Health: Why should we avoid these spices during summer?

During summers, you should avoid consuming excess chillies as the capsaicin present in it can cause irritation and burning sensation in your body.
Summers are here and one needs to take care of their body to avoid the scorching heat, which means you have to follow a healthy diet and keep your body hydrated.

But food is incomplete if it does not have spices. Correct? However, many spices like mint, coriander, cardamom and turmeric have cooling properties and are also used in summers to enhance the taste of food and provide relief from the heat.

However, there are some spices that you should use in limited quantities during summer to avoid heat diseases-


Ginger comes with many health benefits. It is considered a rich source of vitamins, copper and manganese. But consuming ginger in excess can also be harmful as it can overheat the body system in summer.


Indian cuisine is incomplete without chilli. Not just green, but all types of chillies like thin, long, red and black chillies. But you should avoid consuming excess chillies during summers as the capsaicin present in it can cause irritation and burning sensation in your body.


Everyone who cooks knows that adding a little garlic to their food will enhance its taste. It also has many major health benefits and is widely recommended for consumption during winters. But when the summer season comes, you should consume this superfood in less quantity because it increases body heat. Therefore, there is a high possibility that it may cause bad breath, bleeding and acid flow.


Clove or as we call it laung in our Indian homes. It should be consumed with great caution during summer. People who suffer from bleeding problems (menorrhagia, epistaxis, piles etc.) should avoid cloves in hot weather.


Don’t get confused, it’s just a hinge. Last but not least, asafoetida is a common ingredient available in every Indian household. Adding a pinch of asafoetida to your food enhances its taste and is also good for our metabolism. People who have problems with swelling in the blood should consume it with great caution during the summer months.