Lyme Disease can be helped by taking Haritaki
Haritaki has been shown to help Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is developed from the bites of ticks, and the disease can be present and reoccur over long periods of time. I have heard from personal experience about the benefits of haritaki on Lyme Disease from clients in South Africa who use Haritaki to control their own suffering from this disease. This article has great information on Lyme Disease.
Ayurveda & Chronic Lyme Disease
One theory supporting the existence of Chronic Lyme Disease relies on the fact that when threatened, Borrelia spirochetes are capable of secreting a protective biofilm. This biofilm renders the bacteria invulnerable to antibiotics, anti-Lyme herbs, and antibodies that would ordinarily destroy it. Thus enshrouded, Borrelia are believed to lie dormant in their biofilm for months or even years. After such a period, the bacteria can re-emerge and aggravate symptoms of pain, fatigue, and mental and emotional disorientation and dysphoria. Such patients may end up receiving an extremely wide variety of antibiotics over the course of several years, antibiotics that are believed to stimulate the production of the bacteria's biofilm. When the bacteria re-emerges, symptoms can flare intensely.
A promising advance occurred in 2006, when a 17 year old participant in a Mississippi student science fair utilized Terminalia chebula (Haritaki, one of Ayurveda's most widely used herbal drugs) to infiltrate the biofilm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria often responsible for deaths from pulmonary infection in individuals with cystic fibrosis. Haritaki appears to exert a similar effect on the Borrelia's biofilm, with current patients reporting a reduction in their symptoms when taking this herb with other anti-Lyme herbs and treatment methods. In patients that have been infected for a year or less, symptoms are reportedly reduced in their intensity by as much as 90% in as short a period as eight weeks. In some cases, biofilm penetration appears coincident with an increase in your symptoms due to greater numbers of bacteria being released into physiological activity. Some patients have reported an increase in symptoms of fatigue and joint pain when starting to take T. chebula, and it seems initially that the herb ought to be administered at a very low dose so as to minimize any possible flaring of symptoms. Source https://saiayurvediccollege.com/ayurvedic-prevention-management-of-lyme-disease/
Haritaki Dosage for Lyme Disease
As with many uses of Haritaki, it appears that the first dosage of Haritaki needs to be low, so that the person taking it can become accustomed to the effects of the haritaki and not go into reaction from their experience. Haritaki can be taken in pill and powder form and you can order it online from the web site, or from Amazon or from the shopify store.
Great consumer reports of Haritaki and Lyme Disease
I have lyme disease, and been struggling for about 4 years with it. I ran across this powder from two references, so I thought I would try it. I absolutely think this is the best biofilm agent I've ever tried. I've tried iodine and clove oil, because those are reported to have actions against biofilms, but they pale in comparison to haritaki powder. When I take this product, I can feel areas of my body that have been infected for a long time wake up, so I know they are being affected. This is a miracle for me!
The above is from an Amazon product review. Source here
Another interesting source is here
This is a group chat about Lyme Disease. A number of people here are also reporting research on Haritaki and Lyme Disease as well as other herbs and methods.
Where does Lyme Disease come from?
Lyme Disease is transferred to humans by ticks that fall on to humans from trees and bushes. These ticks are present only in certain areas of the world at certain seasons. It is very important to know what areas in the region you live in have ticks that carry Lyme Disease. It is also important to find out the season that the ticks are active. If you plan on going in to an area where ticks are present then the best prevention is to wear long sleaved clothing and hat, and to check the hair upon your return from your trip.