Artesunate is a component of the herb artemesia which Buhner uses for babesia/protozoan infections. If you have protozoa this might be helpful, but it probably won't address bartonella which is a gram negative bacteria.
Polygonum cuspidatum is Japanese knotweed, so you are good with that supplement. You just need to make sure you are taking enough of the whole root which is the herb Buhner recommends. He doesn't recommend just the resveratrol component.
Here are a couple of papers on the neurological effects of bartonella infection:
"Some common symptoms of Bartonella are severe insomnia, migraines, anxiety, constant worry, agitated-depression, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, depression, agitation, autistic-like symptoms, hallucinations, memory loss, brain fog, and aggression sometimes referred to as “Bartonella rage”. A person may only have just one symptom or many of them. Bart can, also, cause endocarditis, chronic fatigue, tenderness in muscles, chronic pain, pain in the bottom of your feet much like plantar fasciitis, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever/chills, electric shocks in your organs that can come out of the blue, pins and needles sensation or numbness, neuropathy in any part of your body, ringing in the ears, joint pain, skin rash, stretch marks anywhere in the body, thermal dysregulation, mitochondrial dysfunction, frequency, urgency, cystitis and/or excessive day sweats".
Just FYI, Buhner is no longer recommending andrographis in his protocols. Too many people were developing sensitivities to it.
If you think you are dealing with bartonella, please consider discussing these herbs with your doctor:
Research is ongoing, this is the most up to date protocol:
• Sida acuta tincture (from Woodland Essence or firstname.lastname@example.org) ¼ tsp 3x day for 30 days
• Hawthorn tincture, same
• Japanese knotweed, (tincture, same dose (from same sources as Sida acuta, above), or capsules from Green Dragon Botanicals 2 capsules 3x daily)
• EGCG 400mg +- daily
• Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao – 1st Chinese Herbs, powder – use “LYME” code at checkout for 10% off) 1 tbl daily
• L-arginine 5000 mg daily in divided doses
• Milk Thistle seed, standardized, 1200 mg daily
All for 30 days.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have active herpes, chicken pox, or shingles DO NOT USE L-arginine.
We do not have active herpes, but are not using l-arginine.
13 yo daughter:
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, PANS/PANDAS
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbals/homeopathics
April 2013 - ANA titers negative. Weaned abx. Start Buhner bartonella protocol, methylation/detox protocols, organic PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf. Minimize EMF exposure
Nov 2013 – Clinical babesia diagnosis. Start Buhner babesia protocol
Sept 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved
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