Botanical Health’s founder Jane is a Medical herbalist, Naturopath and has personally experienced the long journey of healing from chronic Lyme disease.
These specialised plant botanical formulations are based on scientific research on how bacteria survive, act and grow within the human body. They have an antibacterial/viral action whilst supporting the Immune system.
To help explain how these formulation work it is best to explain the mechanisms on how bacteria spread and survive within us to cause chronic re-occurring infections or disease states.
Planktonic (free floating) Bacteria like to attach and adhere themselves to surfaces and initiate the expression of gene cassettes that make up the biofilm phenotype. Quorum sensing is where bacteria use a two component transmitter receiver regulatory system to transfer environmental stimuli into phenotypic change. This signal emitted by the bacteria attracts more to the area and the concentration of the signal continues to rise making a colony of bacteria working together. As a colony they become much more powerful, causing more disruption and disease within the body. The biofilm (a mucilaginous protective coating) is then built around these colonies making them protected and antibiotic resistant.
The surprising thing is all this can be done in just half an hour!
Therefore these tonics are designed to:
- Disrupt quorum sensing / bacteria communication / Plasmid
- Disrupt the start of biofilm formation
- Increase Immune function and modulation
- Inhibit the growth of bacteria
- Have a systemic antibacterial action
- Efflux pump action (increases active efflux of plant botanicals across the cell surface)
- Antibacterial Synergists
Four tonics were made so they could be rotated around to minimise antibiotic resistance and they are best used with Biofilm busters taken on an empty stomach and detox products (phase 1, 2 & 3) to minimise herxing (where symptoms can get worse with bacterial die off).
Personalised tonics can be made upon consultation with Jane in the clinic, phone or via Skype. This is great if wanting to target a specific infection/co-infection and wanting to target certain symptoms/inflammation. When treating Lyme disease as it is such a complex condition with a multitude of symptoms it is important to have professional advice.
CO-INFECTIONS OF LYME DISEASE CAN INCLUDE:
Babesia, Bartonella, Brucella, Schistosoma, Chagas, Wobachia, Yersinia, Leptospira, Toxaplasma, Ehrlichia/Anaplasma, NeoEhrlichia, Borrelia, Rickettsia, Mycoplasma species, Mycoplasma fermentans, Q- fever, C. pneumonia, Cytomegalovirus, Cocksackie, Epstein barr virus, Ross river virus, Cocksackie virus, Anaplasma, Yersinia, Chl. Trachomatis and more…