Tuberculosis is a dangerous infection that is caused by bacteria known as “Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”. It mainly affects the lungs but can also infect any organ of your body. This TB bacteria spreads from one person to other, by means of tiny droplets which are released into the air via sneezing and coughing. This infection flourishes when the immune system is weak. TB being a contagious disease, it is important to stop it from spreading further. There are few home remedies for tuberculosis which can be followed to get rid of this infection and also build a strong immune system.
Symptoms of active Tuberculosis
- Wet cough
- night sweats
- Chest pain
- weight loss
- Pain in the kidneys
- A chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum
- Loss of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Extreme tiredness
Home Remedies to Treat Tuberculosis
Garlic is a good source of sulfuric acid and it possesses antibacterial properties that help to boost up the immune system. Moreover, the allicin and ajoene antioxidants present in it can stop the bacterial growth of Tuberculosis. Garlic should be consumed with some other ingredients for increased benefits. Consuming raw garlic may cause bad breath and body odor.
- Add 10 drops of garlic juice in a glass of hot milk. Drink it before you sleep. Do not drink water after this.
- Boil 10 cloves of garlic in 1 cup of milk. Drink this daily for a few months.
- Blend half teaspoon of chopped garlic in one cup of milk and four cups of water. Boil until ¼ of it remains of the total volume. Consume this concoction thrice daily.
- Mix two teaspoon of crushed walnut powder in one teaspoon of garlic paste. Now, add one teaspoon of clarified butter (ghee) to it. Mix these 3 ingredients properly and have this once in a day. Walnuts also function to enhance the immune system.
- Else, you can also have capsules that contain garlic extract for TB.
This herb might cause bleeding and thin your blood. So, consult a doctor before taking it.
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Bananas are rich in nutrients and affluent in calcium. They help improve the immune system of Tuberculosis patients. You can have a raw banana.
- 1 glass of banana juice can also be consumed daily.
- Or, else take a mashed banana, and add one cup coconut water, ½ cup yogurt, and 1 tablespoon honey to it. Blend them well and eat it twice a day.
3. Custard apple
Custard apple is a very effective treatment for tuberculosis. It has rejuvenating properties that provide energy to the human body. Generally, the pulp of custard apple is eaten. Boil the pulp of 2 custard apples and 25 seedless raisins in 1½ cups of water until 1/3rd of the water is left. Strain it and add two teaspoons of powdered sugar and ¼ teaspoon each of cinnamon and cardamom to it. After it cools down, drink it twice a day.
Oranges contain several essential minerals and compounds that help recoup the energy and protect lungs from infection. It helps to ease up the expectoration. Take 1 glass of fresh orange juice and sprinkle a pinch of salt to it and add 1 tbsp. of honey. Mix well and drink this twice daily. Oranges are one of the best Natural cure for Tuberculosis.
5. Black pepper
Black pepper has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the inflammation and also cleanse the lungs which help to ease the chest pain associated with Tuberculosis. Fry 8-10 black peppercorns in clarified butter. Then sprinkle asafoetida powder to it. Allow this mixture to cool down. Then divide it into 3 equal amounts, and have one dosage three times a day.
6. Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice is considered to be one of the best remedies for tuberculosis. It helps the mucus to dissolve and checks its formation also which enables the affected person to recover faster.
Take 1 glass of pineapple juice and add some grounded pepper, a pinch of salt and honey to it. Drink it once daily for several months.
7. Bottle gourd
Bottle gourd is rich in water and fiber. Moreover, it contains a variety of nutrients and minerals that fortify the immune system. Consuming bottle gourd regularly helps the body fight tuberculosis. Take a bottle gourd and boil in water for a few minutes. Strain the water and let it cool down. Consume it daily.
Remember that bottle gourd juice should not be consumed with other juices as it may yield adverse effects. So, it should be consumed separately.
Eat raw onion or its extract for curing Tuberculosis. You can also add a pinch of asafoetida to the onion juice. Have this mixture after every half an hour.
Squeeze 1 or 2 lemons in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it daily. It will strengthen your lymph gland and also cleanse your bladder. Lemons are full of Vitamin C which boosts our immune system helping us to Fight against various diseases. Lemons are very effective in treating Tuberculosis.
Grind a mango in a juicer and add natural honey to the mango juice. Consume this twice daily on a regular basis for 2 months. Mangoes help in treating Tuberculosis Naturally!
