• Estrogen dominance and andrographis Estrogen dominance and andrographis
    Dear Stephen, I have very low levels of estrogen and progesterone, although my estrogen levels are higher. I am concerned about andrographis' potential effects on my progesterone levels.
  • Biopure tincture dosages Biopure tincture dosages
    Dear Stephen, I was given andrographis and Japanese knotweed as Biopure tinctures from my doctor before I was aware of "Healing Lyme." I was wondering if you could provide a number of drops to be taken per day.
  • Andrographis for flu virus? Andrographis for flu virus?
    Dear Stephen, Members in my community are coming down with a severe flu that tests negative for swine flu. Is andrographis appropriate to try?
  • Lyme protocol Lyme protocol
    Dear Stephen, If one is able to tolerate it, do you still recommend Andrographis or are the potential risks greater than the potential benefits? Should these herbs be taken with or without food?
  • Clarifications on protocol Clarifications on protocol
    Dear Stephen, I have several questions on your protocol: Can the full dosages be maintained beyond 2 months and until the infections are completely eradicated?
  • Andrographis and MS Andrographis and MS
    Dear Stephen, The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database states Andrographis (and Cat's Claw) should not be taken if you have an autoimmune disease, such as MS. Can you please comment on this.
  • Andrographis long term? Andrographis long term?
    Dear Stephen, The label on the Nature's Way Andrographis states, "Not for long term use". I called Nature's Way and they said not to take the herb for more than 4 weeks. What is your take on this?
  • Reaction to lyme herbs Reaction to lyme herbs
    Dear Stephen, I just started taking the herbs yesterday and only took one of each. Last night I had the chills all night and I had very minor heart palpitations.
  • Andrographis severe skin reaction Andrographis severe skin reaction
    Dear Stephen, After starting andrographis (1, 2x day) I developed a severe rash/hives...Is there anything recommended to quell the itching and hasten healing?
  • Herbal Protocol: Buhner Healing Lyme Herbal Protocol: Buhner Healing Lyme
    Comprehensive program of potent herbs that can be used either alone or in combination with antibiotics for healing Lyme disease and co-infections.
  • Andrographis NOT for chronic Lyme? Andrographis NOT for chronic Lyme?
    Dear Stephen, It was posted (on another site) that you said andrographis is good for acute lyme but that it wasn't showing results for chronic lyme. Is this true?
  • Buhner Healing Lyme program Buhner Healing Lyme program
    Herb sources for the treatment protocol outlined in the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
  • Elevated liver enzymes Elevated liver enzymes
    Dear Stephen, In the past when people have reported elevated liver enzymes, you have leaned toward andrographis as the possible culprit - is this still the case?
  • Is andrographis a diuretic? Is andrographis a diuretic?
    Dear Stephen, I Just started with andrographis and I seem to be having problems with frequent urination and feeling the urge to go. Does andrographis act as a diuretic?
  • Andrographis and elevated liver enzymes Andrographis and elevated liver enzymes
    Dear Stephen, My daughter is on the Cowden protocol and has had slightly raised liver enzymes. She recently added andrographis and her liver enzymes are now even higher.
  • Andrographis and stephania for ALS-type Lyme? Andrographis and stephania for ALS-type Lyme?
    Dear Stephen, Will andrographis and stephania work well on their own, without cat's claw and knotweed? I read in your book that stephania inhibits cytokine production and andrographis does as well.
  • Andrographis and aspirin allergy Andrographis and aspirin allergy
    Dear Stephen, Are you aware of any relationship between aspirin allergy and andrographis, or for that matter any of the herbs in the protocol?
  • Andrographis with Cowden herbs Andrographis with Cowden herbs
    Dear Stephen, My daughter's LLMD has had her on the Cowden Protocol and now wants her to add andrographis. Is andrographis safe with the Cowden herbs and how should it be spaced?
  • Andrographolide content in bulk andrographis Andrographolide content in bulk andrographis
    Dear Stephen, Would you know the approximate content of andrographolides in the Andrographis whole bulk herb ?
  • Am I herxing? Discomfort - new user Am I herxing? Discomfort – new user
    Dear Stephen, I started your herb protocol and within hours all the affected areas began to kick up. Am I herxing with bacteria die off or am I just aggravating those little buggers so they burrow deeper?
