• Taking artemisia and crypto together Taking artemisia and crypto together
    Dear Stephen, Is it safe to take Artemisia absinthium and cryptolepsis together?
  • Chronic lyme with persistent strep infection Chronic lyme with persistent strep infection
    Dear Stephen, I have chronic lyme disease but one of my most problematic co-infections is strep bacteria. My LLMD thinks that the strep is actually my biggest problem right now.
  • Increased babesia sweats - herx? Increased babesia sweats – herx?
    Dear Stephen, I've been taking cryptolepis for babesia the past two weeks and I'm now having stronger sweats about twice a day. Is this a good thing?
  • Babesia without lyme Babesia without lyme
    Dear Stephen, Please help me. On the right side of my head I have seizure activity, like one is on a jackhammer. Tests show I have significant high levels of babesia, but no lyme.
  • Cryptolepis dose too low to be effective? Cryptolepis dose too low to be effective?
    Dear Stephen, I have been working up my dose of cryptolepsis for babesia. After two months I am only up to eight drops twice a day. Is it helpful at killing babesia at such a comparatively low dose?
  • Treating co-infections first Treating co-infections first
    Dear Stephen, Do you suggest also treating bartonella before lyme? Should I stop the core protocol and treat the co-infections first or add herbs for treating the bartonella and babesia to the core protocol?
  • Where do I start? Where do I start?
    Dear Stephen, I have a lot of infections - lyme, bartonella, babesia, mycoplasma, hhv-6 and ebv. Should I do something broad-spectrum or is there an infection I should focus on first?
  • Cryptolepis for MRSA Cryptolepis for MRSA
    Dear Stephen, My mother has a "Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus" (MRSA) infection that has been there for a year. Do you have a "recommended dose" for treating that with cryptolepis?
  • Bartonella infection Bartonella infection
    Dear Stephen, I have recently been diagnosed with bartonella infections. I would appreciate your recommendations for attacking these critters.
  • 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?
  • Herbs for intracellular infection Herbs for intracellular infection
    Dear Stephen, Which herbs would be good for cat scratch fever infections? Herbs for fighting infections, particularily intracellular organisms, are a preference for this earth grounded patient.
  • My root canal extraction adventure My root canal extraction adventure
    When my front cap unexpectedly came out one day a couple of months ago, I was more than ready to have my 30-year-old root canal extracted.
  • Cryptolepis buchanani Cryptolepis buchanani
    Dear Stephen, I was able to locate Cryptolepis buchanani on the web in capsule form. Is that the same as "Cryptolepis"? And what should be the dosage for fighting babesia?
  • Cytotoxicity of cryptolepis Cytotoxicity of cryptolepis
    Dear Stephen, I have been made aware of an Oxford study stating the cytotoxicity of cryptolepsis. I wanted to get your opinion on the safety of cryptolepsis considering the findings of this study.
  • Cryptolepis during antibiotic treatment Cryptolepis during antibiotic treatment
    Dear Stephen, Would it be advisable to try cryptolepis to treat babesia during antibiotic treatment?
  • Diagnosed with late stage Babesia Diagnosed with late stage Babesia
    Dear Stephen, I've recently been diagnosed with late stage Babesia. My doctor has put me on 3 different antibiotics for this and none have touched it. I need some advice...I'm hoping you can help.
  • Hemo-bartonella Hemo-bartonella
    Dear Stephen, I was recently diagnosed with Hemo-Bartonella or mycoplasma by Fry Labs. I also have Babesia Duncani. What should I add herb -wise for the BLO and Babesia Duncani?
  • Cryptolepis update Cryptolepis update
    Dear Stephen, I haven't been here in awhile, but wanted to give an update. I've been taking cryptolepis for just over a year now.
  • 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?
  • Cryptolepis Cryptolepis
    Dear Stephen, I've been treating Lyme for over a year now with antibiotics, and have made 85% progress. Can I take cryptolepis with antibiotics such as Ceftin? What about Flagyl?
