Excess body heat, burning urination, related abdominal pain and burning sensation in palms and feet – all these symptoms suggests towards Pitta. Suppose you come home from the hot Sun you may require a simple drink to cool down the body heat fast. Here is an easy to prepare quick home remedy using Amla and Jaggery.
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Amla in Ayurveda
Amla or Indian gooseberry is one of the most used herbs in Ayurveda. It has Tridosha balancing effect. Means, it can balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha. What it further means is that it is beneficial for all the people, irrespective of their body natures.
Read related: Amla Benefits, Dose, Usage, Side Effects – Complete Ayurveda Details
One of the peculiar feature of Amla is, its qualities blend in with other ingredients. For example, jaggery is sweet and has Pitta balancing effect. When you give jaggery processed with Amla, it further enhances its Pitta balancing effect. This simple principle is used in the following traditional Ayurvedic home remedy.
Home remedy video
- Amla churna (Amla powder) – 25 grams (1 part)
- water – 200 ml (8 parts)
- Jaggery – 3 – 5 grams
Take Amla powder in a wide mouthed container, add water to it, boil over mild heat, stir continuously and reduce it to approximately 50 ml, filter it, allow it to cool it down.
Take 10 – 20 ml of this amla drink along with 3 – 5 grams of jaggery powder.
It can be taken before food for maximum effect.
It can be taken once or twice a day.
Once you prepare it, it can be stored for only one day. Means, everyday, you need to make the home remedy afresh.
It can be taken upto 2 – 3 weeks for good results.
It should not be re-heated.
The above mentioned method of boiling amla with water is Kashayam. Usually all Kashayams are given when they are mild hot. But here, we are letting it cool down, before taking it.
For making this home remedy, either coarse powder or fine powder of Amla can be taken.
If you can not spend time to prepare this home remedy, at least you can take Amla capsules along with jaggery.
Benefits and contraindications
- It is a good home remedy for body heat and indigestion, it relieves excess body heat.
- It is a good home remedy for burning urination.
- It is an ideal home remedy for Pitta.
- If your doctor has advised Pitta diet to you, this home remedy is for you.
Contra indication: People with diabetes may skip this.
How to take Amla based on your body heat?
56 thoughts on “Home Remedy For Body Heat, Burning Urination And Abdominal Pain”
Doctor, thanks for this tip. it’s come at the right time—onset of hot summer months.
I actually forgot to mention that it is a good home remedy for summer care 🙂
Its always handy to know about home remedies for excessive body heat.
But what about less body heat, people like me who always feel cold and cannot take any A/C in summer.
Will cover those home remedies in future.
But in general, it really helps to take Trikatu Churna – quarter a small spoon two times a day after food. And it is good to take Chyawanprash regularly. But care should be taken if someone has gastritis problem, while taking Trikatu.
Will one tea spoon home made turmeric powder boiled in a glass of milk and added with three drops of ghee could be an effective home remedy in enhancing immune system and treating infections of HIV patients if given to drink daily on a regular basis? Please provide your valuable suggestions on this matter and oblige.
Thanks for your support Dr Hebbar!
Other herbs used for burning urination include Sandalwood, Coriander, Punarnava …
There is a huge advantage in making these kashayams (Kadha / kwath) at home rather than going for readymade pills.
1. It is time consuming. So is cooking, making tea, coffee etc. Just because hotel serves readymade food, we do not go to hotel on daily basis.
2. Of all the Ayurvedic medicines, Kashayam is fastest and most efficient dosage form.
3. Kashayam contains water soluble active principles of herbs. Water soluble principles are readily absorbed into our body system via gastro intestinal tract.
4. Kashayam – freshly prepared is as sterile and hygienic as boiled water.
5. kashayams do not contain any additives like preservatives, as in case of pills.
6. Even the aroma coming out of the vessel of Kashayam has positive effect.
7. When one learns more about Ayurveda, the secret of success in Ayurvedic treatment lies in preparing medicines in the most traditional way, than compared to industrialized large scale methods.
8. I will be posting a wide variety of home remedies for many ailments. Whichever is suitable, whichever herbs are available, readers can adopt them based on convenience and advice of Ayurvedic doctor.
what r the benefits of haldhi doodh (turmeric and milk with ghee) and how it should be taken
Boil half tea spoon home made turmeric powder in a glass of milk and add three drops of cow’s ghee. Stir milk with the help of table spoon and drink daily at breakfast time if possible or else drink the same on alternate days to manage allergic conditions, cancer treatment, blood purification and skin beautification. Turmeric also helps to heal wounds and it enhances immunity. Turmeric powder If taken with milk at night, it helps to relieve muscle and joints pain caused by vata dosha.
Just a clarification here – Turmeric is hot in nature.
Dear Dr Hebbar,
Since turmeric is hot in nature, it should never be consumed alone as it will heat up the liver and make the organ dry. Care should be taken to consume turmeric powder in small quantity with milk and coolant herbs like coriander and fennel so that it normalizes the heating effect of turmeric. To consume turmeric for various health benefits, I would suggest that turmeric powder should be consumed safely in the manner described below:
Boil one tea spoon home made turmeric powder along with half tea spoon crushed coriander seeds in a glass of milk. Stir milk with the help of a spoon after adding three drops of cow’s ghee (clarified butter) into the boiling milk and drink daily at breakfast time or else drink the same on alternate days. The quantity of turmeric powder to be consumed can be adjusted according to age.
Take care and remain blessed with good health!
You said in the above post-“contraindications: Diabetes” for this kashayam. What should one do to cool body eat if he/she has Diabetes or pre-diabetes?
Good question. She can simply use the above remedy without sugar.
Amla powder – half a teaspoon (small spoon) – once in morning and evening, before food is an excellent remedy for diabetics to relieve burning sensation. (or to cool the body).
These are the symptoms of Pitta increase. Excess Sun exposure, eating hot, pungent, sour and salt food stuff, anger, are a few reasons for Pitta imbalance.
Are there any kashayams available at the ayurvedic stores for body heat ?
Hello Sir, One of my friends suggested to take 1-2 tspns of Sugandhi pala(Saribha) which will help to reduce body heat. I have lot of body heat, will that help kidly Suggest?
Sir, Is Mahatiktadi Gritham suitable for this problem of body heat, as one of friend is taking the same. I have a similar problem. Please advice Sir. Thank you.
Thank you for your prompt reply reply Sir. Will be mailing you my case history and your fees for consultancy within a day or two.
Will do my best.
I have this problem that I cannot take sun for too long. If I spent more than 15-30 minutes, then after returning I’ll have weakness in the whole body, like a body ache (just like the weakness of fever, except in this case there’s no real fever), for the rest of the day. Due to this, I have basically learnt to just avoid the sun for too long, but recently I’ve wondered if this might be a condition that has an easy enough diagnosis and/or cure in Ayurveda.
Clearly the body is getting tired due to Pitta increase.
1. Wear a round hat so as to cover head, neck and upper part of the body. If the head is saved from the son, the tiredness intensity can be decreased by 40 – 60 %.
2. A Sarsaparilla syrup / juice after coming home should help. OR, soak vetiver (usheera) / Sarsaparilla (Sariva) or both – two teaspoon each, in three cups of water overnight and filter. Drink that water.
3. Rose juice can also be handy.
Thank you so much for these tips, I’m glad I asked. You are absolutely right. I wear a (cricket style) round white hat all the time because it helps reduce the intensity.
I’ll try to get Vetiver and Sarsaparilla for next summer. If you know of any online shops that sell these, please suggest.
And rose juice should also definitely be handy to keep around. Any suggestions about specific rose juice would be most welcome too.
Can Gulkand help as well? I’ve been trying to find some good quality Gulkand so any suggestions for a good brand will help too…
Gulkand being a rose product, which is able to calm pitta, should help.
Hello sir, in the last line you said that one can take Amla “CAPSULE” with jaggery. I mean, can anyone REALLY take Amla CAPSULE and JAGGERY? Is it possible?
(No need of water?)
Hi, sorry for the confusion. I meant to say – swallow capsule with water and have a little jaggery. Or make jaggery water and swallow capsule with it. Water, by default is used in taking any oral medicine. For example, any churna (powder) – to be taken with honey, one can consume water after taking the mix, just to facilitate swallowing.
