What is Mononucleosis ?

Infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever may be defined as benign and self-limiting lymph proliferative disease that is caused by Epstein Bar Virus. EBV is major type of herpes virus. This major disease occurs from childhood to old age but its classical acute infection affects mostly youngsters and teenagers. Infection of this disorder is transmitted from person to person contact such as by kissing this disease is transmitted with virally contaminated saliva.

Mostly this disease occurs particularly in young people living together in colleges, boarding schools, camps and other military and professional institutes. Primary infection that occurs in childhood is generally asymptomatic but 50% of adult develops clinical manifestation. The condition is so common that by the age of 40, most people have been infected and develop antibodies.

Incubation period of this virus in young adults is 30-50 days while it have shorter incubation period in small children. EBV is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis and it is a lymph trophic herpes virus. This disease is majorly characterized by lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, pharyngitis, sore throat and appearance in blood of atypical mononucleosis cells. The virus in the contaminated saliva invades and replicates with in epithelial cells of salivary glands in the susceptible host that lack antibodies. After this EBV virus enters into the lymphoid tissues that possesses receptors for this virus. Infection of mononucleosis spread throughout body via blood stream and infected B-cells.


EBV is the major cause of mononucleosis which is member of herpes family. This virus is the most common and major virus that affects people all over world. This virus can be passed directly through saliva or with transfusion of contaminated blood. It also spread through sexual contact, coughing, sneezing and kissing.

Role of EBV in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Mononucleosis

Viral infection - pharyngitis -intimate contact - EBV shedding - causes infection - lymphadenopathy - hepatitis - splenomegaly - encephalitis - meningitis - pneumonitis - skin rash - finally causes infectious mononucleosis.


Incubation period of this disease is from period when you come in contact with the virus to the start of onset of major symptoms. This disease takes about 50 days to start the symptoms. Major symptoms may include

  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Inflammation of lymph glands in neck and armpit
  • Severe headache
  • Weakness of muscle
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Severe night sweating
  • Swollen tonsils

Ayurvedic Overview

As we all know that three body energies (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) are important factor for our body. Balance of these three energies is called health and aggravation of doshas in body is called disease. In the same way vitiation of all three doshas are supposed to the major cause of this infectious disease. Ayurveda mainly works on the principle of management and balance of dosha, dhatu and mala. Various natural remedies are used to treat this disorder naturally without any side effects. In Ayurveda miraculous herbs are used to treat this disorder.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Mononucleosis

Planet Ayurveda provides various miraculous herbal supplements that are beneficial for treating this disorder. Herbs used to prepare these formulations helps to supress the underlying symptoms of disease naturally. All the supplements works wonderfully to treat this disorder.

1. Curcumin Capsules

Haridra is the major herb used to prepare this beneficial herbal remedy. “Curcumin” is the major chemical compound present in this herb that works effectively. This herb is very powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce inflammation of various internal organs that is caused by EBV virus in this disease. Its anti-oxidant nature helps to fight against this herpes virus and give instant relief.

These capsules are good blood purifier as it prevents body cells from the action of various micro-organisms and free radicals. It helps to reduce the symptoms of this infectious disease without any side effects. Beside this infectious disorder this herbal remedy is also powerful to treat several other ill health conditions.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha is the main ingredient herb used to prepare this herbal remedy for infectious mononucleosis.It is very beneficial supplement for treating this disorder. As it is powerful supplement that treats muscle weakness and fatigue in sufferers of infectious mononucleosis. Regular intake of this herbal supplement helps to strengthen weaken muscles. It helps to relieve severe inflammation of organs and stiffness of muscles. Ashwagandha is very beneficial herb to enhance nervous system in children. It is also good for treating nervous breakdown, diabetes, anxiety and stress. The capsules work as rasayana that helps to rejuvenate body cells and maintain molecular level of cells.

Recommended Dosage :-1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Giloy Capsules

Pure extract obtained from Tinospora cordifolia is used to prepare this herbal formulation. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory that is used to reduce inflammation of internal organs and it is used as best blood purifier. Giloy capsules are used to boost up immune system and help our body cells to fight against various infectious micro-organisms that are responsible for causing serious diseases. It is also very beneficial for digestive system and nervous system. This herbal supplement is also anti-cancerous that gives energy to body cells to fight against various cancer cells.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Immune Booster Capsules

Grape seeds (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) are the various ingredients used to prepare this herbal formulation. It is wonderful supplement that helps to stimulate and boost up immune system. Immune booster is an effective herbal supplement for cough, cold, flu and it is good to treat sore throat in sufferers of infectious mononucleosis. These capsules work wonderfully to relieve chronic congestion, asthma and bronchitis. It helps to throw out various harmful radicals and toxins out from body that causes infections. Immune booster is good herbal supplement for respiratory and urinary system.

Recommended Dosage – 1- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Kaishore Guggul Tablets

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) & Black pepper (Piper nigrum) etc are the various effective ingredients used to prepare this herbal tablets. This supplement works effectively to reduce extra accumulated pitta dosha in body. It is used to reduce severe pain and inflammation in case of infectious mononucleosis. Triphala used in this herbal supplement is natural detoxifier that helps to flush out toxin and radicals. It helps to maintain proper metabolism in body. Kaishore guggul tablets relieve severe ache and stiffness of muscles. It also used to treat swollen lymph nodes and fever.

Recommended Dosage - 2-3 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

Above mentioned herbal supplements are very effective for treating infectious mononucleosis. Pure extract of herbs are used to prepare these herbal supplements that have no any side effects. No binders, yeast, fillers, starch, additives and preservatives are added to these herbal supplements. This supplements are 100% natural, pure and vegetarian formulations. These are pure herbal products that have no any side effects.

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: http://www.planetayurveda.com