Also see my Skin Cancer page about using red light of a specific wavelength for skin, breast, cervical, oral, anal, etc. cancers that the light can either shine on or penetrate (perhaps even prostate cancer), and for relief of itching.

There are homeopathic combination remedies available from (Hyland's Headache, Backache, etc.) that are helpful. I take some of them as needed, along with homeopathic "nosodes" made from the spirchetes itself. The difference with this is that the homeopathic medicine contains none of the original germs because it's been diluted so many thousands of times: it's so safe that even a baby could eat a whole bottle of homeopathic medicine without getting sick -- unlike pharmaceuticals. 

The nosodes that I use are from (888-235-5383 / 800-888-4066). Another good homeopathic site is (800-390-9970); Kathryn can get medicines from Celletech and other places for you, and is very knowledgeable and helpful. Note that 4oz bottles cost little more than the really small bottles, and 1 pound bottles from Celletech cost only a little more than the 4oz, so it's a better bargain to get larger sizes, if it's something you're going to use a lot.

I highly recommend that you purchase this book:
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Stephen Buhner's website for Lyme (updates only -- assumes you have the book):

Chinese Medicine: The Powerful Heat Clearing Anti-Viral Herbs

Besides making a tincture with herbs (such as the ones mentioned in the above two articles), another way that you can prepare raw herbs is to measure them out, and separate the roots, stems, etc. that it is hard to extract the active ingredients from in one bowl to make a "decoction" from, and the leaves, flowers, tree gums and other volatile herbs (for example, myrrh and frankincense, etc.) in another bowl to make an "infusion" from.

Add pure water (no chlorine or fluorine) to a stainless, glass or ceramic pan (with no chips) containing the decoction herbs, so that the water covers the herbs by 2 inches, then cover and let them soak for an hour.

Next, bring them to a boil (with the cover ajar), then reduce heat and let them very lightly simmer. After 40 minutes to an hour, remove the pan from heat (move it to a cool burner), add the infusion herbs (push them down so that they're covered by the water), tightly cover the pan, then let them steep (like tea) for 20-30 minutes. Now it's ready to serve. Place the unused portion in a covered glass jar, allow it to cool, then refrigerate it so that it can be served cold the next day (stir first).

The procedure can be repeated up to three times, to save money. I take less of the herbal tea initially (you can add pure water to your serving glass to dilute it initially when it's strong, if you want), and progressively more as it becomes weaker the more times I re-use the same herbs.

After three preparations, I discard the herbs and start the process over again with new herbs.

Primer: An Introduction to Herbal Medicine Techniques{7582421B-F83B-4AFA-B584-63884058F5BA}
How use herbs and how to make decoctions, infusions, tinctures, teas, etc.

Take the Confusion Out of Infusion: How to Make an Elderflower Infusion (or other Infusions)

Two good sources of Chinese herbs are:

Make sure that you get the laboratory-tested herbs: they check to make sure that they're the correct herbs, as well as check for heavy metals and pesticides. Mistakes have been made where similar sounding herbs were substituted in China, but mislabeled so that they looked like the package contained the correct herbs, with fatal consequences.

Sources for Homeopathic Nosodes:

888-235-5383 / 800-888-4066 also has "Lyme Disease Nosode Kit" that normally comes in five 2dr bottles (6C, 200C, 1M, 10M, 50M) that contains everything that Tick Bites Balance (1 & 2) have in them, plus Ehrlichiosis, Syphilus, Babesiosis, (Tularemia<-no), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, etc.; call to order. It's available in larger sizes, such as 4oz; to order it, tell them that
you want the "Lyme Disease Nosode Kit", not the "Lyme Disease Nosode". The kit includes 6C-30C-200C-F-1M-10M Nosode mixture of vectors plus 4 bottles of remedies to help make people who already have Lyme or etc. more comfortable: EZSleep (for insomnia); Arnica Plus (for joint pains); Winter Tonic (a mixture of all flu nosodes from 1918 until present). The F potency is a mixture of 6C-12C-30C-200C.

Lyme Treatment II (from Lyme Nosode Kit with separate bottles of 6C-30C-200C-F-1M-10M -- not the "Lyme Nosode" that Celletech also sells)
[Ac Cit Ac Cis/AMOX/CUT/E.R.B.]

