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14 Brilliant Natural Home Remedies For Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is one of the most common problems in school going children and young adults. It is a condition where the two lymph nodes that are located on either side of the throat get infected and inflamed, leading to a host of problems. There are several effective home remedies for tonsillitis that you can read about below to help solve the problem.

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Before we can go into the home remedies, it is important to understand and identify the causes and symptoms of tonsillitis. It is a highly common problem that is contagious which spreads from one person to another when they come in contact. Here are the common causes of tonsillitis:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Temperature fluctuations
  • Exposure to cold
  • Build up of toxins in the body

You can identify whether a person is suffering from inflamed tonsils if they start showing the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Inflamed lymph nodes
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • Loss of voice or hoarseness
  • Cough and cold
  • Sensitivity in the throat and the jaws
  • Headaches

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You may display one or more of these symptoms when you are suffering from tonsillitis. Even though there are a lot of medicines out there which your doctor might prescribe, home remedies are always the best, natural solutions which guarantee your well-being without any harmful side effects. Here are some of the best, most dependable and effective home remedies for tonsillitis.

1. Salt water

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Salt water can give you instant relief from tonsillitis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Salt also helps draw out the infection causing bacteria from your tonsils to restore health to your sore throat.  It is better if you mix your salt with water that has been warmed, so that you get even greater relief. Gargling with salt water is one of the oldest and surest remedies in the book, to help you get relief from tonsillitis.

2. Drink warm/cool liquids

Even though exposure to extreme coldness can be the cause of tonsillitis, drinking cool things (not cold) can be a remedy and a solution for your problem. You might feel soothed and relieved when you drink warm liquid like soups and teas as well. The varying temperatures can cause the bacteria to die and the inflammation to reduce, because it prevents your throat from staying at optimum bacteria-thriving temperature. Cool liquids like juices, syrups and coffee can help give relief to your throat.

3. Apple cider vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar has some amazing anti bacterial properties which could help your tonsils go back to their normal size in not time. Apple cider vinegar is considered one of the healthiest things out there and it has multiple health benefits, which is why some people consume it every day and swear by it. Gargling with a cup of water mixed with half a cup of apple cider vinegar is one of the best home remedies for tonsillitis, to help you get relief from the condition within a few days.

4. Turmeric

One of nature’s most trusted antiseptic is turmeric, whose health benefits are innumerable. In case of tonsillitis, it helps your sore throat feel better, and it kills the bacteria that could be the root of the problem. Turmeric can be consumed in various forms. You can mix a teaspoon of turmeric in warm milk, which is a soothing as well as effective remedy. You can also mix it with water. Alternatively, you can chew on a raw piece of turmeric with a little jaggery for a tasty and healing treat.

5. Lime


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Lime is one of those home remedies that you can depend on with your eyes closed when you have tonsillitis because thousands of people swear by it. It has natural antibacterial properties and the tart, acidic nature of the lime helps kill bacteria while letting your throat heal at its own pace without letting you suffer from most of the symptoms like bad breath, nausea, sore throat, etc. If you are feeling brave, take a tablespoon of lime in a bowl and use your finger to smear the juice around in your mouth. Otherwise, you can always gargle with a little lime juice mixed with warm water.

6. Carrot, beet and cucumber juice

The juice of these three vegetables is one of the most effective home remedies to cure problems like tonsillitis. The carotene in carrots and beets and the naturally occurring minerals and vitamins in cucumber come together to form a healing concoction, which when consumed, will give you instant relief from your condition.

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7. Honey

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Honey is considered the best natural sweetener in the world because of its wonderful taste and additional nutritional properties missing from other things like sugar. It is also a common ingredient in cough syrups because it has the ability to sooth sore throats and kills infection causing bacteria in conditions like tonsillitis. You can have a tablespoon of honey as it is, or you can also mix it with a little water and lime juice and have it in the morning when your throat is dry. This will help you get relieve from tonsillitis within a couple of days.

8. Basil

Basil should be your go-to herb when you are suffering from problems like tonsillitis and other throat infections. Basil has a lot of good antiviral properties and it also helps reducing the inflammation in your throat when you are suffering from tonsillitis. It prevents pain and helps reducing the sting you feel when you are swallowing your food. Boil 5-10 basil leaves in water, strain it, and drink this water once a day to get effective relief.

9. Chamomile tea

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Chamomile tea is made with the essential oil of chamomile herb, which is a healing and nourishing herb, which helps to sooth your throat and tackles problems like tonsillitis. It has natural anti-bacterial properties which can reduce pain and swelling and also give you immediate relief when you are suffering from inflamed tonsils. To make this, you can either boil dried chamomile in warm water, or brew the tea with a couple of drops of chamomile extract.

10. Cinnamon powder

Cinnamon powder is great for killing bacteria naturally without having to resort to medicine and chemical solutions. Not only does it stop the growth of bacteria in your throat, but also helps reduce swelling, preventing nausea and vomiting, restoring the natural quality of your voice and removing any pain that might occur when you swallow. Take a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and dissolve it in a glass of warm water. You can also add a tablespoon of honey and lime for extra flavour and natural goodness. Drink this every day to watch your tonsils go back to their normal size within a week.

11. Fenugreek seeds

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Fenugreek seeds are a great natural remedy for sore throats and can heal any inflammation in any part of the body, including your tonsils. The anti-bacterial properties in fenugreek seeds can get rid of the any bacteria that might be prolonging your condition. You can make fenugreek tea buy adding a pinch of fenugreek powder to boiling water. You can also soak the seeds overnight and drink the water without the seeds the next morning to get relief.

12. Mint

Mint can sooth your sore throat, give you relief from colds and nasal blockages and efficiently kill any bacteria that might be causing your nose and throat to act up and your tonsils to get inflamed. Mint not only helps you get relief from the symptoms, but also cures the root of the problem. Boil a handful of chopped mint leaves in water, till the water reduces considerably. Strain out the leaves and mix this water with a tablespoon of honey and drink this once a day to get rid of tonsillitis.

13. Onion

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Onions are a strong natural ingredient, with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. the fumes from onion can reduce swelling and redness in your tonsils, which is usually the case when you are suffering from tonsillitis. It is also a super fast remedy, which helps you get rid of the condition within 3-4 days of regular use. Extract the juice from an onion, and take 2 tablespoon of strained, clear onion juice. Mix it with a glass of warm water to create a solution which you can gargle with once a day to get relief from your condition.

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14. Oregano

Oregano is a naturally occurring herb, used commonly in food, which contains some lesser known antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This can be used to treat problems such as tonsillitis naturally. You can use the dried form of oregano, or the herb to make a tea out of it, which you can drink once a day to watch your problem disappear within a week of regular use.

Getting rid of tonsillitis is super easy once you are equipped with these home remedies, which are all-natural and super effective. If you see your condition persist after using any of the above remedies, be sure to consult your doctor to diagnose whether you have any other more serious underlying problem.

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14 Brilliant Natural Home Remedies For Tonsillitis
If you are suffering from a sore throat, you might have tonsillitis. Check out these 100% effective natural home remedies for tonsillitis to get relief.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.