3 home remedies that will reduce fever naturally
It is every parent’s dilemma when their child has a fever. Doctors recommend antipyretic (temperature reducing) medicines, but frequent use can cause many issues such as liver damage. Reducing a fever without overloading a child with extra chemicals will help the child to recover faster. So, here are 3 home remedies that will reduce fever naturally.
Peppermint (Mentha piperina) is on the top of the list, because its easy to find and its tea tastes nice with some manuka honey. Studies have shown that peppermint has antiviral and antibacterial activities. It has also been extensively reported that this herb will reduce fever naturally and help with various ailments. Another benefit of peppermint is that it opens the airways. So, if your child is suffering from a respiratory related issue that is causing the fever, two problems are tackled at once.
Peppermint extract or oil has also been tested as a potential natural remedy for people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and its been shown to be an efficient safe way to help treating IBS.
Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) extract is also a great natural remedy to have handy. Studies have demonstrated that tamarindus has analgesic and anti – inflammatory activities. It has also been shown to be anti-bacterial and to reduce fever naturally. In addition to that, Tamarind indica plant extract has antiviral properties against at least 3 types of viruses and has many other health benefits since its pulp fruit extract is rich in antioxidants. So, it can also be used to treat measles infection.
Thyme (Thymus broussonetii) this herb’s extract will also help reduce fever naturally. A clinical trial that tested its extract on induced fever on rats, has found its analgesic and anti-inflamatory capabilities induce fever reduction, and is also safe. Thyme is rich Luteolin, a type of flavonoid, is found in herbs such as thyme and its been proven to inhibit the metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer in affected mice.
Nature always offers good alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs. So, while medical developments are of great benefit for humanity, sometimes treating ailments naturally is in the best way to go, in order to avoid undesirable side effects, such as liver damage that can arise from the indiscriminate use of antipyretic drugs.