Teasel Root is a natural treatment, which can be safely used, adjunctively with modern antibiotic treatment, for Lyme disease.
As the warm weather begins to once again make its way into our life so does the threat of Lyme, a tick-borne wickedness here in New England. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a "spirochete" (spirochetes are long, thin, spiral-shaped bacteria that have flagella or tails). In the United States, the actual name of the Lyme bacterium is Borrelia burgdorferi. In Europe, another bacterium, Borrelia afzelii, also produces Lyme disease.
A natural treatment, which can be safely used, adjunctively with modern antibiotic treatment, is the use of Teasel Root. Teasel is a common name for some members of the Dipsacaceae, a family of chiefly Old World herbs found mostly in the Mediterranean and Balkan areas but can range from India and to South Africa. Species of Dipsacus and Scabiosa have become widely naturalized in America. Scabiosa, commonly called sweet scabious, mourning bride, or pincushion flower (for its head of small, lacy flowers) includes several ornamentals and was formerly used as a remedy for scabies.