10 February 2014

Herbal Cures for Tuberculosis..

Calendula flower
During earlier centuries, tuberculosis considered as a panic threat that causes a large number of deaths wherever it spreads. The nature of tuberculosis is very contagious and caused by a bacterium called as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The mainly affected body part by tuberculosis is lungs however; it does not limited to it only and can spread to other areas of body as well. A number of reasons may responsible for causing tuberculosis such as through bacterial or viral infection, contact with an affected person either by touching or by using his belongings like towel or razors, weak health & weak immune system, alcohol or drugs consumption or smoking. A person when affected by tuberculosis can be easily identified by various symptoms such as chest pain, weakness & tiredness, continuous coughing, illness & fever, appearance of blood while coughing, pneumonia, weight loss, feeling cold and sometimes possible night sweets.

There are various types of medications available in your local drugstore that a doctor may suggest while some herbal remedies may also be useful for treating TB, but you should ask your doctor before using these herbal remedies.

Natural remedies for Tuberculosis

Calendula flower

Calendula may prove effective in the treatment of tuberculosis, calendula flower sometimes referred as marigold also. A number of medicinal properties found in calendula make it useful in treating tuberculosis. The medicinal properties contained in calendula include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal. These medicinal properties help in various health disorders along with tuberculosis as well. You can use calendula in many ways such as adding in food recipes or taking with honey. Additionally, you can make tea with calendula also and adding small amount of lemon juice to Drink it twice daily.


Peppermint is a well-known and easily available herbal remedy used for various health problems including tuberculosis as well. Peppermint contains antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities. In addition, peppermint has mint, which is a known remedy for cold & cough problems. In many parts of the world people grows peppermint as a home plant for using in food preparation, adding in salads or for tea making. Peppermint oil is also useful in massaging and rubbing over the chest for countering coughs & cold as well. You can make peppermint tea by using its extracts for boiling and by adding small amount of black salt and one spoon of lemon juice. Drink it 2-3 times regularly to minimize the symptoms of


Another useful herbal remedy is Echinacea that may be used in various health problems including tuberculosis. It has a number of medicinal properties to help us in minor health disorders; its medicinal capabilities include antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antifungal action. Echinacea also works as a good immune system enhancer for our body. You can use Echinacea in many ways and forms such as in capsule forms, extracts and oil forms. Another method is making tea by using dried roots of Echinacea for boiling and adding black paper & lemon juice in it. Drinking Echinacea tea two times in a day helps in minimizing tuberculosis symptoms.


Thyme also found useful in countering Tuberculosis and other health disorders. During the ancient time, people used thyme widely in treating various diseases. Thyme contains many medicinal properties for using in various problems. Thyme contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and ant allergic qualities and posses many useful contents. You can find thyme oil or tincture in any drug store or you can use thyme extracts in making tea as well. For this use extracts of thyme for boiling and then adding black pepper, black salt and a teaspoon of lemon juice in it and Consuming 1-2 times regularly, you can use thyme oil for massage or aromatherapy also to get relief.


Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory capability to counter inflammation and infections. Chamomile also found useful in various health related problems such as allergic infections, arthritis, skin related problems, nausea and tuberculosis as well. Various properties of chamomile include antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, ant oxidant, antiseptic and ant allergic. Chamomile is useful in various forms like oil, seeds, capsules, food preparations and chamomile tea. You can use chamomile for making tea similar to the above shown methods, chamomile leaves and flowers generally used for making its tea or you can directly consume chamomile leaves with honey also.  


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