In Ayurveda, this is known as Pashana gardabha. This is an acute infectious disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands near the ears. Virus attack on the gland is the reason behind this disease.
Initially, patient may feel swelling in the parotid gland which is near ear. After two/three days patient may start feeling feverish and pain in the inflamed region near the ear. Shore throat and shivering come along with this disease.
Ayurvedic Treatment: Daru Haridra is a herb of choice in treating this condition. Honey and ghee are mixed with the powder of its wood and slightly warmed and applied over the affected parts preferably during bed time. Dry hot fomentation can be given to the affected part to aid recovery. Naradiya Lakshmi Vilas is another medicine which is normally prescribed by the Ayurvedic Doctors for this treatment. This can be given to the patient at a dose of two tablets three times a day mixed with honey.
Suggested Diet: During this time patient might not feel hungry. Liquid foods are preferred to be given to the patient during the course of treatment. Avoid all kinds of fried and sour food. All types of fast foods should be avoided too. Garlic, ginger, black pepper, long pepper etc are very helpful in this condition.
Do not expose the patient to cold wind. A woolen scarf around the neck is suggested during the course of treatment. If proper care is taken in life style and food intake along with proper treatment with Ayurvedic medicines this disease can be cured quickly.