Angina is a disease that occurs so often that we are in no hurry to go to the doctor. And it’s completely in vain – after all, medical treatment in this case is necessary. Some traditional medicine methods can also help you get rid of this trouble faster. What “grandmother’s recipes” for the treatment of angina should be used, Goodshapetips will tell.
Angina: what is it?
Another name for angina is acute tonsillitis, that is, acute infectious inflammation of the palatine tonsils. The classification of this disease is very extensive, and it is built on the basis of the type of pathogen, the characteristics of the course of the process and external manifestations. There are such types of angina as catarrhal, follicular and lacunar, or purulent, ulcerative-necrotic, viral, bacterial and fungal.
Despite such a variety of forms, the main symptoms of acute tonsillitis in both children and adults are the same. These include fever, general malaise, pain when swallowing, discoloration of the palatine tonsils to a bright red color with possible pustules and a whitish coating, enlargement and soreness of the lymph nodes in the neck.
How to treat angina folk remedies
After a thorough examination, the doctor will give a detailed recommendation, he will also identify the type of pathogen. Usually, either antibiotics or antiviral or antifungal drugs are prescribed.
We will talk about how at home, using alternative methods of treatment, you can reduce symptoms and, ultimately, recover.
So, let’s start with honey – a product, the beneficial properties of which have been legendary in Russia since ancient times. With angina, it is useful to keep honey in the mouth until it is completely resorbed, or you can gargle several times a day with a warm aqueous solution of honey. And there is also such a recipe: mix a tablespoon of honey and butter and add soda on the tip of a knife. All this is heated until foam is formed, cool and drink.
With angina, another bee product is also useful – propolis. It is good to lubricate pustules and sores on the tonsils with a pharmaceutical tincture of propolis, or after each meal, slowly chew on a small piece (about 2 g) of dry propolis.
It is also very useful to lubricate the inflamed tonsils. fir oil. And outside, the same oil is recommended to be gently rubbed into the skin of the neck in the area of the projection of the tonsils.
Don’t forget about aloe juice – combined with honey it significantly reduces sore throat. It is required to squeeze the juice from 2-3 lower leaves of aloe and mix it with one teaspoon of honey. You need to take the mixture one teaspoon 3 times a day 10 minutes before meals.
In addition to honey, it is good to gargle with a variety of solutions and tinctures. For example, it is enough to dilute one tablespoon in half a glass of warm water. tinctures of calendula.
Can be used for rinsing iodine saline solution. To do this, dilute half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in a glass of warm water and add 3-4 drops of iodine there. The resulting solution should be gargled 4 times a day after meals.
Decoctions of linden and raspberry leaves have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Decoctions are prepared in the same way: a tablespoon of crushed leaves is brewed with a glass of hot water, boiled for 5 minutes and then infused for 30-40 minutes. Strained and warm solution should be gargled several times a day.
And here is another old folk recipe for gargling: a tablespoon dry herb St. John’s wort pour a glass of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes in a water bath. Then cool and add 30 drops of 10% alcohol extract of propolis. This solution has a remarkable anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect.
For those who seek to get “everything at once”, the best fit rinse prepared from the collection of medicinal herbs. It is necessary to prepare 30 g of dry St. John’s wort, 30 g of chamomile flowers, 25 g of calendula flowers and 15 g of flax seeds. Grind all herbs, brew in a porcelain teapot with a glass of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes and strain. Gargle with the finished solution 5 times a day.
Other folk remedies for angina
In addition to rinsing, there are means for oral administration. Worth trying mixture of lemon juice and onion. Grinding a lemon with zest and an onion on a grater, you should squeeze the juice and take it in half a teaspoon 5-6 times a day after meals.
Compresses – a proven folk remedy for the fight against angina. Here are a couple of time-tested methods:
- Mash 3-4 medium-sized boiled potatoes, add a tablespoon of any vegetable oil and add 3 drops of iodine there. Make a compress by wrapping the mixture with a layer of soft cloth and wrapping it in a scarf. Such a compress is good to do at night and keep until the morning.
- Soak several layers of gauze with vodka, put on the throat, cover with a layer of polyethylene on top, and a layer of cotton wool on top. Warm the compress with a woolen scarf and leave for 8 hours.
In conclusion, it is necessary to remind once again that in the absence of timely and adequate therapy, there is a serious risk of developing severe complications: myocarditis, nephritis, glomerulonephritis, rheumatism and chronic tonsillitis.
And since there is no specific prevention of this disease, you must take care of your health: do not drink ice-cold drinks, dress according to the weather and wash your hands thoroughly, observing the rules of personal hygiene.