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Take 1 part of powdered cinnamon, two parts of green cardamom, eight parts of vanshlochan, four parts of ficus religiosa, and 15 gram of sugar-candy. Make a fine powder from all these ingredients and have this powder with clarified butter. You can also opt honey instead of clarified ghee. Have this regularly for 2-3 months. Cinnamon is very effective in treating Tuberculosis.
Milk is a great source of calcium which strengthens the immune system. In a case of bone TB, body requires a good amount of calcium. One needs to drink at least 4 to 5 liters of milk every day so gradually, increase the quantity of milk you consume every day. It helps in Tuberculosis.
- Also, eat 5 date palms with your glass of milk. Take it 4 times in a day.
- Or, boil a glass of milk and add five pieces of long pepper and sugar to it. Boil it again for few seconds. Then, strain the milk and drink it twice a day.
Ginger contains gingerol which is capable of holding back the growth of mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Ginger has a very strong flavor. Make a cup of tea by adding grated ginger to it and drink.
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14. Holy Basil
Holy Basil is very effective in Tuberculosis as well as Common Cold & Cough. Combine 15 holy basil leaves, ½ teaspoon of black cumin and salt. Now add lemon extract to it. Prepare small pellets out of this mixture and consume it twice a day. Follow this remedy for 2-3 months.
Barberries contain berberine which possesses bactericidal properties that kill the bacteria responsible for Tuberculosis. Therefore, it effectively heals tuberculosis. Eat 10-15 barberry berries daily.
Drumstick contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that eradicate those bacteria which cause Tuberculosis and also help reduce the inflammation caused by infection and coughing. The leaves and pods of drumstick are a good source of carotene, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. Boil drumstick leaves in 1 cup of water for five minutes. When it cools down, strain and add a pinch of salt, pepper and a few drops of lime juice to add flavor. Have it early in the morning daily on an empty stomach. Also, boiled drumsticks can be consumed daily, in order to get relief from the infection.
Mint possess antibacterial properties that help heal Tuberculosis. It dissolves the mucus, gives nutrition to the lungs, also energizes the human body, and turns down the adverse effects of drugs as well taken for tuberculosis. Combine one tsp. of mint juice, two tsp. of honey and two tsp. of pure malt vinegar, and ½ cup of carrot juice. Divide this concoction into 3 equal proportions, and drink it three times a day.
The Tuberculosis infection reduces silica in the bones. Silica is a vital component that provides resistance to combat many diseases.
- Consume a spoonful of horsetail juice on regular basis to replenish the levels of silica in bones.
- You can also have horsetail tea. Just add 2 to 3 gm. of horsetail in boiling water. Let it boil for five minutes, and strain it after 10 to 15 minutes. You can drink it many times a day, but not on an empty stomach.
Too much horsetail can decrease the potassium levels, so consult a doctor before having it. It is not recommended for pregnant women also. People suffering from heart or kidney problems should also not try this.
19. Indian gooseberry
Indian gooseberry has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that improve the body resistance to fight diseases like Tuberculosis. The nutrients present in it energizes the body and makes it function properly. Take three Indian gooseberries and deseed them. Extract the juice out of it and add 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Mix well. Have this mixture every morning on an empty stomach. You can also have Indian gooseberry raw or in powdered form.
20. Green tea
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechins that act as powerful antioxidant agents and fight against the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis. Green tea also strengthens the immune system.
- Boil a cup of water and add some green tea leaves to it. Now, turn off the gas and put a lid on the cup. After few minutes, strain the solution. Drink this tea 2-3 times a day.
- Furthermore, if green tea leaves are not available, you can opt for its capsule.
Astragalus boost up the immune system thereby helping in treating Tuberculosis and also provides relief from cold and flu. Consume 250 mg to 500 mg astragalus extract three to four times daily.
22. American ginseng
Ginseng helps increase the body resistance against several diseases and infections as it is rich in nutrients and minerals. Have this herb thrice a day to treat your Tuberculosis infection. But, consult a doctor before administering this remedy.
Tips to remember
- Use healthy cooking oils such as olive oil.
- Consume antioxidant rich foods like basil, rosemary, origanum, and turmeric.
- Intake fresh fruits and vegetables.
- De-stress yourself.
- Practice exercise.
- Eat a plenty of vitamin B, iron and calcium rich foods.
- Take proper sleep.
- Avoid white bread, pies, pickles/sauce, puddings, tinned food.
- Stay away from red meat.
- Don’t eat junk foods and fried foods.