We have all been there... Our little ones start running a fever and we run to the medicine cabinet. As a society, we have been taught that fevers are bad. We don't want our little ones to have fevers because that clearly means that something is wrong. What if the fever was meant to do something though? What if suppressing it actually did more harm than good? As a mother of three children and an herbalist, one of the hardest things I ever encountered was a fever of 103. I kept telling myself, it is alright. I won't let it get any higher. Instead of running to grab the nearest fever reducer I possibly could (which trust me was tempting because I was panicked), instead I grabbed the only things I knew would effectively help which was Catnip and Spearmint. Quickly, I started brewing a tea and took my middle child to a tub filled with warm water and Apple Cider Vinegar. By the time she was done, the tea was ready... I immediately started giving her the tea. Not only did her fever start going down, she started sweating and within 24 hours...everything was gone.
A fever is a not a bad thing. A fever is a sign that the body is trying to fight off an infection in the body. If we immediately suppress that fever, our bodies are not able to do their jobs so the recovery time from whatever is actually causing the fever becomes twice as long. Now, I wouldn't ever let a fever get higher than 104 in my house. However, I have found that herbal remedies not only work to reduce a higher fever, but they also nourish the body and give it the tools it needs to fight whatever is going on! This is probably one of my ABSOLUTE favorite combinations that I have come up with. This particular blend consists of Catnip, Spearmint, and Lemon Balm.
Catnip helps not only with calming a very cranky child due to a fever, but it also is a beautiful fever reducer. Not only does it nourish the body, but it also works with the body to make it sweat which in turn releases toxins and causes a fever to break. They say in extreme cases to IMMEDIATELY relieve a high fever to give catnip enema and the fever will break in a matter of minutes.
Spearmint is probably one of my MOST FAVORITE herbs for fevers due to the fact that it is so gentle. It works to reduce the fever by promoting sweat, which will release toxins AND reduce a fever.
Lemon Balm is a beautiful herb that works to replenish and nourish a sick body. It works to give the body the tools it needs to fight back whatever is going on. Furthermore, it works as a nerve sedative, tonic and stimulant which overall works with the nervous system to bring nourishment, ease pain and promote sleep!
This is loose leaf tea in a small bakers bag. This bag will make several cups of coffee. Bring roughly 8 oz of water to a boil and pour over the tea ball. Let sit for 15-20 minutes and then drink. This is best drank while warm.
For Children 1 year and older drink a cup every hour until fever breaks.
For Children 1 and under drink a half a cup or less every hour until fever breaks.
For Adults, drink a cup every 30 minutes until fever breaks.
*This product has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is not meant to cure or diagnose.
*Do not use while pregnant.
Fever Reducing Tea
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