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Tonsillitis- Treatment With Herbal Remedies



The word tonsillitis is made of two words “tonsil” and “itis”, which means “inflammation of tonsils”. Tonsils are an oval shaped pad of tissue at the back of the throat, there is a pair of tonsils present in our throat (one tonsil on each side). Due to various infections, tonsils get infected, they begin to swell and make your throat sore, which leads to difficulty in swallowing. Early and accurate diagnosis of this condition makes it easily manageable. Sometimes it can be treatable at home by simply gargling with warm salty water. It usually spreads through droplet infection like sneezing, coughing, etc. Mostly, children are affected from tonsillitis as of preschool ages and mid teen ages. It is rare in infants and persons who are above 50 years of age. Firstly tonsillitis arises with high-grade fever and throat pain, with time the condition gets worse if not treated. Usually there are cases of viral tonsillitis that can be cured by fluids, plenty of rest, and antibiotics if there is a bacterial cause, it does not cause any serious health condition. In this article we will know about each concept regarding tonsillitis and its significance, and management according to Ayurveda classical texts.



Primarily, when there is inflammation of surface epithelium and lymphoid tissues of palatine tonsils leads to the condition known as tonsillitis. There are mainly three types of tonsillitis- acute, recurrent and chronic. Acute tonsillitis complicates chronic tonsillitis. Tonsils act as filters for trapping germs which enter into airways and cause infections, they make antibodies to fight against infections. Tonsillitis is very common and when infected once can occur again and again. The function of tonsils is to provide local immunity and act as a defense mechanism. They act as guard against viruses, bacteria and other antigens coming into contact through inhalation and ingestion. When the tonsils get swollen sometimes adenoids also get inflamed which increases tonsillitis condition. Usually tonsillitis is not contagious but it can be if viral or bacterial involvement and can be prevented by repeatedly washing hands. The treatment depends on the underlying cause and care of the patient.


Tonsils are two round fleshy masses located at back of the throat (pharynx).There are basically four type of tonsils

  • Pharyngeal tonsil
  • Tubal ( two) tonsils
  • Palatine( two) tonsils
  • Lingual tonsil

When we come to the tonsillitis condition, there is involvement of palatine tonsils which are two in number. Each tonsil is an ovoid mass of lymphoid tissue situated in the lateral wall of oropharynx between the anterior and posterior pillars. Tonsils extend upwards into the soft palate, downwards into the base of tongue and anteriorly into palatoglossal arch. Tonsils have two surfaces (medial and lateral) and two poles (upper and lower). The blood supply to tonsils are as follows

  • Facial artery branches
  • Pharyngeal artery
  • Lingual artery branches


There are different causes of tonsillitis but some of them are as follows

  • Tonsillitis is most often caused by viruses, but bacteria can be the reason behind it.
  • The most common bacteria behind this infection is streptococcus pyogenes like Hemolytic streptococcus.
  • Viruses of cold and flu cause maximum cases of tonsillitis.
  • Other causes of infection may be staphylococci, pneumococci or influenzae.


The clinical sign and symptoms for tonsillitis are as given below

  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Red and swollen tonsils
  • White or yellow patches on tonsil
  • Painful swallowing
  • Enlarged and tender lymph nodes ( near neck region)
  • Fever
  • Bad breath and bad taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritation in throat with cough
  • Choking spells at night
  • Earache
  • Constitutional symptoms- headache, body ache, malaise, constipation, abdominal pain.
  • Chronic cases- pus or cheesy material on pillars of tonsils.


The various complications regarding tonsillitis are as follows

  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Peri tonsillar abscess
  • Parapharyngeal abscess
  • Intratonsillar abscess
  • Tonsillar cyst
  • Focus of infection in rheumatic fever, acute glomerulonephritis, eye and skin disorders, etc.


The diagnosis for tonsillitis are given below

  • According to Ayurveda darshan, sparshan and prashan is done. ( Medical examination and history taking)
  • Throat swab
  • Complete Blood Count(CBC)
  • Palpation ( palpating neck to check swollen lymph nodes)
  • Ear and nose examination
  • Bacteria culture test


The management of tonsillitis depends on underlying cause of infection so it can be managed as follows

General health maintained

  • Antibiotics
  • More rest
  • Plenty of water/ fluids ( hydration)
  • Analgesics
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Throat lozenges
  • Surgically- Tonsillectomy is done (removal of tonsils).


According to classical Ayurveda texts mukh roga (buccal cavity disorders) has explained in detail and counted 65 disorders in number. Acharya’s mentioned tonsillitis as “Tundikeri”, one of the uvular diseases. It is a tridosha disorder where there is predominance of kapha and rakt (blood).

The signs and symptoms includes

  • Pricking pain in throat
  • Burning sensation in throat
  • Swelling with some discharge
  • Fever with chills
  • Loss of voice

Causative factors are below

  • Taking cold water and food
  • Cold climate
  • Spicy food

Treatment according to classics

  • Application of medicinal paste (Piper nigrum, Aconitum heterophyllum, Cissampelous pareira, etc.)
  • Gargling with decoction of Acorus calamus, Aconitum heterophyllum, Cissampelous pareira, etc.)
  • Fumigating affected areas (with Ferula asafoetida, Cedrus deodara, etc.)

