Heal Your Tonsillitis with Herbal Teas: 10 Medicinal Teas  Which Are a Must-Try for Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is one of the most spread-out throat infections ever and it is possible that a whole lot of people on the planet experienced atleast a mild form of it once in their lives. We know how very painful it can be to deal with tonsillitis- all the pain in the throat along with a cough and cold, sometimes with achy muscles and fever. Is there any way we can heal ourselves of all of that?

There are a bunch of herbal teas for tonsillitis that spell relief with a capital R! Maybe if you use them long enough, they can even cure you of the condition for good. These herbs work in various ways on your tonsillitis by soothing the throat and relieving you of all the heaviness and pain that comes with tonsillitis. Another great thing about teas is that they are hot – and can hence be great in clearing your throat and help with your stuffy nose, while also relieving that throbbing headache you are likely to have.

So why not give these tonsillitis teas a try? Here’s a list of ten of the most used herbal, medicinal teas for tonsillitis and instructions on how you can make them all by yourself.

Why are Teas Good for Tonsillitis?

If you are unsure whether you should actually brew yourself some tea to fight tonsillitis, here are a few reasons that might help you decide.

  • Most of these teas are anti-inflammatory in nature, which means that they work against the swelling of your tonsils and eventually remove them.
  • They are extremely soothing to your throat and relive you from all the pain that usually comes with the tonsillitis.
  • Being hot, steamy drinks, the steam that comes out of them does good when you breathe it by clearing out your stuffy nose and sinuses. The vapours also exhibit some medicinal properties.
  • As they pass through your throat, they show plenty of their medicinal benefits right there directly without us having to wait for the medicines to pass through the blood stream.
  • By making a tea out of these herbs, we extract all of the benefits that they can show on our condition from these herbs completely – it’s really the best way to use them.

10 Healing Teas for Tonsillitis You Can Make at Home

Here’s a list of ten of the most effective teas for tonsillitis. The herbs and the spices we have used in these teas are available nearly all over the world. You should make sure that you get a pure, unadulterated strain of these herbs for making your teas.

Turmeric tea for tonsillitis

Turmeric is one of the best natural substances that you can use as an antiseptic and this is one of the primary reasons that it has made its way into many medicinal remedies along with cooking. Turmeric can fight infections effectively when we use it regularly enough.

Along with that, it is also an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation, pain and any other irritation that comes along with tonsillitis. Making a simple turmeric tea for tonsillitis and drinking it every day can be a great way to heal yourself.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Add a few pinches of turmeric to it and continue with the boiling until the colour of the water changes.
  • Strain it out after a while and add honey to it before you drink it.

Liquorice tea for tonsillitis

The root of Liquorice is a very widely used herbal remedy for many ailments, tonsillitis being one of them. Along with fighting infection, it also boosts the natural ability of the body to fight the infection by increasing the immunity.

Liquorice is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties which make it soothe the pain, swelling and the irritation that comes along with tonsillitis. Here’s how you make a simple tea with this herb.

  • Find some pure Liquorice dried root fragments.
  • Add them to water that is set up to boil.
  • Continue with the boiling for a while and strain the tea out when the colour of the water changes.
  • Add some honey to this and drink it.

Chamomile tea for tonsillitis

The anti-oxidant property of Chamomile makes it great for fighting infections of any kind and hence we can also use it for healing tonsillitis. The anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile make it a great remedy for the condition reducing the pain, inflammation and the irritation in your throat.

Making chamomile tea at home can be done in some simple steps once you get hold of the pure herb. Here’s how its done.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Add the Chamomile to it and continue with the boiling.
  • Once the colour of the water changes, strain it out, add honey and drink it.
  • You can drink chamomile tea twice a day.

Peppermint tea for tonsillitis

Although peppermint is mainly used for digestive health, the anti-inflammatory effects that it has got can be of great use in reducing the inflammation, pain and irritation that are usually caused due to tonsillitis. It is also known for its calming abilities and is great for the tremendous pain and side effects that tonsillitis usually causes.

Using the leaves to make a tea out of peppermint can be done, however, we use the essential oil in this case to make it more effective. Also the oil is more easily available when compared with the leaves.

  • Get hold of some good quality peppermint essential oil.
  • Add a few drops of it to boiling water.
  • Continue with the boiling for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • After the tea is done, add some honey or lemon to it and drink the tea.

Sage tea for tonsillitis

Sage is one of the herbs that is used for its many health benefits – especially on the digestive system and on mental health. The anti-oxidant properties and the anti-inflammatory properties make it a great remedy for fighting infections such as tonsillitis.

