During the summer months, herbs are extremely helpful for dealing with humidity and heavy heat. And personally, it’s my favorite season to start incorporating these herbs into my daily routine!
Certain herbs are highly beneficial in the summertime, thanks to their ability to regulate body temperature, aid in digestion, and soothe seasonal rashes. If you haven’t already, start working with these herbs to create more soothing (and delicious!) summer days.
Due to its gentle scent, rose is typically applied as an essential oil on the skin. Using rose water on your face is the perfect solution for dealing with dry skin and excessive sweating. Plus, rosewater also aids in reducing skin redness and inflammation from the heat.
When ingested, this herb provides a number of benefits for the body. For example, it’s perfect for internal cooling and providing relief from menstrual cramps. Typically, rose is consumed through herbal tinctures, teas, or water. This month, start treating yourself to some iced rose tea to stay cool – all while boosting your mood immune system between sips!
Chamomile - like its flower friend rose - works towards cooling the body internally. Traditionally, its main function is to aid in digestion and soothe stomach aches. Like most florals, it’s best ingested as a tea or supplement.
Chamomile is also perfect for soothing insect bites. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory medicinal properties, chamomile reduces itching, redness, and swelling. Apply a drop of chamomile tea or oil balm to a mosquito bite in the morning and before bed. Before you know it, you’ll soon stop scratching and start healing!
Now, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part of summer – food!
For topping off your signature dishes, nothing tastes better than a pinch of rosemary. Its delicious, aromatic flavor is a wonderful addition to any summer cuisine. Rosemary is perfect for
adding as a light coating to roasted chicken and root vegetables. This herb also works well when blended with olive oil for rubs.
And while you’re munching away, you’ll also be helping your digestive system. Rosemary actively reduces inflammation and indigestion, even for the most sensitive stomachs. Thankfully, all ages can reap the benefits of incorporating rosemary into their diet!