Herbal & homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

Tonsillitis
Did you know that tonsils along with your adenoids are now considered a part of your immune system? Learn about Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies that promote TONSIL health, soothe the throat, boost the immune system & might stop you from contemplating Tonsillectomy for you or your child due to recurrent tonsillitis.

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural herbal & homeopathic products for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

For tonsillitis that is caused by a bacterial infection, the conventional medical treatment involves the use of antibiotics. For antibiotics to be effective, it is important to complete the entire treatment to avoid the risk of recurring infection. The normal course of antibiotics is 5 – 10 days. A tonsillectomy (surgical removal of tonsils) may be required in very severe cases of tonsillitis, if your child has more than seven episodes of tonsillitis in one year, if the swollen tonsils affect breathing or swallowing or if an abscess develops, then a tonsillectomy may be recommended.

However, bear in mind that the tonsils serve an important purpose in the body as the first ‘soldiers’ of defense against infection. Removal of the tonsils should be a last resort as this will leave the throat open to further infection. It is now recognized that routine tonsillectomy is not always the best choice for children and is a now seen as a controversial procedure unless used as a very last resort.

There are effective natural remedies that can help to support and maintain throat and tonsil health, boost immune functioning and fight tonsil infection when it occurs. Herbal and homeopathic remedies contain carefully selected ingredients that are gentle on the body’s system, without harsh risks of unwanted side effects or addiction.

Use Gallium aperine, also known as Cleavers, as an excellent cleansing tonic with a particularly beneficial effect on all the lymph glands, including the tonsils. Salvia officinalis benefits all conditions of the mouth and throat and has well-known herbal astringent, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. There are a number of homeopathic remedies, such as Belladonna and Merc. sol recommended in the treatment of acute tonsillitis and can help to clear the infection as well as prevent unnecessary tonsillectomies.

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Together, these herbal + homeopathic remedies can:

- Promote tonsil health
- Soothe the throat and tonsils
- Promote health in the lymphatic system
- Soothe a common irritable, tickly throat
- Help to keep healthy chests and airways open and clear
- Promote a healthy immune system
- Assist the body in recuperation and convalescence
- Support the natural ability of the immune system to maintain energy levels and fight fatigue
- Promote healthy circulation and oxygen-rich blood flow to all systems in the body
- Promote routine cellular health and support cellular defense against pathogens (germs)

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General description & overview of tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

Tonsils are four little lymph glands situated in your throat. The paired faucial tonsils are visible at the entrance to your throat. They are the ones so often removed (nowadays the cases are less) by performing tonsillectomy. The other pair, linguals, are situated farther down and are normally the size of green peas but can enlarge a lot.

Tonsillectomy is actually one of the most performed surgeries (next only to circumcision!). The number was far greater earlier when the doctors thought that tonsils were 'useless evolutionary leftovers' and harmless to remove. But, it was seen that the chances of getting upper respiratory infections increased manifold once these were removed. Now, it is well established that a simple enlargement of them or an infection in them, twice or thrice a year, doesn’t call for their removal.

Herbal & homeopathic cures for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils). •	Marrubium Vulgare (Horehound) has also been used throughout most of history and was well used in Egyptian and ancient Roman times. It is an effective remedy for throat and chest health and also helps to promote strong immune systems.

Actually, tonsils do a very important job of trapping bacteria in their crypts. Then the phagocytes from the blood consume these bacteria, hence the infection is trapped before it reaches the bronchial tubes and lungs. When these warriors are overwhelmed by the striking bacteria, they get infected, inflamed and enlarged and tonsillitis occurs. You then have to nurse them back to health instead of ignoring, and worse still, think about getting them removed. Think about getting rid of them only when they are getting chronically infected, that too, after you have tried all possible treatments including herbal preparations.

Some children have problem treating enlarged tonsils which ultimately shrink as they grow older, making their removal unnecessary. Therefore, if a child is eased through the early susceptible years, then the chances are that the problems caused by his tonsils will disappear on their own. Remember, although a routine procedure, a tonsillectomy, like all major surgeries, entails risks and should be performed only if severe and recurrent tonsillitis makes it necessary.

