Little known ways to cure mumps
Mumps is a viral disease which occurs due to swelling of the parotid gland present below the ear near the cheeks. The disease is contagious that occurs mostly in the teens and children. It does not cause any complication for long term and ends in a few days. The disease starts showing its symptoms after 14-24 days of the attack of virus. Being a painful disease it is not that easy to wait for the disease to go away on its own. Although there is a vaccine discovered to control this disease, still various remedies are there that you can make at home also. They are as follows-
Using Banyan leaves- Take 3-4 leaves of banyan tree and place them on a boiling pan. Heat it for few minutes and cover the leaves by spreading some oil. Again heat it for some time and then apply the leaves on the region. It will reduce the swelling and will lessen the pain by destroying the germs.
Margosa leaves- These leaves have the properties for killing infection. Due to this property they reduce the swelling of the glands. The powder of dried leaves of margosa is mixed with the turmeric powder which forms a paste. The paste is then applied below the ears and cheeks.
Chebulic Myroblan- Take leaves of myroblan and grind them to make a paste. The paste when applied on the mumps infected region gives fast relief.
Asparagus seeds and Fenugreek- Take one tablespoon of asparagus seeds and those of fenugreek. Mix some water to make a paste and then apply it on the cheeks.
Aloe vera – Aloe vera is herbal medicine for skin. You can make a paste of aloe vera leaves and apply it or even juice extracted from the leaves is good to provide an instant relief.
Ginger- You can also take ginger and make a paste of it by grinding it. The paste formed will reduce the swelling of the face.
Mullein tea- The specialists of this field suggest mullein tea for mumps. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the tea and then squeeze it. Put it on the mumps affected region. It will be hot and will give great relief and soothing effect by killing pain and swelling.
Sodium bicarbonate- Take a pinch of sodium bicarbonate and add water. Apply it on the face where there is swelling and leave it there for two minutes. Then remove this and repeat the same process twice or thrice a day. It will lessen the soreness and swelling of the region.
Diet – Diet chart of the mumps patient also play a main role to provide quick recovery. The diet of the person infected with mumps should never include acidic drinks.
These drinks are carbonated water, juice, lemonade and fruits like grapes, lemon and oranges. The acidic liquids stimulate the salivary gland that starts producing large amount of saliva. Increased saliva production only aggravates the case.
Take enough bed rest until the mild fever caused after mumps goes away. Follow these instructions carefully to put an end to the pain caused due to mumps.