Best 6 Homeopathic Remedies for Sore Throat and Tonsillitis

Dr. Sushmita Gupta

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sushmita Gupta


6 min read


Homeopathy treatment for tonsillitis is often a preferred alternative to conventional methods for many individuals. It is because homeopathy offers a safer and gentler approach to treatment. Let’s look at some benefits of homeopathic treatment for treating tonsillitis.

Key Takeaways

  • Homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis are safe and free from adverse effects
  • Homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis can be administered to people of all ages
  • Homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis help patients avoid surgeries

Homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis is one of the best methods to get rid of the uncomfortable and painful conditions of tonsillitis. Tonsils are two round, fleshy structures located in the rear of your pharynx. As part of the immune system, they serve as filters, trapping and neutralizing harmful microorganisms. The tonsils are also known as palatine tonsils or facial tonsils. In some cases, tonsils may become inflamed, infected, or enlarged. 

If these symptoms persist or become chronic, your healthcare provider may advise a tonsillectomy, which involves the removal of the tonsils. It is important to note that a tonsillectomy does not impair the body's ability to fight off infections, as the immune system has other means of defending itself.

Homeopathic Treatment for Tonsillitis

Let’s take a look at various effective homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis.


Belladonna is a commonly prescribed homeopathic remedy for tonsillitis. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it effective in treating both acute and chronic symptoms of the condition. [1] 

Belladonna is typically prescribed for individuals experiencing throat pain while swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, mild to moderate fever, headache, and general discomfort. Belladonna may be an appropriate treatment option for tonsillitis if these symptoms are present.

Calcarea Car

Calcarea Carb is one of the best homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis. Individuals who may benefit from this treatment tend to be overweight and easily gain weight, yet they are weak in stamina and easily tire from physical activity. They are also prone to sweating and catching colds, and their tonsils may become swollen and acutely affected by exposure to cold. 

The complaints in the throat that occur after exposure to a cold, such as cough and loss of appetite, are key indicators for the use of Calcarean Carb. In addition, these individuals are often lazy and lethargic and are susceptible to getting colds from exposure to drafts, damp weather, and any changes in temperature. 

Other symptoms include red patches in the throat, a sore tongue, and a constant dry and choking feeling in the pharynx that covers the tonsils, causing pain while swallowing.

Baryta Carb

Baryta Carb is a first-grade homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis (chronic) characterized by inflamed, swollen, and painful tonsils in acute cases. After the acute episode, the tonsils appear larger than they did with the previous cold. The patient is weak, both physically and mentally, and has a tendency to catch colds easily. The most significant symptom is that every cold settles in the throat and is accompanied by increased sweating from the feet. Every change in the weather or exposure to cold leads to a change in tonsillitis, and in children, the tonsils enlarge quickly. 

Children with enlarged tonsils and other glands are typically slow learners and weak intellectually. In addition, the throat feels extremely painful when swallowing, and there is a rattling respiration with every exposure to the cold.


Phytolacca is another crucial remedy for tonsillitis. This treatment is indicated when the tonsils are dark red or bluish-red. The patient experiences pain at the root of the tongue and soft palate, swelling of the tonsils, a sensation of a lump inside the throat, discomfort while eating, a hot and narrow feeling in the throat, particularly swollen right tonsils, sharp shooting pain in the ear when swallowing, pain when swallowing hot food, and a burning type of pain. In severe cases, the individual may find it difficult to swallow even water.

Hepar Sulphur

Hepar Sulphur is one of the best homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis, characterized by a strong tendency for suppuration. This tendency is a key symptom in the diagnosis of tonsillitis. Other symptoms include a feeling of a plug or splinter-like sensation in the throat while swallowing, inflammation of the throat and pus from tonsils, stitching pain in the throat that extends to the ear, mild to moderate fever, and sensitivity to cold air and water due to chilliness during the tonsillitis episode. The individual with tonsillitis may feel very cold and unable to tolerate any exposure to cold.

Mercurius Solubis

Mercurius Solubis is another highly effective homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis. Symptoms that indicate the suitability of this remedy include throat pain, congested tonsils, difficulty with eating or drinking, increased salivation, worse pain at night, swollen tonsils and neck lymph nodes, mild to moderate fever, and a feeling of thirst despite increased salivation. If these symptoms are present, Mercurius Soubise may be the best course of action for a tonsillitis patient.

Signs and Symptoms of Tonsillitis

  • Throat Pain
  • Foul Breath
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Whitish Coating 
  • Dehydration Signs
  • Fever and Fatigue
  • Gray Membrane 
  • Red Spots
  • Abdominal Pain 
  • Headache 
  • Voice Changes 
  • High Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Ulcerated Areas 
  • Dry Cough 
  • Breathing Distress
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Ear Pain 
  • Intense Redness 
  • Poor Appetite
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Working Mechanism of Homeopathy Against Tonsillitis 

Homeopathy has been touted to effectively treat all forms of tonsillitis. The use of homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis in adults and children has been demonstrated to alleviate the symptoms and enhance immunity against future occurrences. 

Homeopathic remedies like belladonna possess potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties in treating acute viral tonsillitis. In addition, homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis has no negative side effects.

Homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis provides relief for tonsillitis symptoms in a number of ways:

  • Homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis offers relief from tonsillitis symptoms compared to conventional medicine (e.g. antibiotics)
  • They reduce dependency on antibiotics and their side effects
  • Homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis decreases the frequency of tonsillitis episodes
  • It alleviates allergic reactions and improves overall immunity
  • Surgeries can be avoided by switching to homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis[2]
  • It has safe and minimal side effects, suitable for all age groups
  • It’s a holistic approach to health and well-being, including chronic conditions like tonsillitis
  • Homeopathic treatment for tonsillitis improves immune system hypersensitivity for a healthier individual
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How Soon Can Homeopathy Treat Tonsillitis?

The duration of taking homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis varies based on the type and severity of the condition. For example, acute tonsillitis typically has a quicker recovery time compared to chronic or recurrent tonsillitis. The length of treatment also depends on the severity of the condition. On average, complete recovery from tonsillitis can be achieved within a six-month period. Many children who were initially advised to undergo surgery for tonsillitis may reach a stage where surgery is no longer deemed necessary within 10 to 14 months.

Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicines for Tonsillitis

While homeopathic medicine for tonsillitis can provide effective treatment, it does not guarantee permanent resolution. Individuals may still be susceptible to future episodes even after recovering from one episode. 

Treatment typically takes about six months to show results, during which weather changes may increase the risk of throat infections. There is limited research on the potential side effects of these homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis and no clear guidelines on who should or should not use them.

If you seek a homeopathic doctor for treating tonsillitis, consider Bajaj Finserv Health. You can get a doctor consultation without needing an in-person visit and start exploring effective options such as homeopathic medicines for tonsillitis today for a healthy and stress-free life!

Published on 20 Feb 2023Last updated on 5 Apr 2023

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Dr. Sushmita Gupta

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sushmita Gupta

, BHMS 1

Dr. Sushmita Gupta Is A Homeopath Based In Lucknow. She Has Completed Her BHMS And Is Registered Under Uttar Pradesh Medical Council.


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