TONSILITIS – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Tonsilitis is the inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsils are the pair of lymph nodes located on each side of the back of your throat.  The causes of tonsilitis vary from simple to complex.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS
  • CAUSES OF TONSILITIS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TONSILITIS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS
  • TREATMENTS FOR TONSILITIS
  • PROGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF TONSILITIS
  • TONSILITIS AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TONSILITIS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TONSILITIS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TONSILITIS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR TONSILITIS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TONSILITIS
  • YOGA FOR TONSILITIS
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF TONSILITIS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS

  • Swelling of tonsils
  • Redness
  • Pain in the throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache

CAUSES OF TONSILITIS

  • Infections

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TONSILITIS

The tonsils are the immune system’s first line of defence against infections. Due to bacterial or viral infections, inflammation of tonsils occurs leads to symptoms.

DIAGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS

  • Examination of tonsils
  • Laboratory investigations

TREATMENTS FOR TONSILITIS

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  •  Analgesics
  • Antibacterial mouth wash
  • Treatment of underlying pathology.

PROGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of tonsilitis, duration  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF TONSILITIS           

  • Abscess formation
  • Spread of infection to other sites

TONSILITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,tonsilitis is known as “tundikeri”

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TONSILITIS

  • Excess consumption of dry and cold food
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Vitiation of kapha

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS

  • Pain and swelling in the tonsils

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TONSILITIS

Ayurveda explains that it is caused by the vitiation and imbalance of Doshas (bodily humors), i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Mainly derangement of Kapha and Rakta (blood) is preceded by impaired digestive capacity (Mandagni/Vishamagni) and obstruction of channels (Sroto Avarodha) namely Annavaha Srotas (gastrointestinal tract) and Pranavaha Srotas (respiratory tract) which is manifested as difficulty in swallowing, mouth breathing, choking spells at night, etc.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TONSILITIS

  • Ruk – pain
  • Sopha – swelling
  • Redness
  • Jwara – fever

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TONSILITIS

  • Sadhya – Curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS

Ayurvedic local treatment for tonsilitis

  • Gandusha and kavala – gargling

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS

  • Punarnavadi kashayam
  • Guduchyadi kashayam
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Khadiradi vati
  • Sitopaladi churna
  • Kumarabharana rasa

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TONSILITIS

  • NASYA-Ksheerabala, anutaila, shadbindu taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TONSILITIS

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR TONSILITIS

  • Use of antibacterial mouth wash
  • Gargling with warm water mixed with salt

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TONSILITIS

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume a balanced diet
  • Clean the mouth properly after food
  • Brushing two times a day

YOGA FOR TONSILITIS

  • Nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from aches and pains

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                        

  • Bhastrika pranayama

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF TONSILITIS

  1. Exploratory studies on the therapeutic effects of Kumarabharana Rasa in the management of chronic tonsillitis among children at a tertiary care hospital of Karnataka

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4738038/

2.     Evaluation of the effect of Kanchnara Guggulu and Tankana-Madhu Pratisarana in the management of Tundikeri (tonsillitis) in children

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5822979/

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