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Title: Home Remedies for Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Fighting a fever

Home Remedies For Fever
Humanity has but three great enemies fever,
famine, and war, and of these by far the
greatest, by far the most terrible, is fever.  -
(William Osler) Fever is encountered or
experienced frequently by healthcare
professionals and laypersons in day to day life.
The disease has been recognized as one of the
hallmarks of clinical diseases since ancient
times. In medical terms, the normal body
temperature is considered around a set point of
37 1C. The variance between the highest and
lowest core temperature in a day is not more than
1 to 1.5C. Fever is a physiologic disorder in
which the temperature is raised above one's
normal temperature. The disease is also known
as pyrexia and hyperthermia. Along with fever
patients usually experience symptoms like
weakness, muscle weakness, body ache, back pain,
and headache.
What are the causes of fever?
  • Fever occurs when a part of the brain called the
    hypothalamus deviates from the normal temperature
    of the body to a higher level. When this happens,
    you may feel unusual cold and shivering to
    generate more body heat. Henceforth, this results
    in elevated body temperature.
  • The different possible medical condition that can
    trigger fever are 
  • An infection which includes flu, common cold, and
  • Some immunizations, such as diphtheria or tetanus
    (in children)
  • Teething (in infants)
  • Some inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid
    arthritis and Crohns disease
  • Blood clots
  • Extreme sunburn
  • Food poisoning
  • Some medications, including antibiotics
  • According to the cause of fever, additional
    symptoms may include
  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • A headache
  • Muscle aches
  • A loss of appetite
  • Dehydration

Signs and symptoms of a Fever?
  • The common signs and symptoms linked with fever
    are, are linked to what is known as sickness
    behavior, and may include
  • Feeling cold when nobody else does
  • Shivering
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dehydration 
  • Depression
  • Hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain
  • Lethargy
  • Problem in concentrating
  • Lack of sleep
  • Sweating
  • In the case of high fever, there are chances of
    irritability, confusion, and seizures.

Home Remedies For Fever - Cure Naturally at Home
1.  Tulsi  Tulsi, commonly known as Holy basil
in most of the places stands out very high in
therapeutic value. The plant is used in numerous
forms including powders, extracts, tonics, etc.
Tulsi along with its pungent taste and powerful
constituents makes an ideal medicine for reducing
fever. Tulsi also helps in purifying the body,
helps to treat indigestion and maintains
immunity.      Take a bunch of Tulsi leaves and
clean them in running water. Squeeze the leaves
and extract the juice out of it. Drink this
thrice daily before meals. Although many
scientific studies are not done to validate many
of the properties of the plant, there are enough
shreds of evidence to validate Tulsis effect on
fever. The active content eugenol has a positive
influence on maintaining immunity. Tulsi was
successful in proving the antipyretic study
2.  Ginger  Ginger is a highly
recommended drug for pacifying fever. Ginger acts
stronger when fever is associated with
congestion. It also aids healthy
digestion  Ginger can be taken in the form of raw
juice, powdered extract, or in combination with
other herbs like Tulsi. Ginger juice is best for
consumption before food twice daily.  Ginger
contains bioactive compounds Gingerol which
help in the management of fever. Ginger also
possess immunomodulatory analgesic and
anti-inflammatory properties 3.  Giloy 
The drug is also known as Guduchi or
Amrita. This commonly available climber is
undoubtedly the best natural antipyretic found
out till date. Its bitter, sweet and hot
qualities make it an excellent remedy for the
management of fever. Guduchi
is used in the form of powder. 500mg of powder
can be used twice daily in divided doses along
with a teaspoon of honey. The presence of
Berberine, Choline, Tinosporin in the drug, makes
it a potent drug in acting against fever.
Researchers have also found that the herbal
extract can boost the immune system and keeping
the individual healthy.
4.  Black Pepper  Black pepper is a
popular culinary ingredient but it a healthy
remedy for many diseases. This helps in treating
fever. Tea prepared with black pepper and dry
ginger can be used in case of fever.
Because of the wide use of black pepper in
cuisine across the world today, there have been
several studies to investigate its
phytochemistry. Piperine is the main bioactive
component which is helping to significantly
relieve from fever. It protects from inflammation
and infection as well. 5.  Coriander Seeds
Add coriander seeds to the boiling
water. Allow the water to cool down, and drink
after straining. The bioactive contents and
vitamins present in coriander help to boost
immunity. This helps to keep the body cool and is
a very effective remedy against viral fever. 
These are the Home Remedies For Fever Can Cure
Naturally at Home
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