All products are available in 4oz & 1lb --  call if not on website

For prevention, doctors give the patient either F, 30C or even 6C daily for 1 week.

For nosode treatment, many doctors start at the lowest potency and give it daily for a week, then increase to next potency for a week, etc. Once you have used the highest potency (10M in this kit), they start again with the lowest (6C in this kit). When they get an aggravation (which means its working, but you need to detox more to get rid of the dead spirochetes) during this protocol, they stop and let the aggravation subside until the patient feels better. When the remission is over and they have symptoms again, they start again at the same potency they left off with, a week at a time.

Veterinarians tell us that all varieties of ticks can carry Lyme disease, etc. now.

Tick Bites Balance *030*
Use to create a protective barrier and guard against Tick bites.
Contains: Acidum Citricum, Acidum Cis-aconitum, Lyme tick nosode, lyme vaccine nosode, Q-fever
nosode, Cutis suis, Ledum Pal., Rhus Tox. and Reduce Inflammation Factor (a Celletech proprietary energetic signature). All remedies are in 6C potency.
All 6C Combo

Tick Bites Balance II *030G*
Helps the body respond after a tick has bitten you or your animals.
Contains: Acidum Citricum, Acidum Cis-aconitum, Lyme tick nosode, Lyme Vaccine, Q-fever nosode, Cutis suis, Ledum Pal., Rhus Tox. and Reduce Inflammation Factor (a Celletech proprietary energetic signature). All remedies are in an F (6C, 12C, 30C, & 200C) potency chord.
All F

Upper Respiratory has pneumonia plus several other vectors in it. Only 2oz is on website; call for larger sizes.

Dr. Tinus Smits re homeopathic vaccinations:

Treatment is with potentised vaccine. Usually the best method for chronic PVS is to administer
this remedy at four different potencies during four consecutive weeks (in many, esp. severe cases 4 consecutive days proved to be too fast); the first week 30C, twice, (e.g. on Monday and Thursday); the second week 200C, twice; the third week 1M, twice and the fourth week 10M, twice.

If a course is repeated and there have been no severe reactions a shorter course can be given
lasting 15 days, every potency twice with one day between every administration. In each case
about 10 globules (diameter 6.72) are introduced directly into the mouth without any fluid to be drunk. The granules dissolve completely within one minute. It is advisable not to eat or drink or brush the teeth for half an hour before or after this administration to allow the medicament to act without interference. If the symptoms are aggravated after one of the four potencies it is always necessary to wait until the reaction is over before continuing treatment. In such cases the same potency is then repeated. This procedure is continued as long as necessary for the patient's reaction to cease, normally after one or two repeat doses. The series is then completed. It is also possible to treat a severe reaction with a solution of the 30C. For this, ten globules are dissolved in half a glass of water which is administered, a sip or teaspoonful at a time, for one or two days. The most common reaction is fever, which does not require further treatment. If the disorder has not completely cleared up after the first course, the whole series can be repeated. One to three series is usually sufficient.

In acute cases the treatment is largely similar, differing only in that the preference in acute cases is given to aqueous solutions of a 30C or 200C as described above. This solution is administered at the rate of a sip or a teaspoonful an hour for a number of days; three doses are usually sufficient. See case 6, Ragma.

Even where the post-vaccination syndrome is of several years' standing it can still be treated
successfully, as is shown by case 7, where the patient had suffered for eleven years, and case 8; with a prehistory of 17 years. In both cases the complaints were effectively fully cured.

Post-Vaccination Syndrome -   1st wk 30C twice (e.g. Mon & Thurs); 2nd wk 200C twice; 3rd wk 1M twice & 4th wk 10M twice; Cases are at:


Malaria Protocol (these potencies also apply for Lyme and other homeopathic vaccinations; just use Lyme or etc. nosode instead of Malaria nosode, but in the same potencies and with the same timing):
Take for departure to a malaria area the nosode Malaria in 4 different possibilities: (nosode
Malaria granule 30K, 200K, MK and XMK of the Dolisos brand)
first day: 30K
second day: 200K
third day: MK
fourth day: XMK
Every time 2 large grains (granular) to melt under the tongue; do not eat, drink or brush teeth half hour before and after administration.

From the day before arrival in the malaria area take Chininum arsenicosum D6 tablets; 1 tablet
daily, up to 3 weeks after leaving the malaria area.

