A Nucleoprotein, A Nosode From Tubercular Abscess, Tubercul, Tuber, Tuberc, Tuberculinum bovinum
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Tuberculinum may help, unprocessed Tuberculinum may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Tuberculinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Tuberculinum


Tuberculinum is indicated in renal affections, but caution is necessary, for where skin and intestines do not perform normally even high potencies are dangerous. In chronic cystitis, brilliant and permanent results ( Dr. Nebel Montreux).

Of undoubted value in the treatment of Incipient tuberculosis. Especially adapted to the light-complexioned, narrow-chested subjects. Lax fiber, low recuperative powers, and very susceptible to changes in the weather. Patient always tired; motion causes intense fatigue; aversion to work; wants constant changes. When Symptoms are constantly changing and well-selected remedies fail to improve, and cold is taken from the slightest exposure. Rapid emaciation. Of great value in epilepsy, neurasthenia and in nervous children. Diarrhoea in children running for weeks, extreme wasting, bluish pallor, exhaustion. Mentally deficient children. Enlarged tonsils. Skin affections, Acute rheumatism. Very sensitive, mentally and physically. General exhaustion. Nervous weakness. Trembling. Epilepsy. Arthritis.


Tuberculin needs more frequent repetition in children’s complaints than nearly every other chronic remedy ( H. Fergie Woods.) Thirtieth and much higher, in infrequent doses. When Tuberculinum fails Syphilinum (Luesinum) Syphilinum often f

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  MODALITIES ETC - Tuberculinum


WORSE, motion, music; before a storm; standing; dampness; from draft; early morning, and after sleep.


BETTER, open air.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Tuberculinum


Compare: KOCH’S lymph (acute and chronic parenchymatous nephritis; produces pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, and congestion of the lungs in tuberculous patients, and is a remarkably efficacious remedy in lobular pneumonia - Bronchopneumonia); aviare - Tuberculin from birds - (acts on the apices of the lungs; has proved an excellent remedy in influenzal bronchitis; symptoms similar to tuberculosis; relieves the debility, diminishes the cough, improves the appetite, and braces up the whole organism; acute bronchopulmonary diseases of children; itching of palms and ears; COUGH, acute, inflammatory, irritating, incessant, and tickling; loss of strength and appetite); Hydrastis Canadensis Hydrast ( to fatten patients after Tuberc.); Formic acid (tuberculosis, chronic nephritis, malignant tumors; pulmonary tuberculosis, not in third stage, however; lupus; carcinoma of breast and stomach; Dr. Krull uses injections of solutions corresponding to the third centesimal potency; these must not be repeated before six months).

Compare: Bacil N/A .; Psorinum Psorin.; Lachesis Lach. Kalagua (tuberculosis; garlicky odor of all secretions and breath). Teucrium Marum Verum Teucrium Scoradonia.

Compare: Thuja Thuja ( Vaccinosis may block the way of action of Tuberculin until Thuja has been given and then acts brilliantly ( Burnett.)


Complementary: Calc Carb Calcarea; China China; Bryonia Bry.

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  MIND - Tuberculinum


Contradictory characteristics of Tuberculinum are mania and melancholia; insomnia and sopor

Irritable, especially when awakening

Depressed, melancholy

Fear of dogs

animals especially

Desire to use foul language, curse and swear.

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

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  HEAD - Tuberculinum

Everything seems strange

When critical discharges appear, sweat, polyuria, diarrhoea, exanthema, repeating the dose only when crises come on

Nocturnal hallucinations, awakes frightened

Bores head in pillow

Movements of head; rolling head


Subject to deep brain headaches and intense neuralgias

Intense pain, as of an Ferrum Met Iron band around head

Plica polonica ( Vinca.) Crops of small boils, intensely painful, successively appear in the nose; Green, fetid pus.

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  EYES - Tuberculinum


Pain; on movement of eyes; sideways

sore, bruised, tender; moving the eyes

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  EARS - Tuberculinum


Persistent, offensive otorrhoea

Perforation in membrana tympani, with ragged edges.

Noises in ear

Stopped sensation; right

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  FACE - Tuberculinum



Skin; discoloration; pale

discoloration; red; afternoon

discoloration; red; within definite boundaries

discoloration; sickly colour

out-breaks on skin; cold sores, herpes; dermatitis

out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples

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  NOSE - Tuberculinum


Nose bleed

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside

offensive smelling; like cheese

containing pus



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  MOUTH - Tuberculinum


Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive


Gums and teeth

Teeth; grinding; during sleep

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  THROAT - Tuberculinum


External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)

glands indurated (hard from inflammation); like knotted cords

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  CHEST - Tuberculinum


Lungs; tuberculosis

tuberculosis; early stages

Oppressed feeling


Enlarged tonsils

Hard, dry cough during sleep

Expectoration thick, easy; profuse bronchorrhea

Shortness of breath

Sensation of suffocation, even with plenty of fresh air

Longs for cold air

Bronchopneumonia in children

Hard, hacking cough; profuse sweating and loss of weight, rales all over chest

Deposits begin in apex of lung ( Repeated doses.)

Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down

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  COUGH - Tuberculinum


On becoming cold

Dry cough

Hacking cough

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  EXPECTORATION - Tuberculinum




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  SKIN - Tuberculinum


Chronic eczema; itching intense; worse at night

ACNE in tuberculous children

Measles; psoriasis ( Thyroid.)

Itching; heat of heater

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings

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  BACK AND NECK - Tuberculinum


Tension in nape of neck and down spine


Chilliness between shoulders or up the back.

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  ABDOMEN - Tuberculinum


Stomach; Averse to meat

All-gone, hungry sensation ( Sulphur Sulph.) Desire for cold milk.

Early-morning, sudden diarrhoea ( Sulphur Sulph.) Stools dark-brown, offensive, discharged with much force

Tabes mesenterica.

Stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies

desires, cravings; meat; smoked

thirst; during chill

thirst; during heat

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Tuberculinum


Diarrhoea; painless


Odour; offensive


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  GENITALS ETC - Tuberculinum


Male; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes


Female; Benign mammary tumors


pains increase with the establishment of the flow.

Male; sexual passion; increased

sexual passion; violent


Menses too early, too profuse, long-lasting

Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Tuberculinum

Extremities, limbs

Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)

Pain; during chill

lower limbs; movement

aching; lower limbs; thigh; during fever

aching; leg

during fever

sore, bruised; joints; on movement


during fever

Restlessness; lower limbs; leg

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Tuberculinum

Fever and chill

Post-critical temperature of a remittent type

Here repeat dose every two hours ( MacFarlan.) Profuse sweat

General chilliness.

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); with perspiration

Burning heat

With chilliness; from putting the hands out of bed

Hectic fever

Intermittent, chronic

Perspiration with heat

With shivering; from uncovering

Aversion to uncovering

Chilliness from uncovering

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  GENERALITIES - Tuberculinum

Sleep and dreams

Poor; wakes early

Overpowering sleepiness in daytime

Dreams vivid and distressing.


Night; after midnight



Cold bathing

Change of weather

cold to warm

Emaciated (extremely thin)

grieving boys

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat

hot feeling; flushes of heat; with perspiration

tendency to catch cold

cold, wet weather

warm bed

Walking; walking fast

Warm bed

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

from perspiration


Weariness (see weakness)