The anti-oxidant nature helps fight the infection by killing the bacteria or virus which could have caused your tonsillitis. Along with that, it calms the pain and the swelling as well. Here’s how you make the tea.

  • Get yourself some dried sage herb of pure quality from a herbal store.
  • Add it to boiling water and continue with the boiling for a few minutes.
  • Strain the tea out once the colour of the water changes.
  • Add some honey to this before you drink.

Rosemary tea for tonsillitis

Rosemary isn’t just used for it’s great smell but also many of its benefits on our health. It can be great in healing infections such as tonsillitis for its many properties – antiseptic, anti oxidant, anti-inflammatory and soothing. It can not only fight the infection but also help heal all the painful symptoms that are caused as a side effect of tonsillitis.

You can get rosemary essential oil at many herbal drug stores. We show you how you can use this essential oil in making this tea.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil to it and continue with the boiling.
  • After the colour of the water changes slightly, strain the tea out.
  • You can add honey or lemon to this tea before you drink it.
  • Drinking this rosemary tea once a day (sometimes twice) is recommended to fight tonsillitis.

Cinnamon tea for tonsillitis

Cinnamon is one of the kitchen spices that works wonders in healing many health issues when used regularly. It is great in fighting infectious conditions such as tonsillitis as well due to its strong anti-oxidant nature which acts as an antiseptic and helps in boosting the immunity of the body.

Cinnamon tea can be made in some simple steps right in our kitchens and thanks to the spice’s large availability, it can be done very easily. You can add a bit of cinnamon to your regular tea as well. However, if you wish to make a tea that’s just made out of cinnamon, here’s how you do that.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Add some cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick to the water.
  • Continue with the boiling until the colour of the water changes to red and then strain the tea out.
  • You can add some lemon or honey before you drink this tea.
  • If you want the tea with less flavor, add very little powder or use a smaller stick of cinnamon.

Cat’s claw tea for tonsillitis

Cat’s claw is a rarely used  herb and yet can be highly potent in healing many ailments – especially the infections that we get. One of the main benefits of the Amazon herb, Cat’s Claw is that it boosts the immune system of the body, thereby helping it fight the infection that has caused tonsillitis much quicker.

Although it is not as widespread as the rest of the commonly used herbs, Cat’s Claw is usually found in many drug stores. It can be found directly in the form of tea powder or in the form of its bark. Here’s how you make a tea with the herb in the following simple steps.

  • In some boiling water, add the Cat’s Claw herb.
  • Continue with the boiling until the colour of the water changes.
  • Strain out the tea once the colour change is evident and add honey to it to sweeten it before you drink it.
  • We recommend that you drink the tea once  day and not more than that as it could get a wee bit too strong for us at times.

Ginger tea for tonsillitis

The easiest way to heal yourself out of tonsillitis is by using a lot of ginger in any way you can possible use it. It can be a great remedy for the infection as well as the swelling. It can also be greatly soothing to the itching and the pain in our throat that gets unbearable during tonsillitis attacks.

Yet another benefit of ginger is that it can boost the immunity of your body greatly and thereby help it fight the disease much quicker. Since it does not cause any side effects, we can drink the tea that is made out of ginger as many times as we want to. Here’s a simple means in which you can make it.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Peel off the skin of ginger and add some pieces to the water.
  • The brewing of this ginger tea may take a while after which the water begins to turn into a golden yellow colour.
  • Drink this tea after you add some honey to it to sweeten it.

Clove tea for tonsillitis

Clove is a kitchen spice that can show great healing properties when used in the form of a tea for tonsillitis. It is simple to make as well as the ingredients are available nearly everywhere. Clove is known for its astringency and anti-inflammatory nature, both of which are great for healing you of tonsillitis.

In addition, it can also give you great relief from the pain in your throat because of its analgesic properties. It can help you heal yourself much quicker too as the body’s immunity goes up by a great deal when you make and drink clove tea during your tonsillitis attack. Here’s how you make yourself this tea.

  • Take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Add a few cloves to it and continue with the boiling until the water turns yellow.
  • Strain it out now and add honey or lemon to it before you drink the tea.

Safety Measures

These teas are all safe when taken in the right quantity (about two times a day at the maximum) as they are all got directly from plant sources. However, if you do feel some irritation or any odd sensation when you drink any of these teas (possibly due to individual allergies), you should immediately consult a physician before you continue using them.

With the right combination of medicines and care, tonsillitis is easy to cure although it may seem like a painful ordeal for as long as it lasts.  Along with teas and other meds that you might be taking, simple measures like checking your diet and taking enough rest can all be of great help in healing the condition.

Do share your testimonies on these teas with our readers when you try them out. Also let us know of any additional remedial measures that you can share with us and our readers in the comments section below.


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