Ricksettia infection in gut

by | Jan 6, 2013 | bacterial infections, Co-Infections, Columns, Healing Lyme | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
My husband has a chronic ricksettial infection that we thought for years was Crohn’s. Do you have any recommendations for herbal treatments for that?

Stephen’s response:
1) Tincture blend of bidens pilosa (fresh plant tincture only), salvia miltiorrhiza (dan shen), angelica sinensis 1/2 tsp 3x daily. If you can’t get the bidens, just skip it for now. (equal parts all herbs)
2) Tincture blend of Chinese skullcap, cordyceps, kudzu, rhodiola, equal parts, 1/2 tsp 3x daily.
3) Tincture blend of houttuynia, isatis, licorice ½ tsp 3x daily

All for 60 days, that should take care of it but you can go longer if need be. You will probably have to order the herbs separately and mix them yourself. Sage Woman Herbs will have most of these, woodlandessence.com will have most of the rest, here is a source for kudzu: http://www.herbalremedies.com/kudzu-supplement-tincture.html.


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 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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