Home Remedies For Fever

Eastern European Home Remedies For Fever

Stay in bed in a well aired room. Two or three evenings make cool enemas (32-36°С) with water to loose bowels of stagnant feces. If the temperature of the sick person is high (39°С and more), two enemas with hot water (40°С), made within ½ hour, relieve the sick person and quickly put down the temperature.

In order to take down the sick person’s temperature, it is necessary to provoke sweating: take a steam bath to the knees and put in it 1-2 handfuls of sea salt and a small bag of 50 g of ground mustard. The bath should continue until the sick person sweats (their heart should be calm) and not more than 30 minutes; meanwhile drink a cup of hot linden tea , brewed with a peeled sour apple without the seeds. After the bath, wrap up in 1-2 blankets. After sweating put a compress on the belly and a compress on the calves (wet socks), dipped in equal parts of vinegar and cool water. During the day, depending on the temperature, put such compresses.

In evening, before going to bed, if you feel cold, put the same compresses on the belly and the calves. Take them off if you do not feel comfortable. If you have fever, and your heart is not very well, you can wrap up in blankets; if your heart is all right, have a bath of your feet and then wrap up in blankets. If you want to take down the temperature quicker, the whole body is covered with a mix of yolk in 1 tea spoonful of vinegar, and again wrap up in blankets. The body will redden and you will sweat again so that the fever will pass. Again put a cool water compress on the belly. Depending on your heart condition and your total physical condition steam baths can be taken every day, every other day or every two days. Until you recover.

Deep breathing helps your quicker recovery a lot. Make 10-15 big breaths in the morning, at noon and in the evening.

If you have a considerable improvement of your condition, reduce the baths and compresses and finally stop them.

If you have headache, make a cap of leaven of bread or wet napkins on your forehead (equal part of cold water and vinegar).

For internal use. In the morning, at noon and in the evening, 10 minutes before meals, drink 1 small glass of decoction of fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum graecum) (1 table spoonful of this seed is boiled for 10 minutes in 1 liter of water) and tea of boiled cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), with honey or raspberry jam, or linden tea with honey and 10-12 drops of lemon juice (per cup). Wormwood tea  (Artemisia vulgaris) is very good, too: 1 table spoonful of wormwood leaves are boiled in 100-200 ml of  water (boil it for 5 minutes) and drink 1 wine glass of it, or  decoction of  yellow gentian roots (Gentiana cruciata) – 10 of roots are boiled in 200 ml of water for 10 minutes; decoction of  plain willow, 1 table spoonful of young branches and bark are boiled in 300 ml of water for 10-20 minutes; 1table spoonful of orange peel decoction is boiled in 400 ml of  water for 10 minutes (shred peel). With very high temperature after the steam bath it is good to drink only 1cup of 150 ml of lilac leaves tea: 6-8 leaves per ½ liter of water boil it for 5 minutes, drink with honey and lemon.