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|Home Remedies for Tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils, which lie, one on each side of the throat Chronic tonsillitis is a term
applied to cases in which there is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection.
The main symptoms of tonsillitis are sore throat, fever, headache, pain in various parts of the body, difficulty in swallowing,
and general weakness. The tonsils are seen to be inflamed and red when the mouth is opened wide. In many cases, spots of
pus exude from them. Externally, the tonsillar lymph glands which lie just behind the angle of the jaw are tender and
enlarged. In severe cases, there may be pain in the ear.
|The chief cause of tonsillitis is a toxic condition of the system which is brought to a head by a sudden lowering of vitality,
resulting from exposure and sudden chill. The tonsils enlarge and get inflamed when the toxins cannot be got rid of through the
normal channels of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, and skin. A throat affliction of this kind is also associated with and is
the result of chronic constipation, when toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Tonsillitis Home Remedies with Fenugreek Seeds:
A gargle made from fenugreek seeds is very effective in severe cases of tonsillitis. To make such a gargle, two tablespoons of
fenugreek seeds should be allowed to simmer for half an hour in a liter of water and then set aside to cool. The entire quantity
should be used the same day as a soothing gargle. It will have beneficial results.
Home Remedies for Tonsillitis with Lime:
Lime is one of the most effective remedies in the treatment of acute tonsillitis. A fresh lime squeezed in a glass of warm water,
with four teaspoons of honey and a quarter teaspoon of common salt, should be sipped slowly in such cases.
Home Remedies for Tonsillitis with Milk:
Milk has been found valuable in tonsillitis. A glass of pure boiled milk, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper
powder, should be taken every night for three nights in die treatment of this condition. It will bring beneficial results.
Tonsillitis Home Remedies using Vegetable Juices:
Juices of carrot, beet, and cucumber, taken individually or in combination, are especially beneficial. The formula proportion
recommended, when used in combination is 300 ml of carrot juice, 100ml of beet juice, and 100 ml of cucumber juice.
|Special Treatment for Tonsillitis
Place a large handful of sage in 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until sage is soft. Dip a flannel cloth in the liquid and
place the sage leaves in the flannel before wrapping around the throat. Dip another cloth in the liquid, wrap this, too, around the
throat. Keep replacing the outer cloth to keep the first poultice warm. Give a strong infusion of sage tea to drink during
treatment. Swellings and inflammation should subside within hours.
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