Well, not that I like the man personally, but even a heavily revised Cowden protocol gave me a nasty herx. I do think Samento is Cat's Claw.
Of all the herbal protocols, Cowden's is the only one that was tested in a research study at University of New Haven, by Dr. Eva Sapi. Many LLMDs, including some prominent ones, use Samento and Banderol for that reason.
The best I've ever felt was on Samento, Banderol, and Burbur, but then I quit bc I got nasty diarrhea.
I think anyone who did the whole Cowden protocol would be, well, how do I say this nicely? Would be spending a ton of money, and taking way too many herbs!!
But I do think the Samento and Banderol (and Burbur) have some merit. I think Cowden's Samento uses a different form of Cat's Claw than the standard one, and my guess is that it probably is some kind of blend, maybe of different types of Samento. btw, the scientific name for Cat's Claw is Samento; Cowden didn't make up the name. Other companies use that name as well.
My LLMD said that Burbur does work for herxing.
Having said all this, I think it's a shame that no other protocol or herbs have been tested much (if at all) in research studies.
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Margaret, 53, Lyme, relapsing remitting c. diff., complete thyroidectomy, remote breast cancer, Interstitial Cystitis, Babs, Bart, Fibromylagia, Immuneglobulin Deficiency, depression, asthma and allergies, migraines, myoclonous and remote seizures, orthostatic hypotension and dysautonomia
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