7. Mullein Leaves
- Boil 2 teaspoons of dried Mullein leaf powder with 2 glasses of water in a bowl.
- Allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a little of the mixture.
- Dip a clean muslin cloth in the remaining mixture.
- Place the cloth on the affected portions (swollen areas). Continue this process for a week.
Mullein (Verbascum spp), also known as Punchon, Gordolobo, Wild Ice Leaf, Our Lady’s Flannel or Hag’s Taper is a medicinal herb that is native to Asia and Europe, though it is widely found in North America as well. It has been recommended for treating a host of illnesses, and even the root of this plant is loaded with medicinal benefits. While it is effective in treating respiratory disorders, its efficacy in treating the lymphatic system is well known and it helps reduce the inflammation caused by Mumps. Mullein is one of the best home remedies for Mumps in adults.
While Mullein does not cause any major side effect when consumed internally, the fuzzy hairs found on the leaf may cause skin irritation if it comes in contact with the skin.
8. Banyan Tree Leaves
- Wash 2 or 3 big Banyan Tree Leaves. Dab a blob of butter on a Banyan Tree leaf.
- Heat the leaf gently and apply on the affected areas. Let the leaf sit for an hour or so.
- Continue the process 2-3 times daily for a week.
Banyan trees have been accorded a divine status by traditional Hindu families as it is believed to have divine origins and has several beneficial properties. While the leaves of the Banyan tree are known to produce more oxygen than those of any other tree, they are also used for treating illnesses for their medicinal value. Applying Banyan tree leaf dabbed with butter on the affected areas is probably the best natural Mumps treatment.
Banyan tree leaves do not cause any known side effects and are safe to use.
9. Indian Lilac & Turmeric
- Take a bunch of Indian Lilac leaves. Sprinkle some water and grind them to a fine paste.
- Add a teaspoon of Turmeric powder and mix well. Apply this paste on the affected areas.
- Allow it to sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Repeat the process twice daily for a week
Indian Lilac, also known as Neem is one of the best medicinal trees, the leaves of which have amazing curative properties. The Neem leaves have antimicrobial properties apart from being excellent antibacterial agents. Turmeric, on the other hand, has great anti-inflammatory properties and is a good antibacterial and anti-fungal agent that helps contain the infection and also hastens the healing process. Indian Lilac and Turmeric together make one of the best home remedies for Mumps in adults.
Indian Lilac does not cause any side effects and is quite safe to use. Similarly, Turmeric does not cause any side effects and has been recommended for treating various afflictions.
10. Asparagus Seeds & Fenugreek Seeds
- Mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of Asparagus seed powder & 2 to 3 teaspoons of Fenugreek seed powder with some water to a fine paste.
- Apply this paste on the affected areas. Let it sit for an hour or so. Repeat the process twice daily for a week.
Asparagus is a herb that has been used for its medicinal properties for treating various diseases. It has been used in folk medicine and other traditional forms of medicine for curing ailments. Asparagus is packed with nutrients and minerals, making it a great anti-inflammatory agent and an excellent antioxidant as well. It also has antimicrobial properties that help cure the infection caused by Mumps and helps in hastening the healing process. Fenugreek seeds too have great curative properties, and together Asparagus and Fenugreek make one of the best home remedies for Mumps.
While Asparagus does not cause any major side effects when used in moderate quantities, it may cause allergic reactions when consumed orally or applied to the skin if the person has sensitive skin.
See a doctor immediately if:
- You experience any difficulty in swallowing.
- If there is a high fever that does not subside with medication.
- There is a loss of appetite, and you are unable to eat or drink anything.