Fever is the body's initial response whenever a foreign microorganism enters a person's body. The body's rising temperature prevents microbial growth from proliferating anytime the temperature rises, making this fever less harmful unless it develops significantly. This article discusses some home remedies for treating viral fever.JWAR IN AYURVEDA
In Ayurveda, fever is referred to as "jwar," and as it affects everyone, it is considered one of the most serious and significant disorders. Fever is a characteristic of nearly all diseases; fever conditions are caused by interactions with the central nervous system as well as by endocrine, neurological, immunological, and behavioral factors. A fever is more than just an increase in body temperature; it also involves other physiological and metabolic changes.
SYMPTOMS OF FEVER
Headache, muscle aches, chills and shivering, loss of appetite, dehydration, and generalized weakness
CAUSES OF FEVER
A virus is the cause of fever. The following are typical symptoms of this type of fever: high temperature, headaches, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and burning in the eyes. Due to their low immunity, children and the elderly are particularly susceptible. In essence, this fever is a sign of a viral infection rather than an actual disease. Numerous viral infections can impact the human body and result in either a low-grade fever or a high-grade fever.
An infectious type of fever that spreads from one person to another is viral fever. When someone is close to an infected person, they might spread the infection to others by talking, sneezing, coughing, or even yawning. It takes between 16 and 48 hours after the virus has entered a healthy person's body system for fever symptoms to become visibly apparent.
Home Remedies For Viral Fever
FOR CONSUMPTION1. BLACK PEPPER AND GINGER TEA
Patients with erratic bowel movements who have viral fever benefit from it. Both ginger and black pepper have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help with viral fever. Black pepper aids in the body's cleansing.
Use: Add black pepper and ginger to hot water to make a tea.
Vitamins and phytonutrients abound in coriander. It naturally strengthens patients' immune systems. Tea with coriander leaves helps relieve symptoms such as runny nose.
Use: Mix coriander seeds with a small bit of milk, honey, and water.
3. TULSI LEAVES
Tulsi has numerous beneficial qualities, including antimicrobial and antibacterial characteristics that aid in viral fever.
Use: Take one cup of water, add six to seven tulsi leaves, boil until half of the water is gone, and then drink.
Garlic has a variety of undiscovered advantages and is extremely effective in the treatment of fever. It possesses antiviral and antibacterial characteristics that aid in bringing down the body's temperature during fever. It has a detoxifying effect on its own.
Use: Take two to three cloves from a single garlic plant and consume them raw. You may also use it in cooking.
FOR APPLICATION1. SANDALWOOD PASTE:
This substance is frequently used for its calming effects. It has anti-inflammatory qualities in addition to helping to reduce the temperature. It should be applied to the forehead multiple times a day in the shape of a thick paste.2. SPONGING
Sponging is a simple task that everyone may complete at home. Sponging is typically used when a temperature is high, although antipyretic medications should also be given. Apply a cotton cloth dipped in tepid water (the water shouldn't be frigid) to the patient's back, forehead, and stomach. It should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
A great natural treatment for fever is apple cider vinegar. It aids in reducing the fever. This has the same effect as removing fever from the body. Apply a washcloth to your forehead and stomach after soaking it in the water-apple cider vinegar combination.
Drink plenty of water because dehydration is frequently observed in those who have viral fever. Sweating is a natural way for the body to regulate temperature when a patient has a viral fever because their body stays significantly warmer than usual. Normal water may not be enough because electrolytes could be out of balance. You can use any of these: soups, electral, decaf tea, etc.
SOME HERBS FOR "JWARA"
YASHTIMADHU (GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA)
Because of its veerya, it functions as an antipyretic and aids in decreasing body temperature.
GUDUCHI (TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA)
Known by many as "Giloy," it is frequently used to treat a variety of conditions, including fever, diabetes, urinary tract disorders, anemia, and jaundice.
THE PAPAYA (CARICA PAPAYA)
Carica papayas have qualities that are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-helminthic, anti-protozoan, and anti-oxidative. Carica papaya's therapeutic qualities are extremely helpful for those who are battling the dengue virus.