When trying to bring a fever down, herbal remedies can help cool the body down. The herbs can stimulate the circulatory system, help your body sweat, pushing pathogens out of your body through sweat and cooling you down in the process.
Here’s a simple blend using 4 herbs. Three of these herbs are very easy to find in markets across the country. The 4th one, yarrow, may be a bit harder to find (but never impossible).
Check out the video and the recipe and “how to” below.
2 tsp ginger root, grated
2 tsp dry basil
1 tsp of peppermint
1 tsp of dry yarrow leaves
*If you can’t find yarrow, take elder flower or dry catnip
- In 2 cups of hot water (not boiling), add all herbs and steep for 30-45 mins
- Strain and drink small amounts of about ¼ cup of this infusion every 30 mins
- Must be used within a 24 hour period