Treat Lyme disease naturally with essential oils
Essential oils kill persistent Lyme disease
Essential oils prove active against Borrelia Burgdorferi
In 2018, Dr. Ying Zhang, Ph.D., conducted a study on whether essential oils are active against persistent forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi, the bacteria that (along with its gang of other bacterial, parasitic and viral thugs) causes Lyme disease. When Borrelia enters a persistent form, it coats itself in a sticky, difficult to penetrate biofilm, and either slows or stops reproduction. Coated in biofilm, Borrelia is hard for pharmaceuticals to kill - but in this test essential oils kicked some righteous butt.
Ten of the 35 essential oils that Dr. Zhang tested had strong activity against Borrelia in its persister forms. Those ten oils are garlic, myrrh, thyme, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, eucalyptus, spiked ginger lily, amyris wood and may chang fruit. Dr. Zhang plans to test the oils next on live mice, and if results are good, on humans.
Though we need more evidence to prove whether these oils work on living people, I’m down to self experiment starting now. Dr. Greg Lee, from Goodbye Lyme, uses essential oils in his treatment of Lyme patients, and is convinced they work quite well. I’ve started using essential oils in a variety of ways (all sanctioned by my Lyme Literate doctor).
Pick your essential oil
From the list of ten rump kicking oils, pick the ones that appeal most to you. Consult your doctor by all means, but trust your own intuition as well. Which aromas feel the best to your system? Which draw you in? Every case of Lyme is different. We all have different microbial communities, both beneficial and not so much. Let your body help you decide which essential oils are right for you at this time, using pleasure and instinct as your guide. You can always mix it up later.
Choose high quality essential oils. There are so many to choose from! Look for certified organic, 100% pure, and therapeutic grade. I recently learned about a company that did extensive, third party testing to determine the purity of various essential oil brands. The only oils they tested that contained no adulterations were DoTERRA, Ameo, and Aromatics International. Check out their research if you are interested.
Ways to use essential oil to fight Lyme disease
The safest way to use essential oil is with a diffuser. I have one in my living room and one in my office. Fill the diffuser with water, and add drops of oil. When it’s on, the diffuser fills the room with a vapor that smells amazing. My favorite right now is a mix of clove and cedar. Not only does it kill airborne viruses and bacteria, the vapor enters your lungs and fights bugs internally as well.
Next up is using essential oils topically in a carrier oil. Don’t put them right on your skin! They can be too harsh. I warm 3/4c olive oil and 1/4c beeswax together, in a glass container placed in a pan of water. When they are blended, I add essential oils. After it cools, I use this lovely balm all over my body and in my hair, and my kids love it too. Right now I’m using a blend of thyme, rosemary and lavender.
This last way is a bit more aggressive. I’ve concocted a nasal spray of nano colloidal silver combined with essential oils, maybe 20-40 drops per 4 oz container. I spray it once in each nostril, twice a day. I’m using clove and lavender oils at the moment. My doctor reminded me to only use nano silver, so that the particles are super tiny - otherwise they have been shown to collect in the brain. (Ew!)
Since using this spray, my sinuses have felt amazing. They are clear as a bell. My kids bring home a cold, and I might get tired fighting it, but I don’t get congested at all anymore. (At one point, sinus pain and congestion were one of my worst symptoms, so for me this is big.) Dr. Greg Lee feels that the oils can travel through the nasal passageways to the brain, where they fight neuro Lyme. My cognition has definitely improved since starting the spray.
Thank you so much for reading! Please pass this post along to other Lymies who want to battle with beautiful oils. And remember to power up your own white blood cells with my Immune Strength meditation.
You are the light of my world, Warrior.