Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014
A variety of natural treatment options offer relief from mono; however, no actual cure for the condition is available. Treatment of the condition ranges from limiting the symptoms to boosting the immune system.
What is Mono?
A highly infections condition, mononucleosis is caused by a virus transferred through saliva. Symptoms of the condition include fatigue, a general feeling of unrest, sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, swollen tonsils, headache, skin rash and swelling in the spleen.
Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The condition is not usually very serious as many adults have been exposed to the virus and built up antibodies; however, the condition is more commonly a problem adolescents and young adults.
Natural Remedies to Treat Mononucleosis
While no actual cure for mono is available, many natural options offer relief from symptoms and shorten the duration of the condition. Effective treatments include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vitamin C and others.
Coconut oil is a natural element known for its numerous health benefits. Coconut oil taken several times a day can help treat sore throat associated with mono. Additionally, the oil can remove toxins in the body and treat infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
A powerful health tonic, apple cider vinegar delivers natural antioxidant properties as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. When taken as a part of mono treatment regimen, apple cider vinegar eliminates infection in the body and support immune health.
A water soluble vitamin, vitamin C is necessary for normal growth and development. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and immune support. As such, vitamin C is an effective component of a mono treatment regimen for supporting the immune system and shortening the duration of the condition.
Commonly known as the kissing disease, mono is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Effective treatment of the condition involves natural remedies that offer support for the immune system and treatment of symptoms.
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