That's what I was about
to say - Buhner uses those same herbs. Japanese Knotweed and Cat's claw (he believes the TOA's not in Samento are necessary for healing) are two of the first herbs to start in his protocol.
We always suggest starting out with one drop of a tincture so that the person can slowly increase dosages to avoid a lot of herxing.
If you can read the print online, here's a site where you can see it: buhnerhealinglyme.com/
In case it's needed, I copied and pasted the basic Lyme protocol below, and added extra spacing to see if that would be of help to you:
1. Japanese knotweed root (Polygonum cuspidatum)
• Powder: 1 tsp – 1 TBS of the root powder 3x daily. Start at the lower dose and work up, OR . . .
• Tincture: ¼ – 1 tsp 3-6x daily, OR . . .
• Tablets (Green Dragon Botanicals): These are normally labeled as resveratrol on the bottle. They are in fact knotweed root standardized for resveratrol content. (Note: Don’t use grape resveratrol; it won’t work very well.)
2. Cat’s claw bark (Uncaria tomentosa)
• Powder: 1 tsp 3x daily, OR . . .
• Tincture: ¼ – ½ tsp 3x daily, OR . . .
• Tablets/capsules (Green Dragon Botanicals): 1–4 500 mg tablets/capsules 3x day.
3. Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata)
• Capsules: Begin with a small dose and work up. I would recommend 600 mg (1 capsule) 3x daily to
begin with, for one week. Then, if there are no side effects, increase the dose to 2 capsules 3x daily.
Please check the side effects on this herb: Unpleasant allergic reactions can occur.
4. If you have neuroborrelliosis, add: Gou-Teng (Uncaria rhynchophylla)
• Tincture: ½ – 1 tsp 3–6x daily, depending on severity of brain infection.
5. Collagen support protocols (see book) are often essential, as well.