ToAt the back of the throat, 2 masses of the tissue known as tonsils which act as the filters, trapping germs which could otherwise enter the airways & cause infection. They will also produce the antibodies to fight from the infection. But in some cases the tonsils themselves will become infected by the bacteria or viruses, & then they swell & become inflamed, a condition is called as tonsillitis.


Tonsillitis is very most often caused by some kind of common viruses, but bacterial infections may also be the cause of tonsillitis. The most common bacterium which is causing tonsillitis is called streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus), the bacterium which causes strep throat. Other strains of the strep & other bacteria can also cause tonsillitis. In Ayurveda this is known as Tundikeri and it is due to vitiation of kapha and rakta dosa.


  1. There are various types of tonsillitis & there are so many possible of symptoms which include:
  2. A very sore throat
  3. Difficulty in swallowing or painful while swallowing.
  4. A scratchy-sounding voice
  5. Headaches
  6. Bad breath
  7. Chills
  8. Fever
  9. Earaches
  10. A stiff neck
  11. Jaw & neck tenderness because of swollen lymph nodes.
  12. Tonsils which have white or yellow spots.
  13. In very young children, you can also notice increased of the irritability, poor appetite, or excessive of drooling.


Diagnosis will be performed on a physical examination by using a lighted instrument to view at your throat & likely ears & nose, which can also be sites of the infection of your throat.


A mild case of the tonsillitis required only supportive treatment, particularly if a virus, like a cold, causes it. In ayurveda, tonsillitis is known as Tundikeri. Ayurveda will able to treat tonsillitis by fighting against the condition from the roots, & by fortifying the body immunity against the future attacks. Ayurveda boost the body immunity and body itself cure the viral infection, we also focused to the aahar (Diet) and vihar (dincharya and rutucharya), the treatment along with the medicines was formulated specifically for that person. Ayurvedic doctors consider as recurring infection & inflammation of tonsils to be a key factor for the illness in later life. So therefore the whole immune system will be treated.