Intestinal Tuberculosis and Its Treatment With Herbal Remedies


Intestinal Tuberculosis is a type of tuberculosis also known as abdominal tuberculosis, the disease which is associated with the infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis organism that affects the lining of the intestines. This condition is very uncommon but the patients are at higher risk of mortality. In this article we are going to discuss the full detail of Intestinal Tuberculosis which includes its symptoms, causes, diagnosis along with its ayurvedic point of view. So people who are suffering from this condition must review this article once and learn more about intestinal tuberculosis and its treatment with herbal remedies.

Intestinal Tuberculosis


In Intestinal Tuberculosis a Mycobacterium tuberculosis organism affects the lining of the intestines. It is of two types generally that are primary and secondary. The primary Intestinal Tuberculosis is not associated with any of the diseases but the secondary one is always associated with the pulmonary Tuberculosis. The prevalence of this disease in the patients of pulmonary Tuberculosis is more than the other those not associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. In this condition there is the deposition of the tubercle in the walls of the intestines that shows almost the same symptoms to that of crohn’s disease and very difficult to do the differential diagnosis. The commonly affected part of the intestines are the ileocecal region. Further we are going to discuss the causes and symptoms of Intestinal Tuberculosis.       


The Intestinal or Abdominal Tuberculosis has three Variant Types Which are as Follows:

  • Ulcerative intestinal tuberculosis: This type of intestinal tuberculosis includes the multiple ulcers that are situated superficially and are restricted up to the epithelial surface. This type of the disease is one of the most active forms. 
  • Hypertrophic intestinal tuberculosis: In this type the intestinal walls get thicken and leads to scarring and later on fibrosis.The appearance of the intestinal wall is rigid and the area seems to be like that of carcinoma.
  • Ulcer Hypertrophic intestinal tuberculosis: The combination of hypertrophic ad ulcerative one is known as ulcer hypertrophic intestinal tuberculosis. 


As we discussed earlier, the main cause of Intestinal Tuberculosis is the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Other than that there is no other cause of Intestinal Tuberculosis. As we read earlier this condition is of two types primary and secondary, the primary one occurred due to administering the food which is infected and the secondary one occurs by the previous presence of tubercular infection in the body and people get affected with the intestinal tuberculosis by having infection via blood stream. 

Common Pathway of Spread of Intestinal Tuberculosis

  1. Hematogenous spread
  2. Spread via contagious lymph nodes
  3. Infected sputum ingestion 
  4. Spread via contagious fallopian tubes   


As we studied earlier this condition has symptoms just like crohn’s disease, let’s see below what are the symptoms a patient may face

  • Diarrhea 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Fever
  • Alternate constipation
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Abdominal distention 
  • Weight loss
  • Malabsorption
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Fistula 


  • Blood tests that will detect the high ESR levels and low Hb levels.
  • Biopsy 
  • Tuberculin skin test – a standardized test for mycobacterium tuberculosis organism 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Endoscopy
  • Radiography – barium enema, USG, CT – Scan of whole abdomen


As per ayurveda there is no direct correlation of intestinal tuberculosis but we can consider it as associated with kshaya roga. In kshaya roga there is depletion of immunity and when the immunity of the person depletes, the one is more susceptible to any kind of infections. As per ayurveda infections are correlated to agantuja karan, where the cause of disease is some external factors. Same like that happens in Intestinal Tuberculosis, the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis affects the intestines and leads to various symptoms such as Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Fever, Alternate constipation, Bowel obstruction, Abdominal distention, Weight loss, Malabsorption, Fatigue, Night sweats, Fistula and various other gastric issues. In continuity we will discuss the ayurvedic treatment for intestinal tuberculosis with herbal remedies.


Planet ayurveda is a clinic that provides you with great treatment with miraculous results for every health concern. The formulations provided by planet ayurveda are made under the proper guidance of the M.D. Ayurveda Doctors and all these herbal formulations are free from any type of added preservatives and synthetic materials like gums, resins, starch, fibre, colour, etc. For the management of the symptoms of Intestinal Tuberculosis Planet Ayurveda provides 6 remedies and further we will discuss how all these remedies help in the management. 

  1. Praval Panchamrit
  2. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Pitta Balance 
  5. Swarn Basant Malti Ras 
  6. Belgiri Powder  
Herbal Remedies For Tuberculosis



Praval panchamrit by Planet Ayurveda is a herbo-mineral formulation which is prepared as per classical texts. This ayurvedic formulation consists of mukta bhasma (calyx of pearl), shankha bhasma (calyx of conch shell), mukta shukti bhasma (calyx of pearl oyster) and some other. Its main effect is to pacify the pitta dosha and a calming effect to the GI tract. This formulation is available in tablet form and its consumption helps in alleviating various symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and all associated with pitta dosha aggravation.   

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


Kamdudha ras (moti yukt) is also a classical formulation that is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda doctors. This herbo-mineral remedy contains various ingredients such as giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia), swarn gairik (red ochre), abhrak bhasma (calyx of silica), shankh bhasma (calyx of conch shell) and some other. It is a very effective ayurvedic remedy for reducing heat from the body. It lowers the inflammation in the intestines, alleviates night sweats, pacifies pitta dosha and maintains the secretion of digestive juices which promotes healthy digestion.  

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals.  


Kanchnaar guggul is a formulation in tablet form that is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. This tablet formulation consists of kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), guggul (Commiphora mukul) and various others. It acts as a detoxifier, purifies blood, lowers the inflammation in the body and has tremendous effect in decreasing kapha dosha. Thus it reduces the tubercle in the intestines walls and aids in the management of Intestinal Tuberculosis. 

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


Pitta balance is a capsule formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda which consists the standardized extract of jahar mohra pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound), kaharwa pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound), giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia) and some other. As the name suggests its main effect is balancing pitta dosha thus it lowers the heat in the body and promotes the overall digestion in the body. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.  


Swarn Basant Malti Ras is also a classical ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda doctors. The formulation is available in tablet form and consists of swarna bhasma (calyx of gold), mukta bhasma (calyx of pearl), kali maricha (Piper nigrum), loha bhasma (calyx of ion), tamra bhasma (calyx of copper) and some other. This formulation is very effective for providing immunity, improving vitality and maintaining overall health. So by giving it to the patient of Intestinal Tuberculosis it induces the immunity of the patient which in turn provides resistance from the growth of bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals. 


Belgiri Powder by Planet Ayurveda is made up of pure powder from the seed of belgiri (Aegle marmelos). It consists of properties like astringent, cold and pitta-kapha pacifying. The astringent properties of belgiri seed provides healing effect to the intestines and pitta pacifying effect promotes digestion whereas kapha reducing properties aids in reducing the inflammation in the intestines.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.      

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Intestinal Tuberculosis is a type of tuberculosis also known as abdominal tuberculosis, the disease which is associated with the infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis organism that affects the lining of the intestines. As per ayurveda there is no direct correlation of intestinal tuberculosis but we can consider it as associated with kshaya roga. The main cause is bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis and as per ayurveda it is considered as agantuja  kaaran (external factor). The ayurvedic treatment helps in the management of Intestinal tuberculosis by increasing the immunity in the body, lowering the multiplication of bacteria and alleviating the major symptoms of the disease such as diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain and various other. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides 6 ayurvedic remedies that are devoid of any kind of added preservatives, synthetic material, colour, resins, fibre, etc. So feel free to start the treatment of Intestinal Tuberculosis from Planet Ayurveda to improve your quality of life.

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