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What are different home remedies for Tonsillitis? – Part 1

• Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils.
• These tonsils lay, one on each side of the throat.
• Chronic tonsillitis is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection.
• The tonsils are an important part of the immune system that serves as our body’s natural defense system against infections.
• Tonsillitis is basically an infection of the tonsils.
• The main function of the tonsils is to filter out bacteria and any other microorganisms that can cause infections.
• At times however the tonsils themselves can suffer an infection.
• Viral infection is the cause for tonsillitis.
• Tonsillitis could refer to an inflammation of the tonsils and any other lymph nodes towards the back of the throat like the adenoids.

Tonsillitis symptoms

• Sore throat
• Fever
• Headache
• Pain in various parts of the body
• Difficulty in swallowing
• General weakness
• The tonsils are seen to be inflamed and red
• In some cases, spots of pus exude from them

If Tonsillar lymph glands are tender and enlarged:
• Pain in the ear

Tonsillitis Causes

• Toxic Condition of the System, Throat Affliction and Sudden Chill.
• Close contact with any individual suffering a tonsillar or pharyngeal infection could increase the risk of developing tonsillitis.
• A prolonged sore throat caused by an infection could at times develop into tonsillitis.
• Sharing of personal items like toothbrushes with an infected person could cause tonsillitis.
• Although tonsillitis can occur at any age it is more common among younger children.

Home Remedies for Tonsillitis

1. Bath
• The patient should perspire through steam bath, hot footbath, hot hipbath and sunbath.
• This will stimulate the skin and relieve congested lungs.

2. Honey
• Honey is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of Tonsillitis.
• At the time of Tonsillitis attack, a jug full of honey should be placed under the nose of patient.
• Within few minutes the patient would start breathing easily.
• One can also mix 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water and have it 3 times a day.
• This is very good home remedy for Tonsillitis.

3. Garlic
• The patient should be given garlic cloves that are boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.

4. Mustard oil
• During the attack, mustard oil mixed with little camphor should be massaged over the back of the chest.

5. Steam with caraway seeds
• The patient should also be made to inhale steam from boiling water mixed with ajwain (caraway seeds).
• This is one of the simplest Tonsillitis treatments.

6. Honey and lemon and radish
• Blend radish, honey and lemon juice together in a blender.
• Mix for about 20 minutes and cook in small pan on less heat.
• Take one teaspoon of it in the morning daily.
• This is good Tonsillitis remedy.

7. Licorice root tea
• Take a cup of hot water and put half a teaspoon of licorice root tea in it and wait for 10 minutes.
• Strain and drink this tea.
• This remedy is one of the best home remedies for Tonsillitis.

8. Cloves
• Boil 4-5 cloves in 125 ml of water.
• Add one teaspoonful of honey and drink the mixture twice or thrice a day.
• This is a good home remedy for Tonsillitis.

9. General tips
• Air, sun and water are also great healing agents.
• The patient should sit in fresh air for sometime daily.
• Try to avoid dusty places, exposure to cold, mental worries and tensions.

Sore Throats and Tonsillitis Integrative Therapeutics Viraclear EPs 7630 Indicators for Tonsillectomy in Adults with Recurrent Tonsillitis

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