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Healing Lyme
Malaria and artemisinin
with Stephen Harrod Buhner, master herbalist


Dear Stephen,
I have used the Buhner protocol for chronic Lyme Disease, with much success. Now I am in East Africa…evidence that I have regained my health! I had malaria (Plasmodium falciparum) which has cleared with traditional medicine. A friend is shipping me some herbs now. I am wondering if I can use artemisinin for prevention. If so, what is the dosage? What other herbs? Otherwise, I will keep artemisinin in my medicine cabinet if I get malaria again. Any suggestions?

Stephen’s response:
Yes, you can use artemisinin for malaria prevention. I also recommend cryptolepis. But the artemisinin is easier to carry overseas and is what I would primarily recommend for that reason. Cryptolepis is harder to get. The artemisinin dosage for prevention in a malarial habitat: take 800 mg daily for three days, repeat every two weeks.

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  • angela shore

    November 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I am traveling to Kerala India in Dec. I have a bottle of artemisinin. Should I take dosage before departing for India? When should one take for anti-malaria?
    thanks so much,

  • earthwalker

    November 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Angela,
    As Stephen says above, you can take 800 mg daily for three days, then repeat every two weeks. It seems like it would make sense to start the first dose before leaving for Kerala. But if you want to be sure, you should write Stephen directly through his website. See the link below his photo, above right, for his contact info. Have fun in India!

  • Katherine Chen

    November 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hello Stephen,
    I am travelling to Tanzania and the doctor has prescribe me with Malarone. I am wondering if I can take artemisinin 800mg the same time as I am taking Malarone? Or should I take artemisinin three days prior before I start the course of Malarone? Thank you.

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