What is a Febrifuge?

These are remedies that reduce fevers, and are synonymous with the term Anti-pyretic. Fever control with herbal remedies is quite effective, however the focus should be on aiding the body’s natural recuperative processes rather than just dropping the temperature. The key is to help the body through the fever and at the same time reduce excessive suffering from the symptoms.

How Febrifuges Work

Herbs that can be used to help the body control the process of a fever include Diaphoretics, circulatory stimulants and Anti-microbials. Diuretics, Alteratives and Nervines can also play a role in this function.

Herbal Examples:

  • Mentha piperita (Peppermint)
  • Sambucus nigra (Elderberry & flower)
  • Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)
  • Salix alba (Willow)