Angina or sharp heart pain is caused due to infection of viral or bacterial origin that attacks the tonsils. Depending on its appearance, it is called red or white angina. In the case of a viral infection (about 80% of cases), our grandmothers advocate some remedies relieve symptoms that are sometimes very painful.
Extracted from the resins of buds by bees, propolis contains many antimicrobial agents effective against angina. Chew pure propolis to soothe the irritation of the throat. You can buy them in organic shops in the form of chops to cut into pieces.
To relieve the symptoms of angina and especially to calm inflammation of the throat, our ancestors regularly made salt gargles. To do this, pour a teaspoon of table salt into a glass of warm water. Add the juice of half a lemon. Gargle your throat with this mixture 1 to 3 times a day until you no longer feel any discomfort.
The potato poultice was often used by our grandmothers to treat viral angina.The starch contained in this vegetable acts as an anti-inflammatory. Simply mash two raw potatoes and cook them until you get a pasty shape. Allow the preparation to cool, then apply the poultice obtained on the throat by holding it with a cloth. You can fix it with a scarf. Leave on for at least 30 minutes.
Lemon and Honey gargle
Honey is very soothing for the throat and when mixed with lemon, it gets extra beneficial. You can make gargles with a mixture of lemon juice (1 tbsp), honey (1 tbsp) and 200 ml hot water.
Our grandmothers used herbal teas with anti-infective components in the treatment of angina. Among these, thyme tea is particularly useful: you just pour 1 tablespoon with dried thyme in 150 ml of boiling water. Cover the solution and leave to boil for about ten minutes, then filter. You can drink three cups daily apart from meals to soothe inflammation of the throat or tonsils.