How to Treat Tonsillitis Fast at Home?

How to Treat Tonsillitis Fast at Home?

What is Tonsillitis?

When the lymph nodes (tonsils) that are located on each side of the back of throat becomes infected these are called as tonsillitis. They function as a defense mechanism. It occurs at any age but mostly occurs in childhood. These tonsils maintain the body fluids balance.

There are mainly two types of Tonsillitis:

  1. Recurrent (acute)
  2. Chronic

What are the Causes?

The most common cause is Streptococcus Pyogenes bacteria. Others are Adenovirus, influenza virus, para influenza virus, enterovirus, herpes simplex virus.

  • According to the American academy of family physicians, 15 to 30 percent cases occurs mostly due to this bacteria.

What are the Symptoms?

In recurrent Tonsillitis, there are many episodes of tonsillitis in a year.

Symptoms may include:

  • Chronic sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • Tender lymph nodes in the neck
  • Chills
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Stiffness in jaw
  • Scratchy sounding voice
  • Yellow-whitish spots are present
  • Difficulty in swallowing

What are the Complications?

Accumulation of pus behind the tonsils.
Difficulty in breathing but breathing is disrupted specially during sleep.
Infection started spreading to neighboring tissues i.e. Tonsillar cellulitis. This may also arise Rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.

  • Rheumatic fever: that affects the heart, joints and other tissues.
  • Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis: it is an inflammatory disorder of kidneys that results in an inadequate waste and excess fluids from the blood.

What are the Preventions?

  • Firstly the patient has to maintain proper hygiene.
  • Replace the toothbrush of the patient after being diagnosed with tonsillitis.
  • Avoid sharing food and other daily needs.
  • Do rest.
  • Have to take soft food products if there is difficulty in swallowing.

Any Home Remedies to Treat Tonsillitis at Home?

1. Warm Beverages with Raw Honey

Warm Beverages with Raw Honey

Patient has to take warm beverages like tea that reduces the discomfort but when raw honey is added to tea this increases the antibacterial property the help in reducing the infections caused by tonsillitis. Drink GINGER TEA that acts as anti-inflammatory that helps in reducing inflammation and discomfort caused by tonsillitis.

2. Salt Water Gargling

Salt Water Gargling

Rinsing and gargling with salt water help in smoothening the sore throat that helps in reducing inflammation and pain and helps in treating infections.

Steps to be followed

  • Stir about a half teaspoon of salt in 4 ounces of water and stir until the salt is dissolved.
  • Gargling and swishing for several seconds then spit it out.
  • A Patient can also rinse with warm water.

3. Tulsi


Tulsi or Holy basil has both antiviral and anti-inflammatory property that helps in reducing pain as well as swelling and also have a fast healing process.

Steps to be followed

  • Add 10 to 12 leaves in one and a half cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes then strain it properly.
  • Add lemon in it and then add 1tsf honey to sweeten it or add 2 grams pepper to spice it.
  • Drink it two to three times in a day for 2-3 days.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar possesses antiviral and antibacterial properties that kill the bacteria caused by tonsillitis. It also possesses anti-inflammatory property that helps in reducing pain as well as inflammation in the tonsillitis.

Steps to be followed

  • Add 1tsf of apple cider vinegar in one glass of warm water. Then mix it properly and add honey for sweetening.
  • Do gargles or consume it. You can do this 2 to 3 times a day.

5. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

It is an excellent home remedy for tonsillitis have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. These antiviral and antibacterial properties help in reducing infection and anti-inflammatory property helps in reducing pain as well as swallowing. It also acts as a natural expectorant and helps in breaking down of phlegm in the throat.

Steps to be followed

  • Add 3tsf of fenugreek seeds in 1litre of water then boil it for 10-20 minutes.
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes and then allow it to cool for sometimes.
  • Do gargles throughout the day.

6. Carrot, Cucumber and Beetroot Juice

Carrot, Cucumber and Beetroot Juice

Vegetables are the rich source of nutrients in our body that helps to prevent the body from infections. Juice of these vegetables helps in preventing from tonsillitis. These vegetables are rich in vitamin A and C that not only helps in fighting against inflammation but also helps in enhancing the action of antibiotics in tonsillitis.

Steps to be followed

  • Take 150ml of Carrot juice, 50ml of cucumber juice and 50ml of beetroot juice then mix these juices and drink it.
  • Do it once in a day daily for relief.

7. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is mainly rich in lauric acid. It acts both as antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory. It acts as a natural decongestant and helps in clearing phlegm from the throat.

Steps to be followed

  • Do gargles with one tsp of coconut oil for one minute then spit it but do not swallow it.
  • An alternative step can be followed by the patient by doing oil pulling with coconut water that helps in providing relief to the patient in tonsillitis.

8. Yogurt


It acts as a natural probiotic that can help in treating tonsillitis. It boosts the immunity as well as acts as anti-inflammatory. It also helps in treating the infections (like common cold) caused by tonsillitis.

Steps to be followed

  • Have one cup of plain yogurt.
  • Do it daily. This will helps in providing relief in tonsillitis.
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.