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Herbs for Lyme Disease


May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. We’re sharing valuable information about Lyme disease prevention and support, along with herbs for Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Support Is My Passion

I suffered from Lyme disease for almost four years. The experience was terrible. I had a bull’s-eye rash and experienced a many long-term symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, and brain fog. The disease had impacts on my home life, work life, and social life. Endless visits to medical specialists took its toll on my pocketbook, as well.

During my third year with Lyme disease, I learned about Phyllanthus niruri herbal tea from the Amazon. Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra) is commonly used for kidney stone support. Research suggests it may be one of the best herbs for Lyme disease support. Phyllanthus may be able to block replication of the Lyme disease spirochete by interfering with the outer surface proteins that enable Borrelia burgdorferi to evade the immune system.

I read hundreds of articles about Phyllanthus niruri and drank the Phyllanthus niruri herbal tea to support my immune health. My battle with and recovery from Lyme disease is the reason I started Linden Botanicals. Our very first product was Phyllanthus niruri herbal tea.

I’ve written a lot about my Lyme disease journey. The Lessons from the Darkness e-book chronicles the lessons I learned and the active steps I took to help rid my body of this terrible disease. I strongly encourage you to check it out (it’s free).

Herbs for Lyme Disease

My own research never stops. While I love Phyllanthus niruri tea, I have continued to read and study everything I can about Lyme disease and possible all-natural herbal support.

Our proprietary Linden Botanicals Persister Desister Kits include Phyllanthus niruri extract and two other herbals that, together, may be the most effective herbs for Lyme disease. All three herbals provide exceptional support for long-term Lyme disease symptoms: Cryptolepis and Cistus incanus.

Phyllanthus niruri is an antiviral, antimalarial, and antibacterial that is known as the great “unmasker” known for helping to alert the immune system to hiding pathogens. Cistus incanus can alleviate flu and cold symptoms, support mitochondrial health, and remove biofilms. Cryptolepis is the only herbal with reported activity against all forms of B. burgdorferi.

According to a recent scientific study published in Frontiers in Medicine, seven herbal medicines are highly active in test tubes against Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, compared with the control antibiotics, doxycycline and cefuroxime. Of the seven herbal medicines, only Cryptolepis sanguinolenta extract completely eradicated B. burgdorferi.

These three all-natural herbals have the potential to disrupt a pathogen’s ability to hide in biofilms, interrupt the communication between pathogens, and degrade their ability to replicate.

Herbal Support for Lyme Disease

Persister Desister Kits may help address Lyme disease long-term symptoms. Each kit contains Cryptolepis, Cistus incanus, and Phyllanthus niruri. These three herbs for Lyme disease support can inhibit the lifecycle of persister bacteria, protect against free radical damage, and support kidney, liver, and mitochondrial health. This advanced immune support formula is designed to reengage your body’s natural defenses against persisting pathogens, inhibit the lifecycle of persister bacteria, and protect against free radical damage.

The herbal supplements in our Persister Desister Kits may be able to help your immune system function optimally and “unmask” an agent that is hiding from your natural defenses. Working in concert with your body, the Persister Desister trio can disrupt a pathogen’s ability to hide in biofilms, interrupt the communication between pathogens, and degrade their ability to replicate.

Persister Desister herbal supplement kits come in two sizes: 60g (approximately 40 days of support) and 150g (approximately 100 days of support). Each Persister Desister Kit contains individual packets of the three supplements, so you can choose to take them together or individually.

As just one example, you might combine Cistus incanus extract and Phyllanthus niruri extract in the container of your choice. Then, each morning, you might mix 1/4 teaspoon of this blend into hot water and drink it as a tea before eating. (You may add it to a fruit juice, vegetable juice, or smoothie.) At night, you might mix 1/8 teaspoon of Cryptolepis into 8 oz. of hot water and drink it as a digestive.

Why Is It Called a Persister Desister Kit?

Overall, your immune system does a good job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. However, sometimes it fails, and a germ invades and makes you sick.

At times, the pathogen is able to alter your immune response or hide in immuno-privileged areas. In such cases, the pathogen can survive even after standard treatments. Often these survivors are resistant — or “immune” — to standard antibiotics. In other cases, the survivors simply hide very well and aren’t affected by the treatment. These survivors are called persisters.

Our Persister Desister trio of herbs for Lyme disease support may help the immune system get back on track. Essentially, the kit is intended to help stop persisters, or the pathogen that may survive after treatment. In particular, Persister Desister Long-Haul Lyme Support Kits are designed to:

  • Provide adaptogenic immune support
  • Inhibit the lifecycle of persister bacteria
  • Re-engage the body’s natural defenses
  • Support kidney and liver health
  • Protect against free radical damage
  • Support mitochondrial health

I encourage you to check out the Persister Desister FAQ, our Lyme Disease Resources, and our free Lessons from the Darkness e-book.

Try Persister Desister

We sell all-natural, caffeine-free Cryptolepis, Cistus incanus, and Phyllanthus niruri as individual herbal extracts in our online store. We also sell all three herbal extracts together in our Persister Desister Lyme Support Kits.

For more information, check out the Persister Desister FAQ and Lyme Disease Resources on our site. Lessons from the Darkness e-book chronicles Michael Van der Linden’s four-year battle with Lyme disease.

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