This method can be used by everyone, young and old, in the same doses and for every country.

Follow the method exactly. These medicines have virtually no side effects. Even if you are pregnant you can safely use prevention. In case you stay longer than 3 months it is wise to
repeat the Malaria nosode every 3 months.

I utilized this method successfully for 20 years. So far 4 people got infected: a lady who used the homeopathic as well as the allopathic prevention (Lariam) during a canoe trip on Lake
Victoria in Africa and a man in Afracan Ivory Coast who developed a very mild form of Malaria but healed without problems. In addition, 2 women who visited Gambia and got a Malaria Tropica
infection. Since 5 years, more than 300 people registered who successfully followed this method in all parts of the world. Some even during years of residence. For the statistics, it is important to me that after you return (after 3 weeks) you leave a message that states if everything went ok, how long you were in a malaria area and how many people used this homeopathic prevention. So please leave a message to:

Holistic Medical Center
Attn Tinus Smits
Carmelitessenstraat 4
5652 EW Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Or fill out the electronic form.
N.B. The use of this form of prevention is done at your own risk, just as the regular prevention.

There is no "scientific evidence" of its effectiveness.
Have a safe and healthy trip!
Tinus Smits, homeopathic doctor

BL: Can you briefly describe your vaccine clearing protocol?

TS: When a certain substance is suspected to have contributed to the development of autism, this substance can be given in homeopathic potencies. For example, in a case where the MMR vaccination is suspected, we prescribe MMR in C30, C200, 1M and 10M to remove the possible imprint that the MMR vaccine has left, especially in the brain. Each potency is administered twice in one week so that one course takes four weeks.

BL: How do you know when a patient has Post Vaccination Syndrome?

TS: To know if a patient has a post vaccination syndrome you have to realize when the problems
started and if there is another plausible reason for the patient to become ill. Some homeopaths (and almost all medical doctors) make the mistake of supposing that if the child did not have adverse reactions immediately after the vaccines, then there is no vaccination damage.

Vaccination problems can start insidiously without any post vaccination aggravation.

The proof of vaccination damage can only come from the detoxification with the different
potencies of the vaccine itself! If the vaccine clearing is effective in removing the symptoms, then they must have been caused by vaccine damage.

LYME DISEASE: Treatment with Chinese Herbs
by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon

Based on the analysis that has been presented here, for patients willing to take a decoction or dried decoction, the following is proposed as a base formula that may be modified, if deemed necessary, for individual needs:

Anti-Spirochete Mixture
(equal parts)
Lonicera stem

When using a decoction, the dosage of individual herbs should be 12-15 grams for a one day dose. Using dried decoctions, a daily dosage of 15-18 grams of the mixture would be appropriate. Three times per day dosing is a usual recommendation for the treatment of infections. (Note: See how to make a decoction and infusion elsewhere on this web page).

Treat Lyme Disease with Over-The-Counter Chinese Herbal Medicines
by Luke J. Terry, citizen journalist

To begin with, a list of herbs that have been found to be medically effective against various spirochetes including borrelia bergdorferi is as follows: Coptis (huang lian), Scute (huang qin), Phellodendron (huang bai), Forsythia (lian qiao), Isatis root (ban lan gen), Isatis leaf (da qing ye), Andrographis (chuan xin lian), Smilax Glabra(tu fu ling), Asploidis (zhi zi), and Artemesia Annua (qing hao). Of these herbals, all are strong heat-clearing herbs with well-demonstrated antibacterial qualities. Chief among this group is artemesia annua (qing hao), showing an incredible effectiveness against malaria, another insect-born, though very different pathogen. In particular, an active ingredient called arteanuin is used alone as a western treatment for malaria. Many malaria experts believe this “drug” combats malaria more effectively than any man-made drug currently available.

This herb is readily available as a concentrated patent formula (Health Concerns, Artestatin). Others such as Forsythia (lian qiao), Isatis roots & leaves (ban lan gen & da qing ye), and Andrographis (chuan xin lian), are well-demonstrated against leptospirosis, and are readily available in balanced patent formulas. Of all of the above listed herbs, the best single herb is probably tu fu ling. This herb, Smilax Glabra, is perhaps the most gentle, most neutral and least damaging to the body. The “atmospheric qualities” of Smilax Glabra, or the way that the herb affects the body’s condition globally, are categorized as sweet and neutral, meaning it is both gentle and nourishing. Smilax has shown to be profoundly effective against both leptospirosis (in large clinical trials) and against LD (by clinical experience). Unfortunately, there are few if any commercial preparations of Smilax Glabra, despite its profound effectiveness and mild nature. It appears that Smilax Glabra is underappreciated as a medicinal agent.

