Clerodendrum inerme or Glory Bower plant

by | Nov 18, 2012 | Columns, Healing Lyme, Herbs, miscellaneous | 9 comments

Dear Stephen,
One of my friends who practices siddha medicine in India has suggested I try Clerodendrum inerme or Glory Bower plant. I would like to know your opinion on this. Based on the research paper below it says that it is effective against gram positive bacteria. How effective this will be for lyme and co-infections? I’m looking for a source to buy. Do you know where can I get this in the states? Here is the research paper. Here are the preparation steps.

Stephen’s response:
I am not up on that herb, so can’t really give much feedback on it. Sorry.


  • Stephen Harrod Buhner

    Stephen Harrod Buhner was an Earth poet and an award-winning author of twenty-four 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 came 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, was 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 lectured 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.

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  1. riverspirit

    Hello ~ There is an herbalist/medical astrologer named Ingrid Naiman who might be your best source of information on such questions about siddha medicine. Here is one of her websites:

    She is a prolific writer and researcher.

  2. hay

    clerodendrum inerme WILL WILL WILL help you. 50 small leaves or 20 big leaves -liquidise in a little water then strain. take this 2x per week for a month ,then once a week till symptoms are gone. helped my son with tourettes that i believe is caused by bacteria.

  3. Louise

    My 11 year old daughter has motor/vocal ticcing symptoms that our LLMD says are due to her lyme/bartonella infection. We are treating her at the moment with abx, and are also using several herbs recommended by Stephen Buhner. I have heard that C. inerme helps with ticcing. I would love to be able to find some.

  4. richard

    Hi Louise,

    Hope you are ok.

    Regarding Clerodendrum Inerme, were you able to get it for your daughter?

    We live in The Netherlands, Europe. It looks like I was able to import it for my son.



  5. ed

    How do I secure Clerodendrum inerme to help with my daughter’s motor tic

    Please let me know. We live in the US

  6. erin

    Where did you get the leaves? I’m in the U.S…

  7. Erin

    You can get the plant in the U.S. from That is where I got it for my son’s Tourette/tics.

  8. Anne

    Erin, in what form did you give it to him? I have seen a homeopathic remedy recommended, or dried leaves in a capsule. How did you prepare it?

  9. Pimrak

    Hi hope I am not too late for this discussion. Can you recommend what is the best way? I saw how to make 30c potency in YouTube. Show I do that or just give him dried leave in capsule?

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