Source for Uncaria rhynchophylla

by | Jul 24, 2016 | cat's claw, Herbs, neuro/brain fog, Symptoms | 20 comments

Dear Stephen,
I’m having trouble locating Uncaria rhynchophylla as a separate product from Uncaria tomentosa — as recommended for neuroborreliosis in the 2nd edition of Healing Lyme — do you have a source?

Stephen’s response:
You can get it from 1st Chinese herbs (Use coupon code “LYME” at checkout to receive 10% off all lyme herbs). I have asked Woodland Essence to begin tincturing it and I believe they may have some, as well.

  • 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.

    He was 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

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  1. Mindy Sonnen

    What do you recommend for pain for Lyme Disease? My joints hurt and nothing words.
    Thank you.

  2. healing lyme admin

    Hi Mindy,
    Please check the Healing Lyme book for the herbal protocol and you can also check the archives at – use the search tool to see what Stephen has suggested for joint pain.

  3. Alicia

    I just found Montana Farmacy carries tinctured Uncaria rhynchophylla. It is hard to find.

  4. Y Favor

    Hi there,
    the only symptom the protocol doesnt seem to touch is the stabbing pinching ice picking pain all over my body; is there anything i can add to help this? Im doing JK,CC, skullcap,danshen,licorice,sida,stepahnia and eleuthero.
    will really appreciate your advice!

  5. Dee

    Lots of people find help with Kratom, a strange and ancient plant, for energy, mood, pain and sedation. There is a bit to learn about it before you buy it. I have heard quite a few people say it gave them their life back.

  6. Dee

    Try kratom, research it first, many great review with Lymes!

  7. Joe

    I ordered from stuff from the Etsy store and it was very weak compared to Woodland Essence. I would stay away from that place.

  8. Pierre-Yves

    Stop drinking milk, and eating cheese.
    And start drinking harpagophytum tea for join pains.

  9. Karl Orsech

    Chinese Herbs liefert nicht nach Deutschland, ich habe bei Bristol Botanicals Ltd bestellt.
    Mit Gruss, Karl

  10. Elizabeth

    Uncaria rhynchophylla is part of the core protocol, and it is also in the extended protocol. Does one add the recommended core protocol dosage to the recommended extended protocol dosage?

  11. Kim Foran

    I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritus which caused sever pain. I did some reading and as a result dried all dairy. It worked wi sees for me and now I’m drug and pain free.

  12. Dr. Zenia Richler

    Be very careful with Kratom, my body didn’t like it at all and there is a lot out there on kidney and Liver damage with it. If you don’t feel right quit taking it. Listen to our body. Some people do well on it just be very cautious.

  13. Dr. Zenia Richler

    I find woodland essence to be of superior quality.

  14. Mike Grellner

    I ordered the Uncaria rhynch. powder from woodland essense. Does anyone know the recommended dosage of this (amount of powder and number of times per day) for neuroborreliosis?

  15. Olie

    Hi. I am from EU. I used to buy Uncaria Rhynchophylla from one of 2 recommended stores in Poland. I was satisfied overall.
    Recently I bought it from the second store. Both were powdered form. I am wondering about the difference. The first was dark brown and had no significant smell and taste. The latter powder is light brown and have significant odor and its taste is as well quite significant (the same taste as is the odor). I asked the store and they checked it and they used to have this product since ever with this light color/odor.

    Perhaps somebody here could tell me what color/odor/taste does your Uncaria Rhynchophylla have?

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