The SUN may be shining, but there are plenty of bugs around that can potentially make you feel pretty unwell.
Spring viruses can take you by surprise, and I have seen a lot of people at the moment suffering from colds and sore throats, but especially tonsillitis seems rife. If you find yourself suffering, the most important thing you can do is to keep your immune system fighting fit.
Get plenty of sleep, and while you are feeling unwell, try to remove any excess stress from your life, and even lay off your exercise regime for a few days until you start to feel better.
Tonsillitis is a situation in which the throat of a person is inflamed. Two oval-like tissue pads in the back of the throat can cause this pain and discomfort. These soft tissue pads are located in your lymphatic system, which is the human body’s first line of defence against all kinds of alien bodies and infections. The tonsils are responsible for the production of blood cells, which can prevent bacteria and virus from entering your body through your mouth.
Most people think that making a trip to the doctor would make the throat inflammation go away with a prescription of antibiotics, but this is not the case, necessarily.
If the infection is viral, the antibiotics will be ineffective, so you may need to look for alternative, more natural solutions. When it comes to tonsillitis, it’s important to cure those tonsils permanently, because re-occurring infections can be common.
Here are some symptoms of the problems of tonsils: sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, often accompanied with pain, chill, earaches, bad breath and pain.
Here are my top two natural home remedies for you to try:
1 – Honey and garlic together are probably a tailor- made gift for your throat straight from nature. Garlic is naturally antiseptic with immense levels of curing powers, while honey can provide soothing effects to your tonsils.
They are both antimicrobial as well as antibacterials. They fight against the infections and viruses that are known to cause the problem. They will effectively tackle the issue of tonsils by healing your throat inflammation. If you are in search of the best tonsil treatments, this should always be on the top of your list.
Simply take two to three cloves of garlic. Peel the garlic, wash and then crush it to make a paste. Add about two teaspoons of honey to this paste of garlic. Mix the newly-made mixture of honey and garlic in a glass of warm water and swish it around your throat for a while before you swallow it completely. Do this daily until your symptoms vanish.
2 – It’s common knowledge that honey has curing properties, which are going to control the micro-organism growth in the throat and heal it. This time, honey is teamed with turmeric. Just like garlic, as mentioned above, turmeric has natural antiseptic agents, which can cure throat inflammation because of tonsils. It is also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Together, they are going to give you a power-packed solution to throat inflammation.
Mix about four teaspoons of honey with three to four teaspoons of turmeric powder. A teaspoon of this mixture should be swished around your throat for a while, before swallowing it completely. This process should be repeated about two to three times every day until symptoms vanish.
Don’t feel you have to suffer. Sometimes, the solution is easier than you think. Give it a go and see what happens.