Teasel Root (Dipsacus fullonum) is most known for its use in treating Lyme Disease. It is also used as a stomach aid, an analgesic for pain relief, an anti-inflammatory, and a stimulant for the nervous system. It is effective for chronic inflammation of the muscles, one of the major symptoms caused by the bacteria infection of Lyme Disease.
How Teasel Root Works: Borrelia, the Lyme bacteria, is a spirochete bacteria. Its body is spiral shaped and designed to drill into tissue such as joints, organ, and even bone. While buried within the tissue of our bodies, the spirochetes are cleverly concealed and out of reach from antibiotics and the immune system much like in a biofilm or cyst form. Teasel Root is used for its ability to pull the bacteria from tissue, and into the blood stream, exposing it to antibiotics and the immune system. Teasel Root works in conjunction with antibiotics, biofilm dissolvers, and cyst buster for maximum effectiveness. [www.tiredoflyme.com/teasel-root.html]
Dosage recommendations vary. Consult educated healthcare providers along with educational resources.
According to long time herbalist and author, Matthew Wood, M.S., his homeopathy-oriented view proposes that the tincture is given as "information" for the organism, and for this reason his dosage suggestion is quite low: 3 drops, 3 times a day. [ref: p.177] Borrelia spirochete activity peaks every month or twenty-eight days and that the duration of dosage should thus be at least one month, then gradually decreasing the dosage over the next weeks. [ref: p.179]