In the realm of patents, for acute phase, massive doses of Yin Qiao San are appropriate, as it contains Forsythia (lian qiao), and its usage fits the initial pattern of disease. Far East Summit’s alcohol preparation would be an excellent choice, as the alcohol would drive the medicine into the channels and tissues. In addition, Artestatin from Health Concerns presents itself as a very effective medicinal agent, as its concentration and aromatic preservation are excellent. It also contains Coptis (huang lian,) and a number of balancing herbs, too long to be listed here, to balance the cold, draining qualities of Artemeseia (qing hao) and Coptis (huang lian).

In the early stage, this may be enough to arrest the development of the LD pathogen and cure the disease. If symptoms are still developing, another more tonifying formula, one which still contains a strong complement of the heat-clearing antispirochetal herbs, would likely result in much better clinical outcomes. Specifically, Astra Isatis from Health Concerns contains plenty of tonics for qi, blood, yin, and yang, in addition to its chief herbs, Isatis (ban lan gen and da qing ye). This formulation derives its punch from using the roots and leaves of the Isatis plant.

A compelling body of evidence exists demonstrating the significant potential of tu fu ling, or smilax glabra, also known as sarsparilla, in treating spirochetal diseases. It is the author’s hope that manufacturers of quality Oriental herbal products will notice this market opportunity, and create a product to serve the many patients suffering from Lyme disease and its coinfections.
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Rain Tree Nutrition

(800) 780-5902

They carry 1lb bags of powdered Cat's Claw that I mix into molecularly-distilled fish oil along with curcumin, quercetin and hesperidin (anti-inflammatories; sources are on my main Cancer Protocol page) and eat with a bowl and spoon. ( also carries Rain Tree Cat's claw, etc.)

For Smilax: (as of 7-2009 backordered for 3 mos)

Shipping via USPS Priority Mail is very expensive (e.g., 8 lbs of sarsaparilla for $96 + $30.95 USPS). They can ship via FedEx if you ask them; the 8 lbs would be $15.59 FedEx. They don't ship via UPS . If you order online, just ask them to ship via FedEx in the Comments Box (but it'll still put a hold on your credit card for the total amount including USPS shipping charges for a week). If you call and place the order, you'll avoid having a hold placed on your credit card for USPS Priority Mail charges.

Dr. Taylor formulated "Spiro" for Lyme; you could add Cat's Claw (Leslie removed it because she found that it wasn't working as well as some of the other herbs). SPIRO Extract, a proprietary multi-herb tincture extract (Note: doesn't even contain cat's claw, sarsaparilla, etc. which work for syphilis) -- A synergistic formula of 6 rainforest botanicals which are traditionally used in South America for syphilis (a type of spirochete bacteria) and other bacterial conditions.* This dynamic formula contains a proprietary blend of chanca piedra whole herb (Phyllanthus niruri), Bellaco caspi bark (Himatanthus sucuuba), tamamuri bark (Brosimum acutifolium), matico leaf (Piper aduncum), huacapu bark (Minquartia guianensis), and ajos sacha bark & leaf (Mansoa alliacea) extracted in distilled water and 40% ethanol.  = 
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Sources of Chinese Herbs:

Nuherbs, Inc.
, 3820 Penniman Ave., Oakland, Ca, 94619, (800) 233-4307 / (510) 534-4372; Toll Free Fax: (800) 550-1928 / (510) 534-4384; 8:30 - 4:30 PST Monday - Friday

Melamine is only used in protein products, not herbs, so no need to test for it.
NuHerbs' lab tested herbs are checked for correct species, heavy metals, pesticides and bacteria.
Free shipping if > $150 of patent medicines (not for whole raw herbs).
They ship UPS Ground, and split boxes into about 40 pounds max each. Packing is about 4 pounds for that weight box. Approximate shipping for 44 pounds is $39.

