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La fièvre:  Comment y remédier?

Fever:how to fix it?

What is fever?

Fever, this rise in temperature, is a sign that the body is defending itself. The liver raises this temperature to expel an unwanted microbe or to fight against a more aggressive virus.

The average normal body temperature is 37 C (between 36.5 C and 37.5 C, depending on the individual). We are talking about mild fever up to 38C, moderate fever between 38 and 38.5C and high fever above.delà.


Feverish state: when to worry ?

Signs that the fever is poorly tolerated are a temperature that is too high (39C and above) or one that lasts too long and leaves you exhausted. You may also experience intense pain, spasms, severe headaches or even experience an episode of delirium where your words become confused. It is important to monitor fever, as the patient may lose strength..

Exhausted, the body can no longer defend itself effectively against the aggressor. We must therefore ensure that the fever remains well tolerated and, if not, try to bring it down..


Rest and medicinal plants: simple treatments for fever

If you have a fever, the best remedy is to lie down, rest and drink plenty of fluids. But remember that treating a fever to suppress it is not recommended, because, by doing this, you also cut off the defensive reactions put in place by your body and your immune system. Only a fever that is too intense and poorly tolerated (for example which peaks at 40C or which stagnates at 39C) should be cut. In this case, febrifuge medicinal plants (which reduce fever) are recommended.s.

Here are some febrifuge plants:

  • Essential oil
    • ofeucalyptus, also called fever tree (if accompanied by respiratory problems)
    • of pepper mint (if accompanied by headache)
    • oforange (if accompanied by depression or stress)



Cold hydrotherapy (water treatment), well dosed, is the best way to bring down the fever, without cutting it. Contact of cold water with the body causes it to lose excess heat, which also slows down the intensity of metabolism. The most common applications are wrapping certain parts of the body using a damp cloth. For example, you can wrap your calves in cloths previously soaked in cold water, then lightly wrung out. Dip again and change places. Repeat 3 to 4 times, 3 times a day.

Remember: being feverish makes you tired. So remember to take care of yourself by giving yourself some rest and hydrating yourself well (drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day). Finally, if you need a boost, don't hesitate to take meadowsweet capsules which are similar to natural aspirin or the appropriate essential oil depending on your state of health.