by Dr. Bill Rawls
Not sure which herbs can help you manage Lyme disease lingering symptoms? Here, Dr. Rawls explains his favorite one to start with. Read more about Dr. Rawls’ preferred herbs, plus his journey to regain his health here.
Question: What are your top herbs for Lyme?
Dr. Rawls: You know, I see people spend a lot of money on a lot of different things and of anything you can do, your herbs are going to be your best investment.
And the more you invest in higher-quality herbs and combinations of herbs, the farther that you’re going to get. You know, I’ve found that over time, switching herbs around helped me.
But it’s not just, you know, I think everybody goes into this with the idea that, I’ve got this microbe, I need to take something to kill the microbe so I can get well. And the biggest thing I want to leave you with is that doesn’t work very often.
That’s not what’s happening. What we want to do is enhance the body’s ability to take care of itself, to fight off these microbes, to reestablish them as dormant. And the herbs can really help with that.
But it’s also, you know, what you eat and how you go about life and how much sleep you get. All of these things are remarkably important. So it’s not the herbs alone. Top herbs, you know, the ones that I start people with, my favorites are: Japanese knotweed, Chinese skullcap, cat’s claw, andrographis, garlic, reishi, cordyceps. You know, that’s my short list that I would suggest that everybody take.
Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.