Ayurvedic treatment for Tonsillitis


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Tonsillitis is often caused by constipation. In Ayurveda, the cure for tonsillitis is such that it fights the condition from its roots and fortifies the body against further attacks. Management of diseases in Ayurveda involves a combination of a variety of herbal medicines (aushadhi), diet changes (ahar), and lifestyle changes (vihar).6-7

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Avoid dairy products, sugar and animal products for a week
  • Avoid spicy food as that may irritate your throat.
  • Avoid sour foods like curds, buttermilk, and fried foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Consume hot lemon with honey, honey with cidar vinegar, herbal teas, ginger juice, carrot juice, apple juice, elderberry juice, and blackcurrant tea or juice, as they are effective during infection and help improve immunity and relieve sore throat
  • Daily supplements of teaspoon of cod liver oil, 100 mg vitamin C tablets every 2-3 hours or 2 garlic capsules every two hours can be taken until you feel well again

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Give plenty of rest to your throat and try not to talk
  • Avoid day sleep since it may lead to Kapha build-up
  • Avoid exposure to cold breeze and water
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene
  • Gargle every few hours using a solution of quarter teaspoonful of common salt or yavakshaara dissolved in half a glass of warm water or concentrated liquor prepared from the bark of Acacia (Babul) tree
  • Avoid frequent head baths and rain showers

Avoid passive cigarette smoking and atmospheric pollution

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