There are effective natural remedies that can help to support and maintain throat and tonsil health, boost immune functioning and fight tonsil infection when it occurs. Keep reading to learn more.....

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Symptoms of tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

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Redness of the throat and tonsils, usually with white patches or spots

Natural remedies, medicines & cures for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils). Tonsillitis may also result in further complications like otitis media (infection of the inner ear), sinusitis, quinsy (abscess on the tonsil), rheumatic fever and kidney infections. Even antibiotics are not of any help in such conditions.

 

 

 

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Difficulty or soreness while swallowing

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Occasionally, a slight cough may accompany

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Swollen and tender lymph nodes just behind the angle of the jaw

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Ulcerations or small sores on a tonsil (on the faucial tonsil visible in the throat)

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Blisters on the throat with a slight fever

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Headache

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Pain in various parts of the body

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Feeling of general malaise (general weakness)

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Rarely, there may be pain in the ear

 

Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

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To soothe the throat, promote tonsil health, support immune functioning.

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ComfiCoff for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

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Causes of tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

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The usual cause is the presence of a relatively benign virus

Alternative remedies, medicines & cures for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils). Chronic constipation (the toxins of the body are not expelled in time and get reabsorbed in the bloodstream)

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Second most important cause (in almost 1/3 of the cases) is the streptococcus bacteria

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An unhealthy diet – One high in refined carbohydrates such as cakes, biscuits and table sugar and low in micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) which are important for your body’s defense mechanism

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Weak immune system – When your body is full of toxins and in a weak state, it just takes one exposure to sudden chill or other infectious germs, and your body gives up. The already completely soaked tonsils are overwhelmed and get infected

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Manifestation of herpes

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Glandular fever

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Some other rare infections

   

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Helpful dietary recommendations in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

An unhealthy diet is considered as a very important factor leading to tonsillitis. A diet rich in refined carbohydrates like cakes, biscuits and sugar decreases the efficiency of your body’s defense system whereas a diet rich in important micronutrients increase the immunity level, thereby increasing the body’s resistance to infection.

Homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils). Increase your fluids intake as most throat problems are intensified by dehydration. Avoid orange juice as it burns the already inflamed tonsils; thick, milky drinks as they coat the throat and may produce mucus, making you cough and increase irritation.

Some of the key components of a balanced diet are:

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Vitamin C - Vitamin C is often touted as a help to prevent colds although no research has proved it till now. Still, it is widely believed by medical practitioners that a diet rich in vitamin C hugely decreases your susceptibility to infections. It also stimulates the production of saliva, soothing irritated membranes. Diet containing fresh fruits and vegetables should provide you with enough vitamin C in a day although emphasis must be given on citrus fruits (fresh fruits in totality and not their juice only) like grapes and blackberries, as they also contain bioflavonoids, which together with vitamin C keep the blood capillaries healthy and also possess anti-inflammatory property.

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Vitamin A – According to some researches, a diet rich in vitamin A is considered best against cold and tonsillitis. Vitamin A is supposed to be the 'membrane conditioner' as it helps build healthy mucous membranes in the nose and throat. Usual sources of vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene) are whole milk, curds, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrots, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mangoes, and papaya.

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B vitamins – B vitamins help to maintain a healthy immune system and are easily found in whole grains, pulses and nuts.

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Vitamin E – This vitamin also helps in boosting the immune system. Its sources include avocados, nuts, seed oils and sunflower seeds.

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Vitamin D – It also helps in giving a tremendous fillip to your body’s defense system. The sources include dairy products, fish such as salmon, sardines, herring

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Dietary Iron – It is very essential for the formation of antibodies. Rich sources include green leafy vegetables, oily fish, offal (heart, liver), red meat, eggs.

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Zinc - Zinc enhances immune system activity and protects against a range of infections including colds and upper respiratory infections. Shellfish and nuts are rich sources of zinc.

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Lactobacillus species (probiotics, or "friendly" bacteria) are a useful species in treating upper respiratory infections such as tonsillitis and for reducing the chances of developing allergies. Yoghurt contains lactobacillus, which is a probiotic, which means that it actually helps fight, rather than cause, infection. Certain probiotic yoghurts, i.e. the ones which have even more of such beneficial bacteria lactobacillus are available in the market which are supposed to enhance the immunity and prevent and fight against common cold. They are also of immense help for anybody who is taking antibiotics as they replace the intestinal bacteria-an important source of B vitamins-that are destroyed by the medication.