The above remedy can be of help.
I have been having acne problem and I believe its because of the body heat. For the past few years my skin has become oily and I have pimples. Can you please suggest some remedies to get my body back in balance. thank you so much
Try this home remedy to reduce body heat. https://www.easyayurveda.com/2012/03/31/how-to-make-home-remedy-for-body-heat-burning-urination-and-abdominal-pain/
Is there any harm in taking amla juice at night before sleep ?
Hi sir I have seen kapha , vatha and pitha dosha concepts
from that i have understood that kapha dosha people are well organised so, can you suggest some tips to decrase vatha and pitha and increase kapha in body
To increase kaha, one has to balance down Vata and Pitta.
Read here – https://www.easyayurveda.com/2013/07/30/how-to-balance-vata-dosha-line-of-treatment-and-reasoning/
sir, for gastritis with high body heat can we use gulkand and amla at the same time?
sir , one more question. you never discussed much about gulkand in your articles for gastritis or body heat. why?
Because it is very sweet and not ideal for diabetics.
Please go through this article for the treatment of Sheetapitta. — https://www.easyayurveda.com/2014/03/07/urticarial-rashes-ayurvedic-understanding-treatment-options/
Regarding the cold and Cough these are some of the remedies you can follow:
> Turmeric is a proven anti-inflammatory agent. Add one teaspoonful of the powder or paste of turmeric to a cup of milk and take the same thrice a day.
> Half a teaspon of Trikatu churna with honey after food one time a day.
Note: As we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated.For specific treatment, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.
Your articles are great Dr.Hebbar!
I have a question, is it fine to eat jaggery followed by amla juice? [for pitta]
Thanks. You can eat after, or along with Amla.
Does using ready made commercially available (I use BV Pundit) amla juice along with jaggery be used to cure pitta dosha and body heat? If so what dosage should I use?
Awaiting your kind reply
Does this help with hair growth also??
I work in IT and sit in computers for 9-10 hours per day in an upstair room, as per your explanation, I feel I am also of the pitta type body.. For the last 1-2 weeks, I am having severe gastric reflux, acidic feeling in stomach, mouth inflammation, and after defecation burning sensation at the anal area and also feels like hot urine passage. Can you suggest an appropriate remedy for this? Thanks… Sunil, Cochin, Kerala
Hello. I have hyperacidity and vata is highly imbalance in my body and I have done basti as well but still not getting rid of acidity, headache and vata problems. After basti I have become weak. Every single process of body have imbalanced. Urine problems are there. Please help please. I am in too much pain.
some suggest to take amla churna with cow ghee in early morning empty stomach for removing pitta dosha, I that right ?
Sir its always said that jaggery is hot for the body then how come it will help in reducing body heat
Because jaggery is not hot. It is a coolant.
Hi Dr. Hebbar ,
I heard that doing padabhyanga helps to reduce body heat. Is it true? Doing padabhyanga with kansya metal bowl with home made ghee will reduce body heat?
Could you please your thoughts on this?
Hi, Doing Padabhyanga with any coolant oils – such as coconut oil or ghee is useful to reduce body heat. Kansya metal bowl is not needed.
My IT job requires me to stay in AC office for at least 10 hrs a day and most of the time, fixed to my chair, starring at the monitoring and working. At the end of the day, when I return home, my body feels very hot (and I apply cold water all over) and Legs become slightly swelled and skin becomes very dry and at time gets itchy. Request you to suggest me some ayurvedic remedies that would help me to cope-up with my work-life.
Thanks a lot Dr. Will try your suggestions.
Hi, is there a way to reduce body heat using fresh amla? If so could you please share detailed method?
Amla fruit – 5 grams can be taken along with 5 grams of jaggery and a cup of water once or twice a day before food for 1 month time
after giving all the information why do you add the disclaimer why cant you confirm the effects of the herbs with your personal experiences with your patients and their diseases or else better not to give such vast information
Because any remedy with simplest of ingredients can be harmful for the patients if taken without consulting doctor.