Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils which are two oval-shaped pads at the back of the throat. The tonsils (palatine tonsils) are soft tissues which are located at the rear of the throat (pharynx). Tonsils are composed of lymph nodes which are covered by pink mucosa. It is a set of lymphoid organs which face towards the aerodigestive tract known as Waldeyer’s tonsillar ring and plays a very important role in the immune system. The palatine tonsils and adenoid tonsils are the organs consisting of lymphoepithelial tissues which are located near the oropharynx and nasopharynx. Humans are born with 4 types of tonsils- The pharyngeal tonsil, 2 tubal tonsils, 2 palatine tonsils and the lingual tonsil. Palatine tonsils reach their largest size during puberty and gradually undergo atrophy. The adenoid tonsil grows at the age of 5 years then shrinks and becomes small in adulthood. They serve as a first line of defense against inhaled foreign pathogens. In this article, we are going to discuss its causes, symptoms and its ayurvedic aspect.
|1||Septrin Tablets||1 Bottle (120 Tablets)|
|2||Khadiradi Vati||2 Bottles (60 Pills Each)|
|3||Curcumin Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|4||Amalaki Rasayan Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|5||Irimedadi Oil||2 Bottles (100ml Each)|
Tonsillitis is the infection of the tonsils (two masses) at the back of the throat. They are part of the immune system which traps germs when the patient is sick. It becomes infected, swollen and sore. Also known as Tonsillopharyngitis (sore throat). Tonsillitis can occur in any age group and is most common in childhood illness. It can be acute or chronic. Tonsillitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection and about 5- 40% are due to bacterial infections. In bacterial infections, it is caused due to a bacterium group (Streptococcal tonsillitis). It can happen once or can come back again over a short period. Bacterial Infections which cause tonsillitis cause ‘Scarlatiniform rashes’, Vomiting and tonsillar spots with discharge. The pathogens which trigger tonsillitis can pass to others with a variety of viruses and bacteria. Infectious mononucleosis causes the tonsils to swell with red spots and white discharge which get extended up to the tongue.
- Acute Tonsillitis – Symptoms last about 3-4 days but can usually last up to 2 weeks.
- Recurrent Tonsillitis – This Tonsillitis can occur several times in a year. It occurs in up to seven culture-proven episodes of throat infections.
- Chronic Tonsillitis – Long-term infection, Causes chronic sore throat, bad breath and persistent cervical nodes.
- Peritonsillar Abscess or Quinsy – It is a bacterial infection which is usually developed on the Tonsillar side and sometimes there is a formation of pus forms in the peritonsillar region.
- Tonsillar Hypertrophy – Abnormal enlargement of the palatal tonsils with cardinal symptoms.
- Follicular Tonsillitis – It usually occurs with high-grade fever ranges 102-104 degrees along with chills and rigors.
- Viral Infection causes 40-60% of tonsillitis. It may include various viruses which include- Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Coronavirus and herpes simplex virus.
- It can be caused by an infection of the spirochete and treponema which is known as Vincent’s Angina.
- The white blood cells of the immune system destroy the virus by inflammatory cytokines which further leads to fever.
- Most bacterial tonsillitis is caused by Group A beta Hemolytic streptococcus.
- Taking certain antibiotics destroys the flora of the organism and uncontrolled diabetes causes tonsillitis.
It usually affects children between preschool ages and the mid-teenage years. Common Signs and Symptoms are as follows –
- Red swollen tonsils
- Sore throat
- Enlarged and tender lymph nodes in the region of the neck
- Stomach Ache
- Stiff Neck
- Loss of appetite
- The white and yellow coating on the tonsils
- High-grade fever (104 degrees)
In Young Children Who Suffer From Tonsillitis
- Drooling due to swallowing difficult
- Refusal to eat
- Stomach Pain
- Stomach Upset
- Throat swab
- Complete Blood cell count (CBC)
- Physical inspection of the mouth, throat and nose.
- Medications for pain such as NSAIDs.
- Surgery to remove tonsils (Tonsillectomy)
- Cold Dissection
- Chronic Tonsillitis
- Tonsil Stones
- Scarlet fever (with red rashes, fever)
- Peritonsillar abscess
- Rheumatic fever
- Spread of infections (sinusitis, glomerulonephritis)
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
In Ayurveda tonsillitis is correlated with Tundkeri (tonsillitis) which is referred to under Talughata Rogas. It is due to the Vitiation of Kapha and Rakta dushti. These doshas are arranged in Talu and Kantha Pradesh.
