Viral fever is one of the most frequent medical conditions these days both in adults as well as in children. Signs may include a sore throat, cough, hoarseness, drippy nose, and body-pain. The fever may also sometimes cause diarrhoea, vomiting or an upset stomach. With the changing temperatures due to changing the climate, the risk of viral fever is on a high nowadays.
Here are 10 effective home remedies for viral fever you should know.
Coriander seeds contain vitamins and phytonutrients which help boost your immune system. The presence of antibiotic substances and useful volatile oils, Coriander serves as an effective natural aid to combat a viral infection.
Dill plant seeds decoction
In addition to strengthening the immune system and relaxing the body, dill seeds are also useful in reducing your temperature. Due to the presence of flavonoids and monoterpenes, dill seed decoction serves as a powerful antimicrobial agent to relieve viral fever.
One of the most effective and widely used natural home remedies to help relieve the symptoms of viral fever is tulsi leaves. Tulsi leaves have the properties of germicidal, anti-bacterial, anti-biotic and fungicidal which makes an effective remedy for a viral fever.
A common home remedy used since ancient times to treat viral fever naturally is rice starch (known as kanji in Hindi). This traditional remedy provides a diuretic agent that increases urination and boosts the immune system.
Soak a handful of raisins in half cup water. After a while, crush the raisins into water and strain. Then add the juice from a half of a lime and drink twice a day.
In cool tap water soak a clean cloth, remove the excess water and then put on the body like your armpits, feet, hands and groin to slow up the temperature.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another very inexpensive and impressive remedy for a fever. It helps to decrease a fever quickly because the acid present in it helps draw heat out of the skin.
Fenugreek (Methi) Water
Rich in elements like diosgenin, saponins and alkaloids, fenugreek is also a mighty remedy for treating viral fever in your home.
Mint leaves also help extract excess heat from the body by cooling internal system.
Turmeric has also been proven to be an excellent home remedy for a fever. The chemical substance called curcumin in turmeric contains effective antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidants. To fight against any kind of infection, this will boost immune system. It will also help prevent complications reducing the duration of the fever.
The best part about these natural home remedies is that these are free from any side effects, and are easily available at home.