Treating glandular fever with natural remedies is showing promising results in relieving uncomfortable symptoms without the side effects of dangerous drugs.
Lets have a look at the top 5 remedies:
1) Anti-viral herbs
Herbs play a central role in boosting immunity and quelling pain and inflammation. Some of the most popular herbs for treating glandular fever are echinacea (especially for children), olive leaf and astragalus.
2) Healing nutrients
Nutrients like vitamin C and zinc are potent antioxidants and immune boosters that should be considered when fighting any infection.
For the stress and fatigue associated with this infection, nutrients like magnesium and the B complex are useful. They help to repair exhausted adrenal glands and boost energy levels.
3) Immune-boosting diet
A healthy diet based on fresh vegetables and low carb fruits is a critical step in treating glandular fever. Quality protein foods like fish, free range chicken, eggs and legumes should also be included to help immunity and re-build muscle mass. The essential fats found in foods like deep sea fish and flaxseed oil are vital for healthy cell function.
Excess carbohydrate like sugar, bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta, rice and cereal need to be minimised as they can worsen inflammation like a sore throat, aching muscles or an enlarged liver.
4) Aromatherapy oils
Aromatherapy oils are a pleasant way of treating glandular fever. Essential oils like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and thyme are excellent de-congestants which can help clear stuffy noses and coughs. They can be added to a steam inhalation or used in a throat gargle. For headaches and painful muscles, lavender oil is very beneficial. A few drops can be added to a warm bath or used in a massage oil.
5) Liver cleansing remedies
When treating glandular fever, liver function must be addressed. Powerful remedies that cleanse the liver include freshly squeezed lemon juice, dandelion tea and herbs like artichoke.
These 5 remedies are a great starting point when treating glandular fever. There are many more therapies like homeopathics, stress management techniques, graded exercise, meditation and visualisation that can help.