What is Tuberculosis?
Have you or any of your close relatives ever been diagnosed with Tuberculosis?
Let us understand what causes it. How can home remedies help you to treat the deadly condition and retain back your health. Tuberculosis can be defined as an infectious disease that mostly affects the lungs. According to statistics, when compared with other diseases, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer universally. The World Health Organization has estimated that almost 9 million people get affected by TB and around 3 million of these do not get it timely diagnosed.
According to statistics in the year 2015 alone, 1.8 million people succumbed to it and lost their lives from the disease.
Such is the wrath of this disease!
Tuberculosis (TB) is an air-borne pathogen which means it spreads through the air easily, when a person suffering from TB of the lungs or throat Coughs, Sneezes or if you are in the close proximity. This is caused by a bacteria namely Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This bacteria usually attacks the lungs but they can also affect other parts of your body. Tuberculosis is a debilitating disease. Besides the traditional course of six to nine months of medication, some easy natural remedies can help you fight off this bacteria effectively and holistically.
Symptoms of Tuberculosis
TB exhibits these symptoms. So watch out for these before it is too late
- Fever and fatigue
- Hemoptysis (Coughing up bloody sputum)
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pneumonitis (inflammation of the lung tissue especially in the elderly)
- Night sweats and overall malaise
- Weight loss or Muscle loss
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling breathless due to mucus build up
Please note that TB is highly contagious and can easily spread to others as it is airborne. The droplets during sneezing, coughing can make you infected with the bacteria.
Home Remedies to treat Tuberculosis
Say hello to the Sunshine
This tops my list easily. It’s free of cost and gives you abundance of Vitamin D, which is usually low in patients diagnosed with TB, especially Bone TB.
So, do make an aim to soak yourself under the sun for 10-15 mins, preferably the morning sunshine. Do not expose yourself to harsh sunlight.
Now who knew Bananas can be miraculously used to effectively treat tuberculosis. How does it work? The high levels of vitamins and organic compounds in bananas helps reduce inflammation, eases cough episodes, fights fever thereby reducing all the symptoms of Tuberculosis. So, grab a banana today!
Widely used in Indian Households, Black pepper is highly effective to treat Tuberculosis (TB). The medical treatment for tuberculosis is a long and difficult process with antibiotics and a high risk of complications but Black pepper can definitely provide immense relief if you have been diagnosed with this condition. This also helps build Immune against this disease and eases the symptoms of TB. You can add black pepper to your soup,tea or any food and have it.
Green tea has antioxidants that helps in treating symptoms of tuberculosis.Do use organic green tea leaves for this purpose. The market these days is flooded with artificial flavored tea that do not serve any fruitful purpose.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry
Amla has amazing benefits for skin, hair, eyes, wight loss. Besides boosting one’s immune, Indian gooseberry has been shown to effectively reduce the symptoms of tuberculosis. When consumed with honey, it is actually more impact. So, how does this happen? Honey is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial in nature.The softness of honey along with amla helps in coating the respiratory tract and thus aids better healing.You can use fresh amla for this purpose or if you cannot find fresh amla, use organic amla juice with honey. Have this every morning to see results.
Garlic is excellent to prevent tuberculosis in the first place. The high Allicin content and Sulfuric acid helps destroy the Tuberculosis (TB) causing bacteria.
Tuberculosis is deadly disease. Once a person gets affected, their immune system gets compromised. Walnuts are an excellent choice when you need to boost up your energy levels. They are a rich source of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and many other minerals. You can add walnuts to your regular diet to speed up the healing process and help body to fight off TB and other secondary infections.
Increase your intake of vitamin C
Vitamin C found in Oranges, Lemons, Pineapple, Berries, Bell peppers can speed up the healing process once you have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Rich in anti-oxidants and various minerals, Fruits loaded with ‘C vitamins‘ can repair the damage caused by TB bacteria and also help maintain healthy Hemoglobin levels.
Tuberculosis is a perilous infection that can be debilitating. Pineapple is rich in an enzyme namely, Bromelain and acts as a natural treatment for TB. It helps reduce formation and works to fight off the mucus,which is commonly observed in patients affected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. You can have Pineapple juice or fresh pineapple to reduce the symptoms of tuberculosis.
Drumstick or Moringa Leaves
Drumsticks are anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic which easily makes them a great remedy for curing Tuberculosis. Besides this it also contains many vitamins, amino acids and protein that can aid in healing of TB. You can boil the fresh leaves of Moringa in water for 15 minutes. leave it to cool down and have it or can consume fresh drumstick curry for better results.
A word of caution:
TB is still a very fast-acting disease which can affect anyone mentally and physically both at times. So, if you gauge your condition is worsening or you are suffering from extreme symptoms, you should seek immediate attention of a medical professional. You may want to discuss the alternative treatments available for you and chart out an effective treatment for healing. Try and consume fresh and healthy food along with the above remedies to speed up the healing process. Wishing you pink health!