Home Remedies For Fever


A fever occurs when there is an elevation of the body temperature.

Water Treatments

  1. Fever sponge bath. Give hot water sponge bath if the patient has high fever and his arms and legs are cold. Give cold water sponge bath if the skin is dry and hot. Give warm water sponge bath if there is fever with a generalized hot skin. Give a fever sponge bath three times a day, or more, if needed.
  2. Bed rest with continuous cold compress on the forehead.
  3. Hot foot bath. If fever is due to head congestion and flu, give a hot foot bath in the morning and in the evening, after supper.
  4. Drink one glass of water or juice every hour during waking hours.

Fever Treatment for Fever Due to Viral Infections

  1. Vinegar
    • Put 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a basin of cold water.
      • Use this for making vinegar compress on the forehead if ice is not available.
  2. Balimbing leaves ( Scientific name: Auerrhoa carambola L.)
    • Boil 2 cups of chopped leaves in 1/2 gallon of water for 10 minutes. Strain. Cool for 2 hours.
      • Use this in making a cold compress if ice water is not available.
  3. Kamias leaves ( english: Ginger Lily)
    • Boil 3 cups of chopped fresh leaves in one gallon of water for 15 minutes. Strain.
      • Use this concoction for cold or hot sponge bath.

Internal Medications

Use one of the following herbal medications to help lower the fever.

    1. Tagulinaw plant
      • Boil a cup of chopped fresh leaves with the whole plant in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.
        • Dosage:

        Adults: 1 cup, every 4 hours
        Children: (Babies) 1 tablespoon, every 4 hours
        (2-6 yrs.) 1/4 cup, every 4 hours
        (7-12 yrs.) 1/2 cup, every 4 hours

    2. Okra seeds
      • Roast dried seeds and grind or pound fine. Boil 1/2 cup of the ground seeds n 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes. Cool and strain.
      • Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup, 3 times a day, every after meals
Children: (Babies) 1 tablespoon, 3 times a day
(2-6 yrs.) 1/4 cup, 3 times a day
(7-12 yrs.) 1/2 cup, 3 times a day

  1. Lagundileaves ( english: Five leaved Chaste tree)
    • Boil 4 tablespoons of chopped dried leaves or 6 tablespoons of chopped fresh leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.
      • Dosage:
      • Adults: 1/2 cup, 3 times a day
        Children: (Babies) 1 tablespoon, 3 times a day
        (2-6 yrs.) 2 tablesppon, 3 times a day
        (7-12 yrs.) 1/4 cup, 3 times a day

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