Tonsillitis is a condition that is primarily caused by bacterial infection or virus, but in a few cases it could also be due to fungal or parasite attack. Tonsils are rounded ball like things found on either side of the throat. Tonsils are a segment of the overall immune system and part of the lymphatic tissue below and above the tongue.
When some infections do occur due to bacteria or virus, the tonsils tend to swell up and lead to inflammation, which is infectious. This condition is known as tonsillitis. A few herbal remedies to treat this condition are discussed below.
Herbal Remedies For Tonsil
The herb Echinacea is extremely effectual when it comes to combating infections. This herb has properties that help in stimulating the white blood cells, which in turn fights viruses and bacteria. Drinking many cups of tea prepared with the Echinacea herb everyday and gargling with a tincture of Echinacea is very effective in clearing tonsillitis.
It not only helps in working against infection, but it also helps in boosting body’s immune system. The herb also helps in elevating the lymphatic drainage. It consists of sulphur, which is extremely beneficial for tonsils and will improve and elevate their performance in fighting any kind of infection.
Honeysuckle flowers possess loads of compounds, which are antiseptic in nature. These antiseptic compounds are greatly effective in the treatment of infections related to tonsillitis.
The extracts of honey suckle work against an array of bacteria very strongly, especially the ones, which affect the throat. To treat tonsils brew a cup of tea using the flowers and leaves or you could use this herb with warm lemonade to help combat tonsils.
Doctors and herbalists have always suggested gargles using hot sage to effectively treat tonsillitis. Sage contains elevated levels of tannins. These tannins have great anti microbial qualities, which prevents bacterial growth.
Sage is also known to possess antiseptic properties. Make tea with this herb and gargle it while it is still hot to get rid of the bacteria that cause tonsils.
Golden seal is known to be the nature’s gift to us. It is a natural antibiotic and is a wonder herb with great healing powers. Golden seal is also known as orange root and is quite effective in the treatment of infections.
It works on inflammations by preventing it from occurring on the mucus membrane like your throat. Hence, it is anti- catarrhal. It also possesses anti microbial properties, so it destroys the microorganisms that try to invade the body.
Marsh-mallow tea is an excellent remedy for tonsillitis because the mucilage present in marsh mallow coats the swollen mucous membrane and creates a protective coating. The procedure for the intake of this herb is very simple.
Take three cups of cold water and add three teaspoons of the blossoms of marsh mallow. Take heaped spoons. Let it soak for about 12 hours. After that, heat this mixture and filter it. Keep sipping on this concoction, two to three cups every day to treat tonsillitis effectively.
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