Suppurative Parotitis

Often associated with Staphylococcus aureus. Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes, but the clinical picture remains broadly similar.

EMP Herbal Remedy for Mumps

Acute bacterial parotitis - This is an acute inflammatory response to bacterial infection which causes erythema (redness), pain, swelling and tenderness over the gland on the side of the cheek along with the appearance of pus from the opening of the duct on the inside of the cheek. It was previously common in dehydrated and debilitated patients, often in the postoperative period, but is now more commonly seen after radiotherapy or in patients with a compromised immune system.

Chronic recurrent parotitis - This refers to repeated episodes of discomfort and swelling of the parotid gland often after eating. It is caused by decreased flow of saliva often secondary to either blockage of the duct by a stone or the formation of a duct stricture (narrowing).

Viral parotitis - The commonest viral cause of parotitis is mumps. It usually affects 4 to 10 year olds and causes painful swelling of both parotid glands.

Recurrent parotitis in children - This condition is thought to be due to distension or ballooning of the ducts. It results in the same symptoms as acute bacterial parotitis. It is usually caused by bacteria called streptococci and treated using penicillin.

Tuberculosis - The parotid glands may become infected with the same bacteria causing tuberculosis or 'TB'.


Bacterial parotitis


The clinical symptoms include:

Produce purulent discharge from Stensen's duct (located over opposite site of upper second molar) when ipsilateral parotid gland was massaged

Herbal Treatment

Herbal treatment designed to control infection, stop pain and improve symptoms, correct imbalance and adjust immune system, prevent and treat later diseases and/or complications, prevent relapse, and most importantly, to boost energy and strong body for better health and quality of life.

The purpose of herbal treatment is not to take the place of necessary orthodox medical treatment. Combination of the both is a better choice.

Herbs of Choice

Due to the main reasons listed below we recommend ESP herbal combination typically selecting from among the following, and other herbs if necessary, according to symptoms. All these herbs proved to be effective. Click on the image of each herb for details.

Excellent Efficacy : The first reason is due to its excellent efficacy that has been evaluated. During observations on 5 patients receiving treatment with this herbal combination, all 5 cases were judged as healing (full recovery and symptom free). Physicians judged the clinical efficacy to be excellent in 100%. Check the table below for details.

Total cases Healing

cases %

5 5 100

Side Effect Free : Above herbs has been used in China for thousands of years and has proven to be safe. In fact most Chinese herbs are tonics without side effects. What important is that we and our herbalist doctors understand how to use herbs to obtain the maximum efficacy and avoid side effects.

Entire Adjustment : In terms of traditional Chinese medicine there are many balances inside our body. Illness occurs if any of these balances has been broken. Chinese herb treats diseases by entirely adjusting different systems of our body to correcting all imbalances inside. In this way it treats all illness at the same time, and does not affect any normal systems of our body.

Custom Made to Address Symptoms : An advantage of using Chinese herbs is that they can be combined flexibly to suit the specific needs of the individual. When you place an order from this web site, you will be using our Online Questionnaire System to outline your condition, so that we and our herbalist doctors can be continue to optimize the herbal combination according to your symptoms. A herbal remedy using optimized herbal combination has the maximum efficacy to address the illness but address the symptoms too. What you purchase here is NOT just a standard industrial product to cope with all body issues, but a custom-made product to suit your individual needs. We do produce every herbal formula on a single order base.

Easy-to-Take Dosage Form : You do NOT need to cook any herbs at all. We will get everything ready for you. All our herbal remedies come with in an easy-to-take dosage form. Typically we use a semi-solid dosage form namely Agar Gel Herbal Extracts which possesses the both advantages of solid one (easy to transport and store) and liquid one (maximum active ingredients remain). If necessary we also use herbal remedy kit, it happens often for the treatment of skin conditions, consisting of two different herbal formulae typically one for oral administration and another for external use. Other most major dosage forms we might use include oral solution, pills, capsules, tablets, tea bag, powder, lotion, spray, tincture, liniment, ointment, suppositories, etc., depending on how to obtain the maximum efficacy of herbs.

Source: The flower bud of the Lonicera japonica Thunb., L. hypoglauca Miq. and L. confusa DC., family Caprifoliaceae.

Indication : Clear away heat and toxic material, expel wind and heat. (a). For the onset of seasonal febrile diseases or exogenous wind-heat syndrome with high fever and mild chilliness, thirst and floating pulse. (b). For qifen sthenia-heat syndrome with high fever, excessive thirst, yellow fur, full and large pulse. (c). For yingfen and xuefen heat syndrome with fever, restlessness and insomnia, skin eruption, crimson and dry tongue. (d). For sorethroat, skin infections. (e). For dysentery due to intense heat-toxic.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Broad-spectrum antibiotic, chlorogenic acis, isochlorogenic acid and luteolin are the major active components. (b). Anti-inflammatory, 0.25g/kg intraperitoneally in mice. (c). Antipyretic. (d). Its aqueous distilate (1:1280) promotes white cell phagocytosis and enhances lymphocyte-blastogenesis rate in vitro.

Source : Fruit of Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl., family Oleaceae.

Indication : Clear away heat and toxic material, expel wind and heat, disperse lumps and stagnation. (a). For the onset of seasonal febrile diseases and exogenous wind-heat syndrome with fever, mild chilliness and thirst. (b). For qifen sthenia-heat syndrome with high fever, excessive thirst, full and large pulse, or syndrome involving the pericardium with fever, restlessness and coma. (c). For skin infections and scrofula. In addition, recently used for anaphylactic, thrombocytopenic purpura and hepatitis with heat-syndrome..

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Forsythol is a broad-spectrum antibacterial component. (b). Oleanolic acid contained in its pericarp exerts a mild cardiotonic and diuretic effect. (c). Its alcoholic extract is anti-inflammatory and reduces capillary fragility in the inflammatory focus. (d). Its decoction inhibits digitalis- or apomorphine-induced vomiting in pigeons and in dogs. (e). Relieves the damage liver elicited by CCl4.

Source : Root of Isatis tinctoria L., family Cruciferae, or Baphicacanthus cusia (Nees) Brem, family Acanthaceae.

Indication: Similar to Folium Isatidis, but lesser bitter in flavour and cold in nature, usually used for seasonal febrile diseases, pestilence, mumps, eruptive diseases, inflammatory diseases with redness of skin, sorethroat, etc.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Clinically effective on influenza and experimentally virustatic on influenza virus PR8. (b). Its component, indican, is bacteriostatic.

Source : Fruit of Arctium L., family Compositae.

Indication: Expel wind and heat, eliminate the phlegm and relieve cough, let out the skin eruption and alleviate itching, ease the throat and clear away the toxic materials: For common cold and cough of wind-heat type; also for eruptive diseases with incomplete eruption, pharyngitis and skin infection.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Its extract exerts a significant and prolonged effect of lowering blood sugar in rats. (b). Mildly diuretic and laxative.

Source : Root of Scrophularia ningpoensis Hemsl., family Scrophulariaceae.

Indication : (a). Clear away heat, cool the blood nourish yin and moisturize druness: For seasonal febrile diseases involving yingfen and xuefen with restlessness, thirst and eruptions, febrile diseases consuming yin with thirst, insomnia, constipation and dry, red tongue, lung-heat syndrome with dry cough or hemoptysis, diabetes, etc. (b). Purge the ethenic fire, clear away toxic material, soften the hard lumps and disperse the stagnation: For intense heat-syndrome or yin-deficiency syndrome with sorethroat, diphtheria, etc.; for subcutaneous nodes due to phlegm-fire, scrofula and goiter. In addition, for gangrene of finger or toe.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Its alcoholoc extract and its component methoxycinnamic acid can lower the typhoid vaccine-induced fever in rabbits. (b). Its water or alcoholic infusion and decoction exert a mild hypotensive effect on anesthrtized animals. (c). Lowering the level of blood sugar. (d). Its infusion inhibits the growth of some dermatomyces.

