Teasel Root Tincture (Dipsacus fullonum):
Lyme: Teasel is excellent for chronic inflammation of the muscles, with limitation of movement and great pain. Chronic inflammation and pain, with destruction of muscles and joints, is one of the major symptoms caused by spirochetes including Borrelia burdorferi (Lyme) spirochetes. After entering the body through a tick bite, the spirochetes burrow into the muscles where they settle down to live. Teasel root is thought to drive the spirochetes out the soft tissue into the blood stream where the immune system can kill the bacteria. Take 3-5 drops of Teasel root tincture 3 times daily.
Japanese Knotweed tincture works well with Teasel root tincture as a Lyme therapy. Its effectiveness with Lyme disease and its co-infections is attributed to the stimulation of capillaries that increases the blood flow to areas where the Lyme spirochete likes to live such as the eyes, skin, heart and joints. This then helps carry the medicinal constituents of any treatments to those places. This makes it a great addition to any Lyme treatment.
Constituents: Theine (caffeine), tannin, gallotannic acid, boheic acid, volatile oil, aqueous extract, protein wax, resin, ash and theophylline.