So I've been asked to start a thread about
the herbs that I have used to heal from my first 40+ yr Lyme infection and am using again with my reinfection of Lyme.
It's called the Chronic Tonic and no, I did not create it. It was created by an herbalist that no longer wishes to
openly share their information, but I will
openly share what I used for all that wish to take advantage of.
The practitioner that I was seeing at the time (back in 2010) had me change the way the herbs were turned into treatment, but all the herbs and their amounts are the same as in the original instructions.
So, for those that are interested, here are the herbs that are used and their amounts. In the original directions, we are told to use "parts" instead of ounces, so I've changed that to help avoid some confusion - especially for those of us with brain fog.
Speaking of brain fog - I have some today, so please bear with me and ask all the questions you need to!!
You will need a scale that does both grams and ounces. Do not estimate! This is important as these herbs are strong!
4 ounces of Cat's Claw
2 ounces Echinacea Root - according to Buhner, this needs to be Echinacea Angustfolia.
2 ounces Teasel
2 ounces Eleuthero
2 ounces Red Root
2 ounces Japanese Knotweed
1 ounce St. Johns wort
1 ounce Sweet Annie (also known as Artemisia Annua, Sweet Wormwood)
1/2 ounce Neem leaf
1/4 ounce Oregano
1/4 ounce Thyme
Mix all the herbs together in an air tight container. Store away from heat and light.
To make the tonic the way I do (or you will see a couple of people refer fondly to it as 'hooch'! LOL! Thanks Margaret!! Giggle!):
Take 13 grams
of the mixed herbs and add to 4 cups of water that has been brought to a boil and then removed from heat (do NOT boil herbs!). Allow to steep (brew) for 20 minutes - be sure to set a timer so you don't forget. If it goes over that time, throw it out, it will be too strong. Drink 1 cup 4 times a day.
Brew the tonic every day, so that it is fresh and potent. On very warm days, it can be refrigerated without changing anything.
The taste isn't fantastic, basically like oregano one person told me, but once you see symptom improvement, you too will decide that it's more than worth it!
The first time I used it (2010) I didn't notice any herxing, likely due to being so ill any way with all of my symptoms, but let me tell you, I surely herxed this time!!! 3 weeks of herxing, and I was detoxing like a mad woman by the time I caught up to my toxin load!!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15
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Post Edited (Traveler) : 12/8/2015 8:48:44 AM (GMT-7)