Mononucleosis is a viral infection that comes on quickly with swollen glands in the neck, high temperature. It comes from the cytomegalovirus or Epstein Barr virus.
Symptoms include fatigue, exhaustion, sore throat and swollen glands of the neck. It can have symptoms of enlarged tonsils as well as rashes in about 20% of sufferers. Most people who experience mono are 10 to 40 years old, and most are women. Symptoms typically last several weeks to months and may develop into chronic fatigue symptoms.
Mono is transmitted through saliva and is thus the “kissing disease.” It is a weakness of the immune and lymphatic systems as a result of stress. From the medical viewpoint, they leave mononucleosis alone as there is no pharmaceutical treatment. Their strength is the diagnosis.
The natural solution for mono is rather simple as I learned from my teacher Dr. Robin Murphy. He claimed that mono symptoms may go away in as little as two days using herbs and homeopathic remedies. I was skeptical, but the experience with my clients showed me it is possible in 2 to 7 days with most of the person’s strength recovered. It is just a weakness of lymphatic and immune function from stress and poor diet.
Diet: make sure to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, caffeine, sodas and junk food.
Supplementing with Pycnogenol may be helpful as it is a powerful anti-oxidant.
Herbs for Mononucleosis
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Red root (#1 Herb for Mononucleosis) – very effective for lymphatic congestion and is essential in mono.
Codonopsis (Chinese herb) – herb like ginseng used to build up immune system.
Reishi mushroom – to help liver, spleen and adrenals.
Cell Salts to Help with Mononucleosis
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#4 Ferrum phos 6X – fever
#5 Kali mur 6X – lung and mucus conditions
#12 Silicea 6X – weak and timid people, cold body
Mono Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Mercurius solubis (#1 Homeopathic for Mononucleosis) – looks gray; bad breath; excess saliva; exhausted; temperature sensitive; swollen glands; bone aches.
Apis mellifica – swelling of the tonsils and of uvula and glands; high fever without thirst; stinging or burning; swollen upper eyelids.
Baptisia – apathetic, droopy, and drowsy; thirstless; feels dull; sleepy; muscles ache; chronic fatigue; not well since mono; bed feels too hard.
Carcinosin – with chronic fatigue; tired and weak; has high expectations.
Chininum ars – with intermittent fever and overall weakness; obvious spleen swelling. Exhaustion; digestive problems and restlessness.
Gelsemium – droopy, drowsy, inner shaking; shy in front of groups of people; not thirsty; sleeps all day; arms and legs feel heavy; never well since mono; chronic fatigue.
Phytolacca – very red throat and neck pain that goes to the ears; joint pain; enlarged glands with exhaustion.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes