Home Remedies for Viral Fever


Viral Fever is body’s mechanism to prevent infections. Normal body temperature is about 98.4F or 37.0c in fever the body temperature rises 100f or 37.7c. Head ache, body pain, shivering, fatigue, and tiredness are some of the symptoms associated with fever. If you have fever make sure to drink plenty of liquids as it help to rehydrates the body and can also help to flush out the toxins.

Signs and Symptoms: Shivering, head pain, body pain are some symptoms are associated with fever.

The patient may also feel thirsty and exhausted. The flow of urine reduces and as the fever raises heart beat and breathing becomes faster. Excessive urine and concentrated urine are other indicators of fever.

Why does fever occur: Wrong eating habits, Unhygienic Environment, Sunburn, Harmful Bacteria, Virus Infection, Medications, Blood Clots and Vaccines?

List of Home Remedies:

Saffron: Boil half cup of water, add half a teaspoon of saffron (Kesar). Allow to simmer for about two to three minutes, and then drink the liquid while it’s hot

Ginger, Honey, and Fresh Basil Leaves:  Take one teaspoon of freshly crushed basil leaves (Tulsi). Place it on a sieve. Add one teaspoon of freshly crushed ginger and extract its juice. Then add one teaspoon of honey and mix it properly. Drink the mixture about 4 to 5 times a day.

Raisins and Lime Juice: Soak five tablespoons of raisins (Kishmish) in half a cup of water. Using the same water grind the raisins, add one teaspoon lime juice and mix it properly. Drink this mixture daily for better relief.

Cold Compress: Take a small towel and a bucket of cold water, soak it and place the towel on your forehead, face, neck and wrists. It will draw the heat out from your body. Do this several times or till you feel good.

Wet Socks: Take a thick and cotton socks and soak it in a cold water. Wring out the water and wear it on your both legs.

Water: One of the best and easy way to reduce your fever is to drink more water as it will leave you feel dehydrated. Drink as much water as you can to balance the electrolytes of your body.

Vegetables and Fruits: Whenever you get fever your immune system will become weak. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. You can also drink by making juice of it but avoid spicy and oily foods.

Hot Soup: If you not feel to eat then prepare yourself a hot soup and drink. It will not only give you more energy but it will also keep you hydrated. You can add some chicken, eggs, rice or vegetable to your soup.

Herbal Tea: Add a tea bag or a teaspoon of dried herbs in a cup of water. Let it soak in boiled water for about 5 minutes and flavor with lemon or honey. However, for children’s consult your physician first before making them drink.

Fever is a temporary increase in the body temperature beyond normal levels, often due to an illness. Fever is a symptom of illness, not a disease. Viral fever occurs due to an infection caused by viruses, which enter the body through inhalation (coughing and sneezing), contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces, unsafe food and water, contact with pets, cattle and insect. People with a low immune system are at a higher risk of falling it. The disease is very easily transmit from person to person and reaches rapidly.

Common Causes:

Exposure to Cold Environment

Cold Drinks

Soft Drinks




Signs and Symptoms: Well everyone may suffer from fever but if we find the symptoms then only we can treat them in home.

  • Red Eyes
  • 101 – 103 or even more temperature
  • Cold and Cough
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Throat Pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Body Pain
  • Not feel hungry
  • Headache


  • Take necessary steps against mosquito breeding in house and immediate surroundings.
  • Protective clothing from rains and chilly winds is a must. Observe dry day once a week.
  • Observe cough etiquette by covering mouth with a handkerchief or tissue paper.
  • During high fever never give up food.
  • Take fluid diet and glucose supplements for strength.
  • Personal hygiene like washing hands frequently is mandatory.
  • Prevent dehydration by taking liquids like water, juices and coconut water.
  • Children should be given semi-solid food
  • Children and elderly with history of asthma and upper respiratory tract infections should be vaccinated.

List of Home Remedies:

Epsom Salt and Apple Cider Vinegar: Have a bath with warm water added with Epsom salt or 1 cup of vinegar (apple cider vinegar).

Apple Cider Vinegar: Soak warm cotton cloth into vinegar and place the cloth on your head.

Basil Leaves: Take 3 to 4 basil leaves; boil it with your tea. Drink this about 3 to 4 times a day.

Mustard Oil and Garlic: Make small pieces of 4 to 5 garlic and add 4 teaspoon of mustard Oil and heat them till they turn red. Allow the oil to cool down then massage your palm and sole with this oil.

Water: Drink minimum 3 liter of water every day to dehydrate your body.

Coconut Water: Fever leaves one with bitter taste due to which people struggle with low appetite, sweet and soothing, coconut water nourishes the body, from inside. It offers a little bit of carbohydrates and potassium, helping restore the electrolyte balance in the body.

Lemonade: With a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar, lemonade makes plain water all the energizing and revitalizing, while lemon comes loaded with the goodness of vitamin C, salt gives sodium and sugar offers easily digestible carbohydrates – taking care of the sudden dip in the energy levels after fever.

Fruit Juice: Make a mix of half water and half fruit juice, and have it with a pinch of salt. You can pick juicy fruits such as sweet lime, oranges and watermelon as these can be well tolerated by the body. In fever, after all, the body is not fit enough to digest high fiber foods.

Vegetable Soup: Pick softly cooled vegetables like ridge gourd and bottle gourd, these are rich in antioxidants. Add a pinch of salt and cumin seeds powder which helps stimulate the appetite. Avoid using fibrous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and capsicum as these are not well digested in illness.

Lentil Soup: Due to diarrhea and vomiting, the body loses important essential nutrients, making one feel week and tired. Rich in vitamin B and protein lentil soup makes for a good meal option if the patient is struggling with loss of appetite.

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