Teasel draws out bacteria and viruses from organs?

by | Nov 10, 2011 | Co-Infections, Columns, Healing Lyme, Herbs, teasel root, The Basics, tinctures/decoctions, viral infections | 2 comments

Dear Stephen,
It has been suggested I use teasel while treating for coinfections of lyme as it draws the bacteria out of organs and makes them easier to kill. Do you have experience with teasel? Is there anything I need to be careful of while taking it? Do you know of any non-alcoholic tinctures available? Thank you for your time.

Stephen’s response:
In my experience teasel is most effective for helping with arthritic symptoms from lyme; I don’t know of any contraindications. Here is a source for a glycerite of teasel, normally you should increase dosage intake if using glycerites by 1/3 as they are less strong than alcohol tinctures.

[Editor’s note: This reader wrote in afterwards to report that she experienced the worst herpes outbreak of her life after taking teasel. She felt the teasel drew out the herpes and wanted to warn others of this potential.]

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 is no longer living and this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is closed to new questions. It will be kept on our website 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 read more of Stephen’s writings, please see his website at: stephenharrodbuhner.com.

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  1. pascal

    The alcohol of tinctures can be eliminated by leaving it evaporate in a wide shallow glass prior to ingestion for at least 1/2 hour. The taste of it completely disappear.

  2. Tereza

    Hi, I don’t remember if it caused me a herpes outbreak while I was using the tincture for the lyme, but I can certainly say I haven’t had facial herpes for years afterwards (Had been suffering from it from my early childhood), so I guess I have a very opposite experience.

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