Hi, Bidens is strong. If you are planning on adding it in , I would start very slow and a low dose. Just see how you react.
This is taken from Buhner's "Natural Treatments For Co Infections, Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia on p.231-236
Bidens pilosais is an :
anti maalarial, anti acterial, anti microbial, antisenteric, diuretic, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory,
hypoglycemic, antidiabetic, styptic, vulnerary, immunomodulant, antiseptic, neuroprotectant, blood tonic,
astringent, carminative, galctogogue, mucous membrane tonic, anda prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor.
In fact, Bidens is one of the most potent PGE2 plant inhibitors known. Inhibiting PGE2 counteracts many TICK salival proteins as well as stimulating dendritic cell maturation, helping fight the infection.
Bidens has been found to be a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Bidens pilosa is a strong and reliable immune modulator.
No Side effects noted in the literature.
Herb/drug interactions: none noted, however one study shows Bidens potentiating tetracycline. CAUTION should e exercised in using the plant if you are on DIABETES MEDICATIONS as it will alter your blood glucose and insulin levels.