5 Herbs To Bring Down A Fever

If a high fever causes uncomfortable chills, you can break the fever by using a tea made from elder flowers.  The purpose is to bring on sweating so the tea should be drunk as hot as possible.

fever remedies

Make with tea with two teaspoons of dried flowers in 2/3 cup of boiling water.  Drink as much as five cups a day or until the fever goes down. Chamomile tea is another that has fever-reducing capabilities.  A compound in chamomile called bisabolol has been found to be anti-inflammatory and therefore helpful in reducing fever.  Chamomile is also considered a very mild sedative and may help a patient to rest.  Use two teaspoons of the dried flowers in 2/3 cup of boiling water and drink three or four times a day.

chamomile tea

For a different take on herbal teas for fever, try mixing elder flowers, yarrow flowers and peppermint leaves.  One-half teaspoon of each in two cups of boiling water should be steeped for ten minutes.  Strain and drink.  This tea can be mixed with fruit juice and given to children for fever relief.

yarrow flower tea

Another way to get fever relief is to use the essential oil of eucalyptus.  Make a steam inhalant by boiling three cups of water with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil and have the patient breathe in the steam.  This is also an excellent decongestant and helps if there is cold and flu with the fever.

eucalyptus oil

To help you get some rest when you are feverish, put a drop or two of essential oil of lavender on a cotton ball and place under your pillow.  The aromatic oil is known to encourage sleep.

lavender oil

Use a ginger tea to treat a fever.  The fresh ginger root can be sliced into boiling water and sweetened with honey.  You can also drink ginger ale if you do not care for hot tea.  Just be sure to buy a ginger ale with natural, not artificial, flavoring. If you have body aches along with a fever, try a warm bath with about five drops of essential oil of rosemary in the water.  Rosemary has a spicy refreshing odor and is used for pain relief.

ginger tea

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