Root canal and lyme

by | Sep 24, 2011 | Columns, CORE PROTOCOL, Healing Lyme, Herbs | 2 comments

Dear Stephen,
I had a root canal several years ago. I’ve also had 4 wisdom teeth removed. I’m doing well on your protocol and bee venom. I’m worried the lyme spirochetes will hide inside the dental cavitations and come back to haunt me. Can the spirochetes hide there? Do the herbs or the bee venom reach into dental cavitations?

Stephen’s response:
The herbs do reach most of the hard to reach places in the body. I personally would not worry about the dental cavitations at this point.

  • 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

Please note:

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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  1. Walter Sobchak

    Stephen, you are a genius. Thank you.

  2. Heather Solimine

    I’m surprised you don’t think that hidden cavernous infections pose a serious threat to the chronically immuno-suppressed. I am a long time Chronic Lymie, derailed by pharma injury, having intense pain and clear signs of chronic infection in jawbone cavitation infections from pulled wisdom teeth. I take your herbs and many other around the clock for years but still these focal infections rage on.

    We are told these jawbone infections do not receive ample blood supply or access to lympatic drainage. I am currently taking cryptolepis, red root, juniper, Japanese knotweed, reishi, clove, wormwood… what is best for cavernous hard to reach places, systemics or local herbs?

    Thank you kindly!! I am a HuGE long time fan,

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