Eat These 5 Spices With Cooling Effects to Beat The Heat
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Some parts of India and other countries in the northern hemisphere are currently experiencing a historic heatwave. The blistering heat has led to a significant number of deaths. The scorching weather has forced people to look for ways to keep themselves cool. We know about certain spices with cooling effects that can help keep your body temperature down even when the temperature is soaring. These kitchen ingredients also have essential health benefits to offer. Let’s tell you about a few of them one by one. 

Saunf or Fennel 

You may know Saunf as a mouth freshener only, but it serves many purposes. From calming inflammation to increasing the flow of gastric juices in the body and more, Saunf has all the qualities to be on the list of must-haves. To get instant energy during summer, you can have Saunf or fennel seed water. Just soak the seeds in water overnight. Next morning, strain the water and add a pinch of salt, sugar, and lemon to it. Your perfect hot weather drink is ready to have. 


This spice gives you both sweet and sour flavours. It is packed with antioxidants and has cooling properties too. You can add this kitchen ingredient to a chutney, fruit, or drink to give it a cooling effect. Amchur is considered suitable for your skin as it helps you get rid of the acne caused due to heat. 

Coriander Seeds 

Coriander seeds have diaphoretic properties. That is why they are considered a good remedy for fever. In addition, coriander seeds can keep your body cool and keep your digestive tract clean too. 

Cumin seeds 

Cumin seeds are widely used spice in Indian households. Cumin seeds can prevent heatstroke and can detoxify your body too. They can also help you get rid of digestive issues like acidity and gas. To fetch its cooling benefit, you can add the cumin seeds to drinks like lemon soda or lassi and have it. 

Fenugreek Seeds 

Heat causes discomfort, rashes, nausea, blisters, and more. To get rid of these, you can have fenugreek seeds as they lower your body temperature and keeps your body cool from inside. Fenugreek seeds are also suitable for keeping digestive issues, including diarrhoea and bloating, at bay.