I use teasel daily in my treatments, but I use the dry herb, and it's mixed with other herbs, so I can't figure out the equivalent to compare with.
Can you also post the reference ranges for your thyroid tests? Different labs seem to have different ranges. Basically, you need to be in the upper 1/3 of the ranges to feel better. CD knows a LOT more than I do about
Considering we recommend that people start with 1 drop, and you started with 25 - that's the issue. You experienced a pretty big herx is what happened. Here is what some very good Herbalists have to say about
"Tease Root is most known for its use in treating Lyme Disease. It is also used as a stomach aid, an analgesic for pain relief, an anti-inflamatory, and a stimulant for the nervous system. It is effective for chronic inflammation of the muscles, one of the major symptoms caused by the bacteria infection of Lyme Disease. Teasel Root is widely used in conjunction with antibiotics as well as other phytoceuticals to treat Lyme Disease for its ability to pull the bacteria from muscle tissue (where antibiotics and the immune system cannot reach) into the blood stream so that the immune system can do its work."
"For Lyme Disease - Dosage recommendations vary. Consult educated health care providers along with educational resources. "Healing Lyme Disease Naturally" by Wolf D Storl with foreword by Matthew Wood is an excellent reference book. Here is a summary of dosage information from the book. According to long time herbalist and author, Matthew Wood, M.S., his homeopathy-oriented view proposes that the tincture is given as "information" for the organism, and for this reason his dosage suggestion is quite low: 3 drops, 3 times a day. "/www.beneficialbotanicals.com/tincture-information/teasel.html
And, from Buhner:
"Teasel root does generally help with arthritic inflammations; it sometimes helps those with the disease itself though from my experience this is pretty hit and miss. Some people do respond to low dose teasel tincture, many do not. I generally start people off at the 3 drop dosage but if after a week there is no improvement I up the dose and continue to do so for a month or so. My preferred dosages for most herbs are high and I think that up to 1 tsp of teasel 3x daily is fine for most people and often the higher dose is necessary. "buhnerhealinglyme.com/herbs/teasel-root-tincture/
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 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)