This article contains a regimen, including herbs and supplements I would use to reduce Arthritis and Inflammation, also good for Lyme.
Boswellia/Frankincense and Myrrh (www.swansonvitamins.com) also help reduce inflammation (they’re oil-soluble, so open capsules and mix in CP EV olive oil). 3/d each.
Stinging Nettles leaf (Urtica Dioica) [Buhner p159: 1200mg/d for arthritic Lyme]; 1/2, 1/2tsp (means 1/2tsp AM + 1/2tsp PM) mixed in CP EV olive oil for arthritic Lyme; http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/product/1-nettle-leaf-powder-organic.html [Organic Nettle Leaf Powder; Botanical Name: Urtica dioica; Origin: Bulgaria; Size:1 lb; SKU:209460-51; $8.55; 5/$8.12; 25/$7.27; 1 lb. of Organic Nettle Leaf Powder; Common Names: Stinging nettle, common nettle, greater nettle];
Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root) for arthritic Lyme per Buhner p157-8: [20g/d of whole herb Xu Duan; 20/5=4g/d of 5:1 extract (2g AM, 2g PM or 4 scoops/d using the scoop that Mayway sends you)]; water soluble — mix in your green drink or with pure water; [https://www.mayway.com/store/searchMain.do?search=Xu+Duan]; Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root) for arthritic Lyme per Buhner [20g/d of whole herb Xu Duan; 20/5=4g/d of 5:1 extract (2g AM, 2g PM)]; http://www.mayway.com/xu-duan-extract-powder.html [Xu Duan, concentrated extract powder, Dipsacus asper root, Dipsacus / Teasel Root, Plum Flower®, #5662C, 100 gram bottle, $12.00]; [https://www.mayway.com/store/qa_chinese_medicine_quality.jsp; http://www.livestrong.com/article/129130-plum-flower-herb-product-information/]; http://nuherbs.com/items/detail/390 [E52700 Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root), Herbal Times® Herbal Extracts (Single Herb) Xu Duan (Sichuan Teasel Root), 5:1 Single Herb Extract Powder / Dipsacus asper; Radix; Item Code: E52700, Unit Size: 100 Grams, $6.99]; [http://nuherbs.com/quality/];
Zyflamend, New Chapter 120 hexane-Free Softgel Capsules [Take one softgel two times daily. Take in the middle of a larger meal with an 8 oz glass of water; www.iherb.com [NCR-04054, New Chapter Zyflamend, 120 hexane-Free Softgel Capsules NC-4054 $36.57*.84 = $30.72]; www.swansonvitamins.com [NWC200, Zyflamend Whole Body 180 sgels $51.57; $36.57/120]; http://www.vitacost.com/new-chapter-zyflamend, http://www.vitacost.com/new-chapter-zyflamend-180-softgels [NWC 3040527, New Chapter Zyflamend, 180Softgels, $53.35; $37.83/120]; http://www.vitacost.com/New-Chapter-Zyflamend [NWC 3040541, New Chapter Zyflamend® — 120 Softgels, $32.91]; http://www.luckyvitamin.com; Swanson [NWC024, $36.57];
Devil’s Claw [used to treat the pain & inflammation of rheumatism & arthritis. Maintains healthy fluid in the knee] [see also row# 305]; [Buhner’s bk: 2,2 w/food (or may cause stomach upset) for Arthritic Lyme]; [maybe take 1,1 Willow Bark extract, also]; http://www.vitacost.com/natures-way-devils-claw-standardized [NTW 4610008, Nature’s Way Devil’s Claw Standardized, 90Capsules, $8.97]; http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-5525-natures-way-standardized-devils-claw-90-capsules [54731, Nature’s Way – Standardized Devil’s Claw, 90Capsules, $9.14]; iherb [NWY-61000, Nature’s Way Devil’s Claw Standardized, 90 Capsules, 350mg 1.5% plus 180mg whole herb, $11.96*.86=$10.29];
White Willow Bark Extract, (COX-2 inhibitor; good for prostate, colon cancer; joint, muscle, toothache pain, dentist/dental work) Can use this with Zyflamend, if want. [Take with food to avoid stomach irritation. Don’t take too often or much because your liver has to break this down] [Note: don’t use willow bark or aspirin w/flu; see 1918 homeopathic flu articles] [too much saliycilate (Aspercream, Pepto bismuth, aspirin, willow bark, etc. can cause ringing of ears]; www.swansonvitamins.com [Swanson Superior Herbs White Willow Bark Extract, SWH148, 500mg, qty120caps, $6.99 [standardized for 15% salicin]
Homeopathic Arnica montana systemically (Hyland’s pellets/tablets) and topically (Boiron ointment) help some people with arthritis. Ruta grav helps with tendonitis. Hyland’s Bryonia helps with pinched nerves, joint pain.
Eliminate or greatly Reduce soy; makes thyroid and arthritis worse.
Organic Ginger, Garlic and Cayenne/Habenero reduces inflammation, helps arthritis, flu, coughs, colds, lung and sinus infections, cancer.
Curcumin and Quercetin mixed in Cold Pressed EV Olive Oil (they’re oil-soluble) reduce inflammation. Milk Thistle helps detoxify the liver (it’s also oil-soluble.)
* Curcumin (yu jin) 400-600mg/d [3/d] with 250-750mg/d Bromelain (Buhner p161) mixed with pure fish oil or EV olive oil (fish oil is better, since it will help joint and other inflammation — take full spectrum vitamin E with fish oil to prevent it from oxidizing in your body).
* Quercetin [3/d] mixed with oil
* Devil’s Claw 1-2g 3 times a day (Buhner p159)