LYME DISEASE

ESSENTIAL OILS

Frankincense. Can help modulate immune reactions and reduce inflammation.

Roman Chamomile. Helps relieve stress, supports immunity and fights off parasites.

Helichrysum. Helps protect from infections and reduce pain.

Lemongrass. Wards off insects, fights bacteria and helps relieve muscle pain.

Research
A 2014 study reported that both citronella and clove were effective at repelling ticks. While citronella was reasonably effective, clove outperformed it substantially with over 90 percent efficacy.

Home Remedy
Lyme Disease Bath. Add 10 drops each of Roman chamomile, frankincense and lemongrass oils along with 1 cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes at least three times a week in the evening.

Background
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks. According to estimates, more than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with the tick-borne disease each year.150 Because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who have Lyme disease may be misdiagnosed with other conditions. Thus, many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher. Symptoms can start with flu-like symptoms, including headaches and muscle and joint pain. A “bulls eye” rash may occur at the spot of the bite. It can also cause arthritis that persists months or years after the tick bite. Over time, the symptoms can continue to worsen and turn into a chronic inflammatory condition.

Suggested Supplements

» Probiotics. Improving digestive and immune system health with the use of probiotics can aid in reducing symptoms of Lyme disease.

» Bone Broth Protein Powder. Contains type 2 collagen and amino acids proline, glycine and glutamine that can help support healthy levels of inflammation.