Alternative Treatment For Intestinal Tuberculosis With Herbal Remedies


Intestinal Tuberculosis occurs in 3 to 6 percent of all the Tb cases worldwide. This condition can transpire from any active pulmonary disease or appear as a primary infection without any involvement of pulmonary organs. Intestines are the most commonly affected site for tuberculosis after the lungs and more specifically terminal ileum and cecum is more commonly affected. Its possible causes may include directly ingestion of sputum, spread from the blood culture, swallowing of milk or its products produced by infected bovines in different developing countries.  Its diagnosis can be difficult to make due to its non-specific presentation, this condition commonly overlaps with Crohn’s disease features. In allopathy medicine, its treatment is the same as pulmonary tuberculosis, which is anti-tuberculous therapy; in severe cases, they may suggest surgical interventions. In Ayurveda, this condition is managed by a more effective means of treatment that does not cause any type of side effects or any damage to the organs. In this article, we are going to discuss symptoms of Intestinal Tuberculosis, and its management according to Ayurveda.

Intestinal Tuberculosis


Intestinal tuberculosis is one of the forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that can be the result of primary or secondary infection. Tuberculosis of the intestine can affect multiple areas of the bowel simultaneously. The bacilli penetrate the mucosa, causing caseous necrosis and scarring. The primary form is due to the direct intake of Mycobacterium Bovis and the secondary infection is due to the spread of bacillus from a lung infection. This disease can be triggered due to Sputum, which can be ingested, through the hematogenous spread, and lymphatic drainage, and can cause Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In our intestines, the most commonly involved segments are the terminal ileum and ileocecal valve because of its narrow lumen and this part usually tends to absorb more nutritional substances from the food, moreover, this part allows it to absorb the organisms, it has low digestion activity.


  • Intestinal Tuberculosis accounts for 3 to 6% of the cases worldwide.
  • Studies have reported equal sex predisposition in intestinal tuberculosis.
  • Some studies show middle-aged patients (reproductive age group) are most commonly affected but on another hand, some say it has equal age distribution but overall those who have a high prevalence of consanguinity, are reduced immunity across all the age groups.
  • HIV-infected patients, with diabetes mellitus, and many other underlying malignancies are more prone to getting intestinal tuberculosis.
  • Ongoing peritoneal dialysis conditions and liver cirrhosis are also at a higher risk to get tuberculosis of the intestines.

Types of Intestinal Tuberculosis

Four major types that have been reported for intestinal tuberculosis depending upon their features

  • Ascitic Tuberculosis – is commonly called wet tuberculosis as it represents fluid accumulation in the abdominal region that leads to edematous swelling and nodular formation over the abdomen.
  • Ulcerative Tuberculosis – mostly occurring form, is seen in the small intestines and shows typical presentation as superficial transverse ulcers.
  • Fibrous Stricturing – when the intestinal lumen starts to form the fibrosed tissue and structures in the intestines seen in the small intestine.
  • Hypertrophic Tuberculosis – occurs due to the hyperplastic changes near the ulcers, that lead to infection, it commonly occurs in the cecal part of the large intestine.
  • Ulcers-Hypertrophic Tuberculosis – where both of the above-mentioned conditions occur.

Common Features Occur in Intestinal Tuberculosis

  • Colicky Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea or constipation (changes regularly).
  • Anorexia (loss of appetite)
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss


However, some patients don’t possess any symptoms but they may show some peculiar findings in the physical or technical examinations

  • Pallor and Anaemia
  • Abdominal distension and ascites
  • Bleeding per rectally
  • Palpable abdominal mass or lump
  • Hepatomegaly and Splenomegaly
  • Lymphadenopathy


Diagnosis is made with the help of results of technical reports like –

  • Mantoux test
  • Liver function test
  • Raised Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Raised serum albumin
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy


In allopathic medication – Anti-tubercular drugs are prescribed to the patient, starting from at least six months or may be continued up to 12-18 months.

Commonly used drugs are

  • Ethambutol
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Rifampicin
  • Isoniazid

In Ayurveda, this condition occurs in tridosha prakopak avastha, where the immune system of our body gets lower and shows various symptoms that affects all over the body. In the classical texts, this condition is managed by various health supplements that help to increase the vyadhikshamatava in the body that also leads to increase the oja. Some herbal remedies that are prescribed by Planet Ayurveda to get relief from this disease.

Herbal Remedies For Intestinal Tuberculosis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified herbal manufacturing company that supplies its effective medicine all over the world. These medicines are 100% natural made by herbal products that are free from additional colours, dyes, fillers or any chemical constituents. Our medications are easy to take by every age group and suitable for all prakritis, and diseases. Formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda are of best quality that gives 100% efficacious results.

  1. Praval Panchamrit
  2. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras
  6. Belgiri Powder

Intestinal Tuberculosis Care Pack

Product’s Description

1. Praval Panchamrit

This is mineral rich formulation that is prepared by Planet Ayurveda consisting of Praval bhasma (Coral calyx), Mauktik bhasma (pearl), Shankh bhasma (Conch or sea shell) etc. these all mineral compounds helps to treat the abdominal disorders, their potency is sheetla in nature, helps to manage the conditions like burning sensation, reflux of gastro-intestinal juices, or keep the doshas in balanced state.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)

This mineral formulation is filled with various natural components like moti pishti (pearl paste), prawal pishti (coral calyx), mukta shukti bhasma (pearl oyster) etc. this preparation is used to relieve hyper acid secretion, ulcerations, colicky pain, maintains the production of digestive enzymes, and also helps to boosts the metabolic system. This formulation also helps to get relief from the ulcerations as well as shows a soothing effect on the Gastro-intestinal tract.

Dosage -1 twice daily  with plain water after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is a classical formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda enriched with various herbs Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) etc. this formulation helps to increase the rog pratirodhak kshamta of the body that leads to lessens the features of intestinal tuberculosis. It helps to maintain the flora of the intestine and helps to lacerate down the modular growths and fibrosed tissue.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

4. Pitta Balance

This articulation consists of mineral compounds like Jahar mohra pishti (natural calcium compound), kaharwa pishti (Natural calcium compound), Akik pishti (Natural calcium compound) etc.  As the name suggests, this preparation helps to maintain the pitta dosha and helps to regulate its normal functioning. Moreover,  it helps to detoxify the bloodstream and gives proper nourishment to all the abdominal organs.

Dosage – 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

This classical preparation includes various herbo-mineral compounds like swarna Bhasma (Gold calyx), mukta bhasma (calx of pearl), mareech (Piper nigrum) etc. this formulation helps to increase the oja or immunity power to betray the illness. This preparation contains swarna that is highly powerful to eliminate any bacteria from the body.

Dosage – 1 Tablet twice a day with plain water after the meals.

6. Belgiri Powder

This herbal formulation is having (Aegle marmelos) Bael herb that is widely used to treat the abdominal diseases like dysentery, loose motions, helps to pacify the Vata and kapha Dosha, it reduces the vomiting , nausea, fever, and is easy to digest.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.


Tuberculosis is a disease that is mainly caused due to low immunity, its infection can limit the passage of food from its path. This condition can develop serious medical complications if remain untreated. With the Ayurvedic medication, patients get 100% relief and get a cure from the roots of the disease. Planet Ayurveda provides efficacious medicines that help to get relief from the ongoing condition and helps to stop its further progression into another disease. In case of any query kindly visit

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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