If the orange juice does not suit, the juices of other fruits such
as mosambi, apple, pineapple,
grapes, or vegetables like carrot should be given.
cold fomentations should be applied every two hours during the day
for about 10 minutes and should consist of two or three hot
applications, followed by a cold one.
A soft scarf around the
cheeks may be gently tied at the top of the head to give some relief
from the swelling.
The mouth should be cleaned
with an antiseptic wash.
Aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar or bicarbonate of soda diluted
in warm, water are good choices.
When the child can swallow food comfortably
and the swelling has subsided, an all-fruit diet should be adopted
for a day or two. Thereafter, they may be allowed to gradually embark
upon a well balanced diet of natural foods, with emphasis on fresh
fruits and raw vegetables.
Nature Cures Remedies
chebulic myroblen paste, peepal tree,
turmeric & ginger if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as aspirin and ibuprofen
The herb chebulic myroblen is one of the most effective
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 peepal
tree are another effective home remedy for this disease. The leaves
should be smeared with ghee and warmed over a fire. They should then
be bandaged over the inflamed part, with beneficial results.
The use of the herb Indian
aloe is a well known remedy for inflamed 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 and extract of Indian barberry and bandaged
over the swelling after warming.
The seeds of asparagus
are valuable in mumps. These seeds combined with the seeds of
fenugreek should be ground together to a consistency of a paste.
This paste can be applied beneficially over the swelling.
Dry ginger 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 subside.
The leaves of margosa
are also useful in the treatment of mumps. The leaves of this tree
and turmeric should be made into a paste and applied
externally over the affected parts. It will bring good results.