Yoga and Naturopathy for Fever

Fever (pyrexia and febrile response) is a condition having a temperature above the normal range (37.5- 38.3°c or 99.5 - 100.9°f) due to an increase in the body’s temperature set point. The increase in set-point triggers increased muscle contractions and causes a feeling of cold. This results in greater heat production and efforts to conserve heat. When the set-point temperature returns to normal, a person feels hot, becomes flushed, and may begin to sweat. A fever can be caused by many medical conditions ranging from not serious to potentially serious. This includes viral, bacterial and parasitic infections such as the common cold, urinary tract infections, meningitis, malaria and appendicitis among others. Non-infectious causes include vasculitis, deep vein thrombosis, side effects of medication, and cancer among others. Treatment to reduce fever is generally not required. Treatment of associated pain and inflammation is important.


Pranayama: Anulom Vilom, Chandravedi, Shitali and  Shitkari pranayama.

Meditation: Savasana, Yognidra and meditation are very good in fever.

Naturopathy: Warm water enema should be taken after mud pack on stomach for 20 min. If fever is high, administer cold pack on forehead and stomach. When fever is not high, do kunjal and rest. Dry friction is very beneficial. 

Diet Therapy:

Have rest and support the efforts made by body to burn the disease. Keep fast till symptoms of the fever are gone.

Drink lemon water, coconut water, sour milk water, lemon and honey water, boiled barley water, orange juice etc.

Drinking lots of water is one of the best treatments for fever.

Drink hot water if feeling cold and drink cold water if feeling hot.

Take fruits & vegetables juice or green vegetable soup without salt.

Boil methi seeds and drink that water.

Boil basil leaves and drink that water.

Take soaked black raisins.

Mix ginger juice and black pepper with honey and take it thrice a day.

Boil water of cinnamon (Dalchini) with black pepper and honey and take it thrice a day.

Garlic is very effective in pneumonia.

Boil Giloe (Appx. 5-10 gm) in two glass water to half and drink it. Do it thrice a day. Alternately Giloe power of tablet can be taken. It will help maintain the platelets level normal.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

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