Natural Treatment for Recurrent Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a common problem faced by everyone once in a lifetime. The recurrent tonsillitis is more seen in children as compared to adults. In general, the inflammation of the tonsils is known as tonsillitis. Tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissues that are present at the back of the throat. Bacterial and viral infections are the main cause of tonsils. The Streptococcus pyogenes is the main bacteria responsible for tonsillitis.

The recurrent tonsillitis is defined into three categories:

  • When you get episodes more than seven in a year.
  • When tonsils occur more than five episodes during two years.
  • If a patient has tonsils in more than three episodes in three years.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Tonsillitis?

There are many signs and symptoms that are common:

  • Sore throat
  • Patches on the tonsils
  • Swelling and red appearance of the tonsils
  • Fever
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Tenderness in the neck
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Earache
  • Chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomachache
  • A muffled, scratchy, or throaty voice

What are the Causes of Recurrent Tonsillitis?

The most common cause is bacterial infections that are caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. The strains of other bacteria may also be a reason for tonsillitis.

Tonsils are non-contagious but if its cause is bacteria or virus than it may be contagious.

Diagnosis and Tests for Recurrent Tonsillitis

Your doctor should perform some sort of physical examinations like:

  • Palpating your neck for checking swollen lymph nodes.
  • Through a light instrument looking for throat, ears, and nose.
  • Listening to the breathing pattern.
  • A doctor may also recommend you for a rapid strep test or may obtain a culture for checking the bacteria.

Recurrent Tonsillitis

Which Home Remedies You Should follow While having Recurrent Tonsillitis?

There are different home remedies that you can use at home for getting quick results

  1. Mint: It is a very beneficial remedy for tonsillitis. You can have two glasses of water, add a few mint leaves in it. Boil this water until remaining one cup. Strain the mixture and let it cool down for sometimes. Gargle with this natural It will give you a long relief from tonsillitis.
  2. Salt Water: This is the common and effective home remedy that we are listening from our grandparents since childhood. Take a glass of warm water put a teaspoonful of salt in it. Gargle your mouth with this water for five minutes. You will surely get relief from a painful throat condition.
  3. Tulsi: The herb is also known as holy basil. As in this herb the anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties shows good result in tonsils. Take a few leaves of Tulsi in two glasses of water. Boil it until remaining one cup. Strain the mixture & drink. It will give you good relief in recurrent tonsillitis.
  4. Turmeric: One of the oldest herbs that boost-up your whole immunity. Take a cup of hot water adds a half teaspoon of turmeric & salt in equal quantity. Gargle with this water twice daily.
  5. Fenugreek: The anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties of this herb give good results in recurrent tonsillitis. Take three cups of water, add two teaspoonfuls of fenugreek seeds in it. Boil the mixture until remaining one cup. Strain the mixture let it cool down. Gargle with this water for 15 to 20 minutes.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Recurrent Tonsillitis

Ayurveda is the best way to cope up with any type of health issues. There are numerous herbs in Ayurveda that deals with recurrent tonsillitis and boost up the overall immunity of an individual. In Ayurveda, tonsillitis is correlated to tundikeri.

तलुगतास्तु – गलशुण्डिका, तुण्डिकेरी , अध्रुश , मांस कचछप , अर्बुदं , मांस संघात , तालु पुप्पट :, तालुशोष , तलुपाक इति। (सु। नि १६ /४२ )

This shloka represents the different types of talugat diseases: galshundika, tundikeri, adhrush, manskachap, arbud, manssanghat, talupupput, talushosh, and talupak. These are a total of nine types.

शोफ: स्तूलस्तोददाहप्रपाकी प्रागुक्ताभ्याम तुण्डिकेरी मता तु।

शोफ: स्तब्धो लोहितस्तालुदेशे रक्तज्ञेय: सो अध्रुषो रुग ज्वररदया। (सु। नि १६ /४४ )

This shloka is of tundikeri (tonsilitis): Due to Kapha and Rakta imbalance, there is pricking pain in throat, swelling, and irritation. Adhrush (palatitis) in palate dushti of rakta give rise to pain, fever, redness of throat, and swelling.

Planet Ayurveda offers various products that provide effective results on recurrent tonsillitis.

These Products are

1. Immune Booster Capsules

The ingredients such as Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums), and Green tea (Camellia sinensis) are used for capsule formation. These capsules build up immunity against the bacterial and viral infections caused during recurrent tonsillitis. The capsules improve the overall health of an individual.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Tulsi Capsules

The standardized extract of herb Tulsi (Ocimum sancatum) is used for capsules formation. These capsules maintain all the three doshas in the balance, improves, immunity, and give effective results in recurrent tonsillitis.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

In the preparation of the capsules the standardized extract of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is used. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C builds up the overall immunity. All the signs and symptoms related to recurrent tonsillitis is managed with the use of these capsules.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Curcumin Capsules

These herbal capsules are prepared from a standardized extract of herb Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the main active compound of herb Turmeric. Daily usage of these capsules maintains overall health and treat recurrent tonsillitis.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Amla Saar

This juice is prepared from the standardized extract of Amla fruit (Emblica officinalis). It maintains overall health and boost-up the immune system. All the signs and symptoms of recurrent tonsillitis are managed by this juice.

Dosage: Drink 20 ml of this juice twice daily by adding an equal amount of water in it. Or gargle with this juice.


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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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