Lyme Disease Treatment: Herbs
As an extremely complex disease with different manifestations depending on the infected individual, there are myriad new treatments, many of which are only now beginning to be known by the general public.
Herbal treatments seem to be particularly good for treating lyme arthritis or other inflammation symptoms associated with the disease, as well as with collagen tissue and immune support. In some cases, herbs are actually also noted as being just as effective (and in some cases more effective) in acting as antimicrobials as traditionally prescribed antibiotic drug regimes as well (in addition to their ability to treat the symptoms of the disease.)
In fact, most of the herbs listed in detail below have many curative properties that can treat many if not all of the major symptom groups implicated in Lyme Disease.
Sometimes, people seem to consider herbal/dietary/other treatments as being experimental and traditional medical treatments as being main-stream, but in the case of the Lyme Disease, which is not well understood, all treatments are equally experimental in nature, as no one is quite sure what works.1
Effect of Astragalus on Lyme Disease
Astragalus acts to enhance the immune function during early-stage Lyme disease. It works by enhancing the Th1 immune response, producing higher levels of Th1 which lessens the chance that an...
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Effect of Cat's Claw on Lyme Disease
Cat's claw is considered to be one of the main herbs that can help lower, or even eliminate, lyme spirochete loads in the body, support the innate immune function to help respond to the borrelia...
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Effect of Andrographis on Lyme Disease
Andrographis is considered to be one of the main herbs that can help lower, or even eliminate, lyme spirochete loads in the body, support the innate immune function to help respond to the borrelia...
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Effect of Japanese Knotweed on Lyme Disease
Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is considered to be one of the main herbs that can help lower, or even eliminate, lyme (specifically leptospira and treponema denticola) spirochetes loads in...
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Effect of Smilax on Lyme Disease
Smilax, a systemic herb, specifically lessens Herxheimer reactions from infectious spirochetes, helps modulate the immune response to these infectious agents, has anti-inflammatory properties which...
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- Buhner, S.H. Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme /borreliosis and Its Coinfections. Silver City, NM Raven Press. 2005