Natural Remedies for Fever

Fever refers to a condition of the body in which the temperature goes beyond the normal. It is also characterised by
disturbance in the normal functioning of the system. It is a common ailment which occurs both in children and adults.

The average temperature of a healthy body ranges between 36.9° C and 37.5° C, or 98.4° F and 99.5° F. It is liable to
marginal variations, depending on the intake of food, the amount of exercise, and the temperature surrounding the
atmosphere. The lowest temperature of the body occurs between the hours of 1.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and the highest between 4
p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fever generally begins with slight shivering, pain in the head and various parts of the body, thirst, and great lassitude. The
flow of urine is scanty.
As the fever rises, the pulse and respiration become faster. Finally, there is profuse sweating, a copious flow of concentrated
urine, and general relief of symptoms.

The term 'fever' has a very wide application. It is the symptom of a body's fight against infection. It is one of the most
common features of several diseases. In many cases, it is a secondary symptom of the disordered state of the body with
which it is associated. The real cause of all fevers, including common fever, however, is the accumulation of morbid matter in
the system due to wrong feeding habits and unhygienic conditions of living. Fever is, thus, a natural attempt on the part of the
body to rid itself of toxic matter.

Home Remedies for Fever with Orange

Orange is an excellent food in all types of fever when the digestive power of the body is seriously hampered. The patient
suffers from blood poisoning called toxemia, and the lack of saliva results in the coating of his tongue, often destroying his
thirst for water as well as his desire for food. The agreeable flavour of orange juice helps greatly in overcoming these
drawbacks. Orange juice is the ideal liquid food in fevers. It provides energy, increases urinary output, and promotes body
resistance against infections.

Home Remedies for Fever with Holy Basil

The leaves of holy basil are one of the most effective of several home remedies in the treatment of common fever. A
decoction made of about twelve grams of these leaves, boiled in half a litre of water, should be administered twice daily with
half a cup of milk, one teaspoon of sugar and a quarter teaspoon of powdered cardamom (chhoti elaichi). This will bring down
the temperature.

Home Remedies  for Fever with Raisins

The use of an extract from raisins is beneficial in the treatment of common fever. This extract is prepared by soaking
twenty-five raisins in half a cup of water and then crushing them in the same water. They are then strained and the skin is
discarded. The raisin water thus prepared becomes a tonic. Half a teaspoon of lime juice, added to the extract will enhance its
taste and usefulness. It will act as a medicine in fevers, and should be taken twice daily.

Home Remedies for Fever with Fenugreek

A tea made from fenugreek seeds is equal in value to quinine in reducing fevers. This tea should be taken twice daily. It is
particularly valuable as a cleansing and soothing 4 Fenugreek seeds, when moistened with water, become slightly
mucilaginous, and hence, the tea made from diem has the power to dissolve a sticky substance like mucus.

Natural Remedies for Fever with Grapefruit

The juice of grapefruit is a valuable diet in all fevers. It quenches thirst and removes the burning sensation produced by the
fever. Half a glass of grapefruit juice should be taken with an equal quantity of water.

Home Remedies for Fever  with Saffron

A tea made from saffron is another effective home remedy for fever. This tea is prepared by putting half a teaspoon of
saffron in 30 ml of boiling water. The patient should be given a teaspoon of this tea every hour till the temperature returns to

Home Remedies for Fever using Apricot

A cup of fresh juice of apricots mixed with one teaspoon of glucose or honey is a very cooling drink during fevers. It quenches
the thirst and eliminates the waste products from the body. It tones up the eyes, stomach, liver, heart, and nerves by
supplying vitamins and minerals.

Home Remedies for Common Diseases

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