Ayurvedic Remedies for Common Fever
The average normal temperature of the human body is 98.6 degree Fahrenheit. When this temperature goes beyond the prescribed degree of 100.4 degree Fahrenheit, it is considered as fever. Low fever helps to kill the germs that bring diseases in our body and therefore, it is not required to be treated. But if your fever shoots up above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, then you seriously need to go for a medical checkup.
Fever is one of the major symptoms in diseases like infections, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pleurisy, jaundice, influenza, dengue, malaria, and measles.
Fever is normally accompanied by severe headaches and joint pains that make a person feel very weak. If there is fever, it will be better for you to avoid certain foods and concentrate only on a proper health diet.
- Have easily digestible fibrous food.
- Have water at room temperature and consume vegetable soups as much as you can. Avoid putting any type of starch to thicken the soups.
- Have fresh fruit juices, fresh whole fruits, and green vegetables.
- Avoid preserved and fast food, spicy food, poultry, meat, and dairy products for few days. Also avoid being on empty stomach for long.
- Avoid physical activities.
- Take good rest and sleep for a minimum of six hours.
Where treating common fever is concerned, there is nothing like Ayurvedic herbs, and more so because they have very little or no side effects.
Holy Basil: This Ayurvedic herb is one of the best herbal home remedies for curing common fever. Prepare its decoction by boiling few leaves in half a liter of water. For the first two to three days, drink this decoction twice a day.
Turmeric: It is a very effective antiseptic for fighting germs. Add a pinch to a glass of warm water or milk and drink it.
Saffron: Tea containing saffron reduces common fever.
Cinnamon: It is another important Ayurvedic herb to treat common fever. Add a pinch each of cinnamon powder and black pepper powder, and a teaspoon of honey to a glass of hot water. Not only relief from fever, this preparation helps to take care of throat irritation and pain that accompanies fever.
Raisin: Its extract is a very useful tonic. Add a few raisins to a cup of water and then crush the raisins. Filter the water and then drink the juice to get relief.
Ginger: Its extracts are very useful and as such, ginger tea helps quite a lot during fever.
These Ayurvedic remedies can be easily prepared at home. However, you need to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if your fever is due to any major disease mentioned above.
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