The Mono or mononucleosis is a highly contagious disease that is very common in teenagers or young people. The disease is commonly termed as the “kissing disease”, as it spreads through kissing but basically it is an air-borne disease, and can easily transmit through other means like cough, sneezing, sharing food or utensils or sharing any belongings with the infected person.
The causative agent of mono is the Epstein-Barr virus. This infectious disease is comparatively less contagious compared to other air borne diseases like flue and common cold. Many people get infected be the virus regularly, but soon develop antibodies against it.
Effective And Quick Natural Cure For Mono
Diet For Mononucleosis
A healthy and balanced diet including lots of fruit and vegetables improve your immunity, and increases antibody production in your body, so the body can fight off the mono-virus all by itself. Usually doctors advise a patient who is suffering from mono to consume food items that are beneficial for the immune system.
Some such food items include fresh vegetables like pepper, kale spinach, tomatoes, broccolis, green leafy vegetables etc. Fruits-mainly citrus fruits like lemon, berries, oranges, etc and also banana and apple. Fish and seafood such as mackerels, haddock, salmon, tuna and other cold water fishes those are high in Omega 3 fatty acid content. Some carbohydrate containing food like whole grain cereals, oats, whole grain bread, wheat pasta, brown rice etc are also beneficial.
Keeping The Throat Moist
This can be of great help in reducing throat inflammation. This method is great for mono too, as it provides relief against a few mono symptoms.
Drinking a lot of water is always helpful against any disease including mono as it flushes away all the toxins and keeps the system clear. Sucking a piece of candy, Popsicle or ice or drinking warm liquids can also be helpful.
A throat infection can be the precursor of mono, so a strep throat must be attended. Gargling must be done with a glass full of lukewarm salt water couple of times a day followed by covering the neck and throat with warm cloths.
Hydro Or Water Therapy
Hydrotherapy can be very effective against a wide range of diseases. Many therapists, naturopaths and spas use it as a cure process.
It typically includes use of water as ice, steam or simple hot and cold water as complete immersion of body, sauna, hot/cold compress, body soak, sit bath, colonic irrigation etc.
The extract of this herb retards the growth and reproduction of various viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria. The herb has strong antioxidant activity and thus is highly effective against mono and other virus infections like influenza.
It is also a great cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, inflammatory arthritis, diarrhea etc.
Elderberry can inhibit the replication of EBV close relatives like herpes virus. Hence consuming four teaspoon elderberry syrup or a couple lozenges daily can be helpful.
The sulfur derivative compounds in fresh garlic cloves that gives garlic its characteristic smell reduces viral infections including mono to a greater extent by destroying the viruses. Consuming fresh garlic clove is highly helpful.
These bluish – green algae boost the immunity system massively and are a safe natural remedy with no side effects. Though pregnant or breastfeeding woman and people with Phenylketonuria should take physicians advice before taking spirulina.