Fever

Stay hydrated: It is vital not to dehydrate. Quite often there will be no hunger or appetite for food as the body is so busy using all the energy to fight the infection and illness and doesn’t want to waste any energy digesting food. But it is vital to keep up with liquids. *Soups and broths, Herbal teas and Coconut water adds the electrolytes to your system*. If too ill to eat or drink: Ice lollies or Ice chips. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Sleep: This is the only time your body can heal itself. Extra sleep will ensure a quicker recovery. And also contain anything contagious. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Epsom salt bath: Magnesium sulfate: Supplies the body with hydration and magnesium while drawing the toxins out of the body. *Add 2 cups to a warm (not cold) bath and soak for 10-15 minutes for children and 20-30 minutes for adults*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Wet sock treatment: Stimulates the immune system and increases blood circulation. The best results are when it is used on the first day of illness and done for a few nights in a row. *Warm your feet in a bath/shower. Dry them completely. Just before bed: Soak a thin pair of cotton socks in cold water, wring them out and place them onto your feet. Cover them with a pair of dry wool socks. The wet socks should be warm and dry by the morning. If you wake in the middle of the night and the socks are already dry, repeat before going back to sleep*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Drink herbal teas: A good way to stay hydrated with the added healing benefits of the herbs. They can produce perspiration and stimulate the immune system.

  • Elderflowers
  • Catnip (gentle for children)
  • Yarrow
  • White Willow Bark
  • Echinacea
  • Lemon Balm

Lemon juice and raw honey can be added for the extra Vit C or taste. *do not give honey to anyone younger than 1-year-old*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Boost the immune system: Give your body a helping hand to fight the illness.

  • Echinacea
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Vitamin C
  • Colloidal Silver

– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Apple cider vinegar: Great for drawing the fever out. Mix 1 part ACV to 2 parts water. Soak a couple of face cloths in the dilution. *Place them on your forehead and tummy or wrap them around the soles of your feet. *1 Cup can be added to a warm bath*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Bone broth: Contains gelatin and cartilage which supports a healthy immune function. Boosts the immune system and keeps you hydrated. Drink a cup. *Homemade or organic bought versions are best*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Homoeopathy: Natural ways to support the body as the body heals itself.  All of these work with fever:

  • Belladonna
  • Nux Vomica
  • Aconite
  • Pulsatilla

– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Brew a cup of yarrow tea. This herb opens your pores and triggers the sweating that is said to move a fever toward its end. Steep a tablespoon of herb in a cup of freshly boiled water for 10 minutes. Let cool. Drink a cup or two until you start to sweat. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, April 2020

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Wild Dagga and Buchu leaves, pour boiling water over leaves, leave for a few minutes. Drain and use leaves in a dishcloth or cloth and wrap around babies tummy and let them drink the tea. To help bring the fever down. – Listed by Adele Marais, March 2018

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