Fevers are a normal part of the body’s immune function and can help protect us against bacterial and viral infections. They are also a response to injury and other metabolic disorders. Low, chronic fevers can be a symptom of adrenal or immune deficiency, so tonic herbs for these systems are appropriate.
Treatment Plan for Fever
If the fever comes on quickly as a response to a viral infection, then internal heat-clearing herbs can be used to manage the fever. This kind of internal heat the body generates in response to infections can be cleared through the urine with the help of cooling and aquaretic herbs. Herbal antipyretics help "turn down" the body’s temperature control thermostat in the hypothalamus, and thus the metabolic generation of heat, in the same way aspirin works to lower a fever. When a fever get too high (over 104-5 degrees), cool sponge baths and even soaking in a tub of cool water may be added to the herbal regime.
Herbal Remedies for Fever
Related Fever conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.