What are Tonsils?

Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils. Your tonsils are a pair of small almond-shaped organs (fleshy bits of tissue) located on each side of your throat, behind and above the tongue. Tonsillitis may be caused by a bacterial or a viral infection. Viruses that cause a cold or the flu may cause viral tonsillitis in children. A virus that causes mononucleosis (mono) may also lead to tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is very common, especially in children and more so in the colder months. It is highly contagious, which means it spreads easily from child to child by contact with throat or nasal fluids. So coughing, sneezing, used tissues, shared drinks and kissing will all pass on the germs and the infection.

Causes of Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis occurs when bacteria and viruses enter the body through the nose or mouth. The tonsils are part of the immune system and protect against germs by producing antibodies. These antibodies play an important role in the body’s immune system by attacking bacteria and viruses. However, during this process of protecting the body, the tonsils and adenoids may also become inflamed or infected.

Tonsillitis Symptoms

  • Fever and sore throat
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Bad breath
  • Pain and swelling in glands under the ears/jaws.
  • Change or total loss of voice
  • Dry and irritating cough, excessive thirst.
  • Whitish or grey matter covers the tonsils.
  • Rash on the body or in the mouth
  • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
Here are some effective home remedies for tonsillitis that can reduce inflammation and prevent further infections.


1.Henna, Coriander, Alum

Boil 6 gm Henna leaves, 6 gm Coriander leaves and 2 gm Alum in 1 litre water for 10 minutes strain and gargle with this solution. After that make a paste of 1 gm green Gallnut and 1gm Alum mix with 25 gm pure Honey. This paste can be applied over the throat (swollen tonsils) with beneficial results.

2.Banyan tree milk

The milk of Banyan tree (Ficus bengalensis) (Goler) can be applied beneficially over the swollen tonsils and bind with cotton.

3.Raw Papaya milk

The milk from a raw papaya can be applied on the inflamed tonsils as it can soothe the irritation in the glands.

4.Cotton plant leaves Juice

Apply freshly extracted cotton plant leaves juice over swollen tonsils cures the tonsils.

5.Flax plant leaves, Quicklime extract from shells

Make a paste of Flaxseeds plant leaves and Quicklime extract from shells or grind the leaves and extract the juice then apply over tonsils and cover with cotton.

6.Fresh Figs paste

Boil fresh figs and grind them into a paste. Apply this paste on the external area of the throat to cool down a rash and redness of the throat and provide pain relief.

7.Babool tree Bark

Gargle with a decoction prepared by boiling the bark of babool (Acacia) tree in water this may help decrease the throat pain.

8.Fenugreek Tea, Decoction

Fenugreek has antibacterial properties that make it an excellent cure for tonsillitis. Gargle with water in which fenugreek seeds have been boiled, and have hot tea with honey whenever the symptoms first appear. Simmer 2 tbs fenugreek seeds in 1 litre until reduced by ½ liter water. Thereafter, apply hot fomentation over throat and adjoining areas thrice a day to relieve decongestion.

9.Salt water

Gargling often with warm salt water if your child is age 8 or older. You can make your own salt water by mixing 1 tsp (5 g) salt with 8 fl oz (240 mL) warm water. Hot fomentation on the front of the neck twice or thrice daily also helps in decongestion.


Dissolve saline / purified alum (Phitkari) in lukewarm water and gargle. Similarly 1 gm of saline / purified alum dissolved in half cup lukewarm water was taken internally. Fine powder of saline / purified alum may be applied over swollen tonsils and fauces thrice daily before meals.


1.Sweet Violet flowers, Milk

Boil 15 gm of Sweet Violet (Banafsha) flowers in 50 ml water and when content gets reduced to 1/3, mix it with 200ml milk filter and drink hot. The filtered Sweet Violet flowers can also be lightly fried in ghee and worn round the throat as a poultice at night. This is a 99% trial and natural treatment of tonsillitis.

2.Basil, Ginger, Cloves

Prepare a decoction by boiling a handful leaves of basil (Tulsi), 3 inches piece of ginger and 5 cloves in 1 litre water until reduced by ½ litres. Take 25 ml of it along with honey, thrice a day. This is a highly beneficial and trial prescription for tonsillitis.

3.Liquorices, Sweet flag, Honey

Mix 1 teaspoon each of the powder of liquorices (Mulethi) Sweet flag (Baach/Vacha) and White turmeric (Kachur) in 2 tsp honey divide into 3 doses and take three times a day. It is a most effective & magical remedy to cure tonsillitis completely.

4.Lemon juice, Honey, Rock salt

Lime is one of the most popular natural remedies for tonsillitis. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it in a glass of lukewarm water. Add 4 tsp of honey and 2 pinches of Rock salt in it. Sip on this combination for pain relief from swollen tonsils.

5.Turmeric, Black pepper, Milk

Milk has proved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and¼ tsp black pepper powder. Drink this concoction before sleeping for a minimum of three nights in a row for an effective inflamed tonsils remedy.

6.Ginger powder, Honey, Milk

Add a teaspoon of honey in a cup of hot milk and put ¼ tsp ginger powder or fresh ginger paste stir well and drinks. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatise to treat tonsillitis.

7.Basil, Turmeric, Emblica gooseberry

Mix Basil, Turmeric and Emblica gooseberry powders in same quantity. Take 1 gm powder and mix 1 tsp honey. Give to the child for about 3 months.  All these tulsi, amla, turmeric used together give excellent results in fighting recurrent tonsillitis and preventing viral, bacterial attacks. These also help to boost the immunity and improve overall health.

8.Sitopaladi Churan

Sitopaladi churna is a popular natural remedy for seasonal coughs and colds, and considered to be an effective bronchodilator and expectorant, which allows phlegm to be coughed up. Sitopaladi churna is also used to stimulate appetite, promote digestion, reduce sinus congestion and increase energy levels. The five ingredients of sitopaladi churna are cinnamon, cardamom, long pepper, bamboo shoots and powdered sugar candy.
Make a fine powder 16 gm sugar candy, 8 gm bamboo shoots, 4 gm cardamom, 2 gm cinnamon and 1 gm long pepper. Once mixed, the medicinal powder is kept in an airtight container to prevent oxidation. About 1 gram of the powder is usually combined with a teaspoon of honey and taken up to three times daily.
Taking the herbal remedy on an empty stomach can lead to gastritis or stomach upset, so it should always be taken along with food. Furthermore, cinnamon may impact blood glucose levels, so extra caution should be taken if you are diabetic.

9.Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea mixed with lemon and honey is an age-old natural remedy for tonsillitis. The chamomile acts as a relaxant and reduces stress and anxiety caused by tonsillitis along with treating symptoms of the condition such as pain and soreness.

10.Green Tea, Honey

Green tea with honey will helps soothe the inflamed area.

11.Black Mulberry

Consuming fresh Black Mulberry and its syrup is an effective and valuable natural remedy for tonsillitis.

12.Mustard Seeds

Eating Mustard seeds very beneficial in tonsillitis treatment and it provides immediate relief.

13.Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber Juices

Drink freshly squeezed beetroot, carrot, or cucumber juice daily to boost your body's immune system and fight the infection more efficiently. You can have these juices individually or mix them together for the best results.

14.Warm or Cool Liquids

Drinking warm or cool liquids (whichever feels better). These include tea, soup, juice, and rehydration drinks. Drink Orange juice this will help soothe your throat and give you the necessary Vitamin C to fight the infection. Have cold drinks and food juice is always soothing also barley sugars give comfort.

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