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Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections, by Stephen Harrod Buhner, is easily the best discussion of Mycoplasma and Bartonella infections and their testing and herbal treatment.
This book is a great bargain,since purchasing a copy of even one of the published studies he discusses would cost more than the entire price of the book. Buhner has obviously read and distilled over a hundred scientific journal articles to write this book. It is obvious he has read the entire articles, not just the abstracts.
The depth of the book and the power of the various herbals to precisely modify the immune system is almost overwhelming. For example, Scutellaria baicalensis, Chinese skullcap, reduces nitric oxide, iNOS, IL-3, IL-6, IL-17, COX -2, PGE2, NF-xB,IxB-a, IL-1b, IL-2 IL-12, TNF-a and VEGF and tends to upregulate IL-10. Amazingly, some physicians claim there are no published studies of herbal medicinal effects! Interestingly, Buhner reports Scutellaria inhibits Cytochrome P450 C3A4, while a journal article, Eur J Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. 2011 Dec;36(4):249-56, concluded it did not inhibit C3A4, in vitro.
I have personally witnessed resveratrol, andrographis, cat's claw, smilax, Isatis and hawthorne herbals Buhner recommended for Lyme Disease, produce favorable results. I have also observed a Western Blot Ig M 41 positive Lyme patient, recover from Herxheimer dieoff faster, using Isatis herbal, recommended by this book. I suspect the Lyme dieoff cleared faster, because Isatis decreases LPS endotoxins.
In addition to treating or reducing severity of Mycoplasma and Bartonella, many herbals discussed in the book are also effective against allergies, encephalitis, arthritis, and other bacterial and viral infections, including Staphylococcus, Shigella, Enterococcus, Psuedomonas, Klebsiella, Malaria, Hepatitis C, HIV, Herpes, Cytomegalovirus, etc.
Buhner reports he has recovered from Lyme disease and has been using herbals to treat people, for about 25 years. With antibiotic resistance, from prescription medications increasing, herbals provide effective treatment alternatives, for many bacterial and viral diseases. Herbals such as Astragalus and cat's claw can also be used proactively, as tonics, to prevent infections, such as Lyme Disease.