#HerbsAndSpicesDay | National Herbs and Spices Day is celebrated every year on June 10 with pomp and show particularly in the US. National Herbs and Spices Day was first officially celebrated in the year 2015 recognising the diversity and quality offered by both fresh and dried herbs and spices.
Every year many households in the US cook extra spicy food and plant some herbs in the kitchen garden as a mark of respect for Herbs and Spices Day.
The use of spices and herbs dates back thousands of years in history and its use is common in every household in India for centuries.
Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric and pepper originated in India, after which a variety of other species were introduced by the use of these basic spices.
This day is meant to spread awareness about spices and herbs and since it’s scorching summer here is a list of herbs and spices that can be beneficial to beat the summer heat.
Cooling Spices And Herbs To Beat The Heat
- Cardamom: Cardamom has the ability to detoxify unwanted chemicals and toxins from the body; this reduces the body heat from within and helps to calm your body temperature during the summers.
- Cumin: Cumin seed is an excellent remedy for bloating and flatulence. And Cumin water hydrates and protects against striking heat waves. It makes you feel fresh and calm even on a hot summer day.
- Coriander: Coriander is used both in the form of leaves and seeds in every Indian kitchen. It is a great detoxifier which keeps your body cool and light during summers. It also removes toxins and helps the body to get rid of excess heat.
- Mint: Mint is used with menthol, the compound that gives the cooling characteristics to the herbs. Mint gives you a refreshing and cooling feel, it is one of the best natural remedies to cool down your body during summers.