I am sharing my experiences about the AYURVEDA and AYUSH Therapies TREATMENT of ”TUBERCULOSIS” particularly of PULMONARY or say of Lungs with comments on other kinds of Tubercular infection..
I remember when I was a child and my father VAIDYA Late Shri Shitala Sahai Bajpai, Vaidya Bhushan [Banaras] was parctising Ayurveda and Homoeopathy simultaneously because he studied Ayurveda in Banaras and Homoeopathy in Calcutta. It was the time of the British Government. My great Grand Father Vaidya Late Shri Shiv Mangal Bajpai was very keen to practice Ayurvda and he want that may father practice Ayurveda , but my father was more impressed to Dr Kali , a well known and famous Homoeopathic physician of Maiman Singh and Kanai Ghat areas in year 1940s period, now it is a part of Bangala desh at movement, across the Padma river. Over all my father was very keenly practicing Ayurveda and prepared himself the Ayurveda drugs at home.
In my childhood I saw attentively, how my father diagnosed the patient and told them the certain remedies to be taken carefully with life style and eating habits.
When my father attended TUBERCULAR patient , he look the sign and symptoms as narrated in the Ayurveda classical books and matches with them. The syndromes were like as under mentioned.
1- Lymph adenoids , glands around the neck and nape of neck
2- Glands color changes in evening when fever arrived slowly and gradually increased and after few hours in late night fever subsided and there were no sign of temperature
3- The size of glands increased and decreased with the commencement of fever and off going fever modalities, in this fever duration the color of glands and skin becomes bright red or with black skin with burning and hot sensation on touch by fingers or palm surface
4- presence of Cough without any excretion , the cough increases with the commencement of fever gradually increasing and then subsided with the intensity of lowering down fever
5- apart from many features for correct diagnosis FIVE CARDINALS SYNDROMES were used to suspicious cases of TUBERCULOSIS PULMONAL or Tubercular infection in body of any parts, these are ;
- Evening rise of temperature
- loss of weight
- loss of appetite
- Bronchitis or cough
- Night sweating
If these syndromes were not present , it is presumed that the patient is not having infection of Tuberculosis at primary level or initial diagnosis
6- In Ayurveda the disease is termed ”RAJ YAKSHAMAA” in हिन्दी ”राज यक्ष्मा”. Raj means the Raja or King. The concept of the term denotes that the disease condition is over all the physical and mental disorders found in the body over lapses to all and is supreme to top of mentioned disorders in the diagnosis books of Ayurveda.
7- The syndromes narrated in Ayurveda is similar to the diagnosis of Modern medical system but the disease is categorized accordingly to principles of Ayurveda for much finer diagnosis in view of the treatment.
Modern Medical system considers that the Tuberculosis is happen due to the invasion of ”Tubercular bacillus” in human body, which is entering through the infected persons or animals. like Cow and dogs and other pets or infected person of tuberculosis.
Comparatively Ayurveda considers that the person who are over working , having weak constitution, long suffering from the devastating physical and mental disorders, lower vitality, living in unhealthy conditions, improper diets and other exhausting disorders like anemia etc.
My Father Vaidya late Shri Sitala Sahai Bajpai, Vaidya Bhusan [Banaras] was very keen to detect the Tuibercular infected patient. He asks the following questions ;
1- Have you fever ? at what time ?
2- Are you having strong SEXUAL DESIRE ? [it is been noted that tubercular patient is having strong sexual desire, it is true]
3- what time of coughing, which suffers you more ? asked about respiration and exhaustion
4- How much you eat in a day ?
5- you exhausted easily while you work and about physical strength
Both men or women are equally suffered by Tuberculosis
When I was a student of AYURVEDA in 1964, I used to go to see the practices of the master prescriber and practitioners of AQYURVEDA ad Homoeopathy and Unani Hakims in Uttar Pradesh and outside of the state. I want to eager to know , how these practtioners tackle the cases and treat them. I spent a day or two or three or more and watches them about their diagnosis and treatment including followups patients.
This was the time when Allopathic doctors uses Streptomycin and dicrysticine for the treatment of Tuberculosis patients. Some others dour or five drugs were used like Isoniazide, Rifampicin, Thiambutol and to check heamorrhages Styptovit tablets and injections. Cod liver oil or Shark liver oil imulsions of the choice of allopathic doctors, who opins that this strongs the Lungs.
To confirm the tuberculosis, X-ray and Hb% and ESR and TLC.DLC and Montoux test was the primary choice of the Allopathic physician, then it is diagnosed whether the person is affected tuberculosis or not.
But in Ayurveda these all tests and examinations are taken for diagnosis purposes and later monitoring the progress of disorders. For Ayurvedic physician, it was important that what is wrong in Prakruti and TRIDOSHA and Tridosha five kinds and SAPTA DHATU field. After considering the all facts, AYURVEDICIANS prescribe remedies , which were selected accordingly to the condition of patient.
Ayurvedic physician first tries to eliminate the commencement of FEVER, because they consider that FEVER is the reason of the complaints. For that they uses appropriate remedy to neutralise fever. When fever minimises the complaints of the patient minimises in the same ratio as above mentioned syndromes.
Later I treated a large number of tubercular patient of Lungs with Bone TB, Tubercular meningitis, tubercular infected kidney, intestinal TB and similar other complaints with AYURVEDIC, HOMOEOPATHIC, UNANI and life style management.
At present tubercular patients are seen and in some cases I wonder that the expert physician could not traced out the infected person. I have arrangement in my PATHOLOGICAL LABORATORY to test at least a major number of bio chemical chemistry only for diagnosis purposes for patient only. My personal observation is with the infected Tuberculosis patient that Nitrite reaction is very fast with the blood serum of patient and goes fastly from .30 to 1.70 in photometer readings within few minutes. The Zinc level is higher and the Stannum level is very higher seen in the tubercular chronic infected patient. An Ayurveda supplement of Zinc and Stannum contained drugs helps patient to minimise the syndromes.
Ayurveda physician helps patient to maintain the physical structure by eating nutritious food like meat and milk products and milk particularly of Goats.
Once patient is cured by Ayurvidic remedies, it never relapses again as I have seen. Those got cured is warned not to do the similar acts and prevent from those cause, which makes them ill.
One simple Ayurvedic formula I am giving here for prevention of Tuberculosis. But those who are infected with the Tuberculosis and is suffering from the disease they should take regularly the following formula ;
1- Avala 3 gramm
2- Vasa / Arusa 3 gramm
3- Haldi powder 5 gramm
4- Arjun Bark 3 gramm
5- Gorakhmundi 5 gramm
Cook and Boil in 125 milliliter water up to one hike just like tea and keep it as it is in a place and watch for lukwarm stage.
Sieve it and drink as required. For example preventition ; once a day / moderate ; two times a day / sever four times a day
If taken this tea with the following Ayurveda remedies, it will maintain the general health condition;
1- Loha Bhasma 100 miligram
2- Mukta bhasma 100 milligramm
should be taken with Honey and after that drink the above mentioned decoction.