Samprapti Of Tundikeri
Involvement of the mamsa dhatu which invades the Rakta dhatu and is brought by either sotha and due to prakopa of Kapha doshas. This blocks the progression of the Rasa dhatu and represses the dhatus for further digestion. This Aggravated Mamsa dhatu produces Granthi.
- Dosha – Kapha (according to Acharya Vagbhata), Kapha Rakta (According to Acharya Sushruta)
- Dushya – Rasa, Rakta and Mamsa
- Srotasa – Rasavaha, Raktavaha and Mamsavaha
- Agni – Jatharagni, Dhatu Agni Mandya
- Sroto Dushti – Sanga
- Roga Marga – Bahya
- Udbhava Sthana – Amashaya
- Adhisthana – Mukha, Hanusandhi
- Vyaktisthana – Talu and Kantha
Clinical Features Of Tundikeri
- Toda (pricking pain)
- Daah (burning sensation)
- Paak (Suppuration)
- Shopha (inflammation)
- Sore throat
According to Acharya Sushruta-
- Dhoomapana (medicated smoking)
- Gandusha (gargling of medicated tail)
According to Acharya Charak-
- Pradhamana Nasya (powdered therapy)
- Virechana (purgation therapy)
- Vamana (medicated emesis)
- Langhana (fasting therapy)
Herbs Useful For Tonsillitis
- Guggul – Guggul (Commiphora mukul) helps protect the body from various diseases. Helpful in removing Ama (endotoxin) and is balancing tridoshas of the body. Is useful in treating constipation, in chronic cough and helps in increasing the level of hemoglobin and enhances complexion and other skin diseases.
- Tulsi – Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) has many medicinal properties and is well known for its wound healing and antioxidant properties. Helpful in balancing Vata and Kapha doshas and promotes digestive fire and manages various skin diseases. It Soothes eyes and reduces inflammation and other eye disorders.
- Khadir – Khadir (Acacia catechu) has many skin benefits which help cure and bring stability to the body. Helpful in diseases such as the throat and improves the quality of teeth. Useful in the infestation of worms and relieves inflammation and Ama (endotoxins).
- Maricha – Maricha (Piper nigrum) helps balance Kapha and Vata doshas. It is a good stimulator that improves the appetite and relieves indigestion and nausea. Has anticatarrhal properties which help remove the excessive cough from the body. Helpful in reducing stress.
Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda For Tonsillitis
Planet Ayurveda is a GMP- Certified Ayurvedic clinic which formulates various remedies for the prevention of various health issues and provides relief for the diseased person. All the formulations which are formulated by planet ayurveda are free from any kind of preservatives and additives, or resins. These remedies are 100% pure and are formulated under the strict guidance of M.D Ayurvedic practitioners and cause no side effects. For the management of Tonsillitis, Planet Ayurveda provides many herbal supplements for this disease which cause no side effects.
- SEPTRIN TABLET
- KHADIRADI VATI
- CURCUMIN CAPSULES
- AMALAKI RASAYAN
- IRIMEDADI OIL
1. Septrin Tablets
Septrin Tablets are herbal tablet formulations which are made by Planet Ayurveda using pure herbs and help support the healthy respiratory system. Balances bio-energies in the body.
Various ingredients which are used are
- Guggul – Guggul (Commiphora mukul) helps balance the tridoshas of the body. Useful in constipation and liver diseases and used as a cardiac tonic. It enhances complexion and is useful in many skin disorders. Maintains overall health and supports healthy body weight and joints.
- Haldi – Haldi (Curcuma longa) helps soften the skin and balances the tridoshas of the body. Known for its blood purification and removes the accumulation in the blood vessels. Has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
- Tulsi – Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas and is a rich source of antioxidants so relieves congestion and facilitates smoother breathing. It Soothes eyes and reduces inflammation and many eye problems.
- Sonth – Sonth (Zingiber officinale) helps balance Kapha doshas containing aromatic oil. Helpful in improving the process of digestion and is a rich source of antioxidants. Manages Morning sickness and promotes the growth of hair.
- Marich – Marich (Piper nigrum) helps improve the function of the digestive system and reduces bloating and flatulence. Balances Kapha and Vata doshas. Improves the appetite and provides relief from indigestion and nausea.
