Tonsillitis is not something uncommon and usually kids suffer from this problem. Although removing the tonsil is one of the effective ways to get rid of recurring infections, some people are not in favor of undergoing a surgery. For them natural therapies work the best.
We have explained some effective and proven natural remedies which not only help to eliminate the infection but also boost your immunity.
Warm milk with turmeric
Yes, your grandma must have prepared this recipe for you whenever you have gotten sore throat or cold. Indeed, it’s one of the best natural therapies for tonsillitis. All you need to do is- heat a glass of milk and add a teaspoon of turmeric to it and sip it hot before going to bed. Turmeric is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic which helps to fight off the infectious microbes.
For best results, you can add a pinch of pepper or ginger juice to it.
Gargling at home
You can ignore everything but not gargling. The basic way to accelerate healing of tonsillitis is- gargling at least 4 times a day with warm water mixed with a tablespoon of salt. You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil in your gargle solution and rinse your throat with it.
Lemon, basil and honey in warm water
Lemon is enriched with vitamin C and honey and basil (Tulsi) are packed with antioxidants. All these natural agents boost your immunity and protect you against infection. If tonsillitis is nothing new for you or your kid then you should consider preparing this natural medicine at home and have it every day. All you need to do is- warm a glass of water and crush basil leaves in honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend and stir in warm water and drink it every morning after brushing.
Echinacea helps to fight tonsil infection
Echinacea is a flowering plant which has been used since ages to treat tonsil infections and respiratory symptoms. You can buy the extract from herbal store and use that much quantity as instructed on the label with water. You can also use the tincture as a gargle solution and make sure you gargle every two hours.
Hot concoction of butter and spices
Fill a bowl with butter generously and place it over low heat. Saturate the butter with sugar. Then add pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and garlic. Boil the butter with the spices for 2 minutes. The concoction is intensely hot, so allow it to be lukewarm so that you can sip it hot. Have it before bedtime until your sore throat disappears.
Drink warm liquids
Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids if you have symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, etc. Drink at least 2-3 liters of water, along with soups. Chicken soups prepared with lemon, pepper, bell pepper, carrots and broccoli is an excellent treat to get over general discomfort.
You can have coffee and tea. Herbal teas like chamomile tea, ashwagandha (somnifera) tea, green tea and ginger tea are excellent for soothing your aching throat.
Note: Apart from the aforementioned home remedies, you also need to protect yourself from external cold. So make sure you wrap a warm cloth or woolen scarf around your neck to receive comfort. Avoid eating foods from outdoors and have simple home cooked food.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: November 07, 2014