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Tonsillitis

TONSILLITIS

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is inflammation of tonsils. Tonsils are the situated at the back of the throat and are very important part of the body’s immune system. They play a vital role in trapping the bacteria and viruses trying to enter the body. This disease is common among children and adolescents, but can affect people of any age. Viral tonsillitis is a self limiting disorder; however it can get severe and prolonged disease by predisposition of bacterial infection.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of tonsillitis can be described as follows:

  • Pain in throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Tenderness and redness of tonsils
  • Tenderness and redness in upper respiratory tracks
  • Sometime inflammation in tonsils is covered with white spots

Causes:

Tonsillitis is a condition that results because of:

  • Low resistance to change in weather
  • Sinus infection
  • Viral and bacterial infection
  • Constant coughing
  • Talking at high pitch for protracted duration

Common Herbs and other remedies used to relieve tonsillitis:

Lime is the most preferable remedy for tonsillitis. You can make tea using chamomile, honey and lime and drink this for 3 to 4 times in a day to feel relief from the pain. Another remedy for irritation in tonsils is warm milk with turmeric powder and black pepper powder, one glass of this can be consumed in the morning. Boil water with fenugreek seeds for 15 to 20min and then use the drained water to gargle; this is also a very effective treatment for tonsillitis.

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