Tuberculosis Remedies

| Modified on Aug 22, 2018

A potentially dangerous condition, tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs. As it is caused by bacteria, the condition requires directed treatment that possesses specific antibacterial properties. A number of natural remedies can be used to treat the condition including garlic oil and vitamin D.

What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. Caused by bacteria that spreads from person to person via microscopic water droplets, tuberculosis is contagious but not necessarily easy to catch.

Symptoms of the disorder include cough, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, fever, night sweats, chills and loss of appetite. Additional signs of the condition include persistent coughing that lasts three weeks or more, coughing up blood and chest pain.

Natural Remedies for TB

Treatments for tuberculosis center on eliminating the bacterial infection and boosting the immune system. While the exact treatment and duration of care are dependent on a variety of factors, the condition often responds well to natural treatment. Garlic oil, vitamin D and selenium are among the natural treatment options for the condition.

Garlic Oil

Garlic oil is considered a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. Garlic contains a number of sulfurous components that function to fight infection and eradicate toxins from the body. These compounds also promote circulation and the filtration of the blood to eradicate the condition.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for more than just bone health. The vitamin is an important component in preventing growth of toxic cells including bacteria. The vitamin also plays a role in regulating the immune system, making it an effective treatment option for TB.


Selenium plays a key role in metabolism and is an active antioxidant. As such, selenium functions to remove toxic substances, including bacteria, from the body. The nutrient also activates the bodies stores of vitamins E and C, which help support overall immune health and function.

While treatment of tuberculosis often lasts several months, natural treatment options help support the body’s recovery and prevent future recurrence of the condition. TB is a progressive condition that often resists many medical treatments, making natural treatments an advantageous option.

Tuberculosis of the Lungs

Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra) on 08/16/2016 185 posts

Hi Bill/ Any body can give the feed back on Lung TB

Need your opinion and guidance in connection with Tuberculosis of the lungs. Around 79 yrs old man has been diagnosed with TB of the lungs and during the CT Scan of the chest also found fluid in the lungs. Reading under Tuberculosis garlic oil is suggested, but is not clear whether it is to be taken internally or it is to be rubbed on the chest. Also can DMSO and Lugol iodine be of any help or any other protocol you would like to suggest. Thanks


Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Baldev,

We have used garlic oil on the chest for lung infections with great success. I am guessing when garlic oil is suggested, it is to be used on the chest. We use it all over the back and chest, over the lung area, several times a day. Adding a drop of oregano essential oil to each teaspoon of the garlic oil will give a bit of extra fight to the infection. This treatment stinks but works very well.

That said, if the man can tolerate garlic, 1/2 clove crushed garlic taken internally 4 times a day could be done in addition. We find that effective for infections as well.

I have read that high doses of vitamin C are effective against tuberculosis.

Let me know if you need a garlic oil recipe.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Baldev:

With any infection that gets into the lungs or bronchial passages, I have used DMSO mixed with anti viral/ bacterial substances such as Echinacea, Tea Tree oil and especially colloidal silver. I mix them 50/50 and apply topically. The idea is that the DMSO is a solvent and carrier. I also have personally experienced great success with a "steamer-inhaler" using colloidal silver, breathing in deeply three times daily for four or five days. Bacterial infections like TB will probably be harder to kill off than a virus. I have never dealt with an infection I knew to be bacterial. I've read a lot on this site about H2O2 but have not used it for infection. If you've been unsuccessful with antibiotics maybe your MD will not overly object if you want to try some home remedies.

Replied by P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)

About 100 years back, Russian Scientists rediscovered Kefir, a fermented probiotic food, which was kept as a secret then. Kefir production started in Russia and Russian doctors gave Kefir to tuberculosis patients initially. Also, a document available in the net titled " Home remedies that some people have said worked for them " states that some people are taking kefir to cure tuberculosis. No other option for tuberculosis is mentioned in the document.

I don't know the exact dosage and duration. One can start with one cup of kefir in the morning on empty stomach. Then see the result and adjust dosage.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Baldev...To keep it remarkably simple I would recommend using Kerosene or Turpentine to cure the lung TB. There are certainly other remedies but I think Kerosene or Turpentine would be the best choice.

