44 Home Remedies for Swollen Glands in Neck and Throat

27. Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile is also a powerful herb that can help to improve the symptoms of swollen glands. Chamomile tea is often used to treat many health problems such as cough, sickness, constipation, and high blood pressure. People also use this tea to treat swollen glands. There is a lot of evidence that shows the effectiveness of chamomile tea in improving the symptoms of chamomile tea.

Do you want to make chamomile tea and use it as an effective way on how to get rid of swollen glands? Here is the instruction:

  • Steep some chamomile flower in hot water for at least 5 minutes
  • Strain this tea
  • Add one teaspoon of honey to make it sweet
  • Drink it

If you are experiencing swollen glands, you should drink three cups of chamomile tea daily to find a positive result.

If you cannot find chamomile flowers available, you can replace them with chamomile tea bags and do the same process to make chamomile tea.

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28. Licorice Tea

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Licorice is well-known for its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it can alleviate the symptoms of swollen glands. Looking for home remedies for swollen glands, you should not ignore licorice tea.

Here is the instruction:

  • Create a mixture of 1/2 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers, a pinch of cinnamon powder, 1/2 tablespoon of licorice powder and one clove
  • Add this mixture in a cup of water
  • Boil this solution for a few minutes
  • Strain this tea
  • Sip it slowly

It is recommended drinking two cups of licorice tea for one week to get rid of the symptoms of swollen glands.

29. Tea Tree And Lavender Oil

Not only lavender but also tea tree essential oil is packed with antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that can help to treat swollen glands and give you a significant relief for swelling.

Do this:

  • Put a few drops of lavender and tea tree essential oil into a small bowl filled with hot water
  • Place this bowl on a flat surface like a table and then lean over it
  • Use a towel to cover your head and this bowl to avoid the steam from escaping
  • Inhale this steam

You should inhale the steam of these oils and break for about 5 seconds before inhaling again. It is recommended doing this treatment for at least 15 to 20 minutes in order to improve the condition significantly within one week.

30. Drink Enough Water

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If you are suffering from swollen glands, it is recommended drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water daily. Your body needs water to repair its damage and diseases. Water plays the important role in rejuvenating the body, boosting the blood circulation and increasing the oxygen supplying through your body. As a result, drinking can enhance the healing process. Therefore, make sure that you keep your body hydrated to get rid of the swelling caused by swollen glands.

31. Mustard

Mustard is also one of home remedies for swollen glands that I would like to introduce in this article. Mustard is effective in reducing swelling and pain.

Here is the instruction on how to use mustard.

  • Extract the oil from some mustard seeds
  • Apply and rub this oil on the swollen affected area gently for about 15 minutes
  • Do this treatment daily for one week before you can see the significant result

Alternatively, you can add some mustard seeds in a bath filled with warm water and then relax in this bath for 15 to 30 minutes. You should focus on the swollen areas.

32. Cabbage

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Cabbage is one of the healthy foods in the world because it is packed with nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Therefore, it is recommended adding cabbage in the regular diet. It sounds strange but cabbage is also included in a list of home remedies for swollen glands. Cabbage can reduce the swelling and fasten the healing process.

Do this:

  • Place some cabbage leaves in a cloth
  • Wrap this clove over the affected area
  • Do this treatment daily for one week to get a positive result
33. Neem Leaves

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Neem leaves are effective in reducing swelling. Moreover, it is also one of home remedies for swollen glands. All you need to do is extracting the oil from neem leaves and then apply this oil to the affected areas for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. You should repeat this treatment daily to get a positive result.

34. Honey

Honey contains both anti-viral and antibacterial compounds that can support your immune system.

If you are interested in using honey to improve the symptoms of swollen glands, do this:

  • Swallow one tablespoon of honey two or three times daily
  • Mix honey with lemon tea and drink three cups of this tea daily

Using these honey treatments for one week can give you a significant relief for the swelling and pain caused by swollen glands. Other accompanied symptoms such as a sore throat and runny nose can improve in three to five days. It is recommended using raw and organic honey to get an optimum result. You can buy honey in the market. Manuka honey is famous because of its good quality.

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35. Garlic

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Garlic has powerful antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial antioxidant properties which can promote quick healing and eradicate all types of infections. Garlic can also provide relief in the pain and decrease the swelling in the glands. For best results, you need to add garlic (three finely chopped cloves) to some clear tomato soup. It is suggested to drink a cup of this hot soup two times daily.

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  1. KatherinaLana

    Castor oil seems to be really effective. But I am kind of afraid that this can be a bit hard to find some oil like this and use as a remedy for swollen glands. And it may take some money as well. If the symptoms are not so serious, I suggest this simple method. We can use warm compress to apply on neck. The swollen glands will be taken care of and soon get better.

  2. christina junior

    Honey is a suitable choice for treating swollen glands, I guess. Almost all the families have a bottle of honey in their home. I recommend to use honey with several slices of lemon, it will cure the swollen glands quickly.

    • crystal

      Thank you very much for the helpful comment. I have tried your method and my swollen glands disappeared after a short time. I don’t have to restrain the pain and discomfort so long. It is very nice!

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  3. kathytomlinson

    Mint is often considered the most effective remedies for swollen glands or even when you cough hard. Yet I think my situation is harder to treat as I have used mint leaves and mint candies for several days but the pain has not left. Should I go to the drugstore and buy medicine instead?

    • Lily Partinson

      I think it is a good choice. Mint is really highly appreciated but even by using this to treat, your pain hasn’t been treated well, so I think you had better go to the doctor and ask him for help. Do not underestimate any of your health related problems.

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  4. Daisy Butterfield

    We should not ignore the swollen glands. They may cause no harm, but they can also be a big risk of many diseases, even cancer. I have seen some cases which the patients did not notice these glands, as they did not think that it was a big problem. In fact, they had to pay with their health and even their lives.

    • Lena Richie

      I agree with you. Right when we realize the symptoms of swollen glands, we should go to the physicians and ask them about your case. If there is nothing serious, you can use home remedies. But if there is any strange signal, do not hesitate to spend time and money to treat as soon as possible.

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  5. Sandra Missy

    Many people still don’t know much about the symptoms of swollen glands. I really think that you should realize them so as to protect yourself from any possible disease whose symptoms relate to swollen glands. There are some signs such as pain in the nodes, swelling, tenderness and warmth in the involved area. By touching them, you can doubt and consider to use a suitable remedy.

    • VeronicaHanson

      Thank you very much! The information is really helpful. I will pay attention to this and notice if I have any signal of swollen glands to protect myself.

      Reply (in reply to Sandra Missy)

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