Mayway Chinese Herbs

(800) 2MAYWAY
(800) 262-9929
(510) 208-3113
Mayway Corporation
1338 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, California 94607

(800) 909-2828
(510) 208-3069

When Looking for Chinese Herbs or the Formulas by the Pin Yin Names
Use the guide below.
For Example: To find Bo He Click on the letter "B" in the Chinese Herb Listing
To Find Gu Zhi Fu Ling Wan Click on the letter "G" in the Chinese Herb Listing.

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Stephania tetrandra root
Stephania root;  if >12 discount 5%
#5746SF, 500 gram bag
Call 1-800-262-9929 and speak with our knowledgeable sales staff, who will be glad to assist you.

( $18/2oz tincture)

(  Our Price: $22.50, Shipping Weight: 18.00 ounces, SKU: 5746SFP_pf)
(  (is this Han Fang Ji or Guang Fang Ji? – Stephania is often being substituted with the lethal herb Guang Fang Ji. Plum Flower from MayWay safer according to Stephen Buhner in Healing Lyme bk) $32.99/pound-10% retail/$18 wholesale; most things are half-price for practitioners (except for Ginseng products)
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Homeopathic Vaccinations:
See p205-207 Healing Lyme bk (Buhner) and Tinus Smit's articles (
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Michael Tierra "Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. II" p80 re Lyme Disease has herbs used for treatment of syphilis, a spirochetes very similar to Lyme (Chinese herbs for the sprirochetes-caused leptospirosis also work -- Lyme doesn't exist in China, since the US bioengineered it off the coast of Lyme Connecticut at the biowarfare center on an island there):
Smilax (tu fu ling) p80 15-60g
Lonicera (jin yin hua) p69 6-15g
Licorice (gan cao) p190 2-9g
Dictamni (bai xian pi) p81, p79 6-12g
Portulaca (ma chi xian) p81, p76 15-60g
Dandelion (pu gong ying) Tierra p70,76 10-30g for liver detox

Note: (#)=amount in pounds to order for 100 days; equals #g * 2 persons * 100 days / 454 grams/pound. #g=amount in grams per day to take (each person)

(5)9g-Resveratrol/Japanese Knotweed/Polygonum cuspidatum (hu zhang/hu chang/Hu-chang) Buhner p117 500mg std 1-4 tablets 3-4x daily for 8-12 mos (can reduce as symptoms subside: see Buhner bk) p118: 9-30g (nuherbs P15045) [80mg root and rhizome 8% extract is in Zyflamend]

(5)9g-Cat's Claw (1lb powder bags from or Buhner p104 3/4,3/4tsp (500mg 3-4 capsules 3-4x daily for 8-12 mos; begin at lowest dose and increase incrementally ev 7 days. E.g., 1 cap 3x, 2 caps 3x, 3 caps 3x, 4 caps 4x. Maintain this dosage range for 60 days min. If desired, dosage can then be slowly decreased as Lyme symptoms subside. If symptoms worsen as dosage is lowered, increase dosage.) 2-3g 2-3x up to 20g/day [Needs stomach acid, Betaine HCl, cider vinegar, or lemon juice to separate alkaloids from tannins; don't take with antacids or bismuth] (mao zhao tao) [nuherbs is not lab tested. Also, incorrect species very likely, if not from RainTree: see TOA Controversy from RainTree and Healing Lyme bk.] [from catsclaw-powder.pdf: Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 times daily. Contraindications:  Cat's claw has been documented with immunostimulant effects and is contraindicated before or following any organ or bone marrow transplant or skin graft. Cat's claw has been documented with antifertility properties and is contraindicated in persons seeking to get pregnant. Cat's claw has been documented with chemicals which can reduce platelet aggregation and thin the blood. It is contraindicated in persons with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia. Drug Interactions: Based upon animals studies, cat's claw may protect against gastrointestinal damage associated with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. May potentiate coumadin and blood-thinning drugs. Other Observations: Cat's claw requires sufficient stomach acid to help break down the tannins and alkaloids during digestion and to aid in absorption. Avoid taking capsules at the same time as antacids.  Large dosages of cat's claw (3-4 gram dosages) have been reported to cause some abdominal pain or gastrointestinal problems including diarrhea (due to the tannin content of the vine bark). The diarrhea or loose stools tend to be mild and go away with continued use. Discontinue use or reduce dosage if diarrhea persists longer than 3-4 days.]

