26 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Tonsillitis Fast

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Tonsillitis
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Tonsillitis is the inflammation of tonsils in which the lymphoid tissues get infected. Normally, it takes 3 days to recover from the infection, but sometimes it may take even a week to get relief from the problem. Using our remedies should see your tonsillitis gone in a day.

Tonsillitis can be acute or chronic. Although tonsillitis can occur at any age, children are more likely to catch this disease. It may affect anyone who is dwelling in an environment that contains germs. Tonsillitis is caused by a number of bacteria and viruses. One common bacterium that can cause the disorder is streptococcus. The symptoms of tonsillitis include pain and tenderness in the throat, redness of tonsils, yellowish and whitish coating over the tonsils tissues, throbbing blisters or ulcers on the throat, difficulty in talking, earache, and difficulty in swallowing food. Given below are some home remedies to get rid of tonsillitis.


Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Tonsillitis

1. Honey

Honey is one of the quickest and easiest home remedies to try for treating tonsillitis. Take a glass of warm water and add 4 teaspoons of honey, a quarter teaspoon of salt, and fresh lime juice in it. Drink this mix at least 2-3 times a day for effective results.

2. Pepper and Turmeric

This is yet another efficacious cure for tonsillitis. Take a glass of boiled milk and add a pinch of turmeric powder and black pepper powder to it. Stir well and drink it up before you sleep.

3. Carrot, Beet, and Cucumber

Take 300 grams of carrot, 100 gram beet, and 100 gm cucumber. Extract the juice of all these 3 ingredients and mix it up. Drink it to get relief against tonsillitis.

4. Fenugreek Seeds

Boil fenugreek seeds in water for around 30 minutes. Let it cool down and strain the water. Gargle with it at least twice a day to cure tonsillitis.

5. Figs

Take some dry figs and boil them in water. As they become soggy and absorb some water, grind them in a mixer to make a paste. Apply this paste on your throat for alleviating the symptoms of tonsillitis.

6. Lemon

Cut lemon into two halves. Sprinkle some pepper and salt over it and lick the juice from it. It is one of the effective and proven home remedies for treating tonsillitis.

7. Bitter Gourd

It is advisable to consume bitter gourd to get relief from the problem of tonsillitis.

8. Ice

Many of you must be wondering that how can ice treat the problem. But, icing can cure your problem effectually. Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a cloth. Gently apply it on tonsillitis as a cold press for 10-15 minutes. Do it at least 4 times a day for effective results.

9. Ginger

Get the juice of ginger and add it to warm water. You can also add a teaspoon of honey to it for quick results. Gargle with it two times a day, to get instant relief.

  • Alternatively, add some ginger to your tea for a soothing effect.

10. Onion

Extract juice from an onion and add it to a glass of lukewarm water. Gargle with it to get rid of tonsillitis.

11. Salt  Water

Add a teaspoon of salt in lukewarm water and gargle with it at least thrice a day and see your problem will be cured magically.

12. Milk

In a glass of warm milk, add a teaspoon of turmeric. Stir well and drink it two times a day. It will cure the pain associated with tonsillitis.

13. Mustard Powder

Add some mustard powder in warm water. Use this mixture for gargling.

14. Hot Fluids

Hot fluids like chicken soup provide relief from the pain resulted due to tonsillitis.

15. Alum

Take a glass of saline water and add a teaspoon of alum powder to it. Stir well and gargle. Or else, swallow ½ a teaspoon of alum powder to heal the problem.

16. Vodka

Take ½ cup of warm water. Add 3 teaspoons of vodka to it. Gargle with this mixture and then swallow it. If you are a teetotaler, eat boiled egg or yogurt after drinking this solution, to coat your stomach.

17. Popsicles

It may sound weird, but eating flavored popsicles or ice cream may relieve you from the problem of tonsillitis.

18. Garlic

Crush some garlic cloves and make a paste. Slightly warm it in the microwave. Add honey to it. Apply it externally with the help of a cotton ball on the inflamed tonsil area.

Herbal Remedies to Cure Tonsillitis

19. Chamomile

Chamomile is an excellent herbal remedy for tonsillitis. Steep some chamomile leaves in the boiling water. After 5-7 minutes, strain it. Add honey and lemon to it. Drink it warm.

20. Mint

Prepare mint tea by adding fresh mint leaves to boiling water. Steep it for a few minutes. Strain and drink it.

21. Basil

Crush some holy basil leaves and add them to warm milk. Also, add some honey to it. Drink it at least once daily.

22. Agrimony

Brew an herbal tea by adding agrimony to the boiling water. Sip it. This remedy will speed up the recovery process by removing mucous from the lungs and throat.

23. Mullein

The sulfur content in mullein helps increase the resistance power of lymph nodes and assist in fighting the infection. Take mullein oil to loosen up the mucous. You can also consume mullein flowers in the form of herbal tea, tincture, tonics or extract.

24. Myrrh

This herb helps reduce the inflammation of lymph nodes and cures a sore throat caused due to tonsillitis. It can be taken in the form of essential oil, tonics, and tincture.

25. Sage

The astringent and analgesic properties of sage soothe the irritation associated with tonsillitis. You can drink sage tea to treat tonsillitis. You can also take in the form of infusion, capsules or tonics.

26. Echinacea

Echinacea, whether taken in the form of tonic, tincture or capsule, aids in improving the overall immunity of the body. It encourages the drainage of lymphatic fluid, thereby provide relief from the symptoms of tonsillitis.


  • Always cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing and make your children adopt the same habit.
  • Always carry a hand sanitizer and use it when there is no water available to wash your hands.
  • Keep your house clean and dirt free.


  • Don’t make close contact with people who are sick or having tonsillitis.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Avoid sharing glasses, utensils and other personal things like bathing towels, handkerchief, etc.
  • Do not consume too many caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea.
  • Refrain from spicy and sour foods.


  1. Luckily my tonsillitis is only mild but gargling salt water and whiskey and chewing on the ice in my whiskey has bin helping me with it and the whiskey helps you sleep and not feel the pain. But this is the good old oilfield remedy works for me.

  2. I am so grateful for ur home remedies, it’s so helpful and practical as we live in a villages where we don’t have many doctors. Thank you so much. Really appreciate ur efforts to help everyone live naturally and cure in a natural way… May the Lord always inspire and bless you in this direction.


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