tuberculosis

Treat Tuberculosis Naturally

Tuberculosis is a highly contagious and in more recent years multi-drug resistant respiratory infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Often known as TB, it is considered very serious even in medically advanced countries as it can affect more than just the lungs and requires a long treatment regimen. You can have active TB in which symptoms are present, or latent TB in which symptoms are not present, both, however require immediate medical attention to ensure that the bacteria is eliminated. Natural treatments for tuberculosis should only be done in conjunction with traditional medical treatment.

 

How do I know if I have tuberculosis?

  • General malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing with yellow or greenish phlegm and later blood
  • Labored breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild fever
  • Night sweats
  • Pain in the chest, kidney’s or back

 

How can I prevent tuberculosis?

  • Be tested regularly if you are in a high-risk career.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to anyone with active TB.
  • Use face masks if in a facility with people who have active TB.

 

How can I treat tuberculosis?

It is critical to remember that an active Tuberculosis infection cannot be treated naturally. Natural treatments should only be done in conjunction with proper medical care provided by a licensed medical professional.

  • Get lots of natural sunlight. Vitamin D helps to boost the immune system and fight off infection.
  • Take barberry and horsetail. Barberry helps to fight off the bacteria and horsetail helps to reduce scar tissue build-up.
  • Get lots of vitamins and minerals to help boost your immune system.
  • Drink orange and pineapple juice sweetened with a little anti-bacterial honey. It helps reduce infection, fight the bacteria, and cut back on mucus.
  • Green tea is full of antioxidants that help boost the immune system.
  • Garlic is known for it’s antibacterial properties, so up your intake and help fight the bacteria naturally.
  • Aromatherapy with eucalyptus and spearmint will help alleviate symptoms like coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Avoid any allergens that could trigger a coughing fit.
  • Cut down on hard to process red meats and eat more omega-3 rich foods.
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