Tonsillitis Common Symptoms Herbal and Homemade Treatments for Tonsils


Tonsillitis is the swelling of the tonsils due to infection. Infection of the tonsils may be caused by bacteria or virus. Viral tonsillitis can be resolved on its own and tonsillitis caused by bacteria can be treated with antibiotics.

Tonsils are two small organs on both sides of the throat. The lower edge of each tonsil is located beside the tongue at the back of the throat. The major role of the tonsils is to catch microbes previous to it will cause germ infection in the oral cavity, sinuses and throat.

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Common Symptoms

Tonsillitis causes include viral infections such as the flu, the common cold, mononucleosis. Streptococcus is the most common bacterial cause. Bacterial tonsillitis can be treated with antibiotics, but viral tonsillitis cannot.

• There will be pain in mouth with swallowing.

• Earache

• Headache

• Bad breath

• There will be high temperature during tonsillitis.

• Abdominal pain

• Loss of appetite is the common symptom of tonsillitis.

Herbal Treatment for Tonsillitis:

Gelsemium 6C:

 It is a well-known herb for the treatment of tonsillitis. It is mainly used for the healing process of tonsils.

Belladonna 30C:

 A Homeopathic remedy used for fast relief of acute fever, pain, headaches, sore throat, swollen tonsils, dry cough.

Gallium aperine:

 It is an excellent cleansing tonic and has a beneficial effect on all the lymph glands, including the tonsils. Gallium aperine is effective in relieving swollen tonsils and other lymph glands and is also recommended for glandular fever.

Salvia officinalis:

 It has a beneficial effect on all conditions of the mouth and throat and has well-known herbal astringent, antibiotic and antiseptic properties.

Homemade Treatments

You must have lots of liquids. These include fresh vegetable juices and smoothies. You must avoid solid foods as much as possible as it causes more irritation in the neck.

Next, you must change your tooth brush very frequently.
The people who often have tonsil white spots must rinse their mouth and gargle properly after every meal.

Next, you should gargle with warm water at least 4 to 5 times a day. You have many options of what to add in this water. You can add only salt. Another choice is salt, powdered pepper and turmeric powder. The third alternative is salt, lime juice and concentrate of fenugreek seeds boiled in water.

You must not have very cold or very hot water or food, all this while.

The bad breath that is caused in this problem can be stopped by using some mint gargles. Also you must keep your toiletries separate and also store them very hygienically.

Lemon and honey –

The mixture of lime juice with honey prepared in hot water is another great remedy for relieving throat from pain and infection. You may also add a pinch of salt in the mixture.

Mustard –

 It is often suggested to rinse your throat with solution prepared by mixing powdered mustard in hot water. This helps in cleaning the germs causing this problem from the throat.

Salt and Water –

 It is the most common home remedy for tonsillitis to gargle with salt added to warm water.

Milk –

The pure boiled milk is another recommended home remedy for treating tonsil infections. It is also advised to add turmeric powder and pepper powder in the milk before consuming it.

Turmeric –

Because of anti-bacterial anti-viral properties exhibited by turmeric, it is advised to prepare a paste of turmeric roots in hot water and apply it externally around the throat.

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