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Ayurvedic Tips To Stay Cool Amid Heatwave

Barley water, sugarcane juice, coriander seeds water, and ash gourd juice are traditional Ayurvedic drinks consumed during summer months.

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Include cooling herbs and spices like coriander, fennel, cardamom, and mint into your meals to pacify body heat, promote digestion, and keep you cool from within.

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Aloe vera's antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties make it effective in healing wounds and treating skin issues.

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Engage in pranayama (breathing exercises) such as Sheetali and Sheetkari to cool the body and calm the mind. These breathing techniques involve inhaling through the mouth or tongue.

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Ayurveda advises against using substances on skin that you wouldn't eat, so coconut oil is suitable for self-massage during summer, warm climates, or hot weather.

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Watermelon, a popular summer fruit in India, is known for its high water content, hydration benefits, and potential to reduce kidney stones, asthma, constipation, heart issues, and skin outbreaks.

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Water-based activities, leisurely evening strolls, gentle yoga, and hydration are effective in soothing Pitta dosha, but avoid hot-yoga classes to maintain a balanced mind and body.

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