(Last Updated on : 02-04-2014)
Natural remedy for mumps
calls for the patient to be put in bed for several days until the temperature returns to normal. He should be kept on a diet of orange juice diluted with tepid water for a few days. If the orange juice does not suit, the juices of other fruits such as apple, pineapple, grapes, or vegetables like carrot should be given. The lukewarm water enema should be used on a daily basis during this period. Hot and cold fomentations should be applied every two hours during the day for about ten minutes, and should consist of two or three hot applications, followed by a cold one. The mouth should be cleaned with an antiseptic wash. When the patient can swallow food at ease and the swelling has subsided, an all fruit diet should be adopted for a day or two. Subsequently, he may be allowed to gradually embark upon a well balanced diet of natural foods, with emphasis on fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
Chebulic myroblen (harad or haritaki) is one of the most successful remedies for mumps. A thick paste should be made from this herb by rubbing in water and applied over the swelling. It will give relief.
The leaves of the peepul tree
are one more valuable home remedy for this disease. The leaves should be smeared with ghee and warmed over a fire. They should then be bandaged over the inflammed part, with advantageous results. The use of the herb Indian aloe (ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known medication for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigenous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric
(haldi) and extract of Indian barberry (rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming.
The seeds of asparagus (halon) are valuable in mumps. These seeds combined with the seeds of fenugreek
(methi) should be ground together to a consistency of a paste. This paste can be applied beneficially over the swelling. The dry ginger
(adrak) is considered beneficial in the treatment of mumps. It should be made into a paste and applied over the swollen parts. As the paste dries, the swelling will be reduced and the pain will also settle. The leaves of margosa or neem are also functional in the treatment of mumps. The leaves of this tree and turmeric
(haldi) should be made into a paste and applied externally over the affected parts. It will bring good results.