Nosodes — Dr. Rawls’ Ratings
Efficacy: 2.5 stars
Safety: 4 stars
Cost: 2 out of 5 dollar signs
Ways to Administer: oral
Bottom Line: Trying nosodes is unlikely to cause harm, but there’s no scientific evidence to show they actually work for people with Lyme disease.


Nosodes are homeopathic remedies comprised of dilute concentrations of macerated bacteria associated with Lyme disease or secretions from Lyme patients. The remedies are administered by oral preparations and are meant to act as an oral vaccine against Lyme infections. Because many of the preparations are so dilute, they often don’t have much of a taste.


No scientific studies exist to support the efficacy of nosodes for Lyme disease. Although I’ve read some online reviews of people having positive responses for Lyme and coinfections to this type of intervention, I don’t have high expectations that the majority of people would have significant outcomes from it.


The potential for harm with nosodes is likely quite low, and if you wanted to give it a try, presumably you could with minimal risk.


Nosodes are relatively inexpensive and cost about the same as herbs.

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