Tuberculinum Bovinum 200 Uses, Benefits – Tuberculinum Bovinum Materia Medica

  1. Profound and rapid emaciation, though eating well
  2. Crops of small boils with green, foetid pus (Sec)

Source: A nosode
Synonyms: Tuberculin of Koch, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Prover: Dr Burnett, Dr Kent, Dr H.C. Allen, Dr Nabel, etc.
Duration of Action: Not definite
Miasmatic Background: Psora and tubercular
Diathesis: Tubercular
Thermal Relationship: Chilly patient

Preparation and Parts Used: A glycerine extract of a pure cultivation of tubercle bacilli.

Constitution and Physiognomy

  1. It is suited to a tubercular diathesis.
  2. It is adapted of persons of light complexion; blue eyes, blonde in preference to brunette; tall, slim, flat, narrow chested; active and precocious mentally, physically weak – the tubercular diathesis.

Ailments From: Tubercular history in the family, suppressed eruptions, etc.

Seat of Action (Pharmacodynamics): It mainly acts on the mind, lungs, head, occiput, glands and larynx.

Characteristic Mental Symptoms (Psychology)

  1. Patient is sensitive to music; every trifle irritates; worse when awakening.
  2. There are fits of violent temper; wants to fight; throws anything at anyone, even without a cause.
  3. Patient is dissatisfied; always wants a change, wants to travel; does not want to remain in one place for long, wants to do something different or find a new doctor; weary of life.
  4. Has an aversion for mental work.
  5. Patient is reckless.
  6. Fear of animals; of dogs.
  7. Patient whines and complains with very little ailment.
  8. Has a desire to use foul language, curse and swear.
  9. Changing moods. Confusion; everything in the room seems strange.
  10. Nocturnal hallucinations, awakens frightened.
  11. Children awake screaming, with restlessness.
  12. Patient is anxious, hopeless.
  13. Patient is loquacious; during fever.
  14. There are contradictory characteristics like, mania and melancholia, insomnia and stupor.

Characteristic Physical Guiding Symptoms

Changeability of symptoms: Symptoms are ever changing; ailments affecting one organ, then another, the lungs, brain, kidneys, liver, stomach, nervous system; beginning suddenly, ceasing suddenly.

Susceptibility to cold: Patient takes cold easily without knowing how or where; seems to take cold ‘every time he takes a breath of fresh air.’

Emaciation: Rapid and pronounced emaciation, losing flesh while eating well.

Headache: Suited for chronic, tubercular headache with intense, sharp, cutting pain from above the right eye to the occiput; as of an iron hoop around the head when the best selected remedy only palliates. Suitable for school girl’s headaches, worse by study or even slight mental exertion; when using eyes in close work and glasses fail to relieve with a tubercular history.

Acute cerebral or basilar meningitis: With threatened effusion; nocturnal hallucinations; patient wakes from sleep frightened, screaming; when well selected remedy fails to improve.

Boils: Crops of small boils, intensely painful, successively appear in the nose; with green, foetid pus.

Plica plonica: Tuberculinum cures plica plonica; several bad cases have been permanently cured by this remedy after Borax and Psorinum failed.

Diarrhoea: Worse early in the morning; sudden, imperative, emaciating though eating well.

Stools: Stools are dark brown, watery, offensive; discharged with great force; with great weakness and profuse night sweats.

Menses: Menses are too early and too profuse; too long lasting; tardy in starting; with frightful dysmenorrhoea; in patients with a tuberculous history.

Lungs: Tubercular deposit begins at the apex of lungs, usually the left lung.

Eczema: Useful for tubercular eczema over the entire body; itching intense, worse at night when undressing, from bathing; immense quantities of white, bran like scales; oozing behind the ears, in the hair, in folds of skin with rawness and soreness; fiery red skin.

Ringworm: It is useful for ringworm.

General Modalities

Aggravation: In a close room, from motion, exertion, weather changing, damp cold, draught, awakening, noise, thinking of it, mental excitement, music, pressure of waist band, standing, periodically.

Amelioration: Cool wind, open air, motion.

Remedy Relationships

Complementary: Psor, Sulph.


Faintly developed eruption from defective vitality; threatened paralysis of brain: Am-c, Tub, Zinc.

Rapid emaciation with cold sweat and great debility: Ars, Tub, Verat.

Least mental excitement causes profuse return of menstrual flow: Calc, Sulph, Tub.

Capillary aneurysm: Calc-f, Fl-ac, Tub.

Brain troubles during dentition threatening effusion: Apis, Hell, Tub.

Takes cold from slightest exposure to fresh air: Hep, Tub.

Great physical and mental exhaustion, worse in the morning: Lach, Sulph, Tub.

Cough worse on waking in the morning and evening, on lying down: Phos, Psor, Tub.

Persons formerly robust and fleshy suddenly become emaciated: Iod, Samb, Tub.

Bright redness of lips as if blood would burst through: Sulph, Tub.

Crops of boils one after another: Sulph, Tub.

Obstinate constipation with stitches in anus; when enema was used, the agony of passage was like labour: Lac-c, Syph, Tub.

Incipient brain diseases from suppressed eruptions: Hell, Tub, Zinc.

Dosage: 200c to highest potencies.

Repetition: Bears repetition well after a week.

Therapeutic Value: Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchopneumonia, Cholera
infantum, Diarrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea, Eczema, Epilepsy, Hallucinations, Hay fever, Headache, Hodgkin’s disease, Hydrocephalus, Insanity, Laryngeal phthisis, Meningitis, Ringworm, Tabes mesenterica, Tonsillitis, etc.

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