Best Ayurvedic treatment for High fever - Alveda

High fever

High fever from the point of view of Ayurveda

ever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. Normal body temperature is different for everyone, but it ranges from 35.7 to 36.9°C. A temperature of 37.4°C and above is considered a fever. It is also called high temperature, hyperthermia, or pyrexia and is typically a sign that your body is working to protect you from infection.
The most common causes of fever are infections such as colds and stomach bugs (gastroenteritis).
Other causes of fever include:
Infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder, or kidney
Heat exhaustion
Conditions that cause inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis
Side effects of medications
Vaccines and immunizations
Autoimmune conditions such as lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
Hormone disorders such as hyperthyroidism
Illegal drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine
Teething in babies can cause a mild, low-grade fever
Fever or Jwar is one of the most comprehensively described entity in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, fever is caused by an imbalance of the Pitta (fire), Vata (air) and Kapha (water) doshas.
There are thirteen types of fever described in Ayurveda: Vataja, Pittaja, Kaphaja, Vata-Pittaja, Vata-Kaphaja, Tridoshaj (intrinsic fevers), Agantuja (extrinsic fever), Kamaja (related to sex), Shokaja (anxiety induced), Vishama jwar (malaria), Krodhaja (anger induced) and Bhuta-vistha (of unknown origin).
Stress, lifestyle disorders or malnutrition cause an imbalance, which leads to dysfunction of the digestive system. Toxins in the small and large intestines break down and spread throughout the body, causing fever.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat fever

Ayurveda believes that low temperature is healing: it helps burn toxins in your body. But high fever must be treated by relieving the strain on the digestive system with a light diet and some herbs. The ideal diet for a person with a fever includes fruits, herbal decoctions, and warm soups. Beneficial herbs for decoctions include tulsi, ginger, black pepper, turmeric, raisins, and methi seeds.
Other cleansing or detoxifying Ayurvedic treatments may be used during the course of treatment if prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.
caucasian man staying in bed measuring temperature feeling sick

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of high fever

  • Wiping the forehead and body with cold water is usually recommended
  • Boil 20 fresh holy basil leaves, a piece of ginger and 5 black peppercorns and drink warm
  • Garlic has many antibacterial properties
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Take this mixture two to three times a day
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon fennel and 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood powder to 1 cup of grape juice and drink. This will help relieve the fever
  • Coriander seeds are loaded with natural essential oils and antibiotic compounds
  • Oregano is a potent plant in the mint family known for its incredible medicinal and therapeutic properties

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