Traditional Chinese diet and medicine teach ways to prevent our body temperature from reaching extremes. Excess cold or heat in diet or weather damage body and mind.
How to stay cool in scorching hot weather
A delicious, famous summer tea is made with Chinese chrysanthemum flowers which are naturally sweet and traditionally used to prevent and treat heat stroke, dizziness, headache, cloudy vision, fever and discomforts of summer heat.
The small yellow flowers bloom to make a delightful brew, a gift from Nature that has great medicinal effects. Add a pinch of the dried flowers to a glass tea pot and watch them bloom, enjoy the tea warm or cold to rid the body of excess heat and mind of annoying emotions. Chrysanthemum tea is a joyous celebration of summer and a potent protection against damaging heat.
Chrysanthemum flowers are sometimes added to digestive Pu’er tea in order to regulate cholesterol as well as reduce chronic inflammation. Wing Hop Fung has a great selection of delicious and cooling chrysanthemum and rose bud teas to suit every taste.
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Other ways to stay cool:
- Avoid outdoor mid-day heat
- Avoid applying oily skin creams or lotions which seal in body heat
- Avoid hot spicy and fried foods and excess alcohol: Cut drinks with sparkling water. Add cooling greens, lime juice, white rice, and fresh fruits and vegetables
- Wear pure cotton clothing that is white or very pastel colors. Black and Navy blue absorb heat whereas white repels heat.
- Wear a cooling wet cotton scarf or handkerchief around the neck which cools neck and head
- Wear a straw or cotton hat that breathes