Lyme Disease is a very common tick-borne illness, with over 200,000 cases occurring in the United States each year. The illness is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi - which can be transmitted to humans and animals through certain infected ticks. Typically, Lyme Disease is treated with prescription antibiotics, which help to kill off the B. burgdorferi from the body.
While most people treated with antibiotics recover from Lyme completely, these antibiotics can sometimes cause negative side effects, particularly in the realm of gut health. Antibiotics also can’t always eliminate all traces of B. burgdorferi from the body. There’s even a term for Lyme cells that can’t be eliminated because of this antibiotic resistance: they’re known as persister cells.
Because of all this, top scientists in the field are increasingly turning to plant-based, herbal formulas to treat Lyme Disease. The following three herbs in particular have been shown in studies to be very effective at healing Lyme. Not only can these herbs help relieve Lyme Disease naturally, they also benefit the entire body in a holistic manner, improving overall health across the board.
The 3 Best Herbs for treating Lyme Naturally are:
Japanese Knotweed is a very common perennial plant, but science is just catching on to its amazing antibacterial capabilities. In a recent in-vitro study, researchers found that Japanese Knotweed was actually more effective in eliminating Lyme disease bacteria than doxycycline and cefuroxime (two of the most common Lyme antibiotics). Japanese knotweed is also rich in the potent antioxidant resveratrol, which may support further heart and brain health benefits.
Cat's Claw, or Uncaria tomentosa is a tropical vine that gets its name from its hooked thorns, which resemble the claws of a cat. Medicinal use of Cat's Claw dates back over 2000 years to the indigenous peoples of South and Central America, who frequently used it to ward off disease. Cat's Claw is still used today in herbalism for a variety of ailments, but shows particular promise in Lyme Disease. Researchers from Johns Hopkins recently found that Cat’s Claw can kill B. burgdorferi (the bacteria that causes Lyme).
Sida Acuta has been used for generations due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Today, this herb is becoming renowned for it's ability to protect and preserve the health of red blood cells in the body. Sida Acuta is recommended by Marty Ross MD in his Lyme Support Protocol, and by several other Lyme-specialist doctors. Used in combination with the other herbs above, Sida Acuta is a potent herb for Lyme recovery.
The Best Way to Use These Herbs
Now you know the best herbs to heal Lyme disease naturally – but not all herbal formulas are created equal. It’s important to get a high-quality herbal extract to ensure the most potent healing effect. Furthermore, these herbs work best when used in conjunction with one another.
That’s why we at Samsara Herbs created our best-selling Tick Recovery and Tick Immune Support Formulas. These formulas combine potent extracts from all of the herbs above, as well as other herbs famous for their Lyme-fighting abilities, like Dokudami and Stevia.