Tuberculinum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is tuberculin?

Tuberculinum is one of the homeopathic constitutional remedies. It is used for chronic complaints. The remedy is less suitable as an acute remedy for individual symptoms, but aims at a long-term, holistic strengthening of the state of health.

Leading symptoms

  • irritability
  • malignancy
  • Behavioral problems in children, hyperactivity
  • susceptibility to infection
  • night sweats
  • Grinding of teeth during sleep
  • Hardened lymph nodes
  • Intolerance to milk
  • Persistent, dry, short cough
  • Symptoms are constantly changing
  • Rapid emaciation
  • Ulcers in the nose with green, foul-smelling pus
  • Rheumatic joint pain
  • fear of animals
  • Enlarged tonsils

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Tuberculinum?

Tuberculinum patients are pale, nervous and noticeably slim, with a weakened immune system. They are prone to herpes infections, allergies and colds, are extremely sensitive to the weather and quickly reach their personal physical and mental limits when they exert themselves. They are prone to chronic headaches/migraines, swollen lymph nodes and severe mood swings.

She is increasingly urged to move and travel. One complains of lack of appetite and disgust for food. Diarrhea and constipation occur alternately. Frequent stomach pains and nausea are reported. Respiratory diseases are accompanied by copious mucus production and pronounced shortness of breath. Tuberculinum tends to psoriasis, neurodermatitis and other skin eczema that heal with difficulty, are caused by food intolerance and keep coming back. Cold, wet weather causes back pain and tearing limbs.

The leg muscles twitch during sleep. Tuberculinum’s urinary system is prone to infection. Women and girls suffer from painful menstruation. Men show increased libido, the right testicle is swollen. Children who need Tuberculinum are stubborn, sensitive, jumpy, sleep restlessly, wet and grind their teeth loudly. School efforts are expressed with them increasingly in the so-called “School Headache”. They lack self-confidence.


Tuberculinum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • wind
  • fresh air
  • summer climate
  • pregnancy


  • weather change
  • damp and cold weather
  • Movement
  • Sounds
  • cold water on the extremities
  • milk and meat
  • amount of space, enclosed spaces

What are typical areas of application for Tuberculinum?

  • colds
  • joint inflammation
  • urinary tract infections
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • neurodermatitis
  • dental problems

Areas of application in detail

Cold/ flu/ febrile infection

Tendency to colds, bacterial and viral infections, tonsillitis. Swollen lymph nodes. Allergies, food intolerance.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Shivering and hot cheeks, with increased need for fresh air. Cold sweat on upper half of body and palms. The face is strikingly red to violet.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Joint and back pain

Stiffness and pain that is more pronounced when standing and stationary than when moving.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Right testicular swelling. Increased sex drive in men. Painful menstruation with severe back pain, heavy or no bleeding.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Urinary tract infection

Chronic bladder or urinary tract infections. Yellow foamy urine, otherwise reddish or brown in color and noticeably cloudy.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Headache migraine

Migraines, tension headaches, stress or school headaches. Pain over right eye. Headaches occur every 14 days. Companion break.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

Gastrointestinal complaints

Severe stomach pain with vomiting associated with a headache. Nocturnal cravings. Alternating diarrhea and constipation. Diarrhea occurs early in the morning at around five o’clock, leading to violent outbursts of sweat. In children, the diarrhea can last for weeks. Tolerance to smoked meat, otherwise violent dislike. Physical wasting from persistent diarrhea.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Dry, tendency to scaly eczema. Neurodermatitis, psoriasis, canker sores, herpes blisters.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Increased tartar formation and nocturnal teeth grinding. Increased caries disposition with strong bad breath. Striking sensitivity to pain and temperature. Loose or loose teeth.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Tuberculinum

High potencies from D30 upwards, more frequently C30, which are accordingly rarely administered, are common. In constitutional therapy, a weekly or monthly dose is considered sufficient. Low potencies should be coordinated with a homeopath.

Tuberculin dosage

The dosage of Tuberculinum depends on the symptoms and the constitution of the patient. It is therefore not possible to give a general recommendation for dosage and duration of use.

Tuberculinum in pregnancy

Since the typical Tuberculinum symptoms improve during pregnancy, the drug is rarely administered during this time. It should therefore never be administered as self-medication. Classic pregnancy symptoms can first be treated with other suitable homeopathic remedies and possibly supplemented with Tuberculinum. However, professional advice should be sought for this.

Side Effects of Tuberculinum

Tuberculinum must not be administered in the case of an existing tuberculosis disease. Coffee consumption should be suspended during therapy. The remedy can be combined well with other homeopathic medicines.

Expertise for homeopaths

Supplemental Funds

  • Arsenicum album
  • belladonna
  • Bryonia
  • Calcium carbonicum
  • Calcium phosphoricum
  • China officinalis
  • Hydrastis canadensis
  • Potassium sulfuricum
  • psorinum
  • Pulsatilla
  • sepia
  • sulfur

Good next

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  • Potassium sulfuricum
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  • Calcium carbonicum
  • Calcium phosphoricum
  • Phosphorus
  • Pulsatilla
  • sepia
  • sulfur

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Typical potencies: from D30

fabric type: Pathogens, tuberculosis bacteria


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