Golden Ruler's of Penmai
- Sep 3, 2012
Tonsils as well as adenoids are two important parts of the immune system and are not recommended to be removed unless necessary. It is believed that tonsils defend the body against bacteria and viruses through forming antibodies. Therefore, in order to protect your tonsils there are several natural medicines which you can resort to.
Tip #1: To Soothe Inflammation
Water and apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural disinfectant that helps soothe both the inflammation and discomfort brought by tonsilitis. What you have to do is to mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of warm water. Gargle with the mixture for at least 30 seconds and then rinse your mouth. It is also recommended to drink lemon juice after gargling to further disinfect the throat. This can also remove the strong taste of vinegar from your mouth.
Tip #2: To Ease the Symptoms
At the first sign of tonsillitis, you can start taking Echinacea combined with golden seal tablet. The use of these two herbal medicines, especially if they are taken together, eases the symptoms of the condition. It will also shorten the duration period of flu, colds and other viral infections like tonsillitis. The spray form of golden seal aids in soothing and healing of tonsillitis. You just have to follow the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the package.
Tip #3: To Soothe the Pain and Discomfort
Purchase liquorice root lozenges from health food stores and suck it in your mouth the whole day. This can be done to coat the throat and soothe the pain and discomfort of tonsillitis. Just a reminder for those who are diabetic or have high blood sugar, this type of medication is not applicable for them.
Tip #4: To Soothe a Cough and Reduce Inflammation
Make a mixture of 3 drops sandalwood oil, 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, 1 drop of peppermint oil and 12.5 drops of almond oil. Massage this mixture on both your chest and throat and you will notice, this helps with your cough and this can reduce inflammation at the same time. The mixture is also known to relieve the symptoms of tonsillitis.
Tip #5: Lifestyle Changes
The following lifestyle habits can strengthen the immune system:
A healthy diet
Avoid smoking and alcohol drinking
Always wash hands thoroughly
Tip #6: Have a Good Diet
Eating foods that are rich in folic acid as well as vitamins A, B, C, D and E plus foods that are full of flavonoids, magnesium, iron and zinc can help with your tonsillitis. In addition, try to get five portions of vegetables and fruits every day. Limit your consumption of refined carbohydrates, high fat products and foods that contain high sugar.
Tip #7: Supplements
According to Dr. Van der Merwe, you can use an antioxidant combination as well as star flower and cold water salmon oil supplements so as to support your immune system.
Once you observe that you have a chronic tonsillitis and although these natural medicines can help, you have to still seek medical attention from your professional doctor. He can check if they are other underlying problems that cause your tonsillitis.
You can choose from a lot of natural options to relieve the symptoms of tonsillitis. However, it is still advisable that you consult your doctor so as not to worsen the condition.