FEVER (CURRENT) (Pyrexia)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Fever (current)'?
A fever is a condition where internal body temperature rises above the normal level of 98.6F to 100.4F. A fever usually indicates a bacterial or viral infection is present.
In Ayurveda, the root cause of fever is metabolic waste, or digestive toxins known as ama. Ama depresses immunity and encourages growth of bacteria, which prolongs the fever. Don't eat ice cream and cheesecake when you have a fever, or the bacteria will be celebrating the blood sugar spike. Remember the saying, "starve a fever."
A fever helps your body fight disease, and it should encouraged unless the fever is too high (above 103.5). Wrap yourself in blankets and dress warmly to "sweat it out."
Cooling diaphoretics, such as anantamul, coriander seeds, and peppermint help lower body temperature by encouraging sweating and can help reduce a fever if it is too high. In Chinese Medicine, they use the term "open the exterior" in relation to fevers, meaning to push out the pathogen through the skin.
A fever can be dangerous and may be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as meningitis, so medical advice should always be sought if the fever persists or is very high.
Disclaimer: 'Fever (current)' could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
STAGE OF DISEASE 3 - ATTACKING TISSUEIf you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are becoming stronger and weakening your body's resistance. Most people have a weakness in one or more organs. These areas of weakness are the 'weak link in the chain.' They are first to succumb when an imbalance reaches a tipping point. Repairing imbalances in this category often represent your last opportunity to prevent disease. At any moment, these imbalances could overwhelm weakened tissue and develop into a disease. You may feel pain or discomfort in the weakened area. At this stage you will need to support the weakened tissue with specialized foods and herbs for the weakened tissue.
ARE YOU NEW TO AYURVEDA?Are you wondering what Ayurveda is and how to use it for 'Fever (current)' and health in general? LEARN MORE
FAVOR HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL PROPERTIESIngredient and herbs each have unique effects on the various organs of your body. Herbalists study these effects and categorize them, so it is easy to identify which foods and herbs are most helpful for your unique body type. Click on the medicinal properties below to learn more about them, and to figure out which recipes, ingredients and products will be a good match for you. Individual results will vary depending upon the root cause of your imbalance. The following medicinal properties are useful for a general case of 'Fever (current)'. You must independently verify whether these medicinal properties address the root causes of your case of Fever (current).
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
ANTIPYRETICReduces a fever / febrifuge.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
DIET REMEDIES FOR 'FEVER (CURRENT)'
PRODUCTS REMEDIES FOR 'FEVER (CURRENT)'
LOOKING FOR LYMPH RELATED PRODUCTS?See our herbs & products in these categories:
REMOVE THE CAUSES OF YOUR IMBALANCE
FEVER (CURRENT) USUALLY MEANS THESE
|GUNA||DO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?|
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Toxic' guna
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Hot' guna
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Sweet' taste
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Pungent' taste
To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.