(7)15g-Smilax/Sarsaparilla (tu fu ling) Buhner p131 425-500mg 1-4 capsules 3-4x daily for 8-12 mos (not w/bismuth); Tierra p80: 15-60g [] [CAUTION: Sarsaparilla may interact with Aloe --] (nuherbs P15830)

(2)4g-Eleuthero/Siberian Ginseng (Wu Jia Shen; si wu jia; ci wu jia) Buhner p134 for those with severe fatigue. std 0.8% 450mg 2 caps 4x for 8-12 mos; Tierra p112: 3-12g [  Q: Is Ci wu jia the same as Wu jia pi? A: No. Ci wu jia is Eleutherococos senticosus root and Wu jia pi is Acanthopanax gracilistylus root-bark. They are from different plants, have different properties, and are not medicinal substitutes.] (nuherbs P12475)

(4)8g-Stephania (han fang ji) Buhner p145,153 non-std 1-4 "00" (approx 500mg) capsules 3-4x daily beginning at the lowest dose and working up; Tierra p106: 3-9g; for eye or ear problems [Careful: common mistake is substituting  guang fang ji, which contains Aristolochic Acid and causes kidney failure] (mayway 5746SF) (nuherbs P15980); Buhner p153 says that PF/Plum Flower brand is stringently tested, and says that all manufacturers' LAB TESTED versions of stephania in U.S. are being tested to make sure that guang fang ji isn't being substituted for for han fang ji). Perhaps it's best to get PF Stephania.

(5)9g-Andrographis (chuan xin lian) Buhner p88 std 10% 400mg 3x daily; in acute conditions 1000-2000mg 3-4x daily (1-4 capsules 3-4x daily for 8-12 mos); 9-15g non-standardized whole herb (nuherbs P10450)

(7)16g(temp, then less unless reinfected)-Astragalus (huang qi) Buhner p125 begin with 1000mg 3x daily and work up to 4000mg 4x daily for at least 60 days, then decrease if desired to a lower dose. Take for 8-12 mos p124-5 (also see Buhner website); Tierra p185: 9-30g (nuherbs P10980)

(5)9g-Artemisia annua (qing hao)  Buhner p184 27g whole herb for 30-40 days; Tierra p84: 3-9g; limited time? [Ching hao Ching-hao refers to the tops of Artemisia annua (the species name refers to its growth as an annual). The Chinese name (pinyin: qinghao). Ching-hao is mainly obtained from Artemisia annua, but this is not the sole xsource: it is also obtained from A. apiacea, A. scoparia, and other Artemisia species that are collected locally for ching-hao in different parts of China. In Taiwan, Artemisia capillaris (yinchenhao) is used as a substitute, which also illustrates the similarities of these two species that are differentiated in the Materia Medica. Chinese investigations have concluded that only Artemisia annua should be used for ching-hao when its application is dependent on content of artemisinin, which is not found in all species.] (nuherbs P10820)

(5)10g-Dandelion (pu gong ying) Tierra p70: 10-30g for liver detox (nuherbs P16060)

(3)6g-Lonicera flower/Honeysuckle (jin yin hua) p69: 6-15g (nuherbs P13650)

(3)6g-Lonicera stem (Ren Dong Teng/jin yin teng) for arthralgia of Lyme (nuherbs 013640)

(2)3g-Asploidis/Gardenia fruit (zhi zi) Tierra p47,64: 3-12g (nuherbs P12880)

(5)10g-Isatis root (ban lan gen) Tierra p71: 10-30g (nuherbs P13350)

(5)10g-Isatis leaf (da qing ye) Tierra p71: 9-15g (nuherbs P13340)

(2)3g-Phellodendron (huang bai) Tierra p64: 3-9g (nuherbs P14710)

(2)3g-Coptis/Chinese Goldthread (huang lian) Tierra p64: 1-9g (or Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, Phellodendron, Barberry root, etc. p64) (nuherbs P11990) [40mg root per 2 capsules is in Zyflamend]

(2)3g-Scute/Scutellaria/Chinese Skullcap Root (huang qin) Tierra p64,p62: 3-9g (for lungs see p63; cancer p64) (nuherbs P15730) [20mg Baikal Skullcap root is in Zyflamend]

