Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, which lie on either side of the pharynx. Tonsil acts as a defense against infected elements that enter inside the throat. Tonsillitis can occur to any age group due to sudden intake of cold stuff like ice water or ice-cream, excess intake of spicy and oily food, dry cough, smoking, viral and bacterial infection etc. Some of its symptoms are sore throat, fever, pain while swallowing food, change of voice, swelling at the jaw etc.
According to Ayurveda, tonsillitis is known as galaayu. Ayurveda can treat tonsillitis effectively without any side effects. Here are some of the ayurvedic remedies for tonsillitis:
Fenugreek seed is an important remedy for tonsil. You need to boil 2-3 teaspoons of fenugreek seek seeds in 1 liter of water and use it for gargle for the entire day.
Lime is also an effective ayurvedic remedy for tonsillitis. Cut fresh lime and squeeze the juice into warm water. Put some honey and salt in it and drink it twice or thrice a day. It wills relief you from tonsil. Or you can also cut a lemon into half and put some black pepper and common salt on it then heat the lemon and such its juice.
Babul (acacia Arabica):
The bark of babul tree is considered to be very beneficial for tonsillitis. It contains a high amount of gallic and tannin acids that are very effective for tonsillitis. You can boil the bark of the babul and salt in water and use the water for gargle.
Butter tree leaves (Madhuca Indica):
Butter tree leaves are very effective for the treatment of chronic and acute tonsil since it contain alkaloid glucosidic saponin. Its juice should be use for gargling.
Hot milk mixed with turmeric powder and black pepper should be taken twice daily to get relief from inflammation and cure tonsillitis. You can also drink a mixture of tulsi, fenugreek seeds and lime in hot water for quick relief.
Gargling with warm water and common salt immediately relief from pain cause by tonsillitis. Use this solution regularly throughout the day to reduce inflammation and pain.
Beet root juice is very effective remedy for treatment of tonsillitis. Since it is rich in folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, iodine, copper it helps the body to fight against toxin. It is also rich in fiber, which help in constipation if in case the tonsillitis is cause by constipation.
Chamomile tea is highly recommended while suffering from tonsil as it helps to relief the inflammation and pain cause by tonsillitis. It can be mix with honey and lemon for more effectiveness.
Alum is a hydrated form of potassium sulfate which is effective for the treatment for tonsil. Mixing alum powder in water and gargling not only reduce inflammation but also cure it. You can also apply alum powder directly on the swollen tonsil to reduce it.
Banafsha flowers (Voila odorata):
Banafsha is an ayrvedic herb which is very effevtive for the treatment of tonsil. Its flower should be mixed in hot milk and drink it.
Khaadoraati vati, sitopalaadi churna, tundiheri ras, agasrya rasayana etc are some of the ayurvediv medicines that can effectively cure acute and chronic tonsillitis.