Most Effective Home Remedies For Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral infection that causes pain and swelling in the salivary gland, thus making it difficult for the patient to speak or eat. It is common in children and teenagers. Generally, a person experience having mumps only once in life. However, there are some cases wherein some may be affected twice.


Mumps typically lasts for about two weeks. It is mainly caused by the invasion of virus in the salivary glands. The parotid gland, which is located on each side of the face just below the front of the ear, is the most affected area by this infection. If you are suffering from this condition, make sure to follow a very healthy diet as the wrong diet can worsen the disease.


  1. Swelling of salivary glands, neck, and face
  2. The swelling may be near the jawbone and lower ear
  3. Low fever and vomiting
  4. A headache, fatigue, loss of appetite



Ginger has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help relieve the pain, thereby making it a very useful home remedy for mumps. Make a paste from dried and powdered ginger root and apply it on the affected areas. This will give an instant relief from inflammation. You can also take ginger orally as part of your diet.


Crush a few garlic cloves and apply it over the affected parts. This provides faster relief from pain.

Seeds of Asparagus

Equal amounts of seeds of asparagus and fenugreek seeds should be ground together to make a paste and apply it over the swelling.

Black Pepper

In order to be an effective remedy for mumps, black pepper should be powdered and then mixed with water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected parts.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral properties and other beneficial medicinal properties which are a very useful remedy for many viral infections like mumps.

Dry and powder the seeds and make a paste. To relieve pain, apply the paste over the affected part. To get better results, apply it several times.

Banyan Leaves

Banyan leaves provide relief on the patient’s pain and get rid of the infection. Before applying, the leaves should be smeared with ghee (a class of clarified butter) and heat. Use a bandage to secure the leaves over the affected part. For better results, leave it overnight.

Margosa Leaves

Make a paste by mixing the leaves and turmeric. Applied the mixture on the swollen or infected parts.

Carrot Juice Mixed With Grape And Pineapple Juice

A generous intake of pineapple and carrot juice is a very effective home remedy for mumps.