Herbal Remedies For Tonsillitis Treatment

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Herbs for tonsilsThere are many effective and safe herbal remedies for tonsillitis treatment that can be tried along with regular medication. Herbs play an important role in reducing dependency on drugs  while relieving symptoms at the same time. The symptoms associated with  tonsillitis are swollen painful tonsils, sore throat and headache. The cause can be due to an infection leading to inflammation of the tonsils. Here we look at some herbal remedies that can accelerate the treatment.




Few Home Remedies For Tonsillitis Treatment


  • Echinacea is a herb that provides immense relief from tonsillitis. It is rich in antibiotics that help make the immune system stronger and increase the number of white blood cells which play an active role as soldiers of the immune system. Capsules, extracts and herbal tea can be used.


  • Ginger has volatile oils called gingerol that has proven antibacterial properties and is useful to reduce soreness of throat as well as inflammation and pain.


  • Powdered black pepper and turmeric mixed in hot milk will soothe the throat and the natural compounds in them help can fight bacterial and viral invasion.


  • Glycyrrhizic acid present in licorice has a strong antiviral activity and can prevent recurring infection. It is present in the market as herbal tea and in flavored candies.


  • Thyme is an excellent herb that helps to reduce infection of the tonsils. It has an active ingredient called thymol that acts as a natural antiseptic and reduces bacterial count. Dried or fresh thyme can be consumed.


 


Tips For Managing Tonsillitis Naturally


  • Consume warm liquids at regular intervals.



  • Honey in water is a natural antiseptic and can be had everyday.



  • An antioxidant rich diet in the form of tea, small amounts of cocoa and natural herbs can enhance immunity.



  •  Acidic fruits and large amounts of spices should be avoided during the recovery period.


 


Help is always at hand for tonsillitis. Fresh herbs from the garden are your best bet! So tink of them before you go in for prescription drugs.


 


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