Drinking herbal teas is a healthy and tasty way of fighting off a fever. Herbs have fever-healing benefits that some of us may not be aware of. Steeping them in hot (boiling) water make their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants even more accessible by our body.
Here are some of the good reasons why we need to drink a cup of herbal tea when we have a fever.
Helps Hydrate The Body
Hydration is always necessary to keep our body healthy, especially if we are suffering from fever. It’s important to get lots of fluid to avoid dehydration. In addition to hydrating the body, herbal teas also offer the body with numerous health benefits.
Warms And Stimulates The Body
We feel chilled and achy when fever is approaching. Rising body temperature is actually the body’s protective mode to create a less hospitable environment for viruses or bacteria.
By drinking herbal teas, the temperature and circulation in the body increase thereby allowing white blood cells to get where they need to go faster and fight infection.
Some of the easy to find herbs that are known for their stimulating effects are garlic, cloves, coriander, peppermint, and ginger.
Chamomile and mint, in particular, are herbs that are good for supporting a fever. They are that highly rich in beneficial nutrients such are calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper which are readily absorbed by the body.
Having these natural herbs in the tea can help boost our immunity to quickly recover from fever.
For Relaxation And Better Sleep
Herbal teas can promote relaxation and better sleep especially when sick with a fever. Some of the fever-reducing herbs that can help promote good sleep are chamomile, catnip, yarrow, and mint. These herbs make a great blend for tea.
Fever-relief Tea Recipe
Here’s a fever herbal tea recipe that we can try at home:
- 1 teaspoon yarrow
- 1/2 teaspoon catnip
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint (or spearmint)
- 2 cups of water
First, boil 2 cups of water. Place the herbs into a tea ball or fine strainer. Once boiling, pour the water over the herbs and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the herbs and discard. We can sweeten the tea with some honey.
We can keep this tea 2 to 3 days in the fridge.