If the body’s temperature higher than 37.5 degrees C for child and 37.2 to 37.5 degrees C for adult, it is called fever. A fever is most often a defense that the body provides against infection so it’s actually a good thing. Fevers are generally harmless and can actually be considered a good sign that your immune system is working properly and that the body is trying to heal itself. A mild fever usually requires no treatment. If you become uncomfortable, begin vomiting or have trouble sleeping, however, natural home remedies can help reduce the fever. Ginger
Ginger a natural stimulant of the peripheral circulation and combines well with a number of other herbs that are useful for treating fever. Make ginger tea by adding one-half teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to one cup of boiling water and letting it steep for a few minutes. Add some honey and enjoy this tea three or four times a day. Basil
Basil is an effective herb for bringing down a fever. It fights the infection and boosts the immune system to make the recovery process faster. Boil 12 basil leaves in a cup of water for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Allow it to cool for 2 minutes and filter out the leaves and add a spoon of honey. Drink this tea thrice a day.
Garlic is the superstar of herbs that works as a natural remedy for fever. In addition, garlic is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that can help your body fight infections and ward off disease. Firstly, you mince the garlic clove finely and add it into the cup of hot water. Then, you let it steep for 10 minutes. After that, you strain it and sip it slowly. You may drink this water for twice per day.
Echinacea is a powerful herb that has been used for centuries, beginning with Native Americans. Echinacea has natural properties like anti viral, antimicrobial and immune system stimulant which may ultimately reduce fever, inflammation and pain. This will help you kick the infection and get rid of a fever faster. You can find teas that contain echinacea at most health food stores.
Rest and drink plenty of fluids
Keep in mind rest and hydration to prevent additional complications from your fever. When you rest or sleep, your body makes more white blood cells that can attack viruses and bacteria, which is exactly what you want to happen. Drink plenty of fluids include juice, herbal teas, water, and broth or electrolyte solutions if necessary.
Call the doctor if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath, or other unusual signs or symptoms or fever doesn’t respond to the medication.