Why it works: Basil can bring down body temperature very quickly and has been used for reducing fever for ages.
How it works: For chronic fever, drink basil (tulsi) tea. Take 1 teaspoon holy basil steeped in 1 cup hot water. Add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon honey. Take this 3 times a day before meal.
Precautions: The above-ground parts of basil and basil oil are possibly unsafe when taken by mouth as a medicine for long term use.
Do not take large amount of basil if you are pregnant or nursing.
Basil might slow blood clotting and lower blood pressure. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood pressure related conditions.
Stop using basil at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
The self cure remedy of Drink basil tea for the care and relief of Fever has an effectiveness score of 3.4 and a popularity score of 21 on the self-cure system.