With the long days, sunny weather, and endless opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure, there’s a lot to love about summer. If there’s one thing to complain about during this season though, most people would say the heat and humidity.
Those high temperatures and moisture levels in the air can really take a toll on your energy, mindset, and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are some easy and effective natural herbs you can use to beat the summer heat and many of the ailments that come along with it!
Although it’s primarily known for its ability to soothe, chamomile is just at good as cooling the body too. This herb helps your body relax, allowing your muscles to release excess heat. Chamomile is also great for sleep, which can be tough on those hot summer nights, stress, and even skin irritations (including pesky mosquito bites).
The anti-inflammatory properties of rose help calm you mentally and physically, making it easier for your body to cool itself. The more tense and clenched you are, the more heat your body holds. Like chamomile, rose has a sedative effect that allows you to relax. When used in topicals, rose can also help disperse heat on your skin, soothing summer sunburn.
The cooling powers of mint are well-known and touted—and for good reason. Mint helps to open your airway and sinuses, making it easier to breathe in the humidity. It also has an energizing effect, which is particularly beneficial in summer, when the heat and sun make fatigue set in much faster. This herb can also offer relief for headaches, nausea, and digestive issues too.
Hibiscus is an herb that many associate with summer refreshment already, thanks to the variety of hibiscus-flavored iced teas you can find in stores and cafés alike. The antioxidants packed in hibiscus help relieve UV-related issues and reduce inflammation. Hibiscus is a very thirst-quenching herb, making it an excellent tool for fighting summer dehydration. It can also ease bloating, so you can keep drinking your water and still feel confident at the beach.
When you’re ready to stock up on your herbs for the summer, or any season, Dande-Lion Herb Shop has you covered! At our store, we carry a variety of herbs in bulk, supplements, vitamins, and other products to promote your health and wellness. In our online shop, you can even find seasonal remedies to keep you feeling great any time of year.
Visit our Glen Burnie shop today to get everything you need for summer and beyond!