You are looking for natural remedies for fever? Then you've come to the right place! In a healthy state, our body temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.4°C. But if the thermometer shows 38.1°C, doctors speak of a slight fever and from 39.1°C already of a high fever. If symptoms such as sweating, nausea or chills occur, this diagnosis is underscored. However, the increased body temperature is not a disease, but an endogenous reaction that supports the immune system in its defense against pathogens.
In this article I would like to show you how you can treat fever naturally without medication and which home remedies can help you. Let's go!
In advance you can find a short overview of the article here:
- Drink tea
- Make calf wrap
- Use vinegar
- Drink water
- Enjoy ginger
- Apply healing clay
- Wear light clothes
- Consume garlic
- Eat onions
- Allow rest
Notice: This article does not replace medical advice, but only provides general information on the natural treatment of fever.
1. drink tea
How to reduce fever naturally? A recommended measure is drinking a fresh, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting herbal tea. Rosehip, lime blossom, elder blossom, meadowsweet blossom or Thyme for example. By drinking tea, you also give your body more fluid, which it releases through feverish sweating.
Tip: I have also given you a list of soothing teas compiled. Have a look!
2. make calf wrap
From a body temperature of 39°C cool, moist calf compresses are generally recommended₁ - but they should not be used if you have chills. The water temperature in the cloths should be significantly cooler than your body temperature, so that heat is released. As soon as the wrap and skin have reached the same temperature after a few minutes, they also have a calming and relaxing effect.
3. use vinegar
Another home remedy for fever is Vinegar. The seasoning and preservative should also have a cooling effect have on the skin and help bring the elevated temperature back into the normal range. Mix vinegar with water in a ratio of 1:5 and soak a cloth in it. Then you can apply it like ordinary calf compresses.
But vinegar is also suitable for Inner application. For example, three times a day, add about two or three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it.
Notice: The vinegar may irritate the skin under certain circumstances. In this case, please discontinue use and switch to other natural alternatives to reduce fever.
4. drink water
When the body sweats during a fever, this is in principle a good sign - because when it releases heat, its elevated temperature also drops. But sweating also causes fluid to be lost. That's why it's especially important when treating fever without medication, drink a lot of water. How much? It's best to stick to the rule of thumb and drink for each degree of increased body temperature an additional half to whole liter of water.
5. enjoy ginger
Ginger is a health wonder weapon and is one of the best, natural remedies for fever. Whether in a delicious Soup or brewed as Tea - the ginger root has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory effects and also stimulates blood circulation and perspiration.
6. apply healing clay
For centuries, healing clay, which is extracted from sedimentary rock, has been one of the most important household remedies for health. Also for fever are cooling packs and wraps with healing clay ideal, because they remove heat from the body. Just spread it on two kitchen towels, lie down in bed and wrap them around your calves.₃
The healing clay is also available in capsule form. And how often to take healing clay capsules? You should always adjust the dosage according to the intensity of the fever.
7. wear light clothes
To lower your fever naturally, don't wrap up too thickly, so that your body can also release the excess heat. Therefore, rather wear a T-shirt and sweatpants and and snuggle into your blanket, than to put on two sweaters, leggings and co. If it gets too warm under the blanket, you can simply lift it.
8. consume garlic
Whether pressed pure, as a supplement to a meal or as a tea - The ingredients of garlic act like a natural antibiotic and help to treat fever without medication. However, the greatest effect of the vitamins and sulfur compounds is certainly when you consume the garlic pure.
Tip: Did you know that our Diet also causes diseases? In the linked article you will learn which foods and diseases are involved.
9. eat onions
When it comes to natural remedies for fever, you can't miss the onion. You can use them eat pure or as Onion tea or decoction drink and thus apply from the inside - or also externally as a Onion wrap or complementary to a relaxing Footbath insert
10. give rest
I have saved the best remedy for fever for you until last: Allow yourself absolute rest and listen to your body. Lie down in bed, sleep well and sufficient and avoid physical exertion. Also, listen to your body's signals - heat should be added when you're cold and released when you're sweating.
Use natural remedies for fever
An elevated body temperature is not an uncommon symptom and there are also many effective remedies to bring it back to normal as quickly as possible. But as soon as the fever lasts longer and rises dangerously high, you should definitely see a doctor - because depending on the exact cause, it can become life-threatening under certain circumstances.
I hope that with this article I could give you valuable tips and home remedies to lower your fever in the most natural way possible. Do you have any questions or further tips? Then write me a comment as always.
PS.: How can you actually prevent fever? The answer lies in a holistic approach to health. A recommended measure because it reduces stress is, for example, the Forest bathing. Now, in keeping with this, feel free to look at the linked post.
₁ Sabine Schrör: Calf Wrap (as of Nov. 21, 2019), available at https://www.netdoktor.de/hausmittel/wadenwickel. [01.02.2022].
₂ Berufsverband Deutscher Internisten e.V.: Tips for fever, available at https://www.internisten-im-netz.de/krankheiten/fieber/tipps-bei-fieber.html. [01.02.2022].
₃ Katrin Koelle: Healing Earth - Home Remedy with Multi-Effect (as of Jan. 31, 2022), available at https://eatsmarter.de/gesund-leben/wellness/heilerde. [01.02.2022].