I've been on antibiotics for three months. This makes it especially useful in Lyme and its … A single seven-day treatment with one per cent Ghanaian quinine could completely eradicate the bacteria, and it did not even regrow under optimal conditions. Japanese Knotweed is effective against a variety of organisms including the Lyme co-infection bartonella, leptospira, gonorrhea, and meningitis; its strong antifungal qualities make it especially inhibitive toward Candida albicans. The comments below have not been moderated. Japanese Knotweed Root enhances blood flow, especially to the eyes, heart, skin, and joints. Dear Stephen, I recently was diagnosed with lyme and came back positive on both sides of the Western Blot test. I had a hard time getting past 2 drops. Doesn't it just protect our cells and not necessarily kill Lyme? Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found antibiotics over two to four weeks are not always effective, with around 10 to 20 per cent of patients continuing to experience symptoms after treatment. Has anyone experienced a herx from knotweed? Majorly messed up my cycle too. Grapefruit seeds, green chiretta, ashwagandha, candy leaf (also known as stevia), fuller's teasel, and Japanese teasel had little or no effect. I am still on low dose malarone doxy too. The researchers also found some herbs were unsuccessful. binders: that is a big chapter in lyme treatment, that are forgotten by many people. Yep, I am having a difficult time with JK as well. 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We are no longer accepting comments on this article. A warning sign reading 'beware of ticks' in an infested area of a forest. Other successful plant extracts included black walnut, cat's claw, sweet wormwood, Mediterranean rockrose and Chinese skullcap. JK actually enhances the effectiveness of the abx. The disease can typically be treated by several weeks of oral antibiotics. Just a week ago I would've said I was 50% better.. Now I'm 0%. This resveratrol is antimutagenic and is particularly effective in treating Lyme arthritis. Dr Sunjya K. Schweig, CEO and co-director of the California Centre for Functional Medicine, added: 'Many thousands of Lyme patients today, especially those with later-stage symptoms who have not been effectively treated, are in great need of efficacious, accessible treatment options.'. Symptoms went away quickly though. Late stage lyme disease. Japanese Knotweed can be used in two forms, capsule and tincture. I think Traveler stated it was/is tough on her, too. Japanese Knotweed contains a compound called Japanese Knotweed resveratrol (an antioxidant, also found in grapes). 'These findings are exciting as they offer opportunities for improved treatment of persistent Lyme disease, which is not helped by the current standard treatment. Late-stage Lyme patients may include joint pains, memory problems, facial paralysis, heart palpitations and severe headaches. Japanese knotweed may be more effective than antibiotics at tackling Lyme disease, new study has found. Buying the powders is five times cheaper than the pill form. I have been sick … This plant can be used in either tincture or capsule form and is quite useful in treating Lyme disease. It's also a protector of Endolethial tissues (blood vessels and Lymph vessels). Is JK not allowing Lyme and co to enter into my cells and therefore allows the antibiotics to attack them causing more die off? Japanese knotweed shuts down the inflammatory pathway initiated by the spirochette. I haven't had a similar experience with Crypto or JK...when I was taking them. I'm only just now up to 250 mgs twice a day and that's after many months of making sure I"m only herxing in a minor way - similar to what you explained. I reacted to JK in the smaller doses (eg just few drops in a herbal tincture). The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash called erythema migrans. Dec 4, 2008 | andrographis, Herb Reactions, Herbs, HERXHEIMER REACTION | 0 comments. 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