BORELIOSIS – part 2

Lyme disease is one of the most serious and most common transmission diseases in Europe, including Poland. It is a tick-borne disease that is caused not by a tick, but by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi with which the tick can be infected. Treatment of Lyme disease mainly consists of taking an antibiotic. Complications and negative effects of the disease may persist after the end of antibiotic treatment, therefore supportive treatment, including phytotherapy and probiotic therapy, is required.

What is Lyme disease and what are the treatment methods? you can read at:  https://www.living-food.pl/en/guide/boreliosis-part-1/

Comprehensive body support during the treatment of Lyme disease is very important and includes, among others:

  • ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY – taking appropriately selected antibiotics allows you to fight Borrelia burgdorferi,
  • PHYTOTHERAPY – the use of appropriate herbs and plant ingredients allows you to cleanse the body of neurotoxins that are released into the body during antibiotic therapy,
  • PROBIOTIC THERAPY – taking appropriately selected probiotics allows you to rebuild the intestinal microbiome that has been disturbed during long-term use of an antibiotic. Rebuilding the intestinal microbiome is necessary to maintain the proper functions of the entire body, including the proper functioning of the immune system.

Quick diagnosis of Lyme disease and a holistic approach to its treatment can contribute to an effective cure. This can enable people with disease to function normally and avoid the complications and negative effects of Lyme disease.

Phytotherapy

Research on the effective treatment of Lyme disease is ongoing. One of the Lyme researchers is Stephen Harrod Buhner. He is a prominent American phytotherapist who has developed a natural treatment for Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases based on clinically tested herbs, including vilcacora, Siberian ginseng.

Phytotherapy is a treatment with herbs. The valuable properties of herbs and plant materials result from their numerous natural compounds with bioactive properties, including vitamins and minerals, essential oils, phenols, glycosides, saponins and carotenoids. Bioactive ingredients contained in herbs and plant materials have a wide effect, inluding: antioxidant effect, reduction of gastrointestinal complaints, maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, reduction of blood cholesterol levels, elimination, excretion, purification. Due to their properties, herbs and plant ingredients are also used in the supportive treatment of Lyme disease.

The properties of herbs that are used in the supportive treatment of Lyme disease are:

  • STIMULATION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • CLEANSING EFFECT
  • DIURETIC EFFECT
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT
  • ANTIOXIDANT EFFECT

Herbs and plants that show the above effects include: curcuma, ginger, garlic, Siberian ginseng, Angelica archangelica, black pepper, oregano, moringa, vilcacora, rockrose, wild teasel, knotweed, hawthorn, elderberry, field horsetail, devil’s claw.

According to Dr. Artur Klimaszewski, phytotherapy brings good results in many patients suffering from Lyme disease:

patients who has been cured Lyme disease combined antibiotic therapy with natural treatment“.

Probiotic therapy

Treatment of Lyme disease cannot be limited to antibiotic therapy and phytotherapy. The negative effects of the disease may persist after the end of antibiotic treatment. On the one hand, long-term antibiotic therapy helps to remove Borrelia burgdorferi, but on the other hand, it destabilizes intestinal microbiome. Therefore, it is crucial to support the body with appropriate probiotics. Probiotics help rebuild the microbiome that has been disturbed during long-term use of the antibiotic. Maintaining the microbiological balance of the intestines is necessary for the proper functions of the body, including the immune system.

More information about ProbioBorelio can be found at: https://www.living-food.pl/en/produkt/our-brands/jedrzejs-herbs-en/eco-probiotic-plant-extracts-jedrzejs-herbs-probioborelio/

Probiotics in liquid form contain live and active strains of probiotic bacteria that are able to immediately colonization of the intestinal space. This allows to full use of their potential – beneficial effects on the human body. In addition, probiotics in liquid form contain postbiotics, i.e. biofunctional and bioactive extracellular metabolites of probiotic bacteria. Postbiotics are produced in the long-term process of bacterial growth and have an additional beneficial effect on the human body.

Lyme disease is not only difficult to diagnose, but also difficult to treat. Only comprehensive support of the body can help eradicate this disease. The full effect – health, can be obtained by combining phytotherapy with probiotic therapy in liquid form as an adjunctive therapy to antibiotics.

References:

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