Mumps is a viral infection common in children between 5 and 15 years, but adults are not spared either. This is a contagious disease that affects the salivary glands, located at the back of each cheek in the area between the ear and jaw. The infection causes swelling of the salivary glands and intense pain.
Other common symptoms consist in: high fever, sore throat, headaches, sore ears, loss of appetite, fatigue and last but not least problems in swallowing and even talking. This virus spreads through germs. They are transmitted from an infected person’s coughing and sneezing symptoms. There is an incubation period between 14 and 24 days before all the symptoms appear.
Eventhough this disease is infectious, it also tends to resolve naturally. However, there are some natural cures you can try to recover faster.
Chebulic myrobalan, known as terminalia chebula, is a great herb that can cure mumps for good. This herb has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties which can reduce the swelling that occurs along with this disorder.
Put 1 or 2 chebulic myrobalan fruits in the sun for 6 hours. Then grind the dried Chebulic myrobalan in a mixer along with some water. The paste you obtain must be applied externally on the throat or on other areas where there is swelling. Repeat this action 3 days every day for a whole week and your symptoms will disappear.
2. Sacred Figs
The leaves of sacred figs are used to control the symptoms of mumps. These leaves are loaded with antiviral properties that will kill the virus. In addition, the leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation and swelling, two of the most common symptoms of this disease.
Clean one or two sacred fig leaves and smear them with clarified butter or oil. Warm them and apply all over the affected area. Secure them with a bandage and leave them on 30minutes. This must be done twice a day for a week.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a very effective remedy for mumps. The, antiviral, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe Vera reduces inflammation as well as the pain.
Peel off a piece of an aloe vera leaf, so that you can extract the miraculous gel. Mix a bit of turmeric with the gel and rub it over the swollen areas. Leave it on for 30-35 minutes and clean the area with a warm washcloth. Repeat this action this 2-3 daily for a week. You can also drink two ounces of aloe Vera juice daily. This helps stimulate the immune system, thus speeding up the healing process.
Asparagus is full of minerals and nutrients that help the body fight the virus. For the treatment of this illness, use asparagus seeds.
Mix 3 teaspoons each of asparagus seed powder and fenugreek seed powder. Add water to achieve a thick paste. This paste must be applied on the affected areas. Let it dry on and then clan the area with a washcloth. This remedy must be repeated for a period of 10 days , twice a day.