What Is Tonsillitis? Symptoms, Infection, Treatment through Ayurveda.

What Is Tonsillitis? Symptoms, Infection, Treatment through Ayurveda.

Tonsillitis means the soreness of tonsils that are shield organs for the oral cavity and respiratory procedure. The tonsils are 2 tiny glands on both sides of the throat. When an individual is suffering from tonsillitis, their tonsils become swollen, inflamed, and infected. 


In most cases, approximately 85% of tonsillitis are caused by a virus. Many kinds of viruses can cause tonsillitis, which also includes cold & flu viruses. These can spread effortlessly from person to person via coughing or sneezing, hand touch, and immediate contact with the virus on surfaces like door handles or sliders. Most cases of tonsillitis are created by a bacterial disease, typically the streptococcus type of bacteria. Repetitive tonsillitis is a consequence of infirm immunity and is managed with immunity boosters accurately. 


Symptoms of Tonsillitis:

  1. Swelling inside the throat and redness generating discomfort and pain
  2. Problem in swallowing anything
  3. Fever and feeling cold
  4. Painful throat
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Headache and ear pain
  7. Bad breath
  8. Burning sensation
  9. Change in voice, or difficulty in speaking


Causative Factors:

  1. Intake of freezing water or cold stuff such as ice cream, frozen chocolates, cold drinks, etc.
  2. Climate change, especially cold climate.
  3. Exposure to the chilly breeze.
  4. Surplus intake of oily food.


Ayushakti Brings You Effective Ayurvedic Way of Treating Tonsillitis:


In Ayurveda superior herbs, remedies, treatments, and diet are recommended for the cure of Tonsillitis. To control the infection from causing problems further, Ayurveda also advises a suitable regimen and lifestyle to be obeyed.


  1. Lemon

Lemon has significant anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. To get rid of sore throat; take a glass of lukewarm water, squeeze half lemon in the glass, add a teaspoon of honey in the mixture, add a pinch of salt and drink it sip by sip. Drink this mixture two times daily for a couple of days.


  1. Turmeric

Yet another stuff affluent in anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities, Turmeric is also a powerful treatment for Tonsillitis. You can simply add a  teaspoon of turmeric in hot milk with a pinch of black pepper powder to it and drink it slowly sip by sip before going to bed. Try this remedy for a few days. Turmeric helps in speeding up the therapeutic process. 


  1. Salt Water

It is the most useful and most well-known home treatment for tonsillitis. Gargling with warm salt water will kill the infection or bacteria and give a soothing effect to your throat. Additionally, salt assists in reducing inflammation, giving your throat instant comfort and relief. Simply mix one teaspoon of table salt in a glass of lukewarm water, gargle with the solution and spit the water out after gargling. Repeat this remedy as often as feasible for a swift recovery.


  1. Basil

Basil leaves, popularly known as tulsi, is another incredibly viable home treatment for tonsillitis because of their anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects. Moreover, its recuperation and relaxing qualities will support in reducing swelling and pain and it will be beneficial in speeding up the healing process. Boil 1 glass of water in 15-18 basil leaves for about 20 minutes, strain the water from a strainer, and add the juice of one lemon and honey for sweetness to it. Drink this tea at least three times daily for 3 days.


  1. Fenugreek 

Fenugreek, popularly understood as Methi in the Indian kitchen has antibacterial properties. These properties make fenugreek an outstanding treatment for tonsillitis. Fenugreek can fight against the germs and bacteria liable for tonsillitis. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory properties present in Methi will give you immediate comfort from pain and inflammation. You can use methi by adding 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds to three mugs of water. Allow it to simmer for a good 45 minutes. Strain the water with a strainer and let it cool. Use this water for gargling and repeat this process at least thrice a day.


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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd