bob day wrote:and i know goldenseal is endangered and i rarely use it, but as an antibiotic and antiviral i would use it right away ,
bob day wrote: colloidal silver
to me that is just another heavy metal, akin to mercury, it screws up gut bacteria like drug type antibiotics
Experience, my friend, experience. At least with oregon grape.
bob day wrote:Like i said, it comes down to belief --
Patrick Jones Dvm wrote:Teasel (Dipsacus spp...) has a good reputation for helping Lyme's disease cases.
We get no Lyme's in our area (Idaho) but I am currently working with a young lady that believes she picked it up in Wisconsin several years ago. She could never get a positive test but has had all the symptoms. She's worked with physicians for all these years with no relief and a steady worsening of her condition.
She progressed to the neurologic stage and was having 12-15 seizures a day. She could get no relief from pharmaceuticals (doctors most recently offered anti-depressants as their final solution) so she wanted to try something different.
After about two weeks of using the Teasel, she is down to 3-4 seizures/day and they only happen at night while she's sleeping.
This is the first time I've used Teasel on a presumed Lyme's case so I can't speak from experience or say whether her response is typical.
I've also used teasel on an MS case with remarkable results...but again, it was only a single case so I can't speak to repeatability or predict future outcomes from the one experience.
bob day wrote:Hi Doc,
I had not heard of using teasel previously, but it does sound like you have gotten some encouraging results.
Are you also recommending any dietary therapies?
bob day wrote:
when i got my treatment from the chinese herbalist, it was within a couple months of the tick bite, so it was treated very quickly, which probably prevented the more serious long term symptoms that this woman is now dealing with.
one interesting thing i noticed when the herbalist was working out the formula to give me was that even though i was able to tell her with fair certainty what the cause was, she made a point to enumerate my symptoms one by one and devised her formula from them, not from the name of the disease or any generic protocol.
Judith Browning wrote:
I am glad to hear of your good results with teasel.
My husband and I took a teasel and japanese knotweed tincture for suspected lymes. I had a bullseye rash but only tested positive for tick fever. We noticed less joint pain and more energy and also after taking it for awhile experienced the effects of 'die off' . I don't remember the name of the phenomenon but we felt worse before we felt better. I believe j. knotweed is considered an invasive some places but I want to grow it now! We are continuing to take cats claw and astragalus.
and welcome to permies, Patrick!
Jessica Gorton wrote:Careful with that japanese knotweed, Patrick! It really will take over, and it's pretty impossible to get rid of. That being said, I'm glad there's a patch of it growing half a mile down the road from me. This year I'm going to try eating it - it's supposed to be quite tasty and healthy.
Does anyone know what part of Japanese Knotweed to tincture for using with Lyme? I think I've heard the roots, but I haven't found an answer online. Also, it has both roots and rhizomes - is it one or the other that folks use?