The main symptoms involve fatigue and weakness, prostration, lack of appetite, pallor, rapid weight loss, dry cough – evolving into secretion and later with blood or pus –, low-grade fever, night sweats, among others. There are cases, however, in which the disease is asymptomatic, or in which symptoms are quite simple that will only be noticed after years or months.
How to treat?
Treatment must be done with antibiotics, but must be continued continuously for at least six months. When stopped too soon, the treatment loses its effectiveness, and the disease returns.
Some home remedies help to treat and relieve symptoms, reducing the discomfort caused by the disease.
Horsetail tea is one of the most suitable natural medicines, as it acts as an excellent antibacterial. Tea should be consumed as a complement to the treatment indicated by the doctor, and never as a substitute.
How to prepare?
To prepare you will need:
– 5 g of horsetail stalks
– 200 ml of water
Put the water and herb in a container and bring the fire. When it starts to boil, turn off and let stand covered for 15 minutes. After this period, strain and consume afterwards. The recommended dose is one cup a day.
This tea is contraindicated for pregnant women and breastfeeding women.
In a container, put 250 ml of water and bring to fire. When it starts to boil, turn off and add two tablespoons of marigold. Cover and let it warm. Then strain and consume one cup a day.
Equinacia tea and pau d’arco
In a container, put 250 ml of water, 1 tablespoon of echinacea and 1 tablespoon of pau d’arco and heat. When it boils, set it for 3 minutes and turn it off. Consume one cup a day.
Other natural treatments
In addition to teas, you can make other natural medicines:
Consume asparagus and watercress in large amounts, as they boost the immune system and help to strengthen the lungs. Grape juice helps in detoxifying the lungs and airways.