Ayurveda classifies every human being into a certain Prakriti (mind-body constitution) based on the three biophysical energies – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

The body temperature varies for every human being. Some might have a warmer body temperature than what is considered normal, while some have it colder. Some people are sensitive to either heat or cold.

Characteristics of people with heat in the body

People with Pitta dominant bodies experience increased heat in their bodies. According to Ayurveda, Pitta means fire and the fire element is predominant in such people. They also experience conditions, such as acid reflux, heartburn, soft stools, etc. Some also experience heat boils on different parts of the body and mouth ulcers.

You can also feel the heat on the top of the head of people with Pitta-dominant bodies. They might also have body temperatures higher than what is considered normal.

How to reduce heat in the body?

There are two concepts in Ayurveda: Bhumi desha (external environment) and deha desha (internal environment).

In the seasons when the external environment is hot, there are chances for the human body to feel hot internally as well. That is why people with heat in the body experience exaggerated heat in summer. It happens due to the interaction between bhumi desha and deha desha.

The ancient Ayurvedic text Sharngadhara Samhita (Madhyama, Chapter 2, Verse 7) recommends a very quick hack to reduce the body. It is known as Dhanyaka Himam, which is a cold coriander infusion.


Crushed coriander seeds – 8g

Water – 50ml

Mishri (rock sugar) – to taste

Preparation and how to consume

Mix crushed coriander seeds and water. Cover and leave the mixture overnight.

Next morning, filter it, add mishri to taste and drink on an empty stomach.

Dhanyaka Himam reduces body heat, burning sensation, and excessive thirst. It also cleanses the channels and is good for Pitta Prakriti.

This is a quick hack for people with heat in the body. But, in cases of people with aggressive body heat (which might be due to imbalanced Agni and other doshas, in Ayurvedic terms), you may have to go for a complete correction treatment involving lifestyle, herbs, and food.

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