Let’s first try to understand the fever before we start discussing about several home remedies for fever. For a matter of truth, fever is not a disease but it is a kind of reaction body experience when outlander bacteria or viral infection invade.
In such condition, our hypothalamus system (1) set to a higher temperature to fight against invaders. It is a simple and natural defense mechanism of our body.
How do you Get Fever?
When our body gets any kind of inflammation due to of bacterial or viral attack, white blood cells react against it and produce a substance named “pyrogen” to fight against invaders.
Pyrogen reaches to the brain and send signal to a hypothalamus to set body temperature at certain higher level. If it’s above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you feel a fever.
Home Remedies for Fever
Note: Usually, normal fever subside in matter of one day, if it resumes with other symptoms and start irritating your day to day life then medical checkup is necessary.
Before you go for any other high dose antibiotics or over the counter drugs, home remedies for fever are worth to try first.
Natural remedies to cure fever are easily available and cause no side effects as well. Thus, here are six fever home remedies that effectively help you to lower your body temperature at a healthy level (Normal body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
#1 Coriander (Cilantro) Tea
Coriander tea is a good way to utilize this natural property in more healthy way. Coriander seeds are power house of vitamins and phytonutrients (2) which are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Besides, it is an anti-diabetic agent due to of its hypoglycemic effects. However, in certain conditions consumption of coriander seeds is not advisable such as;
- If you are suffering from sunburns
- Having skin allergies
- During diarrhea, dehydration and depression
- During pregnancy
- If you have low blood pressure
Coriander Tea Recipe
Prepare coriander tea for fever at home in just 4 steps;
- Mix one teaspoon coriander seeds in a glass of water
- Boil the solution for 10 minutes
- Add some palm jiggery for better taste
- Strain the mixture and drink it.
#2 Tulsi (Holy Basil) Leaves
Tulsi or Holy Basil leaves are loaded with eugenol, polyphenolic flavonoids (vicenin and orientin). This natural property is rich in some volatile oils such as; citronellol, citral, terpineol, limonene, and linalool.
Due to rich presence of such anti-bacterial properties it has been used to cure several health conditions like fever, flu, headache, anxiety and sore throat.
However, this home remedy for fever is not recommended during pregnancy.
How to Use Tulsi (Basil Leaves) for Fever?
Add twelve or fifteen basil leaves in well boiled water and leave the mixture for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and consume it. For better effectiveness, you can add clove.
#3 Turmeric (Haldi)
Turmeric is considered to be the best home remedy for fever when takes it with powdered black pepper and milk. It is natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent used to cure inflammation.
How to Use Turmeric for Fever?
For better effectiveness consume powdered turmeric with powdered black pepper and cup of luke warm water. Take this mixture twice a day to cure fever at home.
Cinnamon is a well-known kitchen spice hugely used in Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. It has some healing properties like cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, and cinnamyl acetate. It reduces level of arachidonic acid in the cell membranes and cure inflammation. Thus, it is one of the best fever home remedies.
How to Use Cinnamon for Fever?
To make this spice work for your fever, take 2 tablespoons for cinnamon and ground it well. Mix prepared cinnamon powder with one tablespoon of honey. Have this mixture thrice a day for next three days consistently for better results.
However, it is not recommended for people with diabetes and liver disease.
#5 Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar contains powerful antibiotic properties that keep fever causing invaders at bay. It is a good source of catechin, caffeic acid, and gallic acid which keeps the acidic-level of the body below harmful level.
How to Get rid of Fever using Apple Cider Vinegar?
To make it work for your fever, prepare a solution of 2 tablespoons of vinegar, one tablespoon of honey and lemon juice. Mix it with warm water and consume it.
Apple cider vinegar is not good for people with diabetes.
#6 Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is a kind of herbal tea which has ability to cure certain possible causes of fever such as; symptoms of inflammation, chest colds, and congestion. Thus, it is the best home remedy to try for fever at home.
Chamomile Tea Recipe
- Boil the water in tea pot
- Add apples slices and mesh them with wooden spoon
- Add 3 to 5 grams of Chamomile flowers and leave the mixture for 5 minutes
- Strain the mixture
- You can add honey for better taste
- Consume it slowly
However, it is not good for pregnant women, people with problem of blood thinning, people who are allergic to ragweed plants, daisies, chrysanthemums and celery. It would be much better to get doctor’s advice to try Chamomile tea for kids.
Besides these, there are other natural properties which can help you to get rid of fever at home such as; peppermint, Cayenne Pepper, ginger, garlic, carom seeds, etc. What you need is knowledge of using these natural ingredients in proper way.