Extraction and Fractionation of Bioactives from Dipsacus fullonum L. Leaves and Evaluation of Their Anti-Borrelia Activity
Dipsacus fullonum L, or wild teasel has been known in the Lyme/MSIDS world for a long, long time. Many patients swear by it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Here we learn that the leaves showed anti-borrelia activity in mouse cells – which doesn’t necessarily translate over to humans, but it’s a start. It also only looked at the stationary phase and borrelia is pleomorphic and likes to mutate to evade treatment and the immune system. Previously, research on the herb stevia was touted by many as a “cure” for Lyme. It is anything but a cure, although some doctors use it as a “biofilm buster.”
Every patient responds differently to treatment and I know patients who herx on one drop of an herbal tincture; however, I’ve taken a lot of herbs over the years and never herxed or had a noticeable change on nearly any of them, but don’t let that stop you from trying. We are literally Guinea Pigs, and we have to kiss a lot of frogs to find our Prince!
The exception for me was a potent form of arthemisinin along with Mepron and an intracellular antibiotic for Babesia: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/01/16/babesia-treatment/ I write about my personal experience at the end of the article, along with the brand of arthemisinin used. It was extremely potent and we pulsed it due to the heart-attack type herxes it gave me. I’m happy to report that treating Babesia for a year has left both my husband and I symptom-free.