There are many cases where natural home remedies works better than some modern medical solution and I have seen this first hand. My sister suffered with severe sore throat which was the result of tonsillitis for about five year it started when she was 18 many times it was so severe she couldn’t talk or eat . She would go through these regimens of getting a slight cold, then comes the tonsillitis ,a visit to the doctor ,he gives her a dose of antibiotics then it goes away within 5 days . Now the tonsillitis is gone but she has gotten really bad yeast infection from drinking too much antibiotics which last for a months and this went on for about 5 to 6 times a year. Then the doctor recommend cutting out her tonsils . We decide to visit a herbal doctor he recommended some home natural remedies for her tonsillitis which involved drinking of ginger and honey , building her immune system by drinking warm lemon water every morning . This is the fifth year and she has not been afflicted by sore throat or tonsillitis . There are over 15 home remedies for tonsillitis and sore throat which I will discuss but first lets look at the different types of sore throat.
Types of sore throat : Strep throat vs Tonsillitis vs Glandular fever
Sore throat can be recognized by symptoms such as pain and inflammation in the throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck difficulty swallowing and high temperature. Most sore throat are caused by viral infections and usually clears up in a few days once your immune system is strong but some are caused by bacteria which can be more serious. There are different types or severity of sore throat we will now look at .
First off we have tonsillitis referred to the inflammation of the tonsil , tonsil are large lymph nodes that can be found on either side of the back of the tongue. They are part of a ring of immune tissue around the mouth and nose which serves to intercept any invading bacteria or virus trying to enter your respiratory system . Infections and inflammation of the throat and tonsils are common and vast majority are viral infections, that last a few days. Most can be treated at home with simple natural remedies and self measures but you should seek medical attention if symptoms are particularly severe such as having difficulty in breathing . The symptoms are usually swollen ,Nausea and vomiting,yellow,white or grey pus coating on the tonsil,difficulty swallowing ,headache ,hoarse throat,nasal congestion,ear pain and fever or chills.
Strep throat an extreme sore throat more than tonsillitis with similar symptoms it can be the result of infection by Streptococcus bacteria. This requires treatment with antibiotics. Distinguishing a viral sore throat from a bacterial infection can be very difficult and in general a bacteria sore throat can make you feel worst than a viral one. You may also have pus and ulcers on your tonsils and throat. To aid diagnosis a swab may be taken and sent to a laboratory for testing.
Glandular fever may have similar symptoms to tonsillitis and strep throat but tends to last for weeks rather than days. Glandular fever can be easily diagnosed by a blood test.It is also accompanied by extreme tiredness which can last for months and some patients may have yellow discolouration in their eyes.
Recurrent tonsillitis is an infection confined to the tonsils. The tonsils are larger in children than adults which is why children ate more prone to it than adults in the past thousand of children would have their tonsils surgically remove (tonsillectomy).Nowadays doctors are reluctant to remove them because they provide useful function of as part of our body defenses . Those persons who have five bouts or more a year are usually referred to ear nose throat specialist but with these natural alternative remedies below you can permanently keep them away the remedies below are made from nature natural antibiotics which are difficult for virus and bacteria to find resistance .
Natural home solution for sore throat and tonsillitis
Ginger is one of the most powerful natural antibiotic and research was done to prove this by Ethiopia’s College of Medicine at the University of Gondar which proved that ginger was more effective than methicillin, amoxicillin and penicillin which are three of the most powerful antibiotics they were cultured in a broth with the bacteria’s , Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae or 24 hour and the ginger was more effective they also did the same with honey found it was also effective against the strains of bacteria. Ginger is an analgesic which means it can also ease pain and a perfect natural treatment to fight tonsillitis .
Remedy 1. Cut 6 slices of the ginger root for ten minutes with two cups of water . Then cool until warm enough to drink . Sip periodically throughout day and ensure you have a portion before bed. Hot or cold beverages are best for soothing tonsillitis so you can have your alternative blends either way. After the tonsillitis would have subsided you can drink it three times a week once in the morning.
Remedy 2. Blend about 3 inch of the root with 3 cups of hot water strain to remove the Pulp mix with 3 to 4 teaspoon of honey
Remedy 4.Make a cold compress by place ice in a towel or soaking a sponge in water then freeze ,place them on your throat to get rid of the pain.
Remedy 5.Pour a glass of hot or cold milk place half tsp turmeric powder half , one tsp black pepper mix and drink before going to sleep to help the pain.Turmeric also has antibiotic properties to fight the virus or bacteria. Turmeric is also a great antioxidant which will help your immune system one of the best turmeric is meriva turmeric complex it’s easily absorbed in the body.
Remedy 6 In a glass a warm water squeeze a half a lemon 2 tbsp honey add a pinch of salt mix and sip three times a day.
Remedy 7. Warm glass of water tsp of salt gargle at the back of your throat to soothe your throat.
REmedy 8.Mix lukewarm water a tsp of bake soda gargle twice a day.
Remedy 9.Place two roasted clove in your mouth and suck the juice , clove also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Remedy 10. Two tsp of honey squeeze one lemon in a glass of warm water sip every 30 minutes.
Remedy 11.You can have one of the following tea for the sore throat thyme tea ,chamomile tea or licorice tea, the oils from these tea have powerful antibacterial properties that would fight your viral infection.
Remedy 12. 1 tsp apple cider 1 tsp salt 1 lemon 1 pinch of Cayenne pepper mix in a glass of warm water sip 3 to 4 time a day and before bed.
Remedy 13. Suck an ice popsicle the coldness help to soothe the sore throat.
Remedy 14.Olive leaf extract is great for curing sore throat olive leaves have antiviral properties and it boost your immune system faster than Vitamin C it such a powerful antibiotic that it is used to fight herpes.
Remedy 15.Colloidal silver can be sprayed at the back of the throat this is a powerful antibacterial ,anti fungal and antiviral spray .
Remedy 16.Spray 2 drops of Oregano oil at the back of your throat this is a very popular solution.
Remedy 17. White Oak Bark can be used as a gargle to treat sore throats and tonsillitis. A tea or infusion can also be used in the treatment of bleeding gums.
Remedy 18. Bowl 1 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic with ginger cool then add two tablespoons honey and sip every 1 hour.
4 steps to get rid tonsillitis permanently
Build your immune system to fight sore throat and tonsillitis we need build our immune system by adding Vitamin C to your diet .Your body does not keep Vitamin C and it uses a lot in a day, I remember my sister used to show signs of allergies and flu before her would start experiencing sore throat and tonsillitis. My mom would give her warm glass of lemon water every morning before eating anything else and certain time of the year like when she has to study too much , perform stressful activities and when there is a change in the season. She would also give her Vitamin C Effervescent Tablets 500Mg twice a day if she thinks she need it. Zinc is also important so check your diet to see of you are getting enough also echinacea and Vitamin D can boost you immune response to viral infections.
Hydrate your body and rest by drink a lot of water daily many parents give their children soda more than water so this allows the mucous in your in your sinus to dry up mucous membrane in the nose because they capture all the bacteria virus an allergen before they enter your lungs.
Clean your sinus always wash out your sinus in the morning this gets rid of the microorganism you would have breath in over night you can use a Nasopure System Kit or other sinus wash.
Fight the pain and kill the virus Once you contract you need to fight the virus or bacteria the pain and soothe your throat with the remedies above.