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You must avoid spices and condiments as they are a major irritation to the throat. Sour substances like curds, buttermilk, and fried foods should also to be avoided.

 

Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

Throat & Tonsil Dr. for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils).

Throat and Tonsil Dr.

To soothe the throat, promote tonsil health, support immune functioning.

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ComfiCoff for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

ComfiCoff

Promote comfort in the throat and chest - suitable for children and adults.

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Some most effective home made remedies for tonsillitis are:

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Apply liquorice paste like a paint around the throat for relief.

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Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic and cloves and add to a cupful of honey. Let the mixture remain for a day or two, afterwards take a teaspoon thrice a day.

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Take half a fresh lemon and squeeze into a glass of warm water, mix with two teaspoons of honey and a pinch of salt, sip slowly, this will help soothe soreness in the throat.

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Milk has been found valuable in this disease (of course, make sure that your tonsillitis is not due to allergy from dairy products at the first place). A glass of pure boiled milk, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder, should be taken every night for three nights. It will provide great relief from tonsillitis.

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The juices of carrot, beet and cucumber taken individually or in combination are considered invaluable for the treatment of tonsillitis. Proportions found helpful are carrot 150ml, beet 50ml and cucumber 50ml to prepare 250ml of combined juice.

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The throat may be gargled with hot water mixed with a little salt and lime juice several times daily. This will help draw out fluids from the inflamed throat, thus providing comfort. Remember, do not make gargling sounds as this may aggravate the soreness.

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Sage tea – Pour a dessertspoon of chopped fresh leaves or one teaspoon of dried leaves of sage into a cup of boiling water. In this, red sage is preferred over garden sage, but both will work. Gargle with the solution once it becomes tolerably hot. Remember, do not make gargling sounds as this may aggravate the soreness.

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Take a teaspoon of honey and fresh juice of half a lemon and mix in a glass of hot water. Sip it slowly as it soothes your tonsils.

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Dos & don'ts (precautionary measures) in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

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Use a vaporizer or humidifier – Humidifiers increase and maintain the water vapor in the room and thus help prevent drying in the nasal passages and throat of the occupants, but humidifiers may cause humidifier fever, an ailment caused by bacteria that breed in the improperly cleaned reservoirs of such devices. Vaporizers are safer as infection-causing microorganisms can’t tolerate the steam heat it generates.

Herbal supplements for tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils). Use nasal decongestants to clear your nose. Nasal decongestants, whether swallowed, inhaled, sprayed or as nose drops, shrink swollen nasal membranes and bring temporary relief from sinus problems, but using them frequently causes the nasal passages to become even more congested as their ‘rebound’ effect ensures even more inflammation of the membranes. It can take weeks for this swelling to subside after you stop using them.

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Steam inhalation – Inhale steam to relieve a stuffed nose. Fill a bowl with hot water, put a towel over your head and tilt your head over the bowl in such a way that the steam is trapped. Inhale deeply for 10 minutes. You should add some eucalyptus oil (3 drops of essential oil) for making the steam an even better decongestant. Inhale with an open mouth also to give relief to your inflamed tonsils.

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Don’t smoke – Smoking increases the irritation, inflammation and infection build up in the already infected tonsils.

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Try to generally control the quality of air around you. Avoid smoky or dusty atmosphere.

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Cough and sneeze into a tissue to prevent germs from spreading. Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes, drinking glasses or eating utensils with others. Avoid close contact with those who are infected with tonsillitis.

Practicing good dietary regime & taking some precautions as discussed above, along with the mentioned herbal & homeopathic remedies can definitely provide you or your child with the long awaited & deserved relief from tonsillitis, sore throat & other tonsil issues.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in tonsillitis (enlarged, inflamed tonsils)

Throat and Tonsil Dr.

To soothe the throat, promote tonsil health, support immune functioning.

Product Details

ComfiCoff

Promote comfort in the throat and chest - suitable for children and adults.

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