[toc]Tuberculosis or TB is a highly contagious disease that affects both men and women. It is caused by the infection of the lungs caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium enters the lungs through the nasal passage and settles and multiplies in the lungs causing tiny spots or tubercles to form all over the body.
This hampers the functioning of the lungs. Various symptoms appear in persons suffering from Tuberculosis like wet and persistent cough, blood in sputum, pain in shoulders, chest pain, and indigestion, difficulty in breathing, fever, weight loss, fatigue and loss of energy. These symptoms make it very difficult for a person suffering from Tuberculosis to lead a normal life.
The major causes for the disease are a weakened immune system, reduction in vitality and even a wrong and insufficient diet. There are few allopathic remedies for treating tuberculosis which have many side effects. There are various natural cures which if followed regularly will help cure Tuberculosis.
5 Best Natural Cures For Tuberculosis
Calcium is very important supplement that can accelerate and help the process of healing and recovering from Tuberculosis. Milk is one of the best sources of calcium. It is recommended in Auyrvedic medicinal practice that one should drink unpasteurized milk every two hours from eight in the morning to eight in the evening.
This diet should be continued for six to eight weeks. Also it is said that the patient should be under complete bed rest for two hours at a time two times in the day while following the milk diet.
Vitamin D is very important to treat Tuberculosis. The anti inflammatory properties of Vitamin D help in reducing the inflammation of the lungs caused by the infection. It is also helpful to break down the mucus sheath of tubercles, and helps the white blood cells to enter the affected area and kill the bacteria.
This process is vital to the curing of tuberculosis. Hence the body can eliminate the infection of tuberculosis much faster as vitamin D helps quicken the healing process. Sun bathing is an inexpensive and easy way of synthesising the vitamin D in the body. Alternatively Vitamin D supplements are also available in the market.
A very easy home remedy for tuberculosis can be prepared using drumstick leaves and some easily available spices. Take a handful of drumstick leaves and crush them to make a paste.
Add one tablespoon of this paste to one glass of hot water. To this add one teaspoon each of black pepper powder, salt and lemon juice. Mix this well and drink early in the morning. This juice helps in building immunity and liquefies the sputum and helps in expelling it from the body.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian Gooseberry or amla has been used effectively for many years for its medicinal properties to cure a variety of ailments. Amla is a very good source of vitamin C which helps in building up the immune system and reducing inflammation.
The juice of Amla and honey can provide the patient suffering from tuberculosis with instant vitality and vigour. Cut and de seed three amlas and crush them to form a paste. Extract the juice from this paste by pressing it on a sieve. To this juice add one tablespoon honey. Mix this well and consume every morning.
Walnut And Garlic
Walnuts are known for their high nutrient content, fibre content and high amounts of essential fatty acids. The medicinal properties and anti inflammatory properties of garlic are also well known. When both of them are combined together they create a highly effective and quick remedy for a person suffering from tuberculosis.
Take two shelled walnuts and crush them to form a dry powder. Take a few cloves of garlic and crush them to form a fine paste. Add one teaspoon of thee garlic paste to two teaspoons of the walnut powder. Also add one teaspoon of clarified butter (Ghee) to this and mix the ingredients together to form a fine paste. Consume this once daily to cure tuberculosis.
Black pepper has many medicinal properties especially antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Hence it can be used to effectively treat tuberculosis and the cough associated with it.
It helps to clear the mucus and liquefy the sputum. Take nine black pepper seeds and fry it in clarified butter (Ghee). To this add a pinch of asafoetida (Hing). Allow this mixture to cool. Once it is cold, divide the mixture into three doses. These must be consumed three times a day to get relief from tuberculosis.