Herbal Remedies

8 Herbal Remedies For Lyme Disease

8 Herbal Remedies For Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by spirochete bacterium varieties that are transmitted by the bite from the species of a very small black-legged deer ticks. It is a highly infectious bacterial disease which could affect your skin, joints, nervous system etc. and the most common symptom you can notice is the rash around the area of the bite.

The rash caused due to the tick bite is often painful and can even lead to inflammation. Few other symptoms that are often noticed include fatigue, muscle ache, joint pain, flu-like symptoms etc. Seeing your doctor immediately and undergo proper medications with antibiotics is the first thing you need to do after being infected with the Lyme disease. If this condition is left unattended, it could affect your heart and central nervous system.

Apart from using over-the-counter medications, you can even try following some herbal remedies which are effective in providing relief from this disease.

Here Are The Top 8 Herbal Remedies For Lyme Disease:

1. Garlic:

Garlic is considered as an excellent antibiotic and can be considered effective for dealing with Lyme disease. [1] It helps improve your body’s immunity and provides faster relief from the flu-like symptoms of the Lyme disease.

2. Echinacea:

Echinacea is an immune stimulant herb which helps your immune system to combat the bacteria. [2] This herb has antibacterial properties as well. It is available in the form of tincture, capsule, and can be taken in the form of tea as well. Consume two to four droppers of this tincture twice or thrice every day.


3. Olive leaf extract:

Olive leaf extract has antibacterial qualities and works effectively for dealing with Lyme disease. [3] It is a potent antibiotic and also has antiviral and antifungal properties. This herb has a broad spectrum activity against several microorganisms and is beneficial for your immune system.
Olive leaf extract

4. Teasel root extract:

Teasel root extract has been also found by some Lyme disease sufferers to be a potent antibiotic which works effectively against Borrelia Burgdorferi. [4] This herb is also available in the form of supplements. Seek your herbalist advice to know the right dose that suits you.
Teasel root extract

5. Sarsaparilla:

Sarsaparilla is yet an effective herb beneficial for dealing with Lyme disease. [5] This herb works effectively in dealing with syphilis. Because Lyme disease and syphilis are both spirochete infections, some Lyme disease sufferers who have used sarsaparilla noticed good results. This herb is also available in the form of supplements. It can be taken after seeing your herbalist as there are few reports mentioning that oral intake of sarsaparilla could damage the kidneys.

6. Grapefruit seed extract:

Grapefruit seed extract is a natural antibiotic which has produced herx reactions and improvement in the condition of Lyme disease sufferers who used it. [6] You can get this herb in the form of supplements.

 Grapefruit seed extract

7. Cat’s claw:

Cat’s claw is a great herb that has earned its place as a useful remedy for Lyme disease. [7] T.O.A.-free cat’s claw has direct antibiotic properties and is also an immune-modulator. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Seek your doctor’s advice before using this herb for your Lyme disease therapy.
Cat’s claw

8. Wild Indigo root:

Wild Indigo root is an excellent immune stimulating herb and works effectively for Lyme disease. [8] It helps strengthen your body’s immune response and assists in combating the bacteria responsible for the infection. This herb is available in the form of tincture. Consume 2-4 droppersful of this herbal tincture two or three times daily for best results. However, seek you herbalist advice to know the exact dosage that works for you.
Wild Indigo root


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