Source : The sclerotium of Polyporus umbellatus (Pers.) Fries, family Polyporaceae.

Indication : (a). Promote diuresis to eliminate dampness from the lower-jiao: For dampness-retention syndrome, such as edema, dysuria, leucorrhagia and jaundice; stranguria caused by dampness (such as urinary stone, chyluria and those of heat type). Decoction of Polyporus Umbellatus is used for urinary stone. The polysaccharide of Polyporus Umbellatus may be used for chronic hepatitis and for turning HBsAg to negative. (b). Antitumorigenesis: Injection of its polysaccharide may be used together with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancers of the lung and liver and acute leukemia.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Its polysaccharide inhibits SARCOMA 180 and hepatic carcinoma in mice. (b). Its decoction promotes macrophage phagocytosis and enhances lymphocyte-blastogenesis rate. (c). Diuretic

Source : Root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, family Labiatae.

Indication : (a) Clear away heat and deprive dampness from the middle-jiao: For diarrhea, dysentery and jaundice of dampness type, dampness-heat diseases in summer, stranguria of heat type, and prurigo of dampness-heat type. Recently, also used for acute biliary infection. (b). Purge the sthenic fire and detoxify: For dyspneic cough due to lung-heat, pharyngitis, skin infection, burn, and seasonal febrile disease. Recently baicalin is used for epidemic B encephalitis. (c). Purge the sthenic fire to stop bleeding: For heat-syndrome with hematemesis, hemoptysis, hemafecia or epistaxis. (d). Clear away heat to prevent miscarriage: For excessive fetal movement due to heat-syndrome in pregnancy. (e). Lower the blood pressure: For hypertension, especially those with flushed face, restlessness and red tongue with yellow coating.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Possessing a broad-spectrum bacteriostatic and virustatic effect. (b). Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory. (c). Intravenous injection or oral administration of its decoction can lower typhoid vaccine-induced fever in rabbits. (d). Hypotensive. (e). Acting as a chologogue and relaxing the spasms of small intestine.

Source : Herb of Taraxacum mongolicum Hand.-Mazz. or other species in the same genus, family Compositae.

Indication : (a). Clear away heat and toxic material: For carbuncle and furuncle, lung abscess, appendicitis; also for sorethroat, conjunctivitis, snake bite, etc. (b). Clear away heat and promote diuresis: For jaundice of dampness-heat type, stranguria of heat type.

Pharmacological Actions : (a). Bacteriostatic. (b). Its alcoholic extract exerts a cholagogic action in rat. (c). Relieve the damage of liver in rat elicited by CCl4.

Source : Spike of Prunella vulgaris L., family Labiatae.

Indication : (a). Clear away liver-fire and calm the liver-yang: For hyperactivity of liver-fire with conjunctivitis, photophobia, lacrimation and headache; for sthenia of liver-yang with dizziness, headache, irritability and bad temper.

Recently also used for acute conjunctivitis and hypertension with the above manifestations. (b). Eliminate phlegm and disperse stagnation: For subcutaneous nodule, scrofula, goiter and productive cough. Recently used for hyperthyroidism, thyroma, carcinoma of the lung and the esophagus, pulmonary tuberculosis, exudative pleurisy, icteric hepatitis, etc.

Pharmacological Actions :

a). Its decoction (100mg/kg) for intravenous injection is hypotensive in dogs. (b). Its dilute decoction increases contractive power of toad and rabbit hearts in vitro, while concentrate decoction decreases. (c). Anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic. (d). Adding the weight of adrenal cortex and promoting systhesis and secretion of corticosteroid in rats and mice. (e). Intramuscular use of the herbal solution leads to atrophy of thymus and spleen, and lymphocytopenia.

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