Anti-pyretic herbs may aid in reducing fever.
Recipes to Help with Fever
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Umashanker, M., & Shruti, S. (2011). Traditional Indian herbal medicine used as antipyretic, antiulcer, anti-diabetic and anticancer: A review. IJRPC, 1(4), 1152-1159.
- El-Radhi, A. S. (2018). Fever and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In Clinical Manual of Fever in Children (pp. 253-262). Springer, Cham.
- Vibercol was as effective as aceteminophgen in reducing fever and infection. Vibercol had less side effects. Vibercol contains Chamomilla recutita, Atropa belladonna, Solanum dulcamara, Plantago major, Pulsatilla pratensis, Calcium carbonicum, and Hahnemanni. From: Derasse, M., Klein, P., & Weiser, M. (2005). The effects of a complex homeopathic medicine compared with acetaminophen in the symptomatic treatment of acute febrile infections in children: an observational study. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 1(1), 33-39.
- Marshmallow, beet, chicory, watermelon, coriander, licorice, fummitory, henna, chamomile, peppermint, water lilly, great plantain, purslain, pomogranate, willow, violet, and jujube have been used in Persian medicine to help reduce fever in children. From: Hadian, F., Varshochi, M., Zargaran, A., Besharat, M., & Mousavi Bazaz, M. (2019). Medicinal Herbs Useful in Pediatric Fever from the Perspective of Persian Medicine. International Journal of Pediatrics, 7(9), 10087-10098.
- Extracts of Piper interruptum and Piper chaba have anti-inﬂammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities in laboratory animals. From: Sireeratawong, S., Itharat, A., Lerdvuthisopon, N., Piyabhan, P., Khonsung, P., Boonraeng, S., & Jaijoy, K. (2012). Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, and Antipyretic Activities of the Ethanol Extract of Piper interruptum Opiz. and Piper chaba Linn. ISRN pharmacology, 2012.
- Gingerol and shogaol from Z. officinale demonstrated sedative, antipyretic, analgesic, gastric relaxant, and anti-tussive activity. From: SUEKAWA, M., ISHIGE, A., YUASA, K., SUDO, K., ABURADA, M., & HOSOYA, E. (1984). Pharmacological studies on Ginger. I. Pharmacological actions of pungent constituents,(6)-gingerol and (6)-shogaol. Journal of pharmacobio-dynamics, 7(11), 836-848.
- This mega-analysis discussed the research on the therapeutic actions of bergamot. Modern medicine utilizes the plant as an antiseptic and antibacterial. Human studies have demonstrated the aroma to be anxiolytic and help with insomnia. Italian folk remedies rely on the plant to reduce fever, and as an anti-parasite, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial. It has been used by Italian people to treat skin, oral, respiratory, urinary, and vaginal infections. From: Navarra, M., Mannucci, C., Delbò, M., & Calapai, G. (2015). Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application. Frontiers in pharmacology, 6, 36.
- Lemongrass has been commonly used as a folk remedy to reduce fever. From: Natural Medicines (2018). Lemongrass Monograph. Retrieved in July, 2016. Retrieved from www.naturalmedicines.com
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski