Chikungunya virus protocol

by | Nov 26, 2016 | Co-Infections, Columns, Healing Lyme, viral infections | 5 comments

Dear Stephen,
Have you heard of chikungunya virus and can you recommend herbs to treat it?

Stephen’s response:
What I recommend for chikungunya:

Chikungunya Virus Treatment
Andrographis panniculata: 1-2 600 mg capsules 3-6x daily
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed): 1 TBS root powder 3x daily in liquid or 1 TBS tincture 3x daily or resveratrol tablets made from knotweed root 1000 mg 3-6x daily.
Glycyrrhiza spp (licorice): Tincture, ½ tsp 3-6x daily for 30 days
Salvia miltiorrhiza: Tincture, 1 tsp – 1 TBS, 3-6x daily
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset): strong infusion (tea) 3-6x daily
Neem leaf: strong infusion (tea) 3-6x daily

  • 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.

– Amazon review by Joseph

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

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  1. Micki Peluso

    Hi Stephen,
    I’ve asked this before but didn’t receive an answer. I have chronic long term lyme but due to heart failure, afib and being on coumadin,and beta blockers I am unable to take the herbs that eally kill lyme and its co-infections. Doctors believe the lyme attacked my heart. What can I safely take besides cat’s claw and andrographis(palpitations might set off afib). I also have to be careful of severe herxheimers which I get, due to my weakened heart. Right now I only take Japanese knotwood and L’thutathione in small doses. Most antibiotics are either blood thinners or cause afib. This disease is killing me with no recourse to stop it. Please advise. Thank you, Micki Peluso

  2. d

    Read Dr Neil specter new book. He is at Duke

  3. healing lyme admin

    Hi Micki,
    As noted on our website, the Buhner Healing Lyme Q & A is no longer taking new questions. Feel free to search our archives or contact Stephen directly at Best, Julie

  4. Erika Larsen

    Hi, I am wondering how long you suggest taking the above herbs for chiungunya? Thanks! Erika

  5. Jimena Paratcha

    Thanks very much for this protocol.
    And, yes
    as Erika questions.. how long do you suggest taking these herbs for chikinguya?


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