A Febrifuge is a medication or substance that lowers the body temperature and reduces fever; an antipyretic.

There are several ways in which the body responds to treatment with Essential Oils. Particular oils can be utilized to stimulate, tone, purify or purge the body. Some oils are especially helpful in controlling the balance of fluids within the body or regulate the body's temperature.

The main Febrifuge Essential Oils are: Bergamot, Camomile, Eucalyptus, Melissa, Peppermint, Tea Tree. Other oils useful in reducing fever and body temperature are: Basil, Birch, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Calamintha, Citronella, Ginger, Hyssop, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marigold, Palmarosa, Parsley, Patchouli, Spearmint and Verbena.

See also the entry under Fever.

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