Monday, April 25, 2011

Defeating Summer Heat With the Mint Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Overstand and Innerstand This::::::::::

A few words about Summer heat
Summer-heat is the main pathogenic factor occurring only in the summer. It is a yang pathogenic factor. Its characteristics are described as follows: Summer-heat is a yang pathogenic factor characterized by sweltering heat.

If pathogenic summer-heat attacks the body, the clinical manifestations are yang-heat, syndromes, such as high fever, burning heat sensation of the skin, irritability, forceful and rapid pulse, etc.

Summer-heat consumes qi and yin (body fluid), and is characterized by upward direction and dispersion.

-We have to familiarize ourselves with which are cooling in nature.

-Avoid drinks with over loaded sugar and caffeine, as caffeine is a diuretic.

-Drink plenty of water even if not thirsty.

-Add lime to water, as it is a refrigerant.

-Iced herb and berry teas can bring body temperature down. The usage of herbs such as peppermint, lemon balm, chrysanthemum flowers, honeysuckle flowers and lavender.

-Use cooling essential oils in misters to mist your body and air. Cooling essential oils such as peppermint, spearmint, and lavender work well for this. Peppermint mist is wonderful for hot tired feet.

-Keep melon and cucumber diced and handy for quick snacks. Watermelon and cucumbers are very cooling.


Defeat the heat naturally
Most herbal philosophies are based on a system of thermal energetics. Our bodies as well as the substances we put in them are classified as either cooling, heating or neutral. The Eastern philosophies take this concept into greater depth and extremes with hot, cold, dampness and dryness levels.

Apples, Dates, Figs, Guava, Lime, Melons, Pears, Pineapple (Dual Role), Berries, Strawberries(Dual role), Tangerine, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans (Mung), Bell Pepper, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peas, Potatoes, Sea Vegetables, Spinach, Squash, Grains - Most tend to be neutral, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Psyllium, Fruit Sugar, Maple Sugar, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Feverfew, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tea Tree Oil.

Apricots, Bananas, Cherries, Cranberries, Grapes, Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemon, Mango, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple (Dual Role), Artichoke, Green Beans, Beets, Chili Peppers, Corn, Mushrooms, Mustard, Onions, Radish, Tomatoes, Buckwheat, Millet, Rye, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Peanuts, Most nuts, Most meat, fish and poultry, Cheese, Sour Cream, Cane Sugar (Dual Role), Honey, Molasses, Salt, Vinegar, Alcohol, Coffee.

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