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Top 8 Home Remedies for Treating Tonsillitis

top 8 home remedies for treating tonsillitis
HWC Team
December12/ 2015


Tonsillitis is a condition which is characterized by inflammation of the tonsils which are two oval shaped tissues that are found at the back of the throat. Besides swelling, some of the other symptoms of tonsillitis include trouble in swallowing, sore throat, fever, stiff neck and headache etc.

The main cause of tonsillitis includes bacterial or viral infections. You can either opt for an over the counter medicine or go for a home remedial solution.  The following are the best home remedial solutions for finding relief from tonsillitis.

1. Get a Lot of Rest

The first thing that you must concentrate on doing is to get a lot of rest.  Make sure you avoid doing any strenuous work or follow a hectic routine so that the condition does not become worse.

2. Make Honey, Lemon and Sugar Drink

Another easy yet very effective remedy for treating tonsillitis is to make a drink using honey, lemon and sugar.  This can provide you instant pain relief. For the best results, drink this tea hot and atleast twice a day.

3. Drink a Lot of Liquids and Eat Comfortable Foods to Soothe Discomfort and Pain

Water will help to ease out the dryness in the throat and thus you must drink enough of it every day. You can also drink some other liquids like coconut water and hot teas. Eat comfortable foods which ease the pain and avoid eating foods which may further irritate the throat.

4. Gargle with Warm Water and Salt

Another amazing way to treat tonsillitis at home is to gargle with warm water and salt.  Do this several times a day for a few minutes each as the coarseness of the salt and warmness of water can prove useful and may reduce irritation.

5. Avoid any Throat Irritants

In order for the treatment to work, avoid doing anything that may further cause irritation in your throat. Avoid smoking, drinking, eating fried foods and going near dust. Use a cool air humidifier so that moisture can be added to your room and all kinds of dust irritants can be kept out.

6. Drink Ginger, Honey and Sugar

Another drink which you can prepare at home to treat this condition is ginger, honey and sugar drink. You can mix these ingredients in boiling water and drink the warm liquid several times a day.

7. Carrot Juice

Another effective way in which you can treat tonsillitis at home is to drink carrot juice.  Carrot is loaded with vitamin A which has great anti toxicant properties and reduces the levels of toxins and thus provides relief.

8. Fenugreek Seeds

3 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds can be boiled in a little water and can be used throughout the day as gargling liquid for treating a sore throat or the problem or tonsillitis. Gargle with this liquid continuously for a few days and 2-3 times daily for the best results.  This too is among the best home remedies for this problem.

HWC Team

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