Many of the plant tinctures and capsules available here have been recommended by the herbalists listed below to treat Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia bacteria as well as coinciding symptoms.

STEPHEN BUHNER is a renowned author and herbalist, having consulted hundreds of people who have Lyme disease. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America and other media throughout North America and Europe. Since October 2006, Stephen has tirelessly answered hundreds of questions from those following his herbal protocol through his Q & A column outlining his protocol for the core herbs to treat Lyme disease.

Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfectons (2015)
Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma (2013)
Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections (2013)
Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria (2012)
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections (2005)

Supplemental information on bartonella coinfection and the role of Japanese Knotweed is provided here at Beneficial Botanicals with excerpts from Stephen Buhner's books.

MATTHEW WOOD has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild as a registered herbalist and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales). Matthew has lectured in all parts of the United States as well as Canada, Scotland, England, France, and Australia. He is known throughout the world as an excellent teacher of herbal medicine and author of six acclaimed books on herbal medicine, published by North Atlantic Books, in Berkeley, CA.

Seven Herbs, Plants as Teachers (1987)
Vitalism, The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences, originally entitled The Magical Staff (1993)
The Book of Herbal Wisdom (1998)
The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism (2004)
The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants (2008)
The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants (2009)

JASON ELIAS has been in private practice since the 1970’s, treating thousands of patients by integrating the modalities of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Over a period of forty years, his professional training included work in the U.S. with acknowledged leaders in the fields of psychology, the Alexander technique, massage therapy, bioenergetic therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and herbal medicine; in Japan with masters of Aikido; in Hong Kong with a prominent Chinese acupuncturist and herbalist; and in India, with an Ayurvedic master.

DAVID WINSTON is an American herbalist and ethnobotanist. He has been in practice and teaching since 1977 and has written several books on the subject. He works in the Cherokee, Chinese and the Western eclectic herbal traditions. Winston is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and is a founding advisory board member of United Plant Savers. David serves as visiting faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally Tai Sophia Institute). He is the founder and dean of the Center for Herbal Studies and has one of the largest private libraries of botanical medicine in the United States, with holdings of more than 8,000 books and over 12,000 articles on file. David also operates an antiquarian book company, Herbalist and Alchemist Books, that deals exclusively with herbal and medical books.

NICOLA MCFADZEAN N.D. is a Lyme-literate Naturopathic Doctor, trained in both the United States and her native country of Australia. She specializes in combining conventional and integrative approaches to treating Lyme and other tick-borne illness. She is the Founder and Medical Director of RestorMedicine in San Diego, California, and also holds Lyme disease clinics in Australia. Dr. McFadzean is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and has authored the books "The Beginner's Guide to Lyme Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple" (2012) and "Lyme Disease in Australia: Fundamentals of an Emerging Epidemic" (2012).


used for prevention, acute onset of infection, spirochete borrelia bacteria, dermatoborreliosis (skin manifestations), immune modulation (stimulation of antibody formation), headaches, and chronic fatigue

for immune function, inflammation, insomnia, brain fog, and memory

used for early detection (new tick bite)

Cat's Claw
for inflammation, immune function

to alleviate lymphatic congestion, edema, urinary tract infections, cystitis, bladder and kidney inflammation

used to improve energy, endurance, and stamina as well as mental clarity

Hawthorn Berry
indicated for Lyme Carditis (with angina and arrhythmia)

Japanese Knotweed Root
used for shutting down the inflammatory pathways initiated by spirochete bacteria, specific inflammation in the meninges, immune modulation (stimulates antibody formation), increase the effectiveness of antibiotics, and as a powerful antioxidant

Lion's Mane
antispirochetal, alleviate head pressure and tightness, sharpen memory, aid concentration, and to repair nerve damage

Milk Thistle
lymphatic drainage, detoxification, and as a Hepatitis C inhibitor

Mullein Root
for a Bell's Palsy antispasmodic

Nettle Leaf
an anti-inflammatory for Lyme arthritis

Rhodiola (alternate for Eleuthero)
used to improve energy, endurance, and stamina

for neuropathic pain

Teasel Root
an anti-inflammatory for Lyme arthritis, chronic muscle inflammation, and general analgesic for pain

used to treat mycoplasma-caused urinary tract infections (UTI)