When people in the invisible illness community talk about burbur, they're usually referring to one of the 14 products in the Cowden protocol for Lyme disease. Burbur, combined with other herbs, is a detox treatment that some people say makes Lyme a little more manageable. And, as many Lymies will tell you, anything that helps is worth exploring when you’re in the thick of it! Burbur is one of several common names for the Desmodium molliculum plant, a perennial native to Peru, and is combined with other herbs in a supplement called Burbur-Pinella. The treatment is designed specifically to help with Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions (aka “herx”or "herxing"), the short-term but unpleasant side effects of bacteria or fungus die-off during Lyme treatment. Some people say the burbur detox is super helpful to Lyme patients who are experiencing a herx, and can also be used for general detox purposes. Bottom line: many Lymies, especially those following the Cowden protocol, count on this remedy to speed their healing and eventual recovery.
Recent posts about Burbur
Herxing from my Lyme detox and taking burbur to ease the reaction but it’s not enough. What else have my fellow Lymies done to ease pain from Herx reactions other than sleep??
Hey guys, I hope you’re all having a great week so far. Question re: Lyme treatment/herxing: Is it normal to experience reactivation of other viruses like HSV and HPV while in treatment for Lyme? I have warts all over my hands which isn’t my norm. For context, I’m currently on an herb protocol of Burbur, Pinella, Cumanda, Banderol, and Samento. Thanks so much!!
I just started on an herbal protocol using Nutramedix tinctures (Banderol, Cumanda, Samento, and Burbur-Pinella) yesterday. Long story short, I was up allll night with stomach pain and nausea (something I haven’t experienced in months—I didn’t eat anything out of the norm either). Is this normal when starting new herbs? Has anyone else experienced?
- The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction after antibiotic treatment of spirochetal infections: A review of recent cases and our understanding of pathogenesis. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction after antibiotic treatment of spirochetal infections: A review of recent cases and our understanding of pathogenesis.
- LymeDisease.org. LYME SCI: The dreaded Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. LymeDisease.org. LYME SCI: The dreaded Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
- NutraMedix. Burbur-Pinella. NutraMedix. Burbur-Pinella.