Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsil are made up of lymph tissue and form part of the body’s defenses against invading organisms. If they are infected by viruses or bacteria they swell up. If a person has repeated attacks of tonsillitis they may be advised to have them removed, otherwise it is best to leave them as they are playing an important function.

Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)

  • Sage
  • Raspberry leaf
  • Rosemary
  • Echinacea

Use two teaspoons of fresh chopped herb per cup of boiling water. Cover and stand for 10 minutes then strain and use as a gargle.

Echinacea tincture can be diluted in water and used as a gargle, then swallowed.

Zinc lozenges will help in a viral infection.

Take Vitamin Cto support the immune system and help heal and reduce swelling.

Homoeopathic Remedies which may help. (Refer to the individual remedy for guidance on the one that is most appropriate for you.)

  • Belladonna
  • Lachesis

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