Adenoids are the nasopharyngeal tonsils that protect the body from infection through the nasal passages. A healthy amygdala looks “loose” and bumpy, but its color is pink. If the adenoid is inflamed, then, due to edema, it becomes even and smooth.
The first signs of inflammation of the adenoids are symptoms such as hearing loss, difficulty in nasal breathing, frequent rhinitis, and profuse nasal discharge. But, in order to avoid such troubles, some therapeutic and prophylactic measures and “correct” food products will be useful.
Useful foods for adenoids
Carrots, pumpkin, bell peppers and hawthorn. They contain carotene, which is responsible for the normal blood supply to the mucous membrane.
Cabbage. Inactivates toxins. Removes excess mucus from the body.
Beet. Just like cabbage, it has cleansing properties. In addition, it is famous for its hematopoietic function.
Seaweed. Contains organic iodine as a preventive measure. Protects the adenoids from inflammation.
Dried fruits: raisins, dried apricots, dates. An excellent source of organic potassium. Normalizes the balance of cellular fluid, as well as the amount of mucus secreted.
Chicory. Improves blood circulation and metabolic processes in the tonsils.
Herring, cod. They are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are responsible for the functioning of the tonsils.
Rosehip. Contains a large amount of vitamin C. Improves the functioning of the adenoids.
Rowan. Thanks to the substances it contains, it is able to normalize the amount of mucus secreted.
Apples. They contain substances that can bind and remove harmful compounds.
Due to the fact that inflammatory diseases contribute to the proliferation of adenoids, in order to prevent this, the following recommendations should be followed:
- 1 More often to be in the fresh air.
- 2 Sunbathing.
- 3 To harden the body.
- 4 Visit the speleo chamber, which is located in various sanatorium-resort institutions, and sometimes in local clinics.
- 5 Avoid hypothermia.
Folk remedies for the prevention of inflammation of the adenoids
- Draw in sea water (sea salt solution) through the nostrils. Retract alternately, pinching the other nostril with your finger.
- Use a tincture of one of the immunomodulators. Tincture of Eleutherococcus, Echinacea, Schisandra chinensis and Radiola rosea is very good for prevention. For children under 7 years old, add these tinctures to hot tea, at the rate of 1 drop per year of the child’s life.
- Rinse the nose with the following composition:
Black currant leaf – 10 parts; rose hips (crushed) – 10 parts; chamomile flowers – 10 parts; calendula flowers – 5 parts; viburnum flowers – 2 parts.
Pour the composition with a glass of boiling water. Insist in a thermos. Then add 1 drop of fir oil and rinse your nose twice a day. The course of treatment is 3 days.
- Bury the nose with a decoction of the pericarp of a walnut. Pour one tablespoon of the pericarp with a glass of boiling water and leave for 30 minutes. Instill 3-4 drops in each nostril, 3-4 times a day. Apply within 2 weeks.
Harmful products for adenoids
- Meat and mushroom decoctions – contain substances that can disrupt the normal functioning of the adenoids.
- Horseradish, radish, mustard – have an irritating effect on the mucous membrane.
- Alcoholic drinks – cause spasm of blood vessels.
- Milk, butter… It is a mucus-forming product. It is not recommended to consume in large quantities.
- Flour products, potatoes. In combination with oil and milk, they lead to disruptions in the functioning of the adenoids.