I say the best choice because there are written records confirming that Kerosene -- yes, ordinary lamp oil -- will cure TB.

All you have to do is read a small book by Dr Charles Oscar Frye called Consumption of the Lungs and Kindred Diseases Cured by Kerosene. This book was written in 1914 by a practicing American doctor who had full faith in using Kerosene to cure TB. So much so that he even wrote a small book -- with testimonials confirming Kerosene as a cure for TB as well as other blood-borne diseases. Gum turpentine is a very close brother to Kerosene and could also be used against TB in the same manner. But I also think that turpentine is perhaps stronger than kerosene.

You would use the Kerosene in a fine mist sprayer(or nebulizer) and spray it into your lungs two or three times a day using a protocol that would be very similar to the hydrogen peroxide inhalation method as promoted by Bill Munro. This method acts to directly kill all TB mycobacteria infecting the lungs. Dr Frye's book, which you can read online, will tell you how to use this method in detail.

From my own research, the terpenoids in the kerosene or turpentine are well known to kill an astonishing assortment of pathogen species -- such as fungus, bacteria and viruses -- also including mycoplasma and mycobacterium (which is the direct cause of TB aka Consumption of the Lungs).

To help you decide what to use for the inhalation -- here is an article by Walter Last on what brands of kerosene or gum turpentine that can be used:

Kerosene - A Universal Healer

From my own experience, beware that turpentine seems to have stronger vapours than kerosene. And if the vapour is too strong, this may induce coughing. I used a very direct inhalation method with turpentine. I put half a teaspoon into my mouth and kept it there. When I tried to breathed in the vapours through my mouth, it was too strong and I coughed and spluttered. It wasn't until I diluted the turpentine in mouth with a little water and gathered some spit that I was finally able to breath it into my lungs without any coughing. Kerosene might perhaps be easier to use as a fine mist spray because the vapours are not so strong as the vapours from gum turpentine.

Replied by M

Hi, I was wondering what is the best way to get rid of the tb bacteria in your body? A few days ago I tested positive and thought maybe black seed or oregano oil would be the best for this. But how much should I take and can I take the two together 50/50? Thank you so much.

Replied by Bill

There was a pamphlet/book brought out in 1914 by a doctor called Charles Oscar Frye. The book describes, in detail with with successful case histories, how to cure Consumption (aka TB) using a simple inhaled kerosene spray from a fine mist sprayer (like a perfume sprayer). All the how's and why's are described in the book. This is a very simple cure for TB. And don't forget that this cure for TB was recommended by an actual doctor in the days when doctors really wanted to cure people of disease (unlike now).

The pamphlet or book is here, with all instructions and proof, for anyone to read and learn:;view=1up;seq=9

I would also recommend that the TB sufferer take at least one teaspoon of pure gum turpentine(from the pine tree) every day for TB. Turpentine, a very close and perhaps stronger cousin of kerosene, is also well known as a cure all and is perhaps the ultimate blood purifier -- kills all viruses, bacteria, fungus, mycolplasma etc in the blood. And turpentine, like kerosene, is harmess with few side-effects other than maybe a Herx die-off. that lasts a short while until the blood is purified.

I've been taking a teaspoon of gum turpentine regularly for about 4 years now. I'm 67 this year and I feel much younger than my years. What's more, as you probably know already, the doctors today have no cure for TB. So you've got nothing to lose by trying these remedies.

Replied by Theresa

Studies show 10,000 iu's of vitamin D has a 100% cure rate for TB.

Replied by John

Mama to Many,

What's the correct dosage for oregano oil and garlic? Thanks.

Replied by Mama To Many


When I use oregano oil for infection, I buy the ready made gelcaps of it. Then I take it 4x a day for infection. With garlic, I crush one clove if garlic and mix it with honey and take it. I also do this 4x a day. From my prior research I believe that vitamin C is helpful for TB also. The liposomal variety is the most usable by the body.

~Mama to Many~