Six home remedies to fight viral fever

There are various herbs that are effective to relieve the symptoms associated with a viral fever.

By Salome Phelamei | Updated: Oct 07, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

Viral infections are one of the most common illnesses that can affect anyone at any age including infants and children. Symptoms can vary from fever and cough to sore throat and body aches.

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While there are many non-infectious causes of fever, a fever is one common symptom of a viral infection - affecting different areas of the body such as intestine, lungs, airways, etc.

Fortunately, there are various herbs that are effective to relieve the symptoms associated with a viral fever due to the presence of anti-bacterial, germicidal, anti-biotic and fungicidal properties in them.

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Following are five natural remedies for viral fever:

Tulsi leaves: Boil fresh Tulsi leaves with half a spoon of clove powder in one litre of water. Boil it till water reduces to half. Allow it to cool and drink this solution three to four times a day.

Garlic and olive oil: Both olive oil and garlic are wonderful home remedies for fever. Crush two cloves of raw garlic and mix them with two tablespoons of olive oil. Warm the mixture up a bit and apply it to the soles of your feet. After applying, cover each foot with a plastic wrapovernight.

Coriander seeds: Add one teaspoon of coriander seeds to a glass of water. Boil this solution for a few minutes and strain. You can add little milk and sugar to make it more palatable. Drink it to relieve the symptoms.

Raisins: Soak a handful of raisins in half a cup of water. After a while, crush the raisins into the water and strain. Then add the juice from a half of a lime and drink twice a day.

Ginger and honey tea: Take a small piece of ginger root, peel it and chop it roughly. Add this to a cup of water and boil the mixture for a few minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink this solution 2-3 times a day.

Herbal teas: Drinking herbal teas during a viral fever can be very beneficial as they are full of vitamins and minerals. Taking herbal teas during fever can help stimulate the body as well as keep the body hydrated.

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