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Ayurvedic Remedies for a Fever

author image Chris Passas
Chris Passas is a freelance writer from Nags Head, N.C. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has written online instructional articles since September 2009.
Ayurvedic Remedies for a Fever
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Ayurvedic remedies for a fever involve careful planning and balancing of your diet to incorporate foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients as well as easier to digest. Although there is not yet enough scientific evidence to support some Ayurvedic remedies for a fever, you may want to try naturally negating a mild fever by changing your diet instead of using an over-the-counter medicine.

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Herbal Remedies

Ayurvedic medicine recommends taking an herbal mixture of ginger and raisin twice a day to dissipate a mild fever. Crush one tablespoon of ginger with one tablespoon of raisins and add the mixture to a pot of water. Leave the crushed ginger and raisins in the pot for up to one hour so the water absorbs the mixture. Boil the water with the ginger and raisin mixture and drink it while it is warm.

The system of Ayurvedic medicine refers to turmeric as "The Great Internal Healer," according to Ayurvedic medicine. You can add turmeric to boiling water or warm milk to drink. In addition to changing your diet, you should rest your body by lying down and cover yourself in a blanket to induce sweating. This can help reduce the fever.

Rest Your Digestive System

Avoid heavy foods for about 24 hours when you feel the onset of a fever in order to give your digestive system the opportunity to rest, according to Ayurvedic medicine. Drink juices and consume fruits such as apples, grapes, melons, oranges, peaches, pears and pineapples as well as liquid foods such as vegetable soups for the first day of fever. After 2 or 3 days of following a diet of fruits, juices and liquid foods, you can eat heavy foods again.

Avoid Harsh Foods

Avoid foods that can be harsh on your digestive system when you have a fever. Some harsh foods to avoid are junk foods and foods that contain flour, excessive sugar or excessive oils. Foods that contain flour or excessive sugar can contribute to acidity and fats can interrupt the main doshas, or body humors, essential to your health according to the system of Ayurvedic medicine.

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