15 Home Remedies For Fever That Work Like A Wonder

Home remedies for fever

10. Chamomile Tea

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The main medicinal properties of herbal teas are the abundant anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compounds present in them. These compounds are effective in promoting relaxation, help in digestive disorders, etc. Unlike the two remedies mentioned above, after you ingest the herbal teas, the duration of effect will be after two to three hours. Taking herbal tea during fever stimulates the body, promotes sweat, and assists with hydration. The tea made from chamomile has been found to decrease symptoms of inflammation, chest colds, and congestion caused (which are all a result of fever).

  • Step 1: Boil a bowl of water and mix two to three grams of dry chamomile flower for five minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the water and then drink.

Note: Have a discussion with the Doctor before giving chamomile tea to a child.

How Does This Work?

Chamomile tea is known for calming the nerves. It has major medicinal components such as apigenin (flavonoid) and oils like bisabolol, matricin, and bisabolol oxides. Also, they exhibit some anti-inflammatory properties like bisabolol and apigenin.

Chamomile Tea Is Not Good, If:

  • You are pregnant. It might cause contractions in the uterus.
  • You are allergic to ragweed plants, daisies, chrysanthemums and celery. Oral allergy signs will be swelling of the tongue, on the roof of mouth or lips.
  • You have a history of blood thinning. Chamomile will interfere with the medicines.

9. Peppermint Tea

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This tea provides a cooling effect on the body due to menthol. Just follow the instructions given below to make a healthy peppermint tea for fever.

  • Step 1: Take a half teaspoon of peppermint leaves and mix them in a bowl of water for three to five minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the residue and then drink the water.

How Does This Work?

The main medicinal properties of peppermint are menthol, methyl acetate, and menthone. Menthol’s cooling sensation is because of the activation of sensory neurons or TRP channels (transient receptor potential).  Drinking this herbal tea can make the body produce sweat; thus, reducing the fever.

Peppermint Tea Is Not Good, If:

  • You are using drugs such as felodipine (for blood pressure) and simvastatin (cholesterol-lowering drug). Peppermint might interact with these medications, and adverse reactions can happen.
  • You have asthma – menthol can aggravate the conditions leading to breathing difficulty.
  • You are pregnant – Taking mint tea or menthol supplements during pregnancy can cause miscarriage. Avoid even supplements if you are breastfeeding a baby.

8. Cayenne Pepper

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Certain spicy foods are well known to bring the fever down, and one of them is cayenne pepper

  • Step 1: Add a half tablespoon of cayenne pepper or the similar amount of cayenne pepper powder to soup.
  • Step 2: Boil the mixture and partake the soup two to three times a day.

How Does This Work?

The main medicinal ingredient of cayenne peppers is capsaicin, which is known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties. It acts as a stimulant to promote sweat in the body. Capsaicin regulates the fever through regulation of pyrogenic cytokines.

Cayenne Pepper Is Not Good, If:

  • You are allergic to bananas, chestnuts, avocado and latex. You will also be allergic to cayenne.
  •  You have a history of low-blood-sugar or one who is suffering from gastric reflux disorder.
  •  You are giving the mixture to an infant with fever. Doctors do not recommend cayenne pepper to a child or infant with a fever.

7. Ginger

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Ginger is one of the main medicines in Ayurvedic treatment. Apart from fever, it can treat various ailments.

  • Step 1: Take a fresh ginger root of one to two inches.
  • Step 2: Take 2 cups of water and two teaspoons of honey.
  • Step 3: Grate the ginger into tiny pieces.
  • Step 4: Add the ginger to the bowl containing water and boil for ten minutes.
  • Step 5: Let the mixture become warm.
  • Step 6: Strain the mixture. Add honey and lemon juice (three teaspoons) to it.
  • Step 7: Consume the mixture four times a day.

How Does This Work?

Lack of appetite is one of the common symptoms of fever. When your body breaks proteins and fats, you get more energy.  Ginger exactly does this. The active oils and spicy components of ginger help a lot in metabolism. The active components (that boosts the immune system) in ginger are gingerols and shogaols. Kindly note, fever is the natural defense by the body against harmful pathogens and with little relief from this ‘root’; you can easily face the challenge.

Ginger Is Not Good, If:

  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • You are having a heart problem or history of diabetes.

6. Garlic

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Garlic is a preferred remedy when the body fights against fever and cold. It is known for its antifungal and anti-viral properties. The mucus blocking the lungs is cleared. The other benefits of garlic are a reduction in blood pressure, possibilities of heart attack and paralytic stroke.

  • Step 1: You can chew three cloves of raw garlic, before hitting the bed.
  • Step 2: If you fear odor, add it in the dinner menu.

How Does This Work?

Allicin, the important component in garlic, has antiviral, antioxidant properties. It is also a source of selenium and ajoene, alliin. The garlic components assist in drying up the airways and nasal passages and decrease the build-up of mucus that blocks the sinus. It also boosts the immunity in the body; thereby, the harmful organisms are eliminated, and you naturally get rid of fever.

Garlic Is Not Good, If:

  • You have a gastrointestinal disorder.
  • You have a history of low blood pressure. The blood pressure might become too low.
  • You should avoid taking garlic fifteen days before surgery as it encourages bleeding.