I hope you are doing okay. Please feel free to email me any time you have any questions that you feel I can be of help with! I would have emailed you now, but you don't have your email listed with us. Please do extra detoxing for the next couple of days without using any more Houttuynia.
It might be a good idea to buy a small scale that you can weigh your herbs out. I never trust tablespoons (or whatever measurement like that) any more when dealing with herbs. I bought one like this: goo.gl/DvfEuU
- although I do like to use Amazon Smile so that Amazon donates 0.5% of my purchase to a tick-borne disease charity that I chose.
This scale has a "tare" function - this is a real gem to have on a scale as you can set a measuring cup (or whatever) on it, hit "tare" and it will zero out again, so that you can get very accurate measurements. Be sure to get a scale that has gram measurements.
You will want only 3 grams of Houttuynia to 3 cups of water - which is an incredibly small amount, yet still it can pack a powerful punch!! I had to go down to using only 1.5 grams of Houttuynia and 3 cups of water for the first 3 weeks that I used it, due to herxing so badly! My practitioner was trying to get me to switch to something else - and I almost did! - but I knew that if I could just get past the initial herxing that it would be a good herb for me, so I increased detoxing (to the point that all I did all day was things to help me detox), and managed to squeak by.
the Japanese Knotweed, I ordered mine from here:www.kalyx.com/shopexd.asp?id=1224209
as they were the only ones that had that and neem leaf when I was ordering my herbs.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014