Herbs

Examples of herbs and supplements your kit may include:

Polygonum Cuspidatum

Protects endothelial structures and breaks down biofilm

Unicaria Rynchophylla

Protects the brain and central nervous system.

Unicaria Tomensa

Protects and fortifies endothelial cells.

Echinacea angustifolia

Protects cartilage and collagen and supports immune system

Cordyceps sinensis

Remodulates immune system

Hercium erinaceus

Repair neuronal stuctures

Boswellia serratta

Anti-inflammatory

Salvia miltiorrhiza

Cytokine remodulation

Scutellaria baicalensis

Cytokine remodulation and break down biofilm

Elutherococcus senticus

Helps with fatigue, mental state, and immune function.

Silybum marianum

Protect liver and lower histamines

Andrographis paniculata

Antispirochetal and breakdown biofilm

Pueraria Lobata

Protects collagen and neurological structures

Sida acuta

Protects red blood cells

Gelatin Powder

Promotes collagen

Ascorbic Acid

Protect collagen, improve energy and bowel tolerance

L-Tryptophan

Reduce brain inflammation, quality of sleep, and mental state

Activated Charcoal

Reduce Herxheimer reactions

Polygonum Cuspidatum

Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) is used to protect the endothelial cells and collagen. Borrelia’s first major attack is against endothelial cells. These are tightly packed cells that line the blood vessels. When they get behind the endothelial cells, they are much safer from the immune system while they feed collagenous tissues – especially in myelin sheath surround nerves. Polygonatum cuspidatu which protects both, greatly reduces neurological pain.

Additionally it counteracts the cytokine cascades’s released by Borreli used to harm the cell. 

Side effects and contraindications: One percent of the users experience a loss of taste. Rare side effects include dry mouth, bitter taste in mouth, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Unicaria Rynchophylla

Unicaria rynchophylla (Chinese Cat’s Claw) is an excellent herb for protecting the neurological structures. Borrelia attacking the brain cause quinolic acid levels to rise. When these levels are high, it causes brain atrophy in multiple regions. It’s destructive to neurons, synaptic connections, interferes with neurotransmitters and so on. This leads to confusion and memory problems. Unicaria rynchophylla is one of the best herbs for reducing QUIN levels. Additionally it helps with remyelination of nerves which the spirochetes feed on.

Side effects and contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or trying to conceive. It is immune stimulating so do not use if on immunosuppresive drugs, have had an organ transplant, or on blood thinners.

Unicaria Tomensa

Unicaria tomensa (South American Cat’s Claw) is a potent herb for protecting endothelial cells. This is necessary because Borrelia use their flaggellin to turn the cell’s own defenses against itself and provoke a sequence in the cell leading to apoptosis (self destruction). This creates space in the endothelial wall for the Borrellia to pass through to relative safety on the other side.

Side effects and contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or trying to conceive. It is immune stimulating so do not use if on immunosuppresive drugs, have had an organ transplant, or on blood thinners.

Echinacea Angustifolia

Borrealia feed on collagen and collagen like structures. Echinacea angustifolium helps protect the collagen.  

Echinacea is also a great herb for keeping the immune system strong. 

Side effects and contraindications: Possible contraindication for immunosuppresive drugs.

Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis is an extremely beneficial mushroom for those with Lyme disease. Borrelia suppress the immune system which allows opportunistic organisms to cause all kinds of damage. Cordyceps is keeps immune system strong.

Cordyceps sinensis also contains proteoglycan which helps boost collagen production. This is essential since Lyme disease destroys collagen. Additionally it will help lower histamines.

Side effects and contraindications: Cordyceps is a synergistic with cyclosporin A and antidiabetic medications, therefore dosages may need to be reduced.

Hercium Erinaceus

Hercium erinaceus, (Lion’s Mane) is a powerful mushroom for regrowing neuronal structures broken down by Borrelia in brain.  It will help with cognitive function, brain fog, and memory issues.

Aditionally, Hercium erinaceus is helpful for those with symptoms of photo sensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Side effects and contraindications: None known.

Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia serrata (Frankinsense) is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It will be especially helpful for the joints and those with Lyme arthritis symptoms.

Side effects and contraindications: In rare occurrences diarrhea, rash, and nausea.

