The flowers are effective, too, and used as diaphoretics
, herbs that encourage sweating--another traditional way to help fight off illnesses.
Support the fever in doing its job more efficiently with "febrifuge" herbs and diaphoretics. My favorites for children are yarrow, which is also antiseptic; catnip, which aids the child in getting some sleep; lemon balm, an antidepressant antiviral; and elder, a magical mothering plant that enhances immunity especially where allergies are present.
These versatile healing roots will also aid the liver, kidneys, and urinary system in their effort to cleanse the antibiotic pharmaceutical from the body, as will the use of aforementioned diaphoretics that aid the body in sweating.