- Pippali – Pippali (Piper longum) helps maintain the respiratory system and is a strong rejuvenative for the lungs. Balances Vata and Kapha doshas. Has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Mainly used as a brain tonic and is a good detoxifier for the lungs and kidneys and cleaning of the lymph glands.
Doasge: 2 tablets twice daily after meals.
2. Khadiradi Vati
Khadiradi Vati is a classical herbal tablet formulation which is made by planet ayurveda which supports the hygiene of the oral cavity and strengthens the gums and teeth.
Various ingredients which are used are
- Chandana – Chandana (Santalum album) has anti-allergic and anti-viral properties. Overcomes insulin resistance and has anti-hyperlipidemic activities.
- Padmaka – Padmaka (Prunus puddum) helps increase the complexion and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Usheera – Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) is helpful in vata and pitta doshas. Cures digestive problems and helps treat respiratory disorders.
- Manjistha – Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is the best blood-purifying herb and improves digestive fire due to its Deepan and Pachan properties.
- Dhataki – Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) helps balance Kapha and Pitta doshas and removes the excess mucus from the lungs.
- Ghana – Ghana (Cyperus rotundus) balances Kapha and Pitta doshas. Has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Regulates the temperature of the body.
- Prapaundarika – Prapaundarika (Nymphaea stellata) balances Pitta and Kapha doshas. Is helpful in blood impurities and various skin diseases.
- Yashti – Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has anti-ulcer and expectorant properties. Enhances the colour and complexion and heals wounds quickly.
- Twak – Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) improves the strength of digestion and relieves Ama doshas and is helpful in painful haemorrhoids.
- Ela – Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas. Cures indigestion and helps cure indigestion.
- Padma – Padma (Nelumbium speciosum) balances Kapha and Pitta doshas. Improves the colour and complexion of the skin. Relieves Burning sensation and treats diabetes and neuropathy.
- Nagakesara – Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea) is used as a styptic and arrests bleeding in many disorders. Relieves vomiting and nausea.
- Laksha – Laksha (Laccifer lacca) is useful in healing bone fractures and strengthening the bone. Improves the complexion of the skin.
- Rasanjana – Rasanjana (Berberis aristata) is mainly used in eye disorders and balances Kapha doshas. Has sweat-inducing properties and improves the complexion of the skin.
- Mamsi – Mamsi (Nardostachys jatamansi) has neuro-psychiatric and skin diseases. Improves the functions of the brain.
- Haritaki – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) has rejuvenative properties, Improves digestion strength and vision power.
- Vibhitaki – Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) balances Kapha and Pitta doshas. Improves hair quality and promotes hair growth.
- Amalaki – Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) has rejuvenative properties and strengthens the immune system by nourishing the tissues.
- Lodhra – Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) is useful in various bleeding disorders and balances kapha and Pitta doshas. Relieves thirst and is useful in anorexia.
- Balaka – Balaka (Pavonia odorata) is helpful in the treatment of fever, and burning sensation. Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas.
- Haridra – Haridra (Curcuma longa) has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful in worm diseases.
- Daruharidra – Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) balances Pitta and Kapha doshas and reduces pain and inflammation. Is hepato-protective.
- Phalini – Phalini (Callicarpa macrophylla) is useful in various disorders such as polydipsia and dysentery. Balances all tridoshas of the body. Act as a blood purifier.
- Ela – Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) helps balance Kapha and Vata doshas and is useful in chronic respiratory disorders and relieves vomiting sensation and gas.
- Samanga – Samanga (Rubia cordifolia) regulates blood pressure and is helpful in preventing blood clot formation.
- Katphala – Katphala (Myrica nagi) is helpful in the treatment of colds, coughs and bronchitis.
- Vacha – Vacha (Acorus calamus) is helpful in skin diseases and provides glowing skin. Reduces pain and inflammation due to anti-inflammatory properties.
- Yavasa – Yavasa (Fagonia cretica) improves digestion and balances the pitta and kapha doshas.
- Agaru – Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha) balances Kapha and Vata doshas, is helpful in cleanses of wounds and relieves sputum and is useful in eye disorders.
- Patranga – Pattanga (Caesalpinia sappan) is helpful in quick healing and balances Pitta and Kapha doshas. Useful in leucorrhea and heavy periods.
- Gairika – Gairika (Purified red ochre) is beneficial in various skin diseases and ulcers. Prevents Haemorrhage and gives relief in hiccups.
- Anjana – Anjana (Aqueous extract of Berberis aristata) protects the eye and maintains healthy vision and health of the eye.
