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Lyme Disease Herbalists & Their Protocol

Many of the plant tinctures, capsules and powders offered by Beneficial Botanicals have been recommended by herbalists listed below to treat Lyme Disease and associated co-infections.

STEPHEN H. BUHNER is a renowned author and herbalist, having consulted hundreds of people who have Lyme disease. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America and other media throughout North America and Europe. Since October 2006, Stephen has tirelessly answered hundreds of questions from those following his herbal protocol through his Q & A column outlining his protocol for the core herbs to treat Lyme disease.

Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver (2000)
Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfectons (2015)
Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary & Holistic Treatments for Bartonella & Mycoplasma (2013)
Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections (2013)
Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria (2012)
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections (2005)
Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism (2006)
The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature (2004)
The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth (2002)

Beneficial Botanicals offers supplemental information on the role of Japanese Knotweed with some important excerpts from Stephen H. Buhner’s books.

MATTHEW WOOD has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild as a registered herbalist and earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales). Matthew has lectured in all parts of the U.S.A. as well as Canada, Scotland, England, France, and Australia. He is known throughout the world as an excellent teacher of herbal medicine and author.

Seven Herbs, Plants as Teachers (1987)
Vitalism, The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences (2000)
The Book of Herbal Wisdom (1998)
The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism (2004)
The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants (2009)
The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide (2016)

WOLF-DIETER STORL born in Saxony, Germany in 1942, is a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist. As a Fulbright scholar in Berne, Switzerland, he completed his PhD with /magna cum lauda/ in 1974. After his formal studies, Wolf-Dieter held several teaching positions in the U.S., Europe and India. He has maintained many years of contact with Northern Cheyenne medicine men in Montana as well as Shiva sadhus in India.  In his book Healing Lyme Naturally, Wolf-Dieter shares his own success in overcoming the difficulties of this disease.  When diagnosed, Dr. Storl refused standard treatments because of antibiotic intolerance and instead researched healing systems of various cultures, later discovering the Teasel Root. Wolf-Dieter has developed his own unique philosophical approach to nature, most of which underscore the healing power of the plant world and nature as a whole.  Thought many of his books are written in German, we offer this one that is written in English on the subject of Lyme Disease.

Healing Lyme Naturally (2010)

JASON ELIAS has been in private practice since the 1970’s, treating thousands of patients by integrating the modalities of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Over a period of forty years, his professional training included work in the U.S. with acknowledged leaders in the fields of psychology, the Alexander technique, massage therapy, bioenergetic therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and herbal medicine; in Japan with masters of Aikido; in Hong Kong with a prominent Chinese acupuncturist and herbalist; and in India, with an Ayurvedic master.

The A-Z Guide to Healing Herbal Remedies (1995)
The Five Elements of Self-Healing: Using Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity, Wellness, and Health (1998)

DAVID WINSTON, RH (AHG) is an American herbalist and ethnobotanist. He has been in practice and teaching since 1977 and has written several books on the subject. He works in the Cherokee, Chinese and the Western eclectic herbal traditions. Winston is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and is a founding advisory board member of United Plant Savers. David serves as visiting faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally Tai Sophia Institute). He is the founder and dean of the Center for Herbal Studies and has one of the largest private libraries of botanical medicine in the United States, with holdings of more than 8,000 books and over 12,000 articles on file. David also operates an antiquarian book company, Herbalist and Alchemist Books, that deals exclusively with herbal and medical books.

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief (2007)
Herbal Therapeutics: Specific Indications for Herbs & Herbal Formulas (2003)

NICOLA MCFADZEAN N.D. is a Lyme-literate Naturopathic Doctor, trained in both the United States and her native country of Australia. She is instrumental in holding Lyme disease clinics throughout Australia and specializes in combining conventional and integrative approaches to treating Lyme and other tick-borne illness. Dr. McFadzean is the Medical Advisor to the Lyme Disease Association of Australia as well as the Founder and Medical Director of RestorMedicine in San Diego, California.  Dr. McFadzean is also a member of the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple (2012)
Lyme Disease in Australia: Fundamentals of an Emerging Epidemic (2012)