Fever is often associated with soaring temperature, weakness, loss of appetite, muscle aches, and slight shivering. This occurs when our body is fighting an infection, such as the flu, or due to an excess amount of toxins inside our body.
Luckily there are few traditional herbs that are proven effective in relieving fever. They can boost our immune system, help us fight bacteria and viruses, and promote faster recovery.
Lemon Balm and Black Elderberry
Lemon balm is a lemon-scented herb that is full of vitamin C and assists in sleep, improves the mood, and soothes an upset stomach. It has diaphoretic properties that can bring down the basal temperature.
Meanwhile, black elderberry has been used for centuries to lower fevers, clear congestion, act as a mild laxative, and clean the liver and kidneys. When cooked and prepared properly, elderberries can supply our body with abundant amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that give our immune system a much-needed boost.
Prepare a tea by using a handful of fresh (or a tablespoon of dried) lemon balm and two tablespoons of dried black elderberries. Cook it to ensure safety. Simmer for at least 20 minutes before adding cinnamon and honey to taste.
Basil And Ginger
Basil is one of the effective herbs we can use for bringing down fever. It is full of antioxidants and has antibiotic properties that can help reduce fever quickly.
Likewise, ginger is a miracle spice with many health benefits. The antibacterial, antiviral properties make it an excellent home remedy for fever.
Get some relief by taking about 20 basil leaves and boil them. Add 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger in the strained basil water, and boil until the solution gets reduced to half and add a little honey. Drink this tea two or three times a day for three days.
Catnip, Nettle, And Dandelion
These three are full of powerful nutrients that are needed by our body.
Aside from the antifungal and antibacterial properties of catnip, it also helps with nausea achy muscles and relaxation. Likewise, stinging nettle also has potent antifungal and antibacterial effects as well as high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that are useful in alleviating itching and sneezing from allergies. Also, dandelion has been valued since ancient times for its great healing properties Some of its numerous health benefits include reducing infection, easing menstrual pains, cleansing the liver, assisting kidney function, and aiding with digestion.
For this remedy, we need to boil an ounce of dandelion root and leaves, a handful of catnip, and a handful of nettle leaves (dried or fresh). Strain and add some honey to taste and for added benefits. It is recommended to start with 1-2 cups of this tea a day.
Garlic And Cayenne
Garlic is a well-known spice with a wide range of health benefits. It possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties, which are effective in lowering the body’s temperature. Aside from this, it also helps in flushing out toxins from the body and promotes sweating. Cayenne can also make the patient sweat and it promotes rapid blood circulation that helps eliminate fever.
To make the tea that has a powerful punch against fever, we need a clove of chopped garlic, half a teaspoon of cayenne powder, and our favorite herbal tea. Boil the garlic for 20 minutes and then steep the tea and add the cayenne. Add some honey to taste Drinking three to four cups per day is recommended for positive effects.
Note: If fever is on the higher end, and stays for more than three days cases it is better to consult with a doctor immediately.