- Lavanga – Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum) is rich in antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties. Regulates the blood sugar level and improves the health of bone.
- Nakha – Nakha (Capparis zeylanica) is useful in the treatment of immune disorders. Relieves Inflammation, possesses anti-oxidants and has immunostimulant activity.
- Kankola – Kankola (Piper cubeba) helps treat cough, swelling and indigestion. It Relieves Ama doshas and acts as a cardiac tonic.
- Jatikosha – Jatikosha (Myristica fragrans) is useful for cough and asthma. Balances Kapha and Vata doshas, and relieves excessive thirst and bad breath problems.
- Camphor – Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) improves digestive fire and removes the accumulated toxins from the body.
Dosage: 1 tablet thrice daily. Have it like a toffee.
3. Curcumin Capsules
Curcumin Capsules are single herbal capsules which are made by Planet Ayurveda and help support overall health and well-being.
Various Ingredients used are
- Haridra – Haridra (Curcuma longa) is a natural blood purifier which helps remove the accumulation in the blood vessels and reduces the inflammation and thus simulating the digestive fire. Pacify the Kapha and Vata doshas and rich sources of antioxidants. Has Anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
4. Amalaki Rasayan
Amalaki Rasayan is a single herbal capsule formulated by planet ayurveda using pure herbs which are the richest source of Vitamin C.
Various Ingredients used are
- Amalaki – Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is a good source of antioxidants and helpful in preventing aging and has rejuvenating properties. Helpful in balancing the Tridoshas of the body. Is very effective in heart patients and reduces the burning sensation in the body. Nourishes the tissues and boosts the immune system. Promotes healthy blood sugar levels in the body.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
5. Irimedadi Oil
Irimedadi Oil is herbal oil preparation which is made by the planet Ayurveda using various ingredients which are pure and promotes hypersensitivity and toothache.
Various Ingredients used are
- Yashtimadhu – Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has an expectorant property which helps pacify the aggravated doshas.
- Trijatha – (Cinnamon, cardamom, Cinnamomum tamala) has laxative properties and helps eliminate metabolic wastes and cleanses the channels.
- Manjistha – Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is a blood detoxifier herb which is helpful in all types of skin diseases. Enhances the complexion of the skin and is used to stimulate the functioning of the liver.
- Gayatri – Gayatri (Acacia catechu) is a famous skin tonic. Helpful in bringing the body back to stability. Useful in throat diseases and urinary tract disorders.
- Lodhra – Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) helps reduce inflammation and has absorbent properties. Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas.
- Katphala – Katphala (Myrica nagi) is helpful in upper respiratory tract disorders and useful in improving taste and appetite.
- Irimeda Twak – Irimeda Twak (Acacia leucophloea) has expectorant properties and is useful in preventing infections.
- Musta – Musta (Cyperus rotundus) helps balance Kapha and Pitta doshas. Helpful in burning fat reduces the deposition of fat and enhances the size of the breast.
- Agaru – Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha) helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas. It is effective in skin disorders and is known for its blood purification properties.
- Shveta Chandana – Shveta Chandana (Santalum album) has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Reduces the allergies of the skin and reduces itching and redness in the eye.
- Rakta Chandana – Rakta Chandana (Pterocarpus santalinus) balances Kapha and Pitta doshas and improves the vision of the eye and various bleeding disorders.
- Karpoora – Karpoora (Cinnamomum camphora) balances Kapha and Pitta doshas. Helpful in treating various bleeding disorders and the disorders of the throat.
- Jati – Jati (Myristica fragrans) balances Kapha and Vata doshas, helps stimulate sexual desire and relieves pain.
- Takkola – Takkola (Illicium verum) is helpful in various neurological disorders and various respiratory disorders.
- Mamsi – Mamsi (Nardostachys jatamansi) is useful in various skin diseases and neuropsychiatric diseases. Improves the functions of the brain and in depression.
- Dhataki – Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) is helpful in pitta and kapha doshas. Helpful in treating various bacterial infections and in menstrual disorders.
- Gairika – Gairika (Red ochre) is beneficial in various skin diseases and prevents haemorrhage.
- Mrinala – Mrinala (Cymbopogon jwarancusa) is helpful in herbal ailments like vomiting and gout and a major range of feverish conditions.
- Mishi – Mishi (Anethum sowa) is helpful in the treatment of flatulence and has antioxidants and antimicrobial properties.
