Home remedies for tonsillitis

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 14, 2015

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Tonsils work as filters, preventing germs from entering airways and causing infection. Sometimes, however, the tonsils themselves get infected by bacteria and viruses. While there are several over-the-counter medicines available for tonsillitis, these home remedies can help you treat the condition easily and effectively.
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    Salt water to treat tonsillitis

    Salt water is one of the most effective home remedies for tonsillitis. All you have to do is add some salt to a glass of water and gargle with it at least twice a day. In case of severe infection, add salt to warm water and then gargle with it.

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    Onion for curing tonsillitis

    You can also use onion juice for treating tonsillitis. Take an onion and grate it to extract its juice. Now add the juice to some lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.

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    Treating tonsillitis with milk and basil leaves

    Another effective home remedy to get rid of tonsillitis is to drink warm milk with some basil leaves in it. For better results, you can also add a mixture of basil leaf extracts to milk and drink it at least once every day.

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    Garlic for treating

    Garlic is considered quite effective in treating several minor infections and types of inflammation including tonsillitis. It also boosts the immune system. To treat tonsillitis, boil some raw garlic in a cup of water and drink this tea several times a day. Keep drinking this tea throughout the day.

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    Turmeric powder and milk

    It is one of the most effective home remedies that you can use to cure tonsillitis. Take a glass full of warm milk, add one tablespoonful of turmeric powder to it and stir it well. Drink at least twice a day to rid of pain caused due to tonsillitis.

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