Lyme herbs source in the UK

by | Jan 28, 2011 | Columns, getting herbs outside u.s., Healing Lyme, Herbs

Dear Stephen,
I have had lyme for twelve years but was bitten again in ’03 in Canada. I have traveled to Germany for treatment after an intensive course of IV and oral antibiotics. But after nearly dying with sepsis I have decided once I finish my latest course to try your protocol. I have six co-infections. Here in the UK it is so difficult as we only have one LLMD and its not a well known disease, yes we’re growing in numbers rapidly but you know the story. I have tried the sites you recommend for your three core protocol herbs. Unfortunately they don’t deliver to the UK. They are far more expensive here, too. The fact that we need to build up to so many capsules is a bit daunting, in terms of the cost here. Do you know of anywhere I could buy in bulk that would deliver to the UK? As my lyme is very neurological I’m finding it difficult to think of how many to order, not wanting to under order or buy so many and risk the chance I may not be able to tolerate some…..what would you recommend? Thank you for your very informative book, I recommended it to my nutritionist who found it eye opening, too, not having ANY knowledge of lyme. It’s heading to conferences in London along with her now.


Stephen’s response:
I would suggest you look for knotweed in the UK as it is an invasive there as it is here and harvest the root yourself. (Collect the root anytime, however it is strongest in spring. It should be cut up and air dried out of the sun; I would not use a sauna. Buy 00 capsules, fill and take as directed in the book OR take 1 tbl 3-4x daily blended in juice). I am not all that up on sources for herbs in the UK, sorry.

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner

    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.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

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Stephen Buhner has retired from answering questions here, but this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is kept open so readers can access vital information in the archives, communicate with each other in the comments section, and find herbs, books + lyme adjuncts in our directory. If you want to reach Stephen, please try contacting him through his personal website at

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