- Vaidehi – Vaidehi (Piper longum) has strong rejuvenating properties and is useful in balancing Kapha and Vata doshas. Expels the vitiated doshas from the body.
- Padmakesara – Padmakesara (Nelumbo nucifera) helps balance kapha and pitta doshas and improves skin colour and complexion.
- Kumkuma – Kumkuma (Crocus sativus) helps improve memory and immunity. Improves the strength of the uterine muscles and relieves joint pain.
- Laksha – Laksha (Laccifer lacca) is helpful in healing and provides strengthening of bone. Improves the complexion of the skin and promotes strength.
- Brihati – Brihati (Solanum indicum) balances Kapha and Vata doshas. Helpful in treating throat disorders and treats various hiccups.
- Bilvapatra – Bilvapatra (Aegle marmelos) contains antioxidants and has laxative properties. Helpful in lowering the blood glucose level.
- Suradruma – Suradruma (Cedrus deodara) helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas. Useful in urinary tract disorders and relieves constipation.
- Shaileya – Shaileya (Asphaltum) reduces the vitiated Kapha and Pitta doshas. Helpful in various blood disorders and chronic respiratory disorders.
- Sarala – Sarala (Pinus roxburghii) is helpful in the treatment of digestive disorders and various skin diseases. Effective in excess sweating.
- Sprikka – Sprikka (Frlphinium zalil) is a rich source of antioxidants and balances Vata and Kapha doshas.
- Palasha – Palasha (Butea monosperma) helps get rid of worms due to its anthelmintic activity. And has a diuretic condition.
- Rajani – Rajani (Curcuma longa) helps cure inflammation and various blood disorders.
- Daruharidra – Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) helps treat the various skin disorders and high cholesterol levels.
- Priyangu – Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla) has anti-inflammatory properties and balances Kapha and Pitta doshas.
- Tejani – Tejani (Clematis triloba) is helpful in leprosy and various blood disorders.
- Pradhakaleya – Pradhakaleya (Coscinium fenestratum) helps treat wounds and ulcers and treats indigestion.
- Pushkara – Pushkara (Inula raceomsa) helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas and is a wonderful tonic for the heart and maintains the level of cholesterol.
- Jaya – Jaya (Abutilon theophrasti) provides fibre and treats various diseases such as infections, gonorrhoea and in various haemorrhagic diseases.
- Vyaghri – Vyaghri (Solanum xanthocarpum) helps treat various infectious diseases and has antioxidant properties.
- Madana – Madana (Randia dumetorum) has anti-inflammatory properties and helps expel toxins from the body.
- Tila Taila – Tila Taila (Sesame oil) reduces high blood pressure and prevents free radical damage to the cells.
Decoction Prepared From
- Arimeda – Arimeda (Acacia leucophloea) is helpful in various skin diseases and helpful in gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases.
- Nyagrodha – Nyagrodha (Ficus bengalensis) is anti-inflammatory and helpful in managing various skin diseases. Manages Kapha and Pitta doshas.
- Udumbara – Udumbara (Ficus racemosa) helps treat fractured bones and heavy periods. Improves the skin and complexion of the skin and relieves burning sensation.
- Ashwattha – Ashwattha (Ficus religiosa) helps treat cough and skin diseases. Improves sexual potency. Reduces the vitiated Kapha and Pitta doshas.
- Plaksha – Plaksha (Ficus lacor) helps treat bleeding disorders and is anti-inflammatory and controls the sugar level in the diabetic patient.
Mode Of Application
- Move the oil around the mouth and through teeth like mouthwash but do not gargle it.
- It is best done in the morning.
- Spit out the oil and rinse the mouth with warm water.
Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils which are two oval-shaped pads at the back of the throat. The tonsils (palatine tonsils) are soft tissues which are located at the rear of the throat (pharynx). Humans are born with 4 types of tonsils- The pharyngeal tonsil, 2 tubal tonsils, 2 palatine tonsils and the lingual tonsil. It becomes infected, swollen and sore. Also known as Tonsillopharyngitis (sore throat). Tonsillitis can occur in any age group and is most common in childhood illness, It can be acute or chronic. In Ayurveda tonsillitis is correlated with Tundkeri (tonsillitis) which is referred to under Talughata Rogas. It is due to the Vitiation of Kapha and Rakta dushti. Further, we discussed the Tonsilitis Care pack from planet ayurveda which is helpful in curing the disease without any side effects.