Dear Stephen,
What is the role of houttuynia in your bartonella protocol? I can’t find any explanation on your website.


Stephen’s response:
Houttuynia is a fairly good broad spectrum antiviral and antibacterial herb. It MAY be active for bartonella (James Schaller says it is but I can’t find any studies corroborating that). However it is also an extremely good herb for lowering the specific cytokine cascade that occurs in bartonella and stimulating the parts of the immune system that lower bacterial or virus initiated inflammation in cellular tissue. That is why it is there. I have an extended monograph on it coming out in Herbal Antivirals next summer and a shorter one in Healing Lyme Coinfections in April.
Stephen
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