Herbal Teas for Fever

Sage and Peppermint
2 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon dried peppermint
1 cup water, barely boiled

Place the herbs in a teapot. Pour the boiling water over them. Cover, and steep 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey, if desired. Sip SLOWLY while warm, up to 3 cups a day.

Certain Native American tribes treated fever with sage. The peppermint has an overall cooling influence.

Fenugreek, Thyme and Cayenne
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon powdered cayenne

Bring the water to a boil in a glass or stainless steel pan. Add the fenugreek seeds, reduce heat to medium-high, and simmer 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the thyme in a teapot. Pour the unstrained fenugreek decoction over the thyme, cover, and steep 10 minutes. Strain, stir in the cayenne, and sweeten with honey, if desired. Sip slowly while warm.

Three ancient herbs combine in this gentle fever remedy.

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