There are a number of medicinal herbs that have a long history of use as a natural treatment for fever, as well as traditional herbal combinations that are pleasant to the taste and provide a number of benefits when suffering from fever and chills.
In holistic tradition, herbs are not used to reduce fever unless there is also some positive benefit in treating the infection or inflammation that is causing the fever.
Many alternative practitioners see fever as the body’s natural response to a pathogen. Fever has been shown to stimulate immune system production of antibodies and may also enhance the body’s elimination of toxins.
Fevers accomplish much for the body through stimulation of the circulation of both blood and lymph, bringing lymphocytes, immune globulins, and other infection-fighting agents to fight the cause of the disease.