Ayurvedic Cure for Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is known as Rajayakshma in ayurveda. . The lungs are generally affected by this disease. However, the lymph glands, the intestines and the bones can also be affected by Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis or TB is one of the most contagious diseases among humans.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria called as Tubercular bacilli. This bacteria is present in the human throats. But according to ayurvedic principles, TB is caused due to two factors.

  • VITIATION OF THE TISSUE ELEMENTS.
  • IMBALANCE OF THE DOSHAS.

When the tissue elements get vitiated, the Doshas become imbalanced. The four reasons for the doshas to get vitiated are :-

  1. Too much of physical exertion.
  2. If natural urges are suppressed.
  3. Over indulgence in sexual activities.
  4. Irregular food habits.

The symptoms of TB are as follows.

  • Irritating cough particularly in the morning.
  • Fever in the evening.
  • Blood discharge in the cough.
  • Night sweat is also seen.
  • Improper sleep.
  • Constant tired feeling.
  • Loss of weight and appetite.

MEDICINES AND PRESCRIPTIONS


AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Ayurveda takes care of TB in two steps. First, the digestive system of the patient is made healthy. Second, the treatment to cure TB.

BOOSTING DIGESTION

Chyavana prasha and Drakshasava are given to the patient for increasing digestion

CHYAVANA PRASHA & DRAKSHASAVA

These two are very effective Ayurvedic medications for boosting the digestive process. Also,  Chyavana prasha is very helpful for treating tuberculosis. Chyavana prasha is also prescribed for all patients suffering from heart diseases.

Dosage: Two teaspoonful with a cup of warm milk twice daily on empty stomach.

DRAKSHASAVA

Dosage: 30 ml of Drakshasava mixed with an equal quantity of water should be given to the patient.

AYURVEDIC DRUGS FOR TREATING TUBERCULOSIS

Pippali, Vasa, Lasuna and Naradiya mahalakshmi vilasa are the ayurvedic drugs used for TB.

PIPPALI

Dosage : One teaspoonful of Pipali should be mixed with an equal quantity of honey and should be given to the patient thrice daily.

LASUNA

Dosage : The medicated concoction mixed with milk should be given to the patient twice every day.

SVARNA VASANTA MALATI

Gold and pearls are the main ingredients of Svarna Vasanta Malati.

Svarna vasanta malati is recommended for patients who suffer from tuberculosis along with a burning sensation, sweating in the palms and the soles along with night sweating and fever

NARADIYA MAHALAKSHMI VILASA

Naradiya mahalakshmi vilasa includes gold as one of its primary ingredients. Patients suffering from cold and chronic bronchitis are recommended this.

Dosage : The patient should be given 0.200 gram of Naradiya mahalakshmi vilasa mixed with honey thrice daily.

VASA

The patient is given juice of the Vasa leaves. This controls the burning sensation in soles and palms, and also checks cough.

Dosage : The juice should be mixed with a teaspoonful of honey. 30 ml of this juice is given to tha patient  four times daily.

For dry cough accompanied by fever at night and weakness

  • Suvarna Malati Rasa 250 mg
  • Praval Pishti 500 mg
  • Amritasava 250 mg

 

All the three things must be taken with amla juice thrice daily.

In case of high temperature

  • Muktapanchamrita 120 mg
  • Pachnana Rasa 120 mg
  • Amritasava 240 mg

 

All the things must be taken with honey in morning and evening.
  • Chandramrita 1 gm
  • Sitopladi 12 gm

 

These should be mixed with honey and used as a linctus.

For blood filled phlegm

  • Vasantamalati  120 mg
  • Raktapitta Kula-Kandana Rasa 120 mg
  • Shatamulyadi Loha 240 mg
  • Lakshadi Churna 1 gm
  • Sitopladi 1 gm

 

All these should be taken with honey thrice daily.
  • Swarnamakshik Bhasma 120 mg
  • Praval Pishti 240 mg
  • Vasavaleha 10 gm
All the things should be taken morning and evening with goat’s milk.

 

DIET AND OTHER REGIMEN

 

  • Dried fruits, especially dried grapes and almond oil are very useful.
  • Goat’s milk, flesh and even urine are useful.
  • Curd, banana, guavas should be avoided.
  • Hard physical or mental exercise should not be done.
  • Sexual intercourse should be avoided as it can worsen the condition.