Body temperature is regulated by hypothalamus. It is located at the base of the brain. Hypothalamus sets the body temperature as per the body need. Some of the diseases that cause fever are as follows Lyme disease, Malaria, Melioidosis, Pneumonia, Infection in urinary tract, Viral Hepatitis, Whooping Cough, Cancer, Cold and flu. Sometimes fever can also be side effect of any medications you are on, especially medicines taken for hypertension or seizures.
Remedies for reducing body temperature
Drink lots of water to compensate for the loss of body fluid. This will also help to reduce the body temperature. To immediately reduce high body temperature, boil powder of 2 to 3 tsp dry roasted fenugreek seeds. Strain the water and add a drop of clarified butter to it and drink. Drink juice made out of sweet basil leaves twice or thrice a day. Prepare linden tea by boiling 1 tbsp of linden flower in 1 cup of water and drink it hot. Brew willow bark tea and drink it by taking small sips. Willow bark has some aspirin related compound. If you are not comfortable with it then use black elder.
Remedy for Mild Fever
If the fever is mild, lie on a bed and completely cover yourself with a blanket for 20 minutes. Crush 10 grams of raisins and ginger. Boil them in 200 ml of water till it reduces to 50 ml. Strain and drink this solution warm.
Fever : Home Remedies suggested by users
Liquid foods should be preferred
Prefer liquid food over solid food. Eat foods that are easily digestible. Eat boiled or steamed vegetables, vegetable soup, honey and yogurt. Eat fresh fruits and drink fresh fruit juices. Drink cows milk in small quantity 2 to 3 times a day. Eat rice cooked with lentils with spices like cumin seeds, ginger, turmeric, coriander, and salt added to it. Completely avoid heavy foods like fast food, chicken, fish, raw foods and fried foods.
Other Suggestions for Fever
Take complete rest. Take cool baths. Children should not be given aspirin for fever; instead they should be given cold bath. Avoid heavy exercises and sudden temperature change.