9. Baking Soda
Baking soda has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling associated with mumps. Also, the alkaline properties of baking soda help restrict the growth of the virus that causes mumps.
- Mix a pinch of baking soda and a little water to make a smooth paste.
- Apply the paste on the area where there is swelling.
- Leave it on for two minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Do this two or three times daily for a week.
10. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds can also be used to treat mumps as they have strong anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
- Grind one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds into a fine powder and add a little warm water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area. Leave it on for about half an hour and then clean the area with a wet washcloth. Do this two times daily for a week.
- Alternatively, you can add one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to a glass of lukewarm water and drink it twice daily.
These remedies will bring much relief from the swelling and pain caused by mumps and will help you recover faster. Remember, mumps is a contagious disease, so it is important to stay in bed and avoid with others to prevent spreading the disease.