Willowbark for Fevers
While we already discussed one medication used for fevers during Victorian times, there are more. Clearly, these guys had no idea what to do with a fever. Doctors would utilize willow bark and meadowsweet for fevers as well. The willow tree has 400 different species. These medications are plants with medicinal qualities. Meadowsweet is from an herb plant, while willowbark is from the willow tree. Willowbark contains a chemical that helps to reduce fever. People have used these two plants for centuries for their ability to help reduce pain and fever. While this isn’t one of the craziest things on our list, it’s worth mentioning. Nowadays, we can stick to Tylenol and ibuprofen for aches, pains, and fevers.