Salvia Miltiorrhiza

Saltivia militiorrhiza (Red Sage) is a cytokine adaptogen. This means it reduces the cytokines to appropriate levels. This is a crucial herb to counteract the cytokine cascades Borrelia create to weaken endothelial cell junctures. Once the junctures are weak, the Borrelia travel behind to find new safe areas to feed on. Salvia militorrhiza denies them one of their primary strategies and leaves them vulnerable to immune cells.

Additionally it is used to help with remyelination of nerves, lower histamines and protect the spleen in cases of Relapsing Fever Borreliosis.

Side effects and contraindications: Rarely may cause itch, upset stomach, and reduced appetite.

Scutellaria Baicalensis

Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese Skullcap), is a cytokine adaptogen. This means it reduces the cytokines to appropriate levels. This is a crucial herb to counteract the cytokine cascades Borrelia create to weaken endothelial cell junctures. Once the junctures are weak, the Borrelia travel behind to find new safe areas to feed on. Salvia militorrhiza denies them one of their primary strategies and leaves them vulnerable to immune cells.

Additionally, it is helpful for those with anxiety and is a synergistic herb, meaning it will enhance the potency of other herbs in the body.

Side effects and contraindications: Rarely any side effects but can effect blood sugar levels. Diabetics should be cautious. There are many interactions with pharmaceuticals.  It is synergistic with blood-pressure-lowering drugs, ribavirin, albendazole, cyprofloxacin, and amphotericiin B. 

Elutherococcus Senticus

Elutherococcus senticus (Siberian ginseng) is great herb for providing energy is a steady sustainable way. It is especially helpful for those with mental weariness, chronic fatigue, depression, and unhealthy skin.

It is also useful for improving immune function.

Side effects and contraindications: Rarely may cause temporary diarrhea. High doses may cause insomnia and anxiety.

Silybum Marianum

Silybum marianum (Milk thistle seed) is one of the best if not the best herb for protecting and repairing the liver. It is essential to keep the liver healthy while it is dealing with Lyme disease and other opportunistic infections.

Additionally it will help lower histamines.

Side effects and contraindications: None known.

Andrographis Paniculata

Andrographis paniculata is a systemic antispirochetal herb. This means it is able to kill the Borrelia bacteria anywhere in the body, even if they’ve crossed the blood brain barrier.

Additionally it boosts the immune system, protects the liver and heart, and is anti-inflammatory.

Side effects and contraindications: Do not use during pregnancy or if trying to conceive. May cause constipation or grastric upset in large doses. A small contingent of the population experiences allergic reactions (approx ten people per year out of thousands). Reduce or discontinue if reaction occurs.

Pueraria Lobata

Borrelia feed on collagen and collagen-like structures. Pueraria lobata (Kudzu) is very useful in restoring collagen. 

Puerarila lobata is also very useful in protecting the brain and central nervous system from compromised cytokines. It stimulates peripheral nerve regeneration and it’s herbal constituent puerarin helps block neuron pain. It lowers the feeling of pressure in the brain.

Side effects and contraindications: None known.

Sida Acuta

Sida acuta (Wireweed) is crucial for Relapsing Fever Borreliosis (RF) because it protects red blood cells. The Borrelia species responsible for this condition, most often B. miyamotoi, flood the blood stream with new spirochetes every few days that bind themselves to the red blood cells.

Additionally it helps relieve tremors. 

Side effects and contraindications: In some cases, fatigue and co-infection symptoms increase. According to Stephen Buhner, this may be due to the break down of biofilm allowing the co-infections to relocate. If so, reduce dosage. Do not use if trying to conceive or newly pregnant. There are no known substance interactions however diabetics should exercise caution as it is a hypoglycemic herb and may affect blood-sugar levels.

Gelatin Powder

Gelatin powder helps restore collagen and collagen-like structures which is needed due to Borrelia feeding on them.

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is used to support collagen, improve energy, and improve bowel tolerance.

L-Tryptophan

Tryptophan is used to lower symptoms of neuroborreliosis such as brain inflammation, anxiety, hysteria, rage, depression, and insomnia.

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is used to ease Herxheimer reactions. It is an extremely porous substance that traps toxins.

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