Mumps is a common disease among children. It is extremely contagious and spreads easily among children. Everyone generally suffers mumps only once in their lifetime. This one time arrive between the ages of eight and sixteen years. Beyond this age you are generally considered to be immune to this disease.
The disease though not fatal, definitely is not a pleasant experience. It causes swelling, pain and fever to mention the least. Today there are many cures for this disease. But if you endeavour to use natural cures like herbs rather than drugs to cure this disease, this article will prove to be very helpful. Following are a few herbs which you can use as a cure for mumps.
Herbal Remedies for Mumps
This herb is very useful in treating mumps. To use it you need to crush this herb and turn it into a paste with the help of a little water. Then apply this paste over your swelling. It will cause instant relief. This herb will also reduce any scarring which may have been caused earlier.
It is widely known that aloe vera is good for skin. Indian aloe is an herb which helps reduce the swelling and pain which is the primary symptom of mumps. All that you need to do is slice the thick aloe leaf into half so that you reveal the gel within it, then sprinkle turmeric and barberry over it, before applying it over your swelling. You may also warm the leaf before applying it.
Dry ginger is a natural antibacterial agent. It helps reduce inflammations. Thus a paste of dry ginger when applied to your swelling sis bound to reduce them and cause instant relief. You may even add turmeric to this paste to improve its effectiveness.
Fenugreek, or methi seeds, with asparagus is very beneficial in treating mumps. All that you need to do is mix fenugreek seeds with asparagus seeds and then crush and make these into a paste. Now use this paste as a salve for your swellings.
Leaves of the margosa plant can be crushed and made into a paste with a little water and turmeric. This paste is again another useful salve which reduces swelling, pain and inflammation. Use a poultice to apply this paste over your swellings and use a cold compress prior to applying it.
Mimosa leaves also help reduce swelling and pain. Take a few mimosa leaves and crush them into a paste. Now use a poultice to apply this paste over your swelling. You may use a cold compress over the affected area before making use of this paste. Repeat this procedure once daily.
You need to use the rhizomes of this plant. You need not make any paste but may directly apply the rhizomes of this plant on your swellings with the help of a poultice. Repeat this procedure thrice daily. Make sure that you keep the poultice placed over your swellings for at least thirty minutes each time.