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National Herbs and Spices Day is celebrated annually on June 10, particularly in the US, with great enthusiasm. First officially observed in 2015, this day recognizes the diversity and quality offered by both fresh and dried herbs and spices.

On this day, many American households cook extra spicy food and plant herbs in their kitchen gardens to honor Herbs and Spices Day. The use of herbs and spices dates back thousands of years and has been integral to Indian households for centuries. Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, and pepper originated in India, leading to the introduction of many other spices over time.

National Herbs and Spices Day aims to spread awareness about the benefits of spices and herbs. Given the scorching summer heat, here is a list of herbs and spices that can help cool you down:

Cardamom: Known for its detoxifying properties, cardamom helps eliminate unwanted chemicals and toxins from the body, reducing internal heat and calming body temperature during the summer.

Cumin: Cumin seeds are excellent for alleviating bloating and flatulence. Cumin water hydrates and protects against intense heat, making you feel fresh and calm even on hot days.

Coriander: Used in the form of both leaves and seeds in Indian kitchens, coriander is a great detoxifier. It keeps the body cool and light, removing toxins and excess heat.

Mint: With menthol as its active compound, mint provides a refreshing and cooling sensation. It is one of the best natural remedies for cooling down the body during summer.

Celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day by incorporating these cooling spices and herbs into your diet to beat the summer heat while appreciating their historical and cultural significance.

Re-reported from the article originally published in ABP.

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