Citrobacter freundii

by | Oct 27, 2016 | bacterial infections, Co-Infections | 4 comments

Dear Stephen,
I am a 29 year old who experienced no health issues until I had the MMR injection last May. I had an anaphylactic reaction and my health quickly declined. To date I have been diagnosed with bartonella, borrelia and babesia, heavy metals, an overgrowth of bad bugs in the gut and recently Citrobacter freundii. My health was improving initially on my protocol, I consider rmyself lucky to be back at work and living 50% of my normal life. My doctor only recently decided to focus on the Citrobacter freundii and the medication is causing me horrific problems. Research links it to liver failure and lung collapses. Do you know of any natural remedies for this rather resistant bacteria? It has come back positive in a stool and urine sample. Thank you!

Stephen’s response:
The protocol for klebsiella infections in the second edition of the Herbal Antibiotics book is where I would begin. Klebsiella and citrobacter are fairly closely related.


  • 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. Milan Q

    How can one write a question to Stephen Buhner?
    I have got 2 books (2:nd edition of Lyme and Coinfections for Bartonella and Mycoplasma. I have got positive result of Lyme (Elispot +6 burgdorferi ref <2), Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Elispot +12 ref <2), Mycoplasma (IgA 4,548 ref <0,8).
    I have also a Little bit increased result of some viruses, Herpes simplex virus 1/2 (IgA 2,7 times increased)and HHV6 Virus IgG ab 1:320.
    Earlier I have had pos Bartonella (DNA PCR).
    Is it most important to start with bacteria or virus?
    In what order is best to treat bacteria?

    Many thanks to Stephen for his work!

  2. healing lyme admin

    Hello Milan,
    The Buhner Healing Lyme Q & A is closed to new questions. Please search the archives to find past Q & As that might address your question. Best, Julie

  3. Cathy

    Did you ever find any answers to your post. I sound like an exact clone of you.

  4. phyllis vos

    Dear Stephen

    I just finished a Lyme Protocol with local special. My borelia,
    mycoplasma, anaplasma, rocket mountain, protozoa , and babesia
    are gone. I visited with someone who had strep and staph and
    immediately got strep throat. I have struggled a long time with
    strep and staph virus. Do you know any new or old herbs that
    would wipe them out. Secondly what can I take to improve my
    immune system and my nervous system? I had lymphoma some years ago and know my immune system is not good. My central nervous system is not good; I do take alot of lion’s manne. Is there anything else that would help. You have so much knowledge and thank you for allowing us to write to you . Grateful toyou

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