Tonsillitis Home Remedies

Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils, which lie, one on each side of the throat. Chronic tonsillitis is a term applied to cases in which there is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection.

Symptoms:
Major symptoms of tonsillitis are headache, fever, sore throat, pain in several parts, weakness, difficulty in swallowing. Some time patient feels pain in ears. 

Causes of Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is most commonly a result of viral infections, but in around one third of the cases, a bacterial infection may be the cause. It is impossible to recognize the difference between bacterial or viral infections and only medical tests can help identify the exact cause. There are different possible tonsillitis or tonsil stones causes that could include the following:

• 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.

Tonsillitis home remedies and natural cures

Tonsillitis treatment using Lime

Lime is one of the most effective remedies in the treatment of acute tonsillitis. A fresh lime squeezed in a glass of warm water, with four teaspoons of honey and a quarter teaspoon of common salt, should be sipped slowly in such cases.

Tonsillitis treatment using Milk

Milk has been found valuable in tonsillitis. A glass of pure boiled milk, mixed with a pinch uf turmeric powder and pepper powder, should be taken every night for three nights in the treatment of this condition. It will bring beneficial results.

Vegetable Juices
Tonsillitis treatment using Vegetable Juices

Juices of carrot, beet, and cucumber, taken individually or in combination, are especially beneficial. The formula proportion recommended, when used in combination is 300 ml of carrot juice, 100 ml of beet juice, and 100 ml of cucumber juice.

Tonsillitis treatment using Banafsha Flowers

Banafsha flowers, botanically known as Viola odorata, are beneficial in the treatment of tonsillitis. About 12 gm of these flowers should be boiled in 50 ml of milk. This milk should be taken hot after being filtered. The filtered banafsha can also be lightly fried in clarified butter and worn round the throat as a poultice at night.

Tonsillitis treatment using Fenugreek Seeds

Chamomile
A gargle made from fenugreek seeds is very effective in severe cases of tonsillitis. To make such a gargle, two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be allowed to simmer for half an hour in a litre of water and then set aside to cool. The entire quantity should be used the same day as a soothing gargle. It will have beneficial results.

Remedy for Tonsillitis

Keep in mind that tonsillitis should not be treated lightly and while tonsillitis treatment with home remedies and natural methods may be helpful, medical attention is absolutely necessary. Methods of home treatment can be used as complimentary treatment to facilitate healing and provide relief.

Tonsillitis treatment using Salt water

The best way to prevent tonsil stones is to gargle with salt water. This simple home remedy not only helps in removing the tonsil stones but it also prevents the growth of additional stones. This salt water gargle helps in cleaning out the crypts and food particles lodged inside, thereby arresting the development of new tonsil stones.

Tonsillitis treatment using Chamomile

Chamomile tea along with honey and lemon is a great home remedy for providing relief from the symptoms of tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis treatment using Figs

A paste can be prepared from water and boiled figs and this paste can be applied externally on the throat area to provide a cooling and soothing effect.

Tonsillitis treatment using Alum

Epsom-salt-baths
Purified alum can be used for gargling or powdered alum can be applied over the tonsils to reduce the inflammation.

Other Tonsillitis Treatment

• Warm-Water Enema and Exercises
•  Daily dry friction and a hip bath, as well as breathing and other exercises, should all form part of the daily health regimen. The bowels should be cleansed daily with a warm-water enema during the period of fasting
•  Cold pack and Hot Epsom Salts Bath
  A cold pack should be applied to the throat at two-hourly intervals during the day. A hot Epsom salts bath taken everyday or every other day will also be beneficial.