5 Best Herbal Remedies For Tonsils


Tonsillitis is the condition when the pharyngeal tonsils get inflamed causing sore throat. The tonsils are a pair of small roundish organs located on each side of the throat, just behind and above your tongue. Their functioning needs the association of another set of organs known as the adenoids, located in the upper portion of the throat. The cause of tonsillitis is mainly due to certain bacteria and viruses entering the body through the mouth or nose. 

Herpes simplex virus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Epstein-Barr virus are the most common viruses causing this trouble. Most of the bacterial tonsillitis are caused due to Beta Haemolytic Streptococci. Tonsillitis, if left untreated can turn serious and an abscess develops in the tonsils, later leading to kidney inflammation (called nephritis) or rheumatic fever. There are some herbs that treat tonsillitis effectively in a natural way; some of them are listed below:

5 Herbal Remedies For Tonsils


This herb has been used as a natural antibiotic since ages. Also known as orange root, this herb can treat various kinds of infections including tonsillitis, which is also a kind of infection in the tonsils. Its anticatarrhal properties make it a useful herb to treat inflammations in or along the mucus membranes.


This herb is also anti-inflammatory in nature, thus it soothes the throat and reduces the inflammation; also its antimicrobial properties ensures the destruction of microorganisms in the affected area. Pregnant women should not consume this herb as it increases the blood flow in pelvic region, and can induce labor pain. The dosage is 4-6 grams per day in small doses throughout the day; taking it for 5 days will show significant improvement.

Echinacea Purpurea

With immense antibacterial and antiseptic properties, this herb is a greatly recommended solution by the herbalists for tonsillitis. It shows great improvement for common cold and flu as well. In medical language, this herb is known as an immunostimulant that is known to strengthen the immune system and fights the infections.


Echinacea increases the drainage of lymph as it contains sulphur; this herb is actually known to stimulate the tonsil functioning at its best. The herb juice should be consumed in 6-9 ml daily till 8 weeks to get completely cured from tonsillitis.

Cat’s Claw

This herb originating from South America has now spread its beneficiary properties all across the globe. Its antiseptic and immunostimulant properties have made it an able herb to treat tonsillitis and even as serious ailments like HIV.

Cat’s Claw

The herb also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, thus ensuring to fight any kind of bacteria and viruses and also reduces inflammation. The Cat’s claw bark and root is used to make the juice and it can be consumed in the form of tea (2-3 times daily) or capsules as well. If a person is prone to allergic reactions, it is better to consult a physician before taking this herb.

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This herb has very strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, thus it not only reduces the inflamed condition of the tonsils, but also ensures restricted infection possibilities.


Simply boiling the chamomile leaves in boiling water and straining it to get the juice or chamomile tea is good enough to treat this tonsil ailment. Drinking this tea around 2-3 times a day will soothe the sore throat and provide ample relief.


Garlic juice is excellent as a natural remedy to problems related to tonsillitis and sore throat. The herb has anti-microbial and anti-bactericidal properties that check the infection and relives the person from pain and discomfort at the throat.


Some cannot tolerate the smell of raw garlic; in such cases one can consume the capsules that are equally effective. Three capsules a day or using garlic juice from 1 clove of garlic in food can show effective results in few days.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.