Effect on liver and kidney

by | Mar 1, 2012 | CORE PROTOCOL, Herbs, liver/kidney/bladder, Symptoms | 1 comment

Dear Stephen,
I have started to read your book “Healing Lyme” and am finding it fascinating, and I have not even gotten to the protocol. I find myself having some sort of respect for the organism that has destroyed my life. It’s very strange, in a good way. I have started some experimentation with the herbs and tindamax. It seems to be working! How do these herbs effect the liver and kidneys? How do you know if you are taking too much? Thank you for your insight into this perplexing illness.

Stephen’s response:
In general, the herbs actually help liver function, in a few instances (if you have existing Hep C) they can aggravate them. In general I suggest starting with low doses and working up. That way you will find your correct dosage. If you go higher and feel a lot worse, go back down.

  • 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 stephenharrodbuhner.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Anne

    You mention that most of the herbs in your protocols are helpful to the liver, but what about the kidneys? Can any of these herbs be a strain on the kidneys? Or are they also helpful in this area too?

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