In April, my daughter was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Per the doctor, her tonsils were “enormous” – a size 4 on a scale of 0 to 4. He recommended immediate surgery and referred us to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. Lucky for us, the ENT was booked for more than a month which gave me time to get a treatment plan in place.
Using herbs and cupping, I have successfully treated clients with enlarged tonsils and other glandular problems of the throat and enabled them to avoid surgery. So naturally, I turned to these modalities to heal my daughter.
My herb of choice for these conditions is Figwort, also known as Scrophularia. Species of Figwort grow in North America, Europe and Asia. It is a potent herb and should be used in very small doses – 1 or 2 drops a day- even if commercial bottles say to give more. My daughter took 2 drops per day and in a month’s time, her tonsils shrank from a size 4 to a 0. The ENT was surprised that we were even sent for a consult and no surgery was needed. That is the power of herbs!
Izzy’s Herb Store offers organically-grown, gluten-free herbal tinctures, including figwort.
For more information on the risks of surgery for sleep apnea, check out my recent post, “Can an adenoidectomy lead to speech problems?“