In adverse environmental conditions, the Borrelia bacteria are able to form aggregates and colonies in the form of the so-called biofilm in order to protect against antibiotics or immune system. It is a form of bacterial resistance to unfavorable environmental conditions. Breaking down the biofilm is important, but it should not be broken aggressively. Aggressive breaking down of the biofilm can cause a rapid release of bacteria, fragments of bacteria and fragments of biofilms to the body, sometimes in large quantities. This can cause a significant increase in symptoms. These particles can also move in the body and root in a different part of the body, and cause the emergence of new health problems. Therefore, Borrelia biofilms should be broken slowly, gradually leading to its elimination.
Below there are herbs recommended by Buhner used in safe breaking down on the biofilm:
Any of the following will also do so: Andrographis paniculata available here, Houttuynia cordata available here, Japanese knotweed available here, Rhodiola spp. available here, Chinese skullcap available here, resveratrol available here, apigenin.
Also effective are: Achillea millefolium, Achyranthes aspera, Aefle marmelos, Boesenbergia rotunda, Capparis spinosa, Cassia siamea, Chelidonium majus, Coccina grandis, Dendrophtheoe falcata, Dolichos lablab, Embelia ribes, Emblica officinalis, Epimediumbrevicornum, Glycyrrhiza spp, Juniperus spp, Loncera spp, Malus pumila, Melaleuca alternifolia, Mentha piperata, Nigella sativa, Paeonia lactiflora, Piper sarmentosum, Plactranthus barbatus, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa, Rosmarinus officinalis, Salvadora persica, Sclerocarya birrea, Zingiber, bebeerine-containing plants, piperine, royal jelly, curcumin.
More information may be found in the publication: Stephen Harrod Buhner “Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Ricettsioses.” Second edition.