Glandular fever, also generally called infectious mononucleosis, refers to a common infective condition generally affecting teenagers and young adults. The symptoms of this infection can include fever, fatigue, sore throat, and swelling of glands and lymph node.
Causes of Glandular Fever
Glandular fever is usually caused due to the infection by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is a herpes virus having a highly contagious nature. EBV is believed to be present in more than 90 percent of young adults across the world. However, it does not cause any symptoms in most patients or lead to glandular fever. Patients who may remain asymptomatic even after the exposure to the virus include young children and people above the age of 40 years.
However, it is important to take proper treatment once the symptoms arise as fatigue and body aches caused due to it may even last longer up-to years and affect the routine activities of the patient.
Some other causes of glandular fever can include infection by rubella and Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Sign and Symptoms of Glandular Fever
The common symptoms of glandular fever may include:
Flu-like symptoms such as headaches and body aches
Swelling of the lymph glands
Widespread skin rashes with redness of the skin
Fatigue, and extreme weakness
Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
Swelling or puffiness around the eyes
Swollen spleen causing pain in the upper abdomen
Pain in the right upper abdominal region due to the involvement of liver sometimes resulting in jaundice
Patients should seek appropriate treatment from a medical doctor for managing these symptoms in order to avoid complications and restore health in a shorter duration. When person is experiencing the chronic tiredness then he can also contact an ayurvedic doctor who would suggest some herbal remedies or detox to help with immunity etc.
Ayurvedic Practitioner or doctor may also recommend an ayurvedic diet aimed at increasing your energy levels and nutritional status. The diet would consist of foods and herbs that can help cleanse the lymphatic system, reduce inflammation and pain in the tissues. A balanced healthy diet that comprises of all macronutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals is also recommended.
Alternative management for chronic glandular fever is advisable for patients in whom fatigue, joint pain, and body aches continue to persist even after a few months. Ayurveda may recommend the use of herbs, spices and body detoxification that possess a natural medicinal potential to inhibit the disease processes occurring due to glandular fever. Your ayurveda doctor may recommend the use of ayurvedic herbs that act as an anti-inflammatory agent and support the body's metabolic processes to ease pain, body aches, and fatigue.
Ayurveda, the ancient system of Indian medicine, also emphasises the need for adequate rest and sleep to support the recovery of patients. Drinking plenty of fluids such as plain water and fresh fruits juices can prevent dehydration, relieve sore throat, and reduce fatigue.
Alternative therapies for glandular fever can be suitable to augment the recovery process.
Here is the list of herbs for glandular fever that may help to relieve the symptoms of this condition with their natural properties.
Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa): Kutki may act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It can reduce pain, swelling, and redness caused due to glandular fever. This action of Kutki may be effective for relieving joint pains, enlargement of lymph nodes and glands, body aches, skin rashes, and headaches caused due to glandular fever. 
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha may be immunity-boosting and regenerative in nature. It may stimulate the regeneration of new cells that can replace the dead or damaged cells in the tissues and organs affected by glandular fever such as lymph nodes, liver, and the skin. 
Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata): Kachnar may produce an encouraging effect on the metabolic processes of the body. This herb may promote the breakdown, absorption, and assimilation of food in the stomach and intestine thereby may ensure the body receives an adequate supply of nutrients and energy to kick start the innmue system. 
Ayurvedic treatments using Kachanara in combination with a nutritious diet may maintain higher energy levels and help patients perform routine activities with ease.
Turmeric: the antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric may be attributed to the presence of a compound called Curcumin in it. Curcumin may reduce swelling of the lymph nodes and clear the infection. It may also protect the tissues against oxidative damage thereby reducing symptoms and imrove recovery. 
Pippali (Long pepper): Pipali may be used to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage to the affected cells and tissues and help patients recover. It may also increase the boi-availability of nutrients into the body cells.
Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza Glabra): The use of Mulethi may be recommended for patients with glandular fever. The energy-boosting potential of this herb may help patients feel fresh and prevent fatigue and lethargy.
Amala (Phyllanthus emblica): The rich vitamin C content of Amala may makes natural antioxidants. It may also act as an anti-inflammatory agent and may relieve the symptoms of glandular fever such as pain, swelling of the lymph nodes, and weakness. 
Glandular fever ayurvedic treatment may support overcome the short-term and long-term symptoms of this condition. The treatment recommended in ayurvedic medicine system, is comprehensive in nature as it includes the use of herbs, a balanced and nourishing diet, rest and maintaining hydration.
An ayurvedic practitioner may also recommend therapies to relieve mental stress caused due to the persisting symptoms. Regular practicing of yoga and meditation would help you avoid stress and anxiety thereby supporting your mental health as well.
Ayurveda offers natural herbal support for glandular fever. The herbal suppliments and alternative therapies included in the treatment may restore your health by supporting the body’s natural ability to fight the glandular infection. Ayurvedic Practitioner, at the ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne, may advise you detoxification through panchakarma.
If you wish to enquire more information on Ayurvedic treatment for Glandular Fever in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis from India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
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Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018
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