But some Acharya’s compare it with “Gallayu”, a throat infection in which there is poor processing in the body metabolism and accumulation of “aama” (toxins). It can be treated by changing dietary habits and lifestyle changes.


Planet Ayurveda is well-known manufacturing company which is known for its natural herbal medications. All the medicines prepared here are as described in classical texts. They contribute to healthier society from their traditional way of management. Various formulations are prepared for a variety of diseases which are natural, chemical free, free from any preservatives or color, etc. The best herbal combination of herbs for tonsillitis by Planet Ayurveda are as follows are as follows are as follows

Product List

  1. Septrin Tablets
  2. Khadiradi Vati
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Amalaki Rasayan
  5. Irimedadi Oil

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1. Septrin tablets

It is standardized tablet formulation prepared from extract of guggul (Commiphora mukul), haridra (Curcuma longa), and tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). These tablets work on the full respiratory system and act as an immune booster. It balances all tridoshas (vata, pita and kapha).

Dosage- Two tablets twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Khadiradi vati

It is standardized tablet (vati) formulation in our classical Ayurveda texts. This tablet is prepared from extract of khadir (Acacia catechu), bhimseni Kapoor (Cinnamomum camphora), and kankol (Piper cubeba). It is very useful in respiratory conditions and healing skin diseases. It acts on pitta and kapha dosha, and has antioxidant properties.

Dosage- One tablet thrice a day after meals, don’t chew take as lozenges.

3. Curcumin capsules

It is standardized capsule preparation from extract of haridra/ haldi (Curcuma longa), it has anti-inflammatory and balances all vitiated doshas (vata, pitta and kapha).Curcumin capsules help in wound healing, improve skin condition and protects our immune system.

Dosage- One capsule twice daily taken with plain water after meals.

4. Amalaki rasayan

It is a single herb capsule preparation which is prepared from extract of amala (Emblica officialis). It balances all doshas and regulates whole body metabolism. These capsules are good for respiratory health and act as rasayana (rejuvenating property).

Dosage- One capsule of amalaki rasayan twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Irimedadi oil

It is oil formulation from Ayurvedic classical texts, prepared from extract of irimeda (Acacia farnesiana), lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. It is very helpful in treating sore throats and keeps the buccal cavity clean, healthy. Local application of this oil heals mouth ulcers, dental caries and any tooth disorders. This oil shows great results in acute tonsillitis.

Dosage- Local application on the affected area(tonsils).


Tonsillitis is a very common disease which can be easily corrected with Ayurveda medications. You can follow above guidelines for tonsillitis but for any kind of severity in condition you must concern our doctors. The team of Planet Ayurveda is always available for your queries as there are well experienced doctors for your best management.

All About Farts as Per Medical View – Treatment of Digestive Disorders


Indigestion – known as dyspepsia or an disturbed stomach- is discomfort in the human abdomen.  Indigestion defines various symptoms such as smelly farts, lower abdominal pain, acid reflux, heartburn, constipation and bleeding. In this article we will discuss all about farts, its possible symptoms, causes, why do we have these,  ayurvedic point of view on farts and herbal formulations which are proposed by Planet Ayurveda  for the treatment of smelly farts The average person forms 0.6 – 1.8 liters of intestinal gas per day. Various scientific studies have found that there is no significant difference between the concentration that younger and older people fart. In addition, there is no remarkable difference between the sexes.


A fart, generally known as flatulence or gas, is an accumulation of gasses within the small intestine from respiration and digestion. It is considered a normal part of how the body functions and oftentimes not a health concern. Normally, farts are noiseless and considerable. Apart from this, they can be smelly and loud. A person may experience some pressure and bloating before discharging gas. A typical fart is buildup of various gasses, most are not smelly. The smell is caused by sulfur compounds, which are present in eggs and some vegetables. There are various other foods and medications that can affect how much and how foul-  smelly gas is in the digestive tract.


What are the symptoms of farts or flatulence?

Releasing wind is common, but the concentration varies between individuals and based on a number of different factors including diet. Some people release wind only a few times per day, others up to 35 to 40 times, while the average quantity seems to be about 15. Symptoms of overmuch flatulence or farts may include:

  1. Foul smell of flatus
  2. Discomfort and abdominal distension
  3. Loud farts
  4. Releasing wind often
  5. Rumbles in the lower abdomen

Why do we fart?

The body forms intestinal gas as part of the performance of digestion. Once this gas is inside in the body, it requires to be released by anyhow. Farts are mostly thrown out from the anus or passed through the mouth as a burp. Some intestinal gases come about from the air that people swallow when they are drinking through a straw, smoking, chewing or eating. Oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are external gases that are found inside the body and are known as exogenous air. On the other hand, intestinal gas forms in the body when bacteria in the colon disrupt the food and is called endogenous gas. Undigested food items are the main cause of foul-smelling flatulence.

