3 Cooling Herbs for Indian Summer Relief

Summer is waning and thoughts of a cooler fall season tease us. How do you cope with hot temperatures into middle to late September? Here are a few herbalist favorites:

  • Plantain: August and September is the peak season for finding plantain among your weed patch. Plantain has a tough leaf and is instantly cooling when the leaf is broken and rubbed upon the skin. This cooling property is an immediate anti-inflammatory. When used as a tea, plantain becomes a cooling agent for your digestive and nervous systems. Adding some dried plantain to a sun tea is a great way to cool off. (Plantain is not recommended as an internal choice for people with blood disorders.) Plantain salves are a popular choice for bug bites, rashes, & other hot skin conditions.

  • Evening Primrose: This fragrant, beautiful flower makes an excellent cooling partner for late summer. Evening Primrose, when harvested fresh, leaves a cooling, slightly fragrant sensation on your fingers. Herbalists use this plant in cooling hot flashes for menopause, as it gently relaxes while cools. This delicate, little yellow bud makes a stunning cup of loose leaf tea infusion for late summer evenings. Evening Primrose also makes a cooling and gentle salve for hot skin conditions.

  • Mint: Fresh mint is readily available throughout gardens and grocery stores. Mint makes an excellent chilled sun tea with fresh plant material paired with your favorite regular tea. Gently cooling and palatable to a wide variety of tastes, mint is a great plant to turn to when one needs to find relief from summer's heat.

Utilizing the plants that you have access to can be an empowering experience. Nature provides us answers if we just look a little further into our surroundings.

Photo credit: Plantain, Wendy Rae. Evening Primrose, Wendy Rae. Mint, Wikimedia Commons

Views: 320


You need to be a member of OMTimes Writer's Community to add comments!

Join OMTimes Writer's Community

OM Times Magazine is a Holistic Green eZine with a Spiritual Self-growth Perspective for the Conscious Community.



December 2020 editions are officially closed.

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Omtimes Media Nov 18, 2020. 5 Replies

Closing the Last Edition for 2020

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Omtimes Media Nov 14, 2020. 7 Replies

Rules Reminders for Article Writing 2020

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Gail Serna Aug 26, 2020. 24 Replies

Credibility and Reputation

Join our group of authors on Goodreads: http://ow.ly/tUyAM

Alterative Medicine Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
Blogarama - Spirituality Blogs
Follow me on Blogarama

Help Support Us In Our Work and Keep OM-Times Magazine Free For All!!!

Where to find us


Contextual Links

Free Web Directory - Add Your Link

The Little Web Directory


Find Local News Worldwide


Who Owns The American Media

Follow Me on Pinterest
Merchant Processing Service
web directories
Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!
PullDirectory.com - Add free links and articles.

Ciford Web Directory


© 2021   Created by Omtimes Media.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Omtimes writer's community