9. Carom Seeds
The nutritional value of carom seeds (ajwain) is helpful in fighting symptoms of tonsillitis. The seeds are rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system to fight off the infection.
- In a pan, heat one-fourth teaspoon of carom seeds until they are brown.
- Add a pinch of turmeric power and stir for a few seconds, then add one cup of warm milk and mix well.
- Remove from heat.
- Enjoy the drink while it is still warm. Drink it twice daily for two to three days.
Figs are quite effective for treating tonsillitis at home. Because of their high mucilage content, figs can reduce pain and soreness caused by tonsillitis.
- Boil three dried figs in water and mash them. Eat it with one tablespoon of honey two or three times a day for a number of days.
- Alternatively, boil and mash some fresh figs. Mash the figs in the water you have used for boiling them. Apply this paste on the outer part of your throat. Allow it to air dry, and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat once daily to relieve pain from tonsillitis.
As tonsillitis is extremely contagious, proper care should be taken to maintain high levels of hygiene to prevent contracting the illness.
If you have become infected, get lots of rest, speak as softly and as little as possible, and drink plenty of fluids to aid recovery.