Fever Grass is used to treat ailments like colds, fevers, malaria, flu, coughs, gas, pneumonia, vomiting, anorexia, depression, epilepsy, insomnia, urinary tract infection (UTI), rheumatism as well as headaches. It is also effective in the treatment of soothing the nerves. The tea is used extensively, especially in the mornings by most islanders, including myself. It is a natural herbal remedy and it is also an effective alternative medicine.
Fever Grass is safe to be given to babies who are suffering from colds, colic and also mucous congestion. A tea made from the root can be used as a mouthwash for various gum conditions and pyorrhea.
In regards to the Mexicans they use the entire plant to make a tea to treat the liver, the spleen as well as the kidney.