Help Sore Tonsils with Natural Remedies
Tonsils Are Your First Line of Defense Against Disease.
Your tonsils serve as the first line of defense against disease entering your body, it's important to keep them healthy!
Sore tonsils become inflamed with accumulations of a white stuff, on the sides of your upper throat. It is most likely caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Besides coughing, you can experience redness, pain, and difficulty swallowing. A sore throat from yelling or talking too much can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills too. Your lymph glands under your jawline may be swollen, and your throat can be prickling with hoarseness. Surely, you'll feel under the weather!
A sore throat from yelling or talking too much can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills too. Your lymph glands under your jawline may be swollen, and your throat can be prickling with hoarseness. Surely, you'll feel under the weather!
A diet that is high in refined simple carbohydrates and low in quality protein and other nutrients will over-work your tonsils. This can cause them to deteriorate to the point of needing a tonsillectomy an operation that removes them altogether.
Healthy tonsils serve in helping your endocrine system function better.
Your endocrine is a collection of eight glands in your body. The hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pineal body, reproductive glands (which include the ovaries and testes), and pancreas secrete hormones directly into your circulatory system.
Natural Remedies for Sore Tonsils
Thankfully, there is much you can do to restore your sore tonsils to health! Besides, not smoking, you can gargle with warm salt water three times a day to reduce pain and swelling.
A French remedy that works is mixing a teaspoon of organic honey with cinnamon powder. Eat a teaspoon of this concoction twice a day. The honey will soothe your tonsils and the cinnamon will alleviate your pain.
Another tonsils remedy is to drink warm or cold lemon or lime juice. Drink this straight with a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt for optimal results.
Drink plenty of fluids of hot or cold liquids and get sufficient rest.
Make sure the air in your home is not stale by conditioning your indoor air with a humidifier or air conditioner if the weather is above eighty degrees.
If it’s cold outside, take a warm bath with a few drops of lavender essential oil along with a mustard foot bath to drain your lymph nodes of toxicity. This tip comes straight from Holistic Health practices.
Mix the following in a bucket of warm water and soak your feet for 1/2 hour.
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/8 cup mustard powder
- 4 drops wintergreen or peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
You can eat three or smaller meals with plenty of fresh vegetables and real fruit juice. Mix real lemon juice in your water in the morning to help detoxify your tonsils. Make sure to have at least two bowel movements every day. If you're having trouble in this area, remember to eat more fiber.
When you can tolerate the acid in your mouth, eat a lemon or lime straight. It's also important to see your healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis. You should follow your gut instincts, and listen to your family doctor.
Clear Your Throat from Phlegm and Help Your Tonsils
Phlegm is mucus, a clear salty substance that can clog your throat, ears, and sinuses when you suffer from sore tonsils. You can clear your throat by coughing up the phlegm, however, after some time your throat may hurt badly. A little honey straight from the jar will help to soothe your throat.
Do blow your nose if your nose is stuffy. Enjoy a hot steam bath to clear the phlegm from your body.
You should opt to follow a mucus-less diet too to rid your body of producing too much phlegm, as well.
A Mucus-less Diet Helps Inflamed Tonsils
To rid your body of mucus you should eat less table salt. Celtic Sea Salt is a whole food. It is loaded with minerals that are good for you. You should salt your food with it instead of table salt that contains bleached sodium chloride.
Substitute coarsely ground pepper with savory herbs or add powdered Kelp to diminish your cravings for salt.
- Do not eat eggs in any form.
- Do not eat any type of sugar, except, honey, sorghum molasses or blackstrap molasses or Stevia.
- Eliminate meat from your diet. A little white fish once in a while is fine or a small serving of fresh young chicken.
- Eliminate all dairy, butter, cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt for some time.
- Do not eat flour products, because baked goods set to create an excessive amount of mucus in your body that aggravates sore tonsils.
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