7 yr old with Bell’s palsy

by | Dec 22, 2016 | Children's Health News, Herbs, Lyme & Co-Infections, miscellaneous | 4 comments

Dear Stephen,
My son was diagnosed with stage 2 lyme disease on June 4th, 2016. He was bit 2-3 weeks prior to diagnosis and by the time we caught it, he had Bell’s palsy. He was treated with antibiotics and steroids for 14-21 days. I gave him the antibiotic longer than prescribed to finish the medicine since they were still good. I just am not sure it is gone. Is there something I can be doing to help his body heal completely? Have you read or studied the stevia plant with lyme? I don’t want my son to have a life dealing with lyme. Thank you in advance.
Stephen’s response:
I would suggest the use of Green Dragon Botanicals Tonic blend. We have used stevia for many years in lyme treatment but not as an antimicrobial. We have not seen any antimicrobial effects in practice. The in vitro study that is being cited nowadays is not very good. I discuss that briefly in the second printing, due out in a month, of the second edition of Healing Lyme.


  • 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.

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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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  1. Siddhi

    Hlw Steven..I have got igm positive for lyme as well as brucellosis rectly I an on doxy which method should I follow …

  2. Molly

    Stephen thanks for all that you do!!! I have a question though I seem to have some right sided bells and it is mostly going into my right eye. I read you suggest stephania. I can’t seem to find the dry herb so I can make eye drops for some relief. can I make drops out of dry powder or do you know any reputable suppliers. you are a life saver literally.

  3. Headless Horseman

    Stevia has been helping me a great deal. It substantially reduces my pain, but gave me a huge herxheimer reaction at first. I am not so sure that it doesn’t kill spirochetes.

  4. Brent

    Stephen my 6 year old son has autism and Lyme. We have tried so many things for him to improve his quality of life and yes he’s improved some. His tests have always shown very high levels of quinolinic acid in the brain. He has very high anxiety because of it. What would you recommend to remove this from his brain? Thank you!

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