Chronic Lyme Treatment
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 which were caught early enough, but some alternative therapies will work for well-established infections with or without pharmaceutical antibiotics. Consult with a Lyme literate health practitioner to see if our teas and tinctures fit in with your treatment.
We can not advise you on your health decisions. We only know what works for us. After extensive research, we have developed the Banshee Branch products.
Normally herbs are a safe alternative to combat infections. But we know from our own 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 effect you. Please see our links page to get started in your research of Chronic Lyme Disease and other co infections.
We've compiled a list as basic guideline, of some important herbs that 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 really an herb but we find it an important ingredient as a food or a 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’s 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 wonderful.
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, anti-viral, anti-microbial, 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
Rose hip 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, also as a mild laxative. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA
The anti-inflammatory nature of ginger means that it can help with a host of inflammation-based conditions and diseases. Not least of which is arthritis. There is even a bit of a pain relief characteristic to ginger, plus a host of other benefits of this amazing root. Find this herb in our LYME TONIC TEA
Exotic anise seed contains some of the important plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. The spicy seeds are the great source of minerals like calcium, vitamin 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 important 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 with the blood flow by relaxing the circulation and the pores of the skin,allowing us to sweat freely and ridding the body of infection. There are many other health benefits of this wonderful 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 that has great healing powers for the heart and liver. By increasing the blood flow to all the organs this 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 the 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 very helpful to boost the immune system along with being 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) is used to reduce inflammation thereby 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.