Fever Ayurveda Treatment – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 25, 2018
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Fever Ayurveda Treatment

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

According to Ayurveda, a disturbance in the regulation of body temperature is called jwara (fever). According to Ayurveda, the generator of the bodily temperature is located in the forehead. Fever can either be a disease or a symptom of another disease.  Fever as a disease is classified into eight categories in Ayurveda called Aghantuja, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha and Vata-Pitta-Kapha.

 

Ayurvedic rules for fever management

  • Consuming light foods or fasting is highly recommended for all types of fevers
  • Warm water is prescribed to drink
  • Warm liquid diets including barley and vegetable soup is prescribed
  • Steamed vegetables with little or no spices in them
  • Foods that are difficult to digest such as diary, oily foods, sweets, spicy foods should be avoided.
  • Fruits and fruit juices are prescribed especially oranges because of its rich content of vitamin c which increases resistance to infections.
  • Rice starch is a highly recommended remedy to flush out toxins and increase urination.

Causes of fever

There could be various reasons that contribute to causing fever. Usually, Fever is caused as a response to an infection causing the body to raise its temperature. Extreme heat or sun exposure can also lead for us to run a fever. Some medications prescribed for other diseases can also cause fever as a side effect.

 

Symptoms of fever

  • Chills and shivers
  • throatSore
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Body pain
  • Dehydration
  • High temperature

 

Useful herbs in treating fever

  • Garlic – acts as a natural remedy for cold and fever because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • Holy basil – it is an excellent antibiotic and germicidal and protects the body from all infections including cold and fever.
  • Ginger – it is the quintessential herb for its anti-bacterial and fungal properties and its fever curing powers.
  • Honey – honey has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties. It is a very nourishing food to have during cold and fever.
  • Fenugreek – it has healing compounds that bring down fever and alleviates infections
  • Coriander – it is natural immune booster that combats cold and fever
  • Cinnamon – it is a natural antibiotic that can treat cough, cold and flu.

 

Ayurveda treatment for fever

In Ayurveda fever is treated according to the types classified as:

  • vataja jwara (seasonal fever of monsoon) – herbal decoctions, expressed juices and rubbing the body with clarified butter is also prescribed during certain conditions.
  • piitaja jawara (seasonal fever of autumn) – herbal decoctions, cooling drugs, cold infused drugs and gargles prepared with herbs are used to treat pittaja fever.
  • kaphaja jawara (seasonal fever of spring) – herbal mixtures, pastes and decoctions are used to treat kaphaja fever.

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