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11 All-Natural Home Remedies For Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a respiratory disease that affects thousands of people each year. Tuberculosis, also known as TB is also very contagious, so the patient has to be kept in quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease. Even though there are several home remedies for tuberculosis, it is important to consult a medical professional for the over arching treatment of the problem. Along with the medical treatment, you can use these natural home remedies for tuberculosis to treat the problem more effectively, and facilitate a faster recuperation.

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Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can attack your body if you have a weak immune system, improper diet and reduced vitality. Constant exposure to these bacteria can cause your body to succumb to tuberculosis, which if not treated properly can become fatal.

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Symptoms of tuberculosis include persistent, dry coughing, night sweat, shortness of breath, excessive weight loss, pain in the back and the neck and in the kidneys and laboured breathing. If you have been experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it is important to get yourself checked immediately. Along with medical treatment, here are some natural home remedies for tuberculosis, which could help you deal with the problem more effectively.

1. Milk


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When a person is suffering from tuberculosis, it has been seen that the level of calcium in their bodies goes down considerably. To replenish the level of calcium, the best source is, of course, milk. Milk is a natural source of calcium, which can help give your body strength, and keep your bones strong and prevent them from becoming brittle, something that tends to happen when you are suffering from tuberculosis.

Drink a tall glass of milk every morning, daily for at least 2 weeks to ensure that your body is strong enough to combat tuberculosis virus.

2. Orange juice

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Tuberculosis is an external infection that can harm the regular functions of the body by attacking the systems. Medicines fight the bacteria, but seldom do they contain the nutrition that your body requires to maintain the health of your systems. Orange juice contains high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, both of which are required to ensure the good health of your body.

To prepare orange juice, take 2 oranges and press the juice out of them. Mix in a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of honey to cut through the tartness, and drink the juice twice a day when you are suffering from TB.

3. Custard apple

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The drugs that doctors usually prescribe for those suffering from TB usually contain certain rejuvenating properties, which is present in fruits like custard apple. TB renders the body weak and de-energized, which can be restores when fruits like custard apple are consumed. To prepare a custard apple drink, take the pulp of 3 custard apples and boil them in water along with 30 raisins. Once the solution has reduced to one third of its original contents, drain the excess pulp and add some sugar to the solution and consume. You can also have raw custard apple for adequate effect.

4. Garlic

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Garlic contains a good amount of antioxidants like allicin and ajoene, which can be effectively used to suspend the growth and spread of TB bacteria inside your body. It is also great for the immune system which is directly affected during TB, because of its anti-bacterial properties. Garlic also contains sulphuric acid, which can help combat other bacterial infection that may develop as a side-effect of tuberculosis.

You can add a teaspoon of garlic powder or 10 drops of garlic juice to a glass of milk before going to sleep at night. You can also boil some garlic with water and drink the resultant solution every day to see substantial effect on your condition.

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5. Bananas


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Bananas are one of the most nutritious fruits, which give the body wholesome goodness and a lot of energy. TB is characterized by the lack of energy, and a weak immune system. Bananas are known to affect the immune system directly, and help it regain its strength and vitality. Consuming at least 2 bananas daily can show a significant improvement in your condition when you are suffering from TB.

You can make a smoothie out of 2 bananas, milk and a tablespoon of honey and drink this once a day. You can also mix mashed bananas with coconut water and honey and some yoghurt to make a nutritious smoothie bowl. Raw bananas can also be consumed every day as part of your tuberculosis treatment.

6. Drumsticks


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When your lungs get affected by the tuberculosis bacteria, it gets inflamed and weakened. Drumsticks are one of the best natural sources of carotene, Vitamin C, phosphorus and calcium, all of which render it with essential anti-bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, which can help give much needed relief to your lungs. It is therefore, one of the best home remedies for tuberculosis.

In order to get effective relief from TB infection, you can consume a cup of boiled drumsticks daily as part of your diet. You can also boil a handful of drumstick leaves, drain the leave and have the water every day, with a pinch of salt and some lime juice to get all the essential nutrients.

7. Cardamom


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Cardamom has been found to treat some of the more serious symptoms of tuberculosis, thereby making the healing process more soothing and less painful. It is a source of natural nutrition, which when included sufficiently in your diet can effectively combat tuberculosis, and other infectious problems.

Cardamom tea is a great way of incorporating cardamom in your diet. Alternatively, you can also boil 5-6 pods of cardamom in water, drain them and drink the water while it is warm in the morning to absorb all the goodness that these seeds have to offer.

8. Indian gooseberries

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Indian gooseberries or amla are one of the richest sources of iron and calcium and contain amazing anti inflammation and anti bacterial properties which can help you combat TB, along with the medication that you are taking. It is a natural ingredient, without side effects, which can help flush out the toxins and infection from your lungs when you are suffering from tuberculosis.

Crush 3-4 ripe gooseberries to make a pulp after you have taken out the seeds. Strain the pulp to get a clear juice and drink this juice with a pinch of black salt on an empty stomach in the morning to get relief from tuberculosis in a matter of weeks.

9. Pineapples

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Considering the unpleasant experience that TB is, it has a rather pleasant home remedy in the form of pineapples, one of the most effective and nutrient rich fruits when it comes to combating TB. Pineapples are a rich source of anti-oxidants and are known to clear nasal blockages that might occur due to the infection in your lungs, by clearing the mucus and other impurities from your passages. It is also helpful in speeding up the recovery process and aiding the medicines in getting rid of the bacterial infection.

A tall glass of pineapple juice is sufficient when consumed every day, first thing in the morning. You have to ensure that you don’t add artificial sweeteners to the juice, so that the nutrients are in no way convoluted.

10.Black pepper

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Black pepper is a great natural ingredient for any lungs-related problems, especially tuberculosis because it helps clear out the blockages and also the infection. It also prevents inflammation of the lungs, which is one of the most common side effects of TB. It also eases the chest pains that you might experience if you are suffering from TB.

Add 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper powder to clarified butter or ghee and let it solidify. Add this to your food or have it as it is, to help improve your condition substantially.

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11. Mint

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This refreshing home remedy for tuberculosis is effective because it helps ease all the symptoms of the disease, while at the same time, helping the immune system of the body develop and strengthen itself to flush out the bacteria once and for all. Mint has amazing anti-inflammatory properties which can help clear the passage in your nose and lungs and has analgesic properties too, helping you get effective relief from TB.

You can crush a handful of mint leaves to extract the juice, mix it with honey and consume that once every day for two weeks. Alternatively, you can also make a juice of mint and carrots, which can help your lungs get better even faster because of the carotene in carrots.

Along with these useful and all natural home remedies for tuberculosis, you also have to take medical advice to ensure that you are getting the best treatment possible, to get rid of the infection as thoroughly, and as fast as possible.

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11 All Natural Home Remedies For Tuberculosis
Even though medical treatment is the best option, there are a number of effective home remedies for tuberculosis that could help you speed up your recovery.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.