Diseases

Mumps

Definition 
Mumps refers to an acute infection of the parotid gland near the ears characterized by swelling and other symptoms. Cause 
It is caused by a virus. It spreads through droplets by coughing, sneezing or using food or drink contaminated by the patient's saliva. 
Signs & Symptoms 
Fever, pain near the angle of the jaw and difficulty in opening the mouth is followed by swelling of one or both parotid glands. Inflammation of the testes, pancreas, ovaries and meninges may occur in some cases

Remedies

1. Garlic 3 - 4 strings made into paste and taken twice with milk.
2. The juice of ginger one teaspoonful mixed with honey taken 2 - 3 times a day.
3. Black pepper 1/4 - 1/2 taken with warm milk twice a day for 7 - 10 days.
4. Laxmi Vilasa Rasa 1 tablet, 3 times a day for 7 - 10 days.
5. Daru Haridra is commonly used for this disease. The powder of it 1 teaspoon mixed with honey and ghee is applied on affected part preferably at bed time.