"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."
Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.
Tonsillitis........ do you think that those two little clumps of
lymphatic tissue, which can cause so much discomfort especially in
small children, should live or die?
And one we will try and make easier for you to answer by explaining what tonsillitis is and how it affects you.
And then we will journey on by giving you some really simple and useful home remedies, which are easy, and for the most part are ingredients you can find in your grocery cupboard at home.
3 cups water
2 cups vinegar (see uses for vinegar)
3/4 cup of slightly crushed garlic
2 large tablespoons sugar
Boil together until you have 3 cups of liquid left, remove from stove and add 2 tablespoons honey
For small children administer 1/2 teaspoon 4 times a day
Do not give honey to infants under a year because it can contain C.botullinum spores which may be harmful to the undeveloped immune systems of babies.
Chamomile's anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and fever reducing properties all help towards healing a sore throat. Make a soothing infusion using Chamomile.
with cayenne mixed with some water and honey. Pain is lessened by the
capsaicin contained in cayenne and works by reducing a substance that
transmits pain signals to the brain.
well known for healing sore throats and helping with this ailment because
of its antibacterial, antiviral properties and also because it is an
excellent lymphatic tonic.
Licorice has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for centuries to ease sore inflamed throats.
Add 5 to 7 teaspoons of licorice root pieces to 3 cups of water and bring to the boil. Simmer until half the water has boiled away.
Warning: Licorice can aggravate high blood pressure.
This herb has demulcent properties (see herbal dictionary) which means that it is an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucus membrane relieving minor pain and irritation.
Often thought to be the "apple" from the Garden of Eden, has a long ancient reputation for healing sore throats. It is known as a broad-spectrum antiseptic and contains immune boosting compounds.
Try sipping the juice throughout the day.