10 Natural Home Remedies to Treat Tonsillitis You Must Try After Everything Else Failed

8. Carom seeds These seeds (ajwain) have high nutritional value. They are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This helps ease tonsillitis symptoms, while also… Simi - October 20, 2017

8. Carom seeds

These seeds (ajwain) have high nutritional value. They are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This helps ease tonsillitis symptoms, while also strengthening the body’s immune system for fighting the infection. Carom seeds are also effective in helping to expel mucus from the throat. The seeds can be chewed raw, added to water or to milk.

To make an effective carom seed remedy, simmer one teaspoon of the seeds in a pan until they turn brown. Pour a cup of heated milk to the pan and add a pinch of turmeric powder. After mixing well, remove the solution from the heat. Drink the mixture warm twice a day until your tonsillitis has cleared. Alternatively, you can take 3 teaspoons of carom seeds and boil them with one cup of water.

Filter the water and add a pinch of salt for added benefits. Gargle with this mixture until it is finished. Follow this process twice a day. This will help expel mucus and phlegm stuck between your enlarged tonsils. Gargling with the mixture will also assist in reducing bad breath caused by the tonsillitis infection.  If your tonsillitis symptoms include a cough problem, chew the carom seeds.

Carom seeds have a strong odor that is similar to thyme and can be inhaled to relieve a headache. If your tonsillitis is causing head pain, consider wrapping the carom seeds in tissue paper, or burning the seeds and inhaling the scent. To continue to reap its benefits, include carom in your daily diet. This will help fight off any future infection as your immune system will be much stronger and resistant.

9. Fenugreek

Fenugreek, known as ‘methi’ in some cultures, is an annual herb of the pea family.  The seed pods of the fenugreek plant contain 10–20 small, yellow-brown, aromatic seeds. The seeds are the most used part of fenugreek plant. The seeds are also a common ingredient in modern medicine. This is because fenugreek seeds are packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Research has shown that fenugreek assists with reducing both internal and external inflammation. Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, fenugreek can provide immediate relief from pain and swelling caused by your tonsillitis. The antibacterial components of fenugreek have also been noted as a natural treatment for bacterial infection.

The seed is an ideal ingredient for treating tonsillitis because it will help fight the bacteria causing the infection. Traditional Chinese Medicine also uses the seeds to help move phlegm and cool inflammation inside the body. Fenugreek acts as an expectorant and antispasmodic to help loosen phlegm and ease coughing. Research has further shown that fenugreek increases perspiration to lower fever, a symptom of tonsillitis.

You can prepare a fenugreek gargle solution by adding two leveled tablespoons of the seeds to one cup of water. Leave the water simmering on the heat for half an hour and then strain the mixture. Gargle with the mixture for 30 seconds at a time before spitting it out. Do this twice a day until your symptoms have cleared. Another option is to chew on the fenugreek seeds so that their juices pass through your throat. The fenugreek seeds may not be pleasant to chew as they have a somewhat bitter taste.

10. Figs

Soreness and pain in the throat caused by tonsillitis can be relieved using figs. Figs contain high amounts of mucilage, a gel-like substance, that coats irritable mucous membranes in the throat. By coating the throat, mucilage helps soothe and heal inflamed tissues. Also, figs are rich in dietary fiber and are a good source of minerals and vitamins. Since figs have high nutritional value, they will boost your immune system for fighting off the tonsillitis infection.

Although figs are not available throughout the year, dried figs are stocked all year round. Dried figs are an excellent remedy for inflamed tonsils. However, dried figs require lots of chewing, which can be painful with a swollen neck. Therefore, stewing the figs is a better option. To do this, simmer a handful of figs in boiling water for 30 minutes.

Filter out the water and mash the figs. Leave the stewed figs to cool and then drink this mixture slowly. Adding honey to the mixture will sweeten the taste and make it more pleasant for children. The honey will also further soften the figs and make chewing and swallowing easier. Doing this will provide fast relief to a sore and inflamed throat.

Another treatment is possible by using figs. Boil the figs with water and mash them to form a paste. Gently massage this paste to the skin around your throat and leave the paste to dry. Gently rinse the paste off using warm water. Doing this can help cool inflammation and provide pain relief. Fig brew can also be prepared with little effort.  Boil two figs in a cup of water and drink the warm liquid at least twice a day. This will help relieve a dry cough, remove excess mucus, and ease soreness.