Low white blood cells

by | Jan 13, 2013 | Autoimmune Disease, Columns, Healing Lyme, Symptoms | 3 comments

Dear Stephen,
I am wondering what you can suggest for a drop in white blood cells – I need to increase my immunity. Thank you!

Stephen’s response:
Cat’s claw, eleuthero, ashwagandha, rhodiola, cordyceps, astragalus – all of these will raise white blood cell counts. Echinacea angustifolia will as well but it is more of a stimulant. The others are tonics. Echinacea purpurea is useless for this unless you use formulations that are not available in the US. I would use tinctures for this purpose.

  • 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.

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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. Jackie Sachs

    Dear Stephen,
    In the case of Neutropenia would you recommend Andrographis to increase the amount of white blood cells and neutrophils?
    Your advice and recommendation appreciated.
    Thank you.

  2. monika

    Did you ever get a response to this?

  3. David Fyfe

    I would like to know this

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