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  • Why is astragalus contraindicated in chronic lyme? Why is astragalus contraindicated in chronic lyme?
    Dear Stephen, I'd love to take astragalus for prevention, but you say not to take it if one has chronic lyme. Is this still true? And if so, why? What does it do that's negative?
  • Astragalus - never indicated for late stage lyme? Astragalus – never indicated for late stage lyme?
    Dear Stephen, I have "chronic lyme" plus many coinfections. The description in your book for astragalus seems to cover many of my symptoms. Is it never indicated in late stage?
  • Astragalus okay after recovered from late stage lyme? Astragalus okay after recovered from late stage lyme?
    Dear Stephen, You advise against astragalus for late-stage infection and up to now I have not taken it. At what point after treatment for late-stage lyme disease is it okay to take astragalus?
  • Astragalus ingredient okay for long-term lyme? Astragalus ingredient okay for long-term lyme?
    Dear Stephen, I have had lyme for 8 years and was recently given an herbal treatment containing astragalus. I have read in your book that this is a contraindication in late stage lyme.
  • Astragalus and cryptolepis Astragalus and cryptolepis
    Dear Stephen, I found another deer tick on me 4 weeks ago. With my past history should I add astragalus and what is the adequate dose for cryptolepis?
  • Recently bitten - help! Recently bitten – help!
    Dear Stephen, This morning I found a tick crawling on my blanket and from the pictures, it looks like a male wood tick. What treatment do you suggest for me?
  • Meningoradiculitis (Bannwarth's syndrome) and bitten again Meningoradiculitis (Bannwarth’s syndrome) and bitten again
    Dear Stephen, In 2004 I suffered from severe meningoradiculitis along with seven others in my area. Was this lyme? I recently found a tick on me, how should I proceed now?
  • Using astralagus Using astralagus
    Dear Stephen, I understand that astralagus can act as a preventive against tick embedding. Can I take it and if so what brand do you recommend and what dosage? Thank you.
  • Carditis and warm/cool herbs Carditis and warm/cool herbs
    Dear Stephen, I noticed that stephania, houttuynia, and artemesia are all "cool" or "cold" herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory. Can you recommend good warming herbs to combine them with?
  • Astragalus okay for Astragalus okay for “accelerated” lyme?
    Dear Stephen, I was recently diagnosed with acute acclerated lyme disease...and wondered if because I was an accelerated case, I needed to be careful with the astragalus as I know it can be contraindicated when you have chronic lyme.
  • Buhner Healing Lyme program Buhner Healing Lyme program
    Herb sources for the treatment protocol outlined in the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
  • Protocol if lyme is detected early Protocol if lyme is detected early
    Dear Stephen, If one has treated very early for lyme do you still recommend following your protocol for at least 60 days?
  • CD57 levels on protocol CD57 levels on protocol
    Dear Stephen, After being on the herbs for 4 months, plus 2 months antibiotics before that, my CD57 levels have only gone up to 17 (from 16). It was 11 before the antibiotics. This is hugely disappointing.
  • Re-Infection during protocol Re-Infection during protocol
    Dear Stephen, I pulled another tick off me yesterday. Damn. Too soon to tell if I was re-infected, but now what?
  • Confused by prior post on pregnancy and herbs Confused by prior post on pregnancy and herbs
    Dear Stephen, Previously you advised that cat's claw, astragalus, eleutherococcus, and stephania show no contraindications for pregnancy but on page 103 cat's claw is contraindicated for pregnancy.
  • Preventing lyme transmission through body fluids Preventing lyme transmission through body fluids
    Dear Stephen, Our 21 year old son was diagnosed last month with chronic Lyme. Is there any herb to keep his future wife from getting infected?
  • Protocol for 4 yr old Protocol for 4 yr old
    Dear Stephen, My 4-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with lyme (tick bite then rash). She's on amoxicillan for 30 days. Which herbs would be best for her?
  • Breastfeeding on protocol Breastfeeding on protocol
    Dear Stephen, I am nursing a 10-month-old. Which herbs can I safely take while breastfeeding and are there any herbs that will help protect the baby or do I just assume the baby is going to come down with it?
  • Orthostatic tachycardia (POTS) Orthostatic tachycardia (POTS)
    Dear Stephen, A year ago I very suddenly developed what has been labeled as P.O.T.S (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). When I sit or stand up my heart rate increases by 20-30 bpm or more.
  • Skin fungi herbs Skin fungi herbs
    Dear Stephen, The only problem that's still with me, is pre-lyme skin fungi (before only in my toes, now in my fingers). I suffer from that in winter only, for more than a decade.
  • Protocol for young children Protocol for young children
    Dear Stephen, My 3 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Lyme and has been on antibiotics (abx) for about 3 months now. I would like to transition her to herbs.
  • Prevention protocol effectiveness Prevention protocol effectiveness
    Dear Stephen, I am wondering about real life examples of the effectiveness of the prevention protocols for both the astragalus and the cat's claw/ andrographis/ homeopathic borrellia nosode protocols.
  • Pregnant with lyme Pregnant with lyme
    Dear Stephen, I found out that I am pregnant. Is there anything I can take—from what I understand lyme can pass on to the baby?
  • Treating other stealth infections with herbs Treating other stealth infections with herbs
    Dear Stephen, I would be very interested to know if you have any experience of treating infections particularly mycoplasma and chlamydia pneumonia with herbs?
  • 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).
  • Question on protocol for prevention Question on protocol for prevention
    Dear Stephen, I am from MN, where we have a large number of ticks and would like to follow your herbal protocol to prevent or lessen the impacts of Lyme-disease infection.
  • Eleuthero as preventive for small kids? Eleuthero as preventive for small kids?
    Dear Stephen, Your core protocol herbs cured my daughter last year of an acute borrelia infection in less than 2 months! Would it be okay for her to take eleuthero as a preventative for about 6-8 months a year?
  • Astragalus for new tick bite? Astragalus for new tick bite?
    Dear Stephen, I read your discussion regarding not using astragalus in late-stage Lyme, but wondered if that still applies in the case of a new tick bite?
  • Chinese herbs Chinese herbs
    Dear Stephen, My question is about Chinese herbs: forsythia, isatis, gardenia, coptis, phellodendron, houttunya, lonicerae.