Mononucleosis or ‘Kissing disease’ is an infectious illness which is generally caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This illness is characterized by a group of infectious symptoms, which are usually followed by a prolonged period of fatigue. The illness can affect people of any age, but it mostly occurs in teenagers and young adults aged below 30 years.

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which causes Mononucleosis -- commonly called ‘Mono’ -- belongs to the herpes virus family, and is believed to be one of the most common viruses infecting humans worldwide. Since this virus often spreads as a result of direct contact with saliva from the mouth of an infected individual, the Mononucleosis infection typically gets transmitted through deep kissing, and is hence, called ‘Kissing disease.’

However, besides kissing, the EBV virus which facilitates the transmission of Mononucleosis can also get transmitted from an affected individual to a healthy individual due to exposure to sneeze or cough, through shared food or drinks, through sharing or personal items like toothbrush, through direct contact with bodily fluids like blood, through sexual contact, and through blood transfusion and organ transplantation.

The risk of Mononucleosis or Kissing disease is high for individuals who regularly come into close contact with large numbers of people. Specifically speaking, the following groups of people generally have a high risk for getting the infection: 15-30 year-olds, high school and college students, nurses, medical interns, caregivers, and people who take medications which suppress the immune system.

Mononucleosis is a contagious illness, though it is not as contagious as some other infections, such as the common cold or flu. In most cases, the illness is mild and it resolves, with minimal treatment, within 1-2 months. However, in some serious cases of the illness, timely medical help may be required by affected individuals, so as to prevent potential complications like enlargement of the spleen, liver disorders, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) Heart problems, and complications affecting the nervous system.

Mononucleosis or Kissing disease:Symptoms

The symptoms of Mononucleosis become noticeable in an individual generally 4-8 weeks after getting infected by the disease. Some of the common symptoms associated with the occurrence of Mononucleosis are:

  • High fever
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Swollen spleen
  • Headache
  • Body pain
  • Rash
  • Night sweats
  • Swollen lymph glands in neck and armpits.

Mononucleosis or Kissing Disease:Treatment

  • At present, there is no vaccine which can offer protection to individuals against the infectious Mononucleosis or Kissing disease. As such, self protection by individuals is extremely important to eliminate the chances of contraction of the contagious disease. Towards that end, it is pertinent for healthy individuals to ensure that they do not kiss infected persons, and avoid sharing drinks, food, or personal items with them.
  • Meanwhile, for people suffering from Mononucleosis, the treatment of the infectious disease generally involves the management of the symptoms of the illness by getting adequate rest, drinking fluids to remain well hydrated, and taking over-the-counter medicines for relieving fever and pain.
  • For the management of the symptoms of Mononucleosis or Kissing disease in a safe and natural way, Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing offers some extremely beneficial herbal products, which have been prepared under the supervision of renowned Ayurveda experts.
  • The Planet Ayurveda herbal products for managing Mononucleosis are prepared from 100% pure herbs and other natural ingredients.

These products include:

Giloy capsules

  • The preparation of these capsules involves the use of natural herbal extract obtained from the well-known ‘Giloy’ herb (Tinospora cordifolia). The herb is widely known in Ayurveda for its immense medicinal values and its proven antioxidant, immune-modulator, anti-cancer, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • People suffering from Mononucleosis can benefit from the use of Giloy capsules because of the product’s ability to treat chronic fever, help the body fight infections, manage a number of skin disorders, enhance the immune system, treat anaemia, relieve pain and inflammation, manage gout and cardiac debility, as well as treat jaundice, leprosy and different kinds of cancers.

Recommended Dosage of Giloy Capsules for Managing Mononucleosis is : 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day.

Gandhak Rasayan tablets

  • For preparing these tablets, Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur) is combined with several other potent natural ingredients which are known for their antiviral, antibacterial, antipruritic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions. The components of these tablets, other than Shuddh Gandhak, include: Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea), Sita (Sugar Syrup) and Godugdha (Cow milk).
  • The use of these tablets can be beneficial for the patients suffering from Mononucleosis because the natural ingredients of the product can treat chronic fever, manage infections, purify the blood, relieve itchiness of skin, provide relief in burning sensation on skin, manage skin rashes, reduce pain and inflammation, relieve fatigue, support the immune system, and balance the ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta’ and ‘Kapha’ doshas of the body.

Recommended dosage of Gandhak Rasayan tablets for managing Mononucleosis is: 2 tablets with plain water, 2 to 3 times a day.

Kaishore Guggul Tablets

  • A number of extremely useful and potent herbs are combined to prepare these tablets including Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Indian jaap (Ipomoea turpethum), Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum), and Vidanga (Embelia ribes).
  • These tablets are a beneficial herbal formulation for the management of Mononucleosis because its herbal components have proven capability to alleviate pain and inflammation, treat metabolic disorders, boost the immune system, manage skin problems, eliminate toxins from the blood, purify the blood, maintain healthy skin, and support the overall health of all organs of the body.

Recommended dosage of Kaishore Guggul tablets for Managing Mononucleosis is: 2 tablets with plain water, 2-3 times a day.


  • Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for effectively managing Mononucleosis or Kissing disease are completely safe to use because they are 100% vegetarian formulations. The preparation of these herbal products does not involve the use of any chemicals, artificial colors, preservatives, yeast, starch, additives, binders or fillers.
Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: