I am wondering if orange blossom water could be the next lyme treating herb? Every time I drank chamomile tea with orange blossom water (not neroli), I felt immediately calm…and also, wobbly on my feet/feeling like I could keel over. Bartonella herx? This passed, but later into my therapy as bartonella symptoms improved, my response to orange blossom water changed. I no longer got the wobbliness/dizziness, but instead, got numbness and tingling. Herx again? (I had not continued the orange blossom water steadily; was using it on occasion). Could orange blossom water inhibit the nervous system enough to bring out underlying symptoms? Or could this be a genuine herx? How does one know? I am not asking to be diagnosed, instead, I am asking just generically about orange blossom water. I know it is not theoretically so powerful an inhibitor as to go that far…yet here, my response. I do tend to be extra sensitive. Thanks! It’s so extra nice of you to give us all your free time here on this forum, how generous and kind, Stephen!
Well, chamomile tea has historically been used as a calming agent, usually as a tea. So, no surprise there. Not sure on the other physiological responses. Orange blossom water is antibacterial to some extent and anti-inflammatory as well. The important thing is that it helped.