How Herbal Tea Can Reduce a Fever
Calm a child’s fever with a herbal tea recipe is the best way to comfort your child when they are sick. If you are concerned in using over-the-counter medication like children’s aspirin or various other products, you are not alone. All parents want is for their children to feel better quickly, however giving Tylenol or Bayer aspirin can actually delay a quick recovery. Giving your child medication can actually work against the body’s natural defense mechanism. As well, some of these medications can have an negative factor from repeated use or even worse it may induce a drug allergy. Tea for the immune system is a better choice.
Why use herbal tea?
My heritage is Métis , and my grandmother, Marie Sophronie Annette Bremner had 18 children, but only 15 survived. With that many children, between changing their diaper, feeding time, making large meals, baking bread, tending to the farm animals, she had very little time to run to the general mercantile and fetch medicine. Her only cure was what she had on hand, herbal tea which was also used as a wellness tea. Since cinnamon, ginger, and peppermint were used for cooking and baking, she relied on their healing ability when one of her children became sick. She relied on their natural remedies.
8 Benefits of Herbal Tea During Fevers
Herbal tea is 100% natural and healthy alternative, and actually tastes good too. The benefits of drinking herbal tea outweigh any of the remedies it offers. Here are some of the benefits:
- Warms and stimulates the body
- Encourage detoxification through sweating
- Provides extra hydration
- Relieves pain and unpleasant symptoms
- Offer immune system supporting vitamins and antioxidants
- Boost mood and relaxation (sleep)
- It is non-addictive
- Has no side effects
- Anti inflammatory
- Wellness tea
It is caffeine-free too!
Unlike, green, black, and oolong, herbal tea does not have caffeine in it, which to some people is not welcomed. Caffeine can affect people in many ways, they may be on medication, may suffer from anxiety, are “non caffeine-free believers”, or do not want to consume caffeine as it causes insomnia. Herbal tea has been considered to be a “wellness tea” for centuries.
Herbal Tea has so many healing effects
A great deal amount of herbal tea contains a natural sleep aid. It is also believed to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and liver-protecting effects. Herbal tea that has ginger in can also prevent nausea which with children, can be very valuable. Peppermint herbal drink is like a doctor in a cup! Peppermint helps support good digestive tract health, it also has antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also relies congestion. You want your child to recover as soon as possible and a cup of warm peppermint has great healing properties.
South African’s LOVE their Rooibos!
Rooibos has been used as a healing and wellness tea in South Africa for centuries. It comes from a red bush plant. It is naturally grown in places like Cederberg, and is one of the biggest export items. Rooibos has been studied by scientists and their discovery is that it may help improve bone health, is anti inflammatory, boosts the immune system, improves bone health and is a wellness tea.
Herbal teas come in a variety of many, natural flavors, and are free of sugar and calories, and they taste good too!
Herbal Tea Recipe
- Place herbs in a cup or in a tea ball or strainer.
- Boil water and pour into the cup.
- Cover the cup with a plate to keep the steam and important oils in.
- Steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain tea through fine mesh strainer or remove tea bag.It can be sweetened with one teaspoon of unpasteurized honey.