  • Malaria and artemisinin Malaria and artemisinin
    Dear Stephen, I am in East Africa and had malaria which cleared with traditional medicine. I am wondering if I can use artemisinin for prevention. If so, what is the dosage? What other herbs?
  • 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.
  • Chlamydia pneumonaie and porphyria Chlamydia pneumonaie and porphyria
    Dear Stephen, Have you worked with chlamydia pneumoniae, and do you know of herbal, nutritional or homeopathic treatments? Do you know anything about natural treatment for porphyria?
  • Buhner Healing Lyme program Buhner Healing Lyme program
    Herb sources for the treatment protocol outlined in the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
  • LLMD wants to know: why cryptolepis? LLMD wants to know: why cryptolepis?
    Dear Stephen, My LLMD wants to know why you have made the change from artemisia (she uses artemisinin) to cryptolepis as the first herb of choice for Babesia.
  • Babesia: developing resistance to meds and herbs? Babesia: developing resistance to meds and herbs?
    Dear Stephen, I've been diagnosed with Babesia duncani and everyone keeps telling me that unless I continue the prescription drugs with the artemisinin, I will cause the babesia to become resistant.
  • Protocol for young teenage girl Protocol for young teenage girl
    Dear Stephen, My 11-year-old daughter has lyme, bartonella and babesia. Is your herbal protocol safe for her?
  • One year on crypto, need to add artemisinin One year on crypto, need to add artemisinin
    Dear Stephen, I have been on cryptolepis for one year for breathing difficulty...and now through VEGA testing, my body is now calling to add artemisinin. Can I mix both herbs simultaneously?
  • Cortisol properties in stephania root? Cortisol properties in stephania root?
    Dear Stephen, I found that very soon after getting to the 2 stephania 3x day, I was able to lower my hydrocortisone dose to about 12.5 mg. I'm wondering if stephania root has some cortisol-like properties?
  • Mycoplasma Mycoplasma
    Dear Stephen, In June I had some blood microscopy done by a ND. She and I both saw big-time mycoplasma, and I was wondering if that was hindering my recovery.
  • Higher dose for babesia? Higher dose for babesia?
    Dear Stephen, I've been looking at taking cryptolepis for babesia for a 2 week period at the recommended dose of 1 tsp tid. Do you think that it might take a stronger dose to get it?
  • Resveratrol gave me vertigo Resveratrol gave me vertigo
    Dear Stephen, On knotweed I felt fab after a day or so, and then TERRIBLY dizzy for days until I stopped it. I started out slow. Now what? I have no life.
  • 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.
  • Pulsing cryptolepis / toxicity of teasel Pulsing cryptolepis / toxicity of teasel
    Dear Stephen, Should cryptolepis be pulsed? I am so grateful for the relief it is giving me from the babesia. I don't want to stop and risk remission of symptoms.
  • Antibiotic herbs and L. Acidophilus Antibiotic herbs and L. Acidophilus
    Dear Stephen, My main question is about antibiotic herbs and their range of antibiotic qualities—are they as hard on the good bacteria as the Doxycycline is?
  • Anemia / poor circulation Anemia / poor circulation
    Dear Stephen, Is there anything more I can be doing to aid my circulation in the event of fewer red blood cells because of Babesia, or to increase my red blood cell production?
  • Cryptolepis revisited Cryptolepis revisited
    Dear Stephen, I would like to know why you have said not to take cryptolepis for more then 30 days. I understand you feel it is more like a strong drug. Is this true?
  • Herbs for Morgellon's disease? Herbs for Morgellon’s disease?
    Dear Stephen, I am curious whether you have had experience treating Morgellon's Disease with your Healing Lyme protocol.
  • Artesunate vs. artemisinin Artesunate vs. artemisinin
    Dear Stephen, Have you heard of artesunate, and if so, what do you think of it? I've heard it's up to 4x more active in the body than artemisinin.
  • Low dosing of herbs effective? Low dosing of herbs effective?
    Dear Stephen, If ART testing reveals my body only wants 100 mg daily of Artemisinin and only 400 mg Andrographis in six doses (six caps a day) would this still be effective for killing Lyme?