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Tonsillitis is a very common problem among children below the age of 6 to 8 or so. Main cause behind this is low immune power.

Tonsils are of two types – acute and sab acute and chronic. Tonsils are the lymph nodes located on each side of the back of the throat that function as a defense mechanism and help us to prevent us from various infection. Tonsils when get infected, condition is known as tonsillitis. It occurs due to the infection like virus or bacteria. Chronic tonsillitis is a persistent infection of the tonsils and can cause tonsil stone formation.

Causes of tonsillitis

Tonsillitis can be caused by a virus such as the common cold or by a bacterial infection such as strep throat. Bacterial and viral infections can cause tonsillitis.

Some of the common causes are:-

  • Streptococcus bacteria
  • Adenoviruses
  • Influenza virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Parainfluenza viruses
  • Enteroviruses
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Fungal and parasitic infections

Various symptoms of tonsillitis

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • High grade fever
  • Bad breath
  • Congestion, runny nose
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Red, swollen tonsils with patches of pus
  • Pain or difficulty swallowing
  • Loss of voice or muffled voice

Is there any herbal treatment for tonsillitis?

There are wonderful herbs explained in Ayurveda by our great Acharya to boost immune system and defence mechanism. Herbs are capable to enhance immune system in a very natural way. Herbal remedies for tonsillitis can be taken on regular basis which are abundant there in herbal stores. Consult your physician and go ahead with them. It is recommended to use herbs with pure extracts so that benefits can be achieved with limited time of period.

Natural Supplements for Healthy Glands

1. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi is common house hold plant in India and it is considered as a holy plant, known as Holi basil in English. Tulsi capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with pure extracts of Tulsi, collected at its best season. It can be taken on daily basis. Dose depends upon the age of patient. Tulsi maintains healthy immune system and balances dosha, dhatus in body.

2. Immune Booster

This comes in capsules form with blend of ingredients - Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrums (Bovine colostrums), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruhi), and Green tea (Camellia sinensis). Regular use helaps to support healthy immunity and glands.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with standardized extract of Curcumin, a principal compound of turmeric. Curcumin is principal active compound present in turmeric. Turmeric is common house hold spice in Indian kitchens. Turmeric is yellowish in color which is due to presence of Curcumin. Curcumin is a diarylheptanoid which helps to maintain healthy cells, tissue and immune system.

4. Amalaki rasaya

Amalaki Rasayan capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with Indian goose berry fruits which is collected after a healthy process. Amla is a medium sized deciduous plant that grows up to 8 to 18 mt. cultivated in various parts of India. It has spreading branches having beautiful small leaves. Amla fruit is yellowish green in color. Used widely by Indian people in making sweet/sour pickles and candies.

5. Amla juice

Amla juice is another natural juice which can be taken on daily basis with water empty stomach every day. Amla is known to maintain healthy immune system in body.

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