(2)3g-Forsynthia fruit (lian qiao) Tierra p70: 3-12g (see Treat Lyme Disease with Over-The-Counter Chinese Herbal Medicines.htm by Luke J. Terry; (nuherbs P12810)

(5)9g-rehmannia (Sheng Di Huang/di huang -shen) 9-15g for kidneys and liver support  (nuherbs P15390)

(2)3g-Frankincense/Boswellia carterii resin (ru xiang) can also help by improving blood circulation to joints; Tierra p165,166: 3-9g (mayway 5937SF)

(2)3g-Myrrh/Commiphora myrrha resin/Guggul (mo yao) can also help by improving blood circulation to joints; Tierra p165: 3-9g (mayway 5938SF)

(3)6g-Garlic/Allium Sativus (dan suan) Tierra p262: 6-15g

(5)10g-Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

If needed -- 
Teasel Root (Dipsacus fullonum) Buhner p157-8;  
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) Buhner p186; [
Some sources state that boneset should not be taken for longer than two weeks at a time. Others say that continual use of boneset should be limited to a few weeks, at the most. No form of boneset is recommended for chronic use that lasts longer than six months]

Arthritis And Inflammation Reducing Supplements

Boswellia/Frankincense and Myrrh ( also help reduce inflammation (they're oil-soluble, so open capsules and mix in CP EV olive oil). 3/d each.

Stinging Nettles leaf (Urtica Dioica) [Buhner p159: 1200mg/d for arthritic Lyme]; 1/2, 1/2tsp (means 1/2tsp AM + 1/2tsp PM) mixed in CP EV olive oil for arthritic Lyme; [Organic Nettle Leaf Powder; Botanical Name: Urtica dioica; Origin: Bulgaria; Size:1 lb; SKU:209460-51; $8.55; 5/$8.12; 25/$7.27; 1 lb. of Organic Nettle Leaf Powder; Common Names: Stinging nettle, common nettle, greater nettle];

Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root) for arthritic Lyme per Buhner p157-8: [20g/d of whole herb Xu Duan; 20/5=4g/d of 5:1 extract (2g AM, 2g PM or 4 scoops/d using the scoop that Mayway sends you)]; water soluble -- mix in your green drink or with pure water; []; Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root) for arthritic Lyme per Buhner [20g/d of whole herb Xu Duan; 20/5=4g/d of 5:1 extract (2g AM, 2g PM)]; [Xu Duan, concentrated extract powder, Dipsacus asper root, Dipsacus / Teasel Root, Plum Flower®, #5662C, 100 gram bottle, $12.00]; [;]; [E52700 Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root), Herbal Times® Herbal Extracts (Single Herb) Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root), 5:1 Single Herb Extract Powder / Dipsacus asper; Radix; Item Code: E52700, Unit Size: 100 Grams, $6.99]; [];

Zyflamend, New Chapter 120 hexane-Free Softgel Capsules [Take one softgel two times daily. Take in the middle of a larger meal with an 8 oz glass of water; [NCR-04054, New Chapter Zyflamend, 120 hexane-Free Softgel Capsules NC-4054 $36.57*.84 = $30.72]; [NWC200, Zyflamend Whole Body 180 sgels $51.57; $36.57/120];, [NWC 3040527, New Chapter Zyflamend, 180Softgels, $53.35; $37.83/120]; [NWC 3040541, New Chapter Zyflamend® -- 120 Softgels, $32.91];; Swanson [NWC024, $36.57];

Devil's Claw [used to treat the pain & inflammation of rheumatism & arthritis. Maintains healthy fluid in the knee] [see also row# 305]; [Buhner's bk: 2,2 w/food (or may cause stomach upset) for Arthritic Lyme]; [maybe take 1,1 Willow Bark extract, also]; [NTW 4610008, Nature's Way Devil's Claw Standardized, 90Capsules, $8.97]; [54731, Nature's Way - Standardized Devil's Claw, 90Capsules, $9.14]; iherb [NWY-61000, Nature's Way Devil's Claw Standardized, 90 Capsules, 350mg 1.5% plus 180mg whole herb, $11.96*.86=$10.29];

White Willow Bark Extract, (COX-2 inhibitor; good for prostate, colon cancer; joint, muscle, toothache pain, dentist/dental work) Can use this with Zyflamend, if want. [Take with food to avoid stomach irritation. Don't take too often or much because your liver has to break this down] [Note: don't use willow bark or aspirin w/flu; see 1918 homeopathic flu articles] [too much saliycilate (Aspercream, Pepto bismuth, aspirin, willow bark, etc. can cause ringing of ears]; [Swanson Superior Herbs White Willow Bark Extract, SWH148, 500mg, qty120caps, $6.99 [standardized for 15% salicin]

Homeopathic Arnica montana systemically (Hyland's pellets/tablets) and topically (Boiron ointment) help some people with arthritis. Ruta grav helps with tendonitis. Hyland's Bryonia helps with pinched nerves, joint pain.

