21 Home Remedies for Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever, also known as Typhoid, is an infection of the intestines which is often fatal mostly caused by eating bad food and drink according to Dictionary.com.  There are a couple of ways to get the disease: by infected food and drink and contact with an infected person.  It spreads quickly once it enters your system and it attacks your organs. It appears in third world countries mostly due to water conditions of the land.

Symptoms of typhoid include but are not limited to a headache, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lethargy, vomiting, and hallucinations. Once diagnosed and treatment begins it takes about one month for the treatment to have a good effect on typhoid. Try the below home remedies in combination with anything your doctor prescribes.

If you do not have typhoid but are worried you may get it, get a vaccine instead. Typhoid fever is entirely preventable with the use of vaccines. After all, it is better to prevent an illness than to need to cure one.

Home Remedies for Typhoid Fever

  1. Cold Compress

A cold compress is used to help lower the fever of the person. You soak the cloth in water and then you twist it to get rid of the excess water and then lay it on the person’s forehead for a period of time.  Repeat this until the fever is brought down or change your method of lowering the fever. You can also give the person a sponge bath.

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Taking a cold shower may also help

  1. Stay Hydrated

Drink a lot of fluids during the course of your day and illness.  Drink at least eight to ten glasses of bottled or purified water. You may also want to drink more of coconut water, herbal teas, juices, glucose water, and soups.  All of these help to hydrate your body and one of the symptoms of the typhoid is dehydration.  All of the above help to keep the person’s body hydrated throughout the duration of the illness.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Using apple cider vinegar is a good way to reduce the fever caused by typhoid.  It can be either ingested as a drink or you can soak a cold compress in it because it is said that the heat from the fever is pulled out of your body by apple cider vinegar. Next time you have a fever check that out to see if it’s true.


  1. Garlic

Garlic helps as well to reduce fever and other symptoms that may be associated with typhoid.  All you need to do to use this home remedy is to add more garlic to your diet. You can eat it raw or add it to cooked meals to season it.


  1. Basil

Basil also helps with typhoid.  It will reduce the fever and also settle the stomach as well.  Basil also helps to boost the person’s immunity against the germs inside the body. Like garlic, you can eat basil raw or add it to meals as a seasoning. Drinking basil tea can also help.


  1. Cloves

Cloves are a good defense against typhoid as it helps to fight the bacteria from the disease.  It also helps to stop vomiting and diarrhea. Since cloves are not usually eaten raw, it is best to use them as a seasoning or to drink clove tea to treat your typhoid symptoms.

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Clove oil and cloves come from the carnation flower.

  1. Bananas

Another form of fever buster used in the treatment of typhoid is for you to eat bananas or drink banana smoothies. Bananas are loaded with health benefits that can help to reduce fever and treat some of the other typhoid symptoms.


  1. Buttermilk

Buttermilk will also fight a fever. All you need to do for this home remedy is to drink a glass of buttermilk whenever you have a fever. This will help the fever to break faster.


  1. Barley

Barley is easily digestible and controls diarrhea and reducing fever. This grain is often used to make bread and beer. It can also be added to soups.


  1. Guava Flower Tea

Guava flowers help treat cold and cough. It stops mucus and the spread of infection.  It helps diarrhea. To use this home remedy, it is best to make the flowers into a tea.


  1. Lemon

Lemon disinfects your intestines and boosts your immune system. It works so well to do this because it contains high amounts of vitamin C. To use this home remedy, you can drink lemon juice straight or dilute it in water or tea.


Fresh-squeezed lemon juice will work the best for this home remedy

  1. Oranges

Oranges are good for replenishing water and other nutrients. Like lemons, they also contain high levels of vitamin C. Unlike lemons, they can be eaten with ease. Drinking orange juice will also help to heal and hydrate the body.


  1. Honey

Honey helps with digestion. You can mix it with hot water or tea. Eating a spoonful of raw honey once or twice a day can also help to make the digestion process run more smoothly.


  1. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a wonderful home remedy when it comes to typhoid. Not only does it help to rehydrate the body, but it also works as an anti-inflammatory. This can make the digestion system run more smoothly and reduce the pain of headaches. Drink this tea a few times a day to get the best results.


  1. Apple Juice

Apple juice is great for treating the dehydration that often comes with typhoid. As an added bonus, it also contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamin C and several types of B vitamins. it is also loaded in antioxidants, helps to boost the immune system, and improves digestion.


  1. Carrots

Carrots are used to boost your immune system. For this home remedy, you can either eat raw or cooked carrots, either on their own or mixed in a meal. If you do not want to eat carrots, you can instead drink carrot juice.

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You can easily make your own carrot juice at home

  1. Cranberries

Cranberries help to fight parasites. They also help to improve the digestive system. The two best ways to use this home remedy is to either eat cranberries or drink cranberry juice. Avoid eating cranberry sauce, as it is often loaded with added sugars.


  1. Avoid Meat

Do not eat meat for a couple of days.  Meat carries parasites and has to be cooked as well completely through. If you are not confident that you can cook meat entirely, do not eat it at all. If you are going to eat meat, make sure it is “well done.”


  1. Cook Food at Home

Do not eat outside food meaning anything that you have not bought and cooked yourself in your home.  You can’t go out to restaurants, eat street vendor food or food from another friend’s house. This is important for the same reason listed above. The water could be contaminated and the person could be contaminated.  


  1. Avoid Caffeine

Do not drink soda and coffee as the caffeine and soda is bad for you. Taking in too much caffeine will slow the healing process. It is best to avoid it entirely until you are completely healed.

  1. Good Hygiene

It is good to maintain good hygiene as well.  Always wash your hands before and after eating and before handling any food.  Always keep your sewage system in your house or around your house clean.

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Make sure to use soap and hot water when you wash your hands

There are several ways listed in the twenty-one home remedies above to help your with your fever and to stay hydrated. What I noticed though was that it asked you to not to eat food cooked outside of your house.  It was a very interesting the use of honey and warm water to help with hydration, immunity boost and dehydration. We wish you good luck!





Cover photo of microscopic typhoid taken by Kat Masback.

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