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Know Your Remedies: Tuberculinum Bovinum (Tub.)

Know Your Remedies: Tuberculinum Bovinum (Tub.) 1

Source: Potentised fluid from a gland of a cattle with tuberculosis.

General Information

Those who need Tub. feel dissatisfied and constantly long for something new.

They may have a tendency to allergies or intolerances, and recurrent respiratory or glandular problems. Allergens include milk and fur – especially cat fur.

Symptoms are worsened by drafts, closed rooms, cold, damp weather, and pending storms but improve with fresh air, dry weather, pine forests or in the mountains.

Food cravings include smoked meat, bacon, pork, ham, salami, sweets and cold milk. Weight loss in spite of a ravenous appetite is common.

Tub. is a key remedy for hyperactivity or behavioural disorders in children, during tuberculosis or when there is a family history of tuberculosis.

Mental-Emotional Symptoms

  • Continuous longing. Never truly satisfied. Desire to travel.
  • Need for change and excitement. Frequent changing of jobs.
  • Impulse to run.
  • Compulsive. Superstitious.
  • Fear of dogs or cats. Disgusted by cats.
  • Violent or destructive when frustrated. Breaks things.
  • Disobedient children. Compulsive or aggressive head-banging.


  • Headache – like an iron band.
  • Head-banging against walls and objects.


  • Tendency to catch colds. Recurring colds, bronchitis, pneumonia.
  • Hard, short, dry, hacking cough.
  • Asthma that improves when walking against a strong wind or holding head out of the car window.


  • Grinding of teeth during sleep.
  • Bright red lips.


  • Joint pain that worsens in cold, wet weather, or before storms.


  • Growth of dark hair along the spine.


  • Eczema. Ringworm. Psoriasis.


  • Hard, swollen glands, especially in neck.

Where do I find it?

Tuberculinum Bovinum (Tub.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid, and as part of the following Complexes (combination remedies): Allergies; Teeth Grinding).


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (hourly for intense symptoms, once every 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance. Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment to manage the changes in potencies and remedies that will be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use

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