Herbs to treat Chronic Lyme
To ensure success, we recommend an herbal protocol that should be continued for three months after all symptoms subside. There has been some success in curing Lyme disease with standard therapy for cases caught early enough. However, some alternative therapies will work for well-established infections with or without pharmaceutical antibiotics. Consult a Lyme-literate health practitioner to see if our teas and tinctures fit your treatment.
We cannot advise you on your health decisions. We only know what works for us. After extensive research, we have developed the Banshee Branch products.
Typically, herbs are a safe alternative to combat infections. However, we know from experience that our Lyme teas and tinctures may cause a "herx" (Herxheimer reaction). We suggest starting with the Lyme Tonic tea and the Detox tea. Adding our other products as your system adjusts to your treatment protocol. Everyone's tolerances are different. Start slow until you know how the herbs are going to affect you. Please see our links page to start your research of Chronic Lyme Disease and other co-infections.
As a basic guideline, we have compiled a list of some essential herbs we use. Please take the time to research these items and understand how they can work for you.
The first on our list is not an herb but an essential ingredient as a food or supplement. We grow several Moringa trees each year in the spring and bring them indoors for the winter. By drying some of the leaves while it is in full growth, we dry them to have plenty of powdered Moringa to last when the tree is struggling indoors. Fresh Moringa leaves in a smoothie or salad are lovely.
The leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains the following:
Protein: 2 grams.
Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 8% of the RDA.
Cat's Claw is mentioned in the Healing Lyme book by S. Buhner as one of the herbs which may help Lyme disease. Recent research has discovered that its inner bark contains unique active, alkaloid constituents that help support the body's immune system. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Houttuynia is anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antitussive, antiviral, antimicrobial, detoxicant, and diuretic. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA
Ancient Greeks and Romans used mint leaves to relieve pain, and mint has been used in natural medicine to alleviate indigestion for nearly as long. Modern scientific studies have uncovered a variety of potential health benefits for mint. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Elderflower has antibacterial and antiviral properties and may also help alleviate some allergies and boost the functioning of the immune system. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Rosehip has many benefits, including being beneficial for the immune system. It helps to prevent infections from both bacterial and viral infections. It wards off infections, which can lead to viral fever, by increasing immune function during exhaustion, increasing blood flow in the limbs, increasing urine flow, and also as a mild laxative. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Ginger's anti-inflammatory nature means it can help with a host of inflammation-based conditions and diseases. Not least of which is arthritis. There is a pain relief characteristic to ginger, plus a host of other benefits of this unique root. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Exotic anise seed contains some of the important plants derived chemical compounds known to have anti-oxidant, disease-preventing, and health-promoting properties. The spicy seeds are a great source of minerals like calcium, vitamins C and A, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, and magnesium. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Thyme herb contains thymol, one of the vital essential oils. Thymol has been found scientifically to have antiseptic and anti-fungal characteristics. Thyme is packed with minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Thyme also is one of the highest anti-oxidant herbs. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Teas with yarrow can help blood flow by relaxing the circulation and the skin's pores, allowing us to sweat freely and ridding the body of infection. There are many other health benefits of this beautiful herb. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Calendula has been researched for circulatory and immune system activity. It was determined to have some potential therapeutic activity against the human immunodeficiency virus. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA.
Dan Shen (Red Sage) is an herb with extraordinary healing powers for the heart and liver. Increasing the blood flow to all the organs reduces inflammation which is helpful in dealing with Lyme. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE.
Red Root is another herb to help reduce inflammation, especially in the spleen and liver. It also stimulates immune function. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE
Milk Thistle Seed is a liver protective and regenerator and aids in the suppression of kinase in the body. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE.
Rhodiola is beneficial to boost the immune system and is specific for fatigue and chronic infections. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) is regarded as an herb that increases energy, boosts the immune system, and helps alleviate general fatigue. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE
Forsythia has been proven to possess moderate to potent antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties, in addition to its use to counteract nausea. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE.
Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) reduces inflammation, helping alleviate muscle aches and pains. It can also stimulate the formation of neural cells in the brain. Find this herb in our LYME BLEND TINCTURE.
Please note: The information contained on this website is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified herbalist, natural healer, medical doctor or other licensed health practitioners. Always consult a practitioner before embarking on any program or protocol. Please ensure that you read the cautions before you order any products. The information on this site is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner.