Medically, fever is known as “Pyrexia”. If the body temperature is above the normal temperature (98.6 F), it is considered as fever. Mostly, normal fever causes no problem, but high fever is perilous, especially for children. Fever helps the body to fight against infections. We get fever when fungi, virus, bacteria or other toxins invade our body.
- Condition that causes inflammation
- Ear infections
- Bone infections
- Sinus infections
- Extreme sunburn
- Certain medications
- Heat exhaustion
- Joint pains
- Sore throat
- Increased heart rate
Home Remedies for Fever
Below are some natural cures for fever, which you can try at home.
Take a bath. It will relax your muscles and provide relief if you feel tired. If you don’t want to take a bath, just wash your hands, legs and face with lukewarm water. This will also provide relief in normal fever.
2. Reduce the Temperature
Cool down the temperature of your room. Keep the fan off if you are feeling cold. This will provide comfort. Don’t bundle yourself in blankets and clothes. This will make your fever last longer. Sleep and take rest.
Avoid consuming heavy or junk food while you are sick. Drink fluids and water in a sufficient amount. Take light food, especially cold yogurt and popsicles. This really helps in cooling down the temperature.
Consume something light and take an aspirin after sometime.
5. Basil Tea
Take 1 tablespoon of basil leaves (fresh and crushed), and ¼ tablespoon of pepper. Boil them in a cup of water. Steep for 5 minutes and strain it afterwards. Drink this in order to relax your body.
6. Tartar Cream
Take 2½ cups of water. Add ½ tablespoon of juice, ½ tablespoon of honey and 1½ tablespoon of tartar cream. Mix it all together, and enjoy this amazingly effective tea.
7. Oregano Tea
Take 1 tablespoon of oregano and 1 tablespoon of marjoram. Mix them with water. Steep the mix for 4-5 minutes. Let it cool down and add it to your tea.
8. Apple Water
Take an apple and boil it in 1.5 cups of water. Boil till the apple becomes soft. Strain the water and add honey in apple water. Drink it as this will make you feel good.
9. Lettuce Water
Take fresh lettuce and add warm water to it. Soak lettuce leaves in it for several minutes and strain it afterwards. Mix a tablespoon of honey in it. Allow the mix to cool down. Drink it at a certain interval of times.
10. Raisin Water
Take 7½ cups of water and add ¾ cup of fresh raisins in it. Boil it for a couple of minutes. Strain it afterwards. Drink this water 6 times a day in order to get relief.
Take 1 clove of garlic and crush it. Add 1 cup of water to a heating pan. Add the crushed garlic in it and steep for 5 minutes. Let the mixture reach to room temperature and strain it. Drink this for treating the symptoms of fever.
12. Honey & Ginger Tea
Make the usual tea and add ½ tablespoon of ginger (fresh and crushed) and 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Steep for a few minutes and strain it. Drink this hot. It will soothe the throat and provide relief in cold and cough.
13. Mix Herbs
Try this home remedy when you feel feverish. Boil 2 cups of water and add 1 tablespoon of yarrow, 1 tablespoon of elderberry flowers, and 1 tablespoon of peppermint. Steep these herbs for 10 minutes. Drink this mix herb water hot to prevent fever.
Add ½ cup of vinegar in bath water and soak for 5-10 minutes. It is a natural fever reducer.
Take artichoke and boil it until it becomes soft. Let it cool down and eat the middle part of the leaves of artichoke.
Cut a raw onion into half. Put it underneath your foot, and envelop it in a warm blanket. You can also put the slices of raw onion in your socks and wear them. This remedy also works well in alleviating fever.
17. Mustard Seeds
Take 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds. Boil them in a cup of hot water. Let them boil for 5 minutes and then, strain. Drink it afterwards.
Slice a potato and soak it in vinegar. Put it on your forehead, if your forehead feels hot.
19. Olive Oil
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil (do not over heat it) and add 2 crushed garlic cloves when the oil reaches the lukewarm level. Put it in a bowl and rub it on the soles of the foot. This will provide comfort and relief in fever.
20. Wet Sock Treatment
Soak your feet in lukewarm water. Dip your socks in cold water. Wear the wet socks just before approaching the bed. Don a pair of woollen sock on the wet ones. This will provide relief in fever.
Eat a raw orange or drink fresh orange juice. This will fulfil the need of vitamin C in your body.
23. Cold Water
Soak a hand towel in cold water. Wring the surplus water and place it on your neck and forehead.
25. Cinnamon Tea
Drinking cinnamon tea will give you relief in fever. Take 2 cardamoms, a pinch of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger. Steep for 5 minutes and drink hot.
26. Apple Cider Vinegar
Take a hand towel and dip it in ACV (apple cider vinegar). Squeeze the towel and place it on your forehead.
Homeopathic Remedies for Fever
1. Belladonna : Belladonna can be consumed when you feel chills and shiver because of fever, and experience hallucinations due to high fever.
2. China : China is a very common and effective homeopathic remedy for fever. Whether it is a normal fever or malaria, China cures all types of fevers.
3. Nux vomica : Nux vomica is taken when person complaints about having headaches and weakness along with fever.
4. Bryonia : Bryonia is consumed when patient is feeling sick due to cold and experience chills and nausea along with headaches and dizziness.
Other homeopathic remedies can also be taken in order to cure fever, like Mercurious, Chamomilla, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Gelsemium, Lycopodium, Ferrum phosphoricum, Rhus toxicodendron, Hepar sulph, Arsenicum, Aconite, Natrum muriaticum, and Sulphur.
How to Prevent Fever?
- Drink clean water.
- Protect yourself from the ill effects of weather changes.
- Eat fresh food.
- Take a bath daily.
- Practice proper hygiene.
- Wash hands frequently. This will prevent bacteria from entering in your body.
Alice grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in California, though she likes to visit home frequently. She graduated from a marketing specialist degree and worked at the core of outreach teams for more than 5 years.