I’m sick from the flu shot. No posting awesomeness today.
I found all these from different websites, some were posted by people. But these are items you may have in your kitchen to help get rid of a fever.
Remedies from things found in the kitchen.
Cream of tartar. Try this fever tea. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 1/2 cups warm water, and 1/2 teaspoon honey. Drink 4 to 6 ounces at a time.
Pineapple. Fresh is best. It’s one of nature’s anti-inflammatory agents that can fight fever. Pineapple is also packed with juice that can prevent dehydration
Raisins. Put 3/4 cup chopped raisins in 7 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the water has been reduced by one-third. Drink a little of this several times a day to keep yourself hydrated during a fever.
Popsicles. These can reduce the risk of dehydration. Fruit juice bars are good, too. This can be an especially handy way to keep fluids in small children.
Apple water. It tastes good, relieves the miseries of fever, and keeps the body hydrated. To make it, peel, skin, core, and slice 3 sweet apples. Put them in a pan with 3 3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the apples are barely mushy. Remove, strain without pressing apple puree into the liquid, and add 2 tablespoons honey. Drink and enjoy.
Blackberry vinegar. This is a great fever elixir, but it takes several days to prepare. Pour cider vinegar over a pound or two of blackberries, then cover the container and store it in a cool, dark place for three days. Strain for a day, since it takes time for all the liquid to drain from the berries, and collect the liquid in another container. Then add 2 cups sugar to each 2 1/2 cups juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes while you skim the scum off the top. Cool and store in an airtight jar in a cool place. Mix 1 teaspoonful with water to quench the thirst caused by a fever.
Basil. Mix 1 teaspoon basil with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Steep in 1 cup hot water to make a tea. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Drink two to three times a day.
Oregano. A tea made from a mixture of some spice-rack staples can help reduce fever. Steep 1 teaspoon each of oregano and marjoram in a pint of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain, and drink warm a couple times a day. Refrigerate unused portion until needed, then gently warm.
If you have a fever put a few slices of onion in your socks then slip them on. The onion will draw the fever out.
I’m here to share a home remedy my mom shared with me. For high fevers, she would cut up raw potatoes into circles (like potato chips) and soak them in vinegar. Then she’d place them all over my forehead (avoid the eyes). With rest and these on my forehead, all the heat went to the raw potatoes and they would dry out and curl up. (Do not eat these). Repeat as many times until the fever goes down. 🙂
This is an old Chinese remedy that my mother used to do on me and anyone who was sick (whether it was fever, headache, flu, etc.) and it does wonders.
First you boil an egg or two until it’s done, and you take the shell off (quickly, because the heat will escape. You need a hot egg for this to work, not a warm one), stick a coin in it (we always used a coin made of real silver, I think), and wrap it in a cloth.
Then rub that rigorously over the forehead, chest, stomach, and back (this will burn, because the egg is really hot) until the egg becomes warm. When you take the silver coin out, it should have become dark (my mother said this was because the egg ‘captured’ the sickness from the body).
Repeat one or two more times, and you should feel better instantly. It always worked for me.
Egg whites are by far the best method to lower a high temperature within MINUTES! When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I had acquired a fever so high that I started to hallucinate. My mother was in a panic, she feared brain damage if something didn’t lower the fever and FAST. My grandma told her to soak 2 cloths or handkerchief’s in egg whites and put on the soles of the feet (cover with socks). The egg whites instantaneously start to draw the temperature DOWN from the brain (where it is dangerous) to the feet (where it can do no damage). After that incident my mom used this method successfully every time I had high temp.
The egg whites are also a miracle cure for burns, even severe ones. Soak or coat affected area in egg white. While the egg white is still wet you will feel no pain from the burn. As soon as it dries up the pain comes back so reapplication is necessary. This method not only alleviates the pain it actually heals and prevents scarring from the burn.
To reduce fever dry roast 2-3 teaspoons of fenugreek (methi seeds)till it becomes brown. Powder the roasted seeds and boil the powder in half glass of water. Strain the water, add a drop of ghee and drink. Your Temperature immediately reduces.
Take cayenne and garlic to combat infection and hasten the healing process.
Take a warm bath with four to five tablespoons of grated ginger. This will help open pores and expel toxins from the body.
Take burdock, dandelion, echinacea, goldenseal, or yarrow..
Add a half cup of vinegar to lukewarm bath water and soak for five to ten minutes.
Add one teaspoon of tulsi leaves to one cup of hot water, steep for five minutes, and drink three to four times a day. A high fever should be gone by the next day. Other herbs that can encourage sweating and bring out a fever are peppermint, elderflowers and yarrow.
Add one teaspoon of mustard seeds to one cup of hot water, steep for five minutes, and then drink.
Slice a potato and soak the slices in vinegar for ten minutes. Then place the slices on the forehead while you lie down and place a washcloth on top. Results should be seen in about 20 minutes.
Place a slice of lemon on the bottom of the feet and cover with a wet cotton sock. Cover this sock with a wool sock. An alternate sock treatment is to soak two washcloths in egg whites, place this on the soles of the feet, and cover with socks.
Warm a mixture of two tablespoons of olive oil and two large crushed garlic cloves. Apply the mixture under the sole of each foot, wrap each foot with plastic, and keep on for the night. Olive oil and garlic are both wonderful home remedies for fever.
Have Any of you tried these? It is very interesting that what you keep in your kitchen can do wonders for other aspects of you life, like illness. The Onion is supposedly a big draw for bacteria. I read that if you cut an onion and place it by your bed when you are ill, it will draw the bacteria into it. It will turn black and you should feel better.
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