I’m very interested in your approach to treating chronic stealth infections with herbs and have just ordered your book Healing Lyme. I understand that you look at other co-infections in your book and I would be very interested to know if you have any experience of treating infections particularly mycoplasma and chlamydia pneumonia with herbs? Many thanks.
These kinds of bacteria respond well to lomatium, a very strong antibacterial and antiviral plant. Normally though, herbs work best in combinations; they are not silver bullets like antibiotics. So, normally for lung infections that these kinds of bacteria cause I would use a tincture combination something like:
• lomatium 1 part
• licorice 1 part (antiviral, antibacterial, stimulates interferon production, soothing to lung tissues)
• inmortal 2 parts (stimulates lymph drainage from the lungs, strengthens tissues)
• elephant tree 2 parts (antibacterial for lung tissue, strengthens tissues)
But normally I design each tincture around the particular symptom picture the person has. There are literally hundreds of combinations that will work for lung infections, mild to severe in scope.
I would generally suggest the use of red root tincture and a general immune tonic such as eleutherococcus or astragalus when treating such lung infections.