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Chills Home Remedies

 

 

A traditional home remedy for chills begins by covering the patient with several warm blankets.  Then rub and massage the soles of the feet for 5 minutes and then put warm socks on the feet.  If warm socks are not available, use two pair.  Make a tea from ten holy basil leaves (fresh and crushed if available – if not powdered), five cloves, five black pepper corns in five cups of water.  Boil this until there is only one cup of water left.  Strain the tea, add a dash of salt and a teaspoon of honey.

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A bath with warm water will reduce chills.  Drink plenty of water

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A good home remedy for chills is to make a cup of water as hot as is tolerable, then stir in the juice of one lemon, a teaspoon of grated ginger and honey.  Let it steep for 5 minutes and drink.

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For chills brought on by a high fever, take a half teaspoon of lobelia tincture and a cup of catnip tea every four hours.  Don’t use this if you are breast feeding or pregnant and don’t do this if for a child under 1 year of age.

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Here is a long time home remedy for relieving chills.  Wet a washcloth with warm water and rub it somewhat vigorously over the patient’s skin.  Do this for as long as it can be tolerated – 20 minutes is good.  Keep warming the washcloth with warm water.

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Put a hot water bottle under your shirt.  Don’t use a heating pad as the alternating current gives off electromagnetic radiation and this disturbs the chi (vital life force) in the body.

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