Tonsillitis Treatment in Ayurveda

Get Rid of Tonsils Inflammation, Swelling, Get Symptoms Relief with Ayurvedic Medicines & Treatment

Tonsillitis Treatment in Ayurveda

Get Rid of Tonsils Inflammation, Swelling, Get Symptoms Relief with Ayurvedic Medicines & Treatment

Let’s Know about Tonsillitis

Tonsils are a part of our system and work as the first line of defense against any infection or disease. These are lymph nodes present at the back of the neck and produce white blood cells to combat any health threats that enter our system. But when these nodes get contaminated by microbial activity, the problem is known as tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis is common among children and youngsters. The problem results in inflammation, fever, and pain that increase the discomfort of sufferers. Modern medicine suggests surgery as a cure for this problem but Ayurveda believes that it can be treated by working on the root cause of this disease.

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

The most typical symptoms of tonsillitis include:

  • Swelling and redness in the tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Pain while swallowing
  • Yellow or white patches on the tonsils
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Tender and enlarged glands in the neck
  • Stomach aches in rare cases
  • Fever
  • Throaty, muffled and scratchy voice

Causes of Tonsillitis

Usually, tonsillitis is caused by seasonal or common viral activity. However, sometimes, tonsillitis is also caused by bacterial activity. Streptococcus pyogenes is the most regular bacterial cause of tonsillitis. There are a few other strains of this bacteria that have a similar effect on our tonsils.

Diagnosis and Tonsillitis Treatment In Ayurveda

The Ayurvedic treatment for tonsillitis works through a close investigation of its causes. The Ayurvedic texts describe this disease as Gallayu – a problem caused by poor processing and over-accumulation of toxins in the patient’s body. Ayurveda begins the treatment by changing diet and eating patterns of the patient along with some panchakarma therapies.

The major steps involved in the Ayurvedic treatment of tonsillitis are:

  • Management of local swelling, pain, and redness.
  • Treatment of fever and inflammation caused by the infection.
  • Diet restrictions and lifestyle adjustments to avoid any further damage to tonsils to restore the natural, healthy state of tonsils.
  • Surgery is suggested for those going through multiple episodes of tonsillitis which complicates breathing, swallowing, along with accumulation of pus in the tonsils.

Sphatika – The purified powder of Sphatika is applied over affected tonsils. It is also taken internally by measuring 1 gm of powder in lukewarm water, Agastya Rasayana – This herbal preparation is advised for people with severe tonsillitis. This preparation should be taken twice daily as one teaspoon mixed with honey, Khadiradi, Vacha, Yashti Madhu, and Kulanjana are a few home remedies suggested along with Panchakarma therapies for tonsillitis.

Our Approach To Tonsillitis Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatment

The Ayurvedic treatment for tonsillitis at Prakash Nethralaya begins with a thorough check up of the patient. Once diagnosed, the patient is put on a restricted diet along with some basic lifestyle changes. The oral medicines are used to provide quick relief from most discomforting symptoms of the problem while panchakarma therapies are implemented to remove toxins that are the primary cause of infection. The patient can expect complete and permanent relief from tonsillitis within 2-3 weeks of treatment.

Tonsillitis Diet Plan & Lifestyle

Patients suffering from tonsillitis need to make following changes to their diet and lifestyle:

  1. Tonsillitis patients must take proper care of personal hygiene and should therefore, wash their hands thoroughly to avoid any more microbes from getting into their mouth.
  2. Tonsillitis patients should also avoid sharing their food, water, drinking and eating utensils with others.
  3. If your child is diagnosed with tonsillitis make sure to replace the toothbrush to avoid spread of infection to others.
  4. Stay away from spicy, acidic, and cold food substances. Even sour substances like buttermilk, curds and icecreams should also be kept at bay.
  5. Patients should be administered a liquid diet that makes swallowing easy.
  6. Adults who smoke should abstain from the habit while undergoing the treatment of this disease.
  7. Give proper rest to the throat and speak as little as possible.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Tonsillitis treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.