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Tonsillitis – Home Remedies

Posted Jun 15 2010 10:16am

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are lymph nodes located at the back of the throat. Tonsillitis results in the enlargement and inflammation of the tonsils, caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. The degree of the infection itself varies from mild to severe. Tonsillitis is contagious at any stage and can be spread quickly to another person.Common side effects of tonsillitis include pain in the tonsil and throat region, pain while swallowing, inflamed and swollen tonsils, severe sore throat, fever and congestion.

Although a professional health care practitioner should be contacted as soon as symptoms arise, there are natural remedies that have been practiced for thousands of years. Although these natural remedies may not cure the problem, they may help provide temporary relief.

  • Stay hydrated. Prepare clear soups and teas to consume throughout the day. The hot liquids will help soothe the throat and provide relief.
  • A very old and traditional remedy for tonsillitis is adding 4 teaspoons of honey, 1/8th teaspoon of salt and freshly squeezed lemon juice to a glass of warm water. This liquid should be prepared and consumed a few times during the day.
  • Gargle with warm salt water throughout the day to combat the infection and swelling.
  • Add a bit of turmeric powder and a pinch of black pepper to a glass of warm milk. Have the prepared milk before bed.
  • Prepare chamomile tea with lemon and honey. Chamomile tea should provide temporary relief.
  • Prepare a fresh vegetable juice from carrots, cucumber and beets. Drink this vegetable juice once a day.
  • Add the juice of one lemon, a pinch of salt and black pepper to a glass of hot water. Sip the water for relief and comfort.
  • Boil 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 20 minutes. Strain and let cool. Gargle with the fenugreek-infused water throughout the day.
  • Make a paste from boiled figs and water. Apply this fig paste to the external throat region for soothing and cooling relief.
  • Boil milk and 2 Tulsa leaves and add to it a pinch of turmeric. Sip the hot milk for relief.

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