  • Core protocol side effects Core protocol side effects
    Dear Stephen, I started on the 3 core protocol herbs about a month that I'm at 500mg of each of these 4x per day I'm getting one humdinger of a sore throat.
  • Wasting time and resources? Wasting time and resources?
    Dear Stephen, I started your herbal program at least a year ago and have only ramped up to 4 Sarsaparilla 3x day and 2 Resveratrol 3x day. Have I been wasting my time by not including the other herbs?
  • High blood pressure High blood pressure
    Dear Stephen, I started the Lyme Protocol a little over a week ago. I started with the Andrographis...I was then on the Cat's Claw for 2 days when I noticed my blood pressure spiked to 139/85.
  • Andrographis and antibiotics Andrographis and antibiotics
    Dear Stephen, I understand andrographis contains calcium and calcium interferes with the absorption of Doxyclycline. Is it counterproductive to be taking both at the same time?
  • Strange (good) reaction to andrographis Strange (good) reaction to andrographis
    Dear Stephen, An hour after my first dose of andrographis I had the most amazing reaction: I felt GREAT. I'm normally pessimistic, anxious and introverted; I suddenly became positive, relaxed and chatty.
  • What's with our spots and sore mouths? What’s with our spots and sore mouths?
    Dear Stephen, After several weeks on your protocol both my husband and I developed spots all over our bodies, especially the chest and lower leg fronts. Then came painful welts in our mouths, and sore lips, making it difficult to eat and drink...
  • Reaction to low dose andrographis Reaction to low dose andrographis
    Dear Stephen, I started andrographis this week and had a rather severe emotional reaction: depression, irritability, and insomnia.
  • Getting pregnant with lyme Getting pregnant with lyme
    Dear Stephen, I would like to know if you would suggest a maintenance protocol during pregnancy, I mean, herbs that would not harm the fetus but keep borrelia under control.
  • Herbs against TBE? Herbs against TBE?
    Dear Stephen, I would like to ask about any good anti-viral herb 'specific' against tick-born encephalitis (TBE).
  • Andrographis inhibiting progesterone Andrographis inhibiting progesterone
    Dear Stephen, I was really disappointed today when I read in your book that andrographis can inhibit progesterone. I'm a male with osteoporosis.
  • Intolerance to knotweed? Intolerance to knotweed?
    Dear Stephen, My question now is about knotweed. I could take it for a few months last year in low doses but recently developed a clear reaction to it.
  • Andrographis / herb dosing Andrographis / herb dosing
    Dear Stephen, would it be counterproductive to do a lower dose of andrographis? I am doing other anti-spirochetal protocols as well and my doctor doesn't want to overburden my body.
  • Andrographis / order of herbs Andrographis / order of herbs
    Dear Stephen, Within less than an hour of taking the first dose of andrographis, I felt more nervous than I have ever felt in my life.
  • Re: Your response to my question on hypercoagulation Re: Your response to my question on hypercoagulation
    Dear Stephen, Just for your own information and future reference, I was tested for and was found to have severe hypercoagulation, even after 3 months on andrographis (3 400mg doses, 3x/day).
  • Andrographis allergic reaction Andrographis allergic reaction
    Dear Stephen, I wanted to report to you another allergic reaction to Andrographis - I had a sudden attack of hives that gradually worsened until my whole body was bright red with huge white welts that were extremely hot and itchy.
  • Staying on your protocol Staying on your protocol
    Dear Stephen, I am usually pretty good at staying on the regimen but once every month or two I take a break for a couple of days. I have had a few bad relapses due to this, and am concerned that the herbs only work while they are being taken.
  • Red root and hypercoagulation Red root and hypercoagulation
    Dear Stephen, Red Root encourages blood clotting—and most Lymies actually need blood thinners. What do you think about this?
  • Low blood pressure Low blood pressure
    Dear Stephen, Can andrographis make your blood pressure TOO low? My normal BP is 90 over 60.
  • Translating tincture dosages Translating tincture dosages
    Dear Stephen, Is there some general formula or guideline we can use to convert your whole herb doses to tincture drops?
  • Cooling vs. warming herbs Cooling vs. warming herbs
    Dear Stephen, I've been told that andrographis has a cooling nature according to Chinese medicine theory.