rich in vitamin C

Foods rich in vitamin C

5. Drinking lots of water –

The best way to keep your body temperature down during the summers is to keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 9 to 10 glasses of water in a day to keep yourself fresh throughout.

Drinking lots of water

Drinking lots of water

6. Taking bath –

The best way to reduce body heat is to take bath with normal water or cool water. Avoid cold water or it may break blood capillaries.

Taking bath

Taking bath

7. Cucumber –

Cucumber contains 95% water and has cooling properties. Eat cucumber to reduce the excess of body heat.

8. Mint –

not only men provides you temporary fresh cool breath but also regulate homeostatic temperature and keeps your body food. Add to fruit juices and lemon water and drink it regularly during summers.

Mint

Mint

9. Buttermilk –

Buttermilk is a rich source of protein and probiotics. It also reduces the body temperature. Make sure to drink unsweetened buttermilk.

10. Onion –

Eating raw onions is one of the best home remedies to treat heat stroke and reduce body temperature.

11. Tamarind drink –

Tamarind minerals, vitamins and electrolytes. Soak tamarind in boiling water. Strain it let it cool down and then drink it. It lowers the body temperature at also treat stomach disorders.

Excess of body heat may lead to heat exhaustion and can be an emergency. See your doctor immediately if you experience dizziness, fever, muscle cramps nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of dehydration such as dry lips and mouth.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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