Dear Stephen,
I have read your book but I can’t find anything about how to handle the use of herbs in case of co-infection. Should you eat the specific herbs connected to the co-infections along with the core protocol, or should you start treating co-infections first? Can the herbs specific for co infections also be taken along with long term antibiotics like clarithromycin or tetracycline? I have mycoplasma, bartonella and Chlamydia trachomatis. The blood tests also show that I have had Chlamydia pneumoniae. However, I can’t find any specific herbs for Chlamydia trachomatis. What do you suggest?

Stephen’s response:
Yes, you take the herbs for co-infections along with the core protocol herbs. Yes, they can be taken along with long term antibiotics.
For chlamydia
Luteolin 200-400 mg daily, cryptolepis 1/2 tsp 3x daily.
The luteolin is ridiculously expensive, nevertheless it does work.

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of twenty-three books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections.

    Stephen comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.

    Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

    He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

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