Our family LOVES to hike and can be found wandering in the woods during most of the summer. After a bullseye rash and Lyme scare a few years ago, I started incorporating the herb Cistus prior to hiking as it is known to repel ticks. This mild and sweet-tasting herb was an easy addition to our herbal teas but wasn’t until recently that I discovered the true benefits of this incredible herb.
Sardinian Cistus Incanus has a long list of healing properties, but is most well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-mold, anti-viral (Lyme, herpes, EBV, HIV, etc) properties and as the foundation of treatment for all chronic illnesses (autism, ADHD, ALS, Parkinson’s, cancer, chronic fatigue, etc). It contains a huge amount of antioxidants, adaptogens, and works as a biofilm buster for chronic and persistent underlying infections. Working to hack away at these most common infections that increase intrinsic glutamate, should help to lower overall glutamate levels and decrease inflammation.
Take a look at this from Dr. Klinghardt and be sure to read/watch his post on it, if you’re interested in more information.
“Conclusion: To date, my clinical work with wild-harvested pure Sardinian Cistus tea and whole leaf Stevia is the least invasive yet most effective treatment for Lyme disease and many other modern chronic illnesses, caused by persistent and hidden infections.”
“So how do we use it? The Sardinian tea leaves are brought to an ultra-brief boil, then simmered for 5 minutes and cooled down. The pot/pan has to be covered with a lid to avoid the escape of the volatile oils from the plant which contain the precious manoyloxides and labdanum – responsible for the powerful anti-Lyme effect. Whole leaf Stevia tincture is not just added to sweeten the tea but for its important anti-Lyme effect. Do not use the commercially available clear Stevia extract! I use the products from KiScience only, which fulfill all of our criteria to tame the retroviruses, mold, Lyme and other bacteria and viruses. The same tea leaves should be re-brewed 2 more times, since other polyphenols and plant adaptogens are extracted when doing this.”