Causes of farts

Causes of smelly farts can vary from harmless to serious illness. It may not be easier to determine what is behind foul smelling flatulence due to the number of probable causes. Various reasons for this condition revolve around medication and food. Moreover, some causes may represent an underlying health issue. The following are most common cause of smelly farts:

1. Heavy consumption of fiber rich food

High fiber food is difficult to digest. Despite the fact that it is good for people’s overall health. Gradual digesting foods breakdown and ferment in the digestive system. The fermentation process forms odor gas. Some high fiber food contains sulfur compounds which may affect odor. Foods which may cause odors are

  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic

2. Intolerance to food

Food tolerance is the most general cause of stink odor farts. Average conditions that can affect smelly farts include gluten and lactose intolerances. In these conditions, the body’s inability to disintegrate gluten or lactose causes foul gas to create and immediately be passed. There are various people who may have food intolerance due to disorders such as celiac disease.

3. Constipation

It is produced when stool accumulates in the colon or large intestine and can have no way out. This happens due to taking some medications, unhealthy diet and other biological factors.  The formation of stool in the  colon often causes smelly gases. This excessive gas may cause discomfort and bloating. When ultimately passed, the gas is sometimes smelly.

4. Medications

One of the most culprits is antibiotics which may destroy some of the healthy or good bacteria in the digestive system while they work to demolish an infection. The discharging of good bacteria  affects an imbalance in the digestive system. These imbalances can cause a person to form bad smelly gas. It is also causing constipation and bloating

5. Colon cancer

Although not as usual, a person may undergo excessive smelly flatulence due to the presence of cancer in the colon. Cancerous polyps or tumors can create blockages that cause gas to form in the intestine.

6. Infections and Bacteria

The digestive tract manages the breakdown of foods into essential nutrients,  which are involved in the blood. It also forms waste, which is released through the colon. The digestive tract depends on various components to do this, including its native good bacteria. Sometimes, the levels of bacteria in the digestive system may become damaged, leading to an infection.

The infection will sometimes cause

  1. Nausea
  2. Fatigue
  3. Vomiting
  4. Foul smelly gas
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Pain in the abdomen
  7. Fever

Here are some healthy tips which are helpful to avoid excessive gas may include:

  1. Stop eating naturally smelly foods
  2. Avoid carbonated drinks
  3. Eat in smaller portions
  4. Avoid trigger foods
  5. Drink plenty of water
  6. Limit yoghurt and foods with probiotics.
  7. Less consume high fiber rich foods
  8. Limit consumption of apple,pear, peach apricot
  9. Avoid consuming legumes such as soybeans, nuts, peas, beans and chickpeas.

Ayurvedic Aspects of flatulence or farts

As per ayurveda, farts or flatulence are known as Anaha. This condition is produced due to imbalance of Vata dosha which is characterized by scanty defecation, occasional breathing disorders and stiffness in the lower abdomen. Planet ayurveda is an ayurvedic company which provides various  herbal remedies which are helpful for the treatment of smelly farts and other digestive disorders. These products are prepared under the guidance of MD experts by following proper guidelines and principles of ayurveda. These  herbal products are pure or vegetarian and safer for use. Here we are discussing about herbal products by Planet Ayurveda:

1. Agnitundi Vati

-It is a digestion pack offered by planet ayurveda  which is helpful in indigestion. These herbal capsules are formulated by using pure extracts of Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Ginger (zingiber officinale), Triphala ( Emblica officinalis, terminalia chebula and terminalia bellirica) which are advantageous to lower acidity problems and some other  stomach issues. These excellent herbs are controlling flatulence and heartburn.

Dosage- 2 capsules three times daily with warm water, after meals.

2. Draksha Avaleha

Planet Ayurveda Draksha Avaleha (Grape saffron jam) beneficial to cure all stomach disorders and is prepared with the help of various herbs like Draksha (Vitis vinifera), Shunthi (zingiber officinale), pippali (Piper longum), Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and many more.

Dosage – One teaspoonful of draksha avaleha two times  everyday, it can be taken with warm milk.

3. Digestion support

This herbal remedy contains excellent properties which are helpful for the treatment of digestive disorders It improves the appetite, digestion, constipation, balance pH level and improves digestion. Digestion support is prepared by using natural ingredients such as bahera(Terminalia billerica), dhania (coriander sativum), jeerak (cyminum cuminum),sounf(Foeniculum vulgare) and many others. Planet Ayurveda offers these herbal capsules to treat flatulence, gas, reduce gastric acid and constipation.

Dosage – 2 capsules 2 times a day with warm water, after meals.


Indigestion is a common health condition which can be characterized by hyperacidity, pain in abdomen, discomfort, constipation, burps and heartburn. Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedy for the treatment of these health issues as we discussed previously. As per ayurveda, a healthy diet plays an essential role to keep us healthy and active. Our body needs healthy nutrients because they help to protect us from serious illness. Try to follow Planet Ayurveda’s healthy diet tips and above mentioned products to cure smelly farts and other stomach problems.