Tonsils are a vital part of the body’s ability to fight off infections. Tonsils are almond shaped tissues that are situated in the back of our mouth and on either side of the throat. Cells are located within our tonsils that trap any infections that attempt to enter our bodies. Sometimes, these same infections affect our tonsils, causing them to become inflamed and physicians identifying it as tonsillitis. Generally, treating tonsillitis at home is perfectly acceptable, since it can be resolved safely and effectively, with following home remedies. The symptoms of tonsillitis include a sore throat, cold, cough, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes, and sometimes yellow or white patches on the tonsils. Natural home remedies to get rid of tonsillitis, includes:
Brew a cup of Chamomile tea mixed with honey, to serve as a relaxant and anti-inflammatory compound. Chamomile has been a home remedy that families have used for years. Chamomile contains chemical ingredients that have many benefits, one which soothes symptoms of tonsillitis. It helps the body to release inflammatory prostaglandin molecules that the body uses to produce while blood cells to fight inflammation.
Pour eight ounces of hot water into a cup
Add two teaspoons of honey
Stir in one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and Water
Gargling with warm water and iodized salt, several times a day, is a beneficial remedy for an inflamed tonsil, which has been used throughout history. Salt neutralizes the acids in the throat that cause burning sensations and irritation to the tonsils. Salt also increases the blood flow to the tissues within the tonsils and allows for faster circulation of infection fighting cells.
Mix 1 teaspoon of salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water
Gargle with salt and water, then spit it out, do not swallow
A Lime Solution
A refreshing, sipping liquid is lime juice, mixed with warm water and a little honey for sweetness. Lime has always been used as an effective treatment to fight tonsillitis due to its acid properties that help in healing the infected cells caused by inflamed tonsils. Lime also contains large amounts of vitamin C, which increases our resistance to infections and illnesses.
Squeeze a fresh lime into a glass of warm water Add about 2 teaspoons of honey, if needed
Sip slowly and use throughout the day
European Banafsha as a Drink and Poultice
The banafsha flowers and leaves have been used to combat illnesses throughout European and Asian history. Now in the U.S., the banafsha is known as sweet violet, English violet, or garden violet. A banafsha mixture of its flowers and milk can be applied to the throat, as well as fixed to be a soothing drink. The banafsha leaves are edible and the water extract of this plant is used successfully in healing infections in the body, due to its vitro antibacterial compounds.
Boil a packet (12 GM) of banafsha flowers in milk, let the mixture cool, filter it, then drink for healing
Take this same mixture, but don’t let it cool
After filtering this solution, lightly fry it in ghee (clarified butter)
Wear it around the throat as a poultice, at night
Bathe and Relax
You can take a warm bath every day, filled with Epsom salt to get rid of tonsillitis. Lie down in the tub, while the water is warm, covering your neck with this solution.
The General Epsom salt formula is one to two cups in a standard size bathtub. If your tub is smaller or larger, adjust accordingly.
Figs have been used in many folk remedy concoctions. Today, they are still used to provide relief for many ailments, like sore throats, inflamed tonsils and chest infections.
Boil fresh figs
Mash or grind them into a paste With a towel wrapped around the throat, apply this paste onto the throat to provide pain relief and cool down the tonsil’s redness
Drink Alum for Healing
Potash alum powder (potassium aluminum sulfate) is used as an effective home remedy solution for tonsillitis in order to reduce inflammation and to prevent added infections. Alum is an O
TC product that is very popular as an astringent in reducing inflamed tissues like tonsils. Potash alum is purchased as a fine white powder and can be found in grocery stores, due to its use in cooking and many other household uses. Alum powder readily dissolves in water and the solution thus obtained is slightly sweetish in taste.
Place a teaspoon of alum powder in a glass of saline water and gargle, do not swallow
Swallow a ½ teaspoon of alum powder over the swollen tonsils and watch the healing begin
Turmeric is a chemical compound that has many beneficial effects for inflamed tonsils. Turmeric is best known for its use in flavoring foods, especially in its native land of India. It is rich in fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamin B6. Its main ingredient is curcumin, which boosts the immunity system and aids in fighting off infections with its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The solution below helps to reduce the inflammation of tonsils.
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and honey or sugar together and swallow it
Follow it with a cup of hot milk, sipping very slowly Drink this solution for about three nights before going to bed and shortly you will experience healing
Gargle With Fenugreek
A fenugreek gargle solution goes a long way in alleviating people from many of the uncomfortable tonsillitis symptoms. Fenugreek seeds are rich in minerals, vitamins, and many other compounds, that have been used for various medical conditions, including diminishing tonsil inflammations.
Boil 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 20 minutes
Strain the seeds and let the liquid solution to cool
Gargle with this infused water throughout the day and see results quickly