The tonsils are part of your body’s system to fight infections. These two almond-shaped balls of tissue are situated towards the back of your mouth and on either side of your throat. The tonsils play an important role as part of your body’s immune system, helping to fight off viral and bacterial infections before they reach the respiratory tract and other parts of the body. Why natural remedies for tonsillitis?
The tonsils contain certain cells that trap any infection entering your body. At times however, the tonsils itself may get infected by the very same germs that it works to resist. When this happens the tonsils get swollen and inflamed causing pain and discomfort. In some cases, the tonsils may show white spots covering the surface coating indicating an infection.
Referred to as tonsillitis, infected tonsils can affect adults, but the condition is more prevalent in children.
Many people practice natural remedies to treat tonsillitis and throat infections without even realizing it. The traditional remedy is a soothing drink of hot water mixed with honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
• Add a few drops of tea tree, thyme, and lavender essential oils to heatproof bowl of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and bend over the bowl, inhaling the steam.
• Make a gargle by blending four tablespoons of honey, six tablespoons of lemon juice, four tablespoons of apple cider, one crushed garlic clove, and one tablespoon of grated ginger
• Alternatively, gargle with raspberry leaf tea or add a teaspoonful of chopped fresh sage leaves to a cup of boiling water, then cover and steep for 10 minutes, strain, and use as a gargle when cool.