Eliminate or greatly Reduce soy; makes thyroid and arthritis worse.

Organic Ginger, Garlic and Cayenne/Habenero reduces inflammation, helps arthritis, flu, coughs, colds, lung and sinus infections, cancer.

Curcumin and Quercetin mixed in Cold Pressed EV Olive Oil (they're oil-soluble) reduce inflammation. Milk Thistle helps detoxify the liver (it's also oil-soluble.)

* Curcumin (yu jin) 400-600mg/d [3/d] with 250-750mg/d Bromelain (Buhner p161) mixed with pure fish oil or EV olive oil (fish oil is better, since it will help joint and other inflammation -- take full spectrum vitamin E with fish oil to prevent it from oxidizing in your body).
* Quercetin [3/d] mixed with oil
* Devil's Claw 1-2g 3 times a day (Buhner p159)
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(nuherbs P13350) Ban Lan Gen (Northen) (true) (Isatis Root) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P10450) Chuan Xin Lian (Andrographis) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P13340) Da Qing Ye (Isatis Leaf) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P15390) Di Huang -sheng (Rehmannia Root) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P15045) Hu Zhang (Japanese Knotweed Rhizome) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P14710) Huang Bai (Phellodendron Bark) 1lb 2
(nuherbs P11990) Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 1lb 2
(nuherbs P10980) Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) 1lb 7
(nuherbs P15730) Huang Qin (Chinese Skullcap Root) 1lb 2
(nuherbs P13650) Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower) 1lb 3
(nuherbs 013640) Jin Yin Teng / Ren Dong Teng (Honeysuckle Stem) 1lb. 3
(nuherbs P12810) Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 1lb 2
(nuherbs P16060) Pu Gong Ying (Dandelion) 1lb 5
(nuherbs P10820) Qing Hao (Sweet Wormwood) 1lb. 5
(nuherbs P15830) Tu Fu Ling (Chinese Smilax Rhizome) 1lb 7
(nuherbs P12475) Wu Jia Shen (Siberian Ginseng) 1lb 2
(nuherbs P12880) Zhi Zi (Gardenia Fruit) 1lb 2 $7.90

(mayway 5746SF) PF Han Fang Ji, unsulfured herb 4lb
(mayway 5937SF) PF Ru Xiang, unsulfured herb 2lb
(mayway 5938SF) PF Mo Yao, unsulfured herb 2lb
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Chinese Medicine: The Powerful Heat Clearing Anti-Viral Herbs
by Christopher Gussa

The Chinese herbs in this formula are:
* Ban Zhi Lian (Chinese Barbed Skullcap - whole plant)
* Xia Ku Cao (Chinese Prunella Vulgaris - Flower Spikes)
* Da Qing Ye (Isatas or Chinese "Woad" leaves)
* Mu Dan Pi. (Root bark of the Mountain Tree Peony)
* Jin Qian Cao (Chinese Coin Grass)

There is also a small amount of Gan Cao (Chinese Licorice Root) added to make the herbs work together better as a unit and to extend the length of their action.

The final herb used is not Chinese at all but the root of a Western Rocky Mountain plant called "Osha" (Ligusticum porteri).

Anyone with knowledge of Chinese herbs and of tincturing them (with vegetable glycerin or vodka) can make this formula. The herbs are all used in equal parts except for Gan Cao (Chinese Licorice) which is about ¼ of a part (adding each together from separately tinctured herbal liquids). I must warn you; this tastes quite bad and is very bitter so I always recommend a glass of water or juice as a chaser! The dose can be a teaspoon to up to a tablespoon 2-3 times a day when working on first signs of an acute infection. (Note: you can make a decoction of roots and stems and infuse flowers and leaves, instead).
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