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Cowden Support Program

Cowden Support Program
Cowden Protocol for Supporting Treatment of Lyme Disease

Cowden Protocol for Supporting Treatment of Lyme Disease


The herbal store Lymeherbs offers a full range of products from the Cowden Protocol. The Cowden Protocol is a protocol developed by Dr. W. Lee Cowden intended for people with Lyme disease and for minimizing the symptoms associated with Lyme disease. The Cowden protocol is also used for other tick-borne co-infections.

The Cowden protocol includes 14 different Nutramedix products, including 7 herbal preparations known as Microbial Defense, which exhibit antibacterial activity. The Cowden Protocol includes: Banderol, Burbur-pinella, Cumanda, Enula, Houttuynia, Magnesium malate, Mora, Parsley, Samento, Sealantro, Serrapeptaza, Sparga, Stevia, Takuna.


Description of the general properties of all products which are part of Cowden protocol:

Banderol Microbial Defense: shows anti-inflammatory properties, has a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic properties. Due to these properties, Banderol is effective against Borrelia bacteria and tick-borne co-infections such as Babesia, Bartonella, Chlamydia, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Rickettsia and Cytomegalovirus.


Burbur-pinella Detox: supports the detoxification of the brain and central nervous system, and cleans the body of toxins and biotoxins. Eliminates toxins from the brain, peripheral nervous system and spine. Baurbur-pinella cleans the blood and intercellular spaces, detoxifies the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. Effectively reduces the discomfort accompanying the Herx reaction.


Cumanda Microbial Defense: has anti-inflammatory properties, has a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic properties. Thanks to these properties, Cumanda is effective against Borrelia bacteria and tick-borne co-infections. The substances contained in it also have a strong antifungal activity against Candida, Aspergillus and Mucor fungi. Active substances have the properties of crossing the blood-brain barrier.


Enula Microbial Defense: has anti-inflammatory properties, has a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic properties. Enula is effective against both Borrelia and some Babesia species.


Houttuynia Microbial Defense: has anti-inflammatory properties, has a wide spectrum of antibacterial and antifungal properties. Thanks to these properties, Houttuynia is effective against Borelia Borrelia and tick-borne co-infections. It is particularly effective against Bartonelia.


Magnesium malate: a form of magnesium that is extremely well absorbed by the body. Magnesium is an essential mineral required for the proper functioning of the body. Magnesium is essential for the maintenance of normal nerve and brain function, heart rhythm and blood pressure. Magnesium is also needed for the proper contraction and relaxation of skeletal muscles, but also of the smooth muscles in the intestines, pancreatic duct, bile ducts, etc.


Mora Microbial Defense: has anti-inflammatory properties and has a broad spectrum of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic properties.


Parsley Detox: shows properties that cleanse the body of toxins and biotoxins. The active substances contained in the preparation detoxify the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and intercellular spaces, and cleanse the blood. Parsley Detox effectively reduces the symptoms accompanying the Herx reaction. In addition, supplements deficiencies of iron, calcium, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin C, carotenes and vitamin A.


Samento Microbial Defense: active substances contained in Samentoj are effective modulators of the immune system, exhibit a broad spectrum of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic activity. Thanks to these properties, Samento is effective against Borrelia burgdorferii bacteria and other types of Borrelia bacteria and against tick-borne co-infections.


Sealantro Metal Detox: supports the detoxification of the body from heavy metals, as well as biotoxins and many other toxic substances.


Serrapeptase: is a proteolytic (protein-breaking) enzyme obtained from the digestive system of silkworms. The function of this enzyme is to digest the fibrin that protects the Borrelia bacteria. Serrapeptase helps to break down the microbial biofilm. The breakdown of fibrin, which protects the bacteria, makes the cells of the immune system effective in attacking and combating pathogenic microorganisms. Serapeptase improves oxygen transport to tissues by breaking down fibrin adhering to the capillary walls. As a result, in tissues where anaerobic conditions prevailed, i.e. favorable for the growth of bacteria, the environment is changed to aerobic conditions unfavorable for the survival of bacteria.


Sparga Sulfur Detox: supports the removal of sulfoantibiotics and other sulfonamide-based drugs from the body that block the body's sulfate pathways and the way of toxin conjugation through glutathione.


Stevia: has antibacterial activity against all developmental forms of Borrelia bacteria. It affects the biofilm created by bacteria. Stevia also exhibits a broad spectrum of antifungal and antioxidant activity.


Takuna Microbial Defense: has very strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Takuna reduces the symptoms accompanying the infection.


If you decide to apply the Cowden Protocol, please follow the instructions included with the products carefully. The instructions are very detailed and contain tables on how to use the product each day. Products put together in ready-made packages and divided into sets Month 1 - Month 9.


Herbs for Babesia

Babesia is a parasitic protozoan that resembles malaria but is transmitted by ticks. Babesia causes the disease known as Babesiosis (other names are Babesiosis, Babesiosis). Babesia infection often coexists with Lyme disease and / or other tick-borne infections. The symptoms of babesiosis infection range from mild to severe. Mild forms very often go unrecognized because they are mistakenly taken for symptoms of Lyme disease. Early adopters often report high fever and chills. Chronic infections may be mildly symptomatic, and the most common symptoms are: intermittent fever or low-grade fever, chills and joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, sweating, and "inability to take a full breath".

Co-infection with Lyme spirochetes exacerbates the symptoms of both diseases, then their course becomes more severe and the consequences for the body are more serious. Symptoms may then include severe headaches, haemolytic anemia, central nervous system involvement, high fever and convulsions. A synergistic, mutually enhancing effect of Borrelia and Babesia spirochetes on the body was found. Borrelia DNA occurs more clearly and lingers longer in the bloodstream when co-infection with Babesia occurs. Then the negative effects on the joints, heart and nervous system are more serious. In some cases of co-infections, transverse myelitis with paresis of the arms and legs was found. The development of the disease is more rapid from the beginning, the convalescence period is longer, and the spectrum of symptoms is much wider.

Babesia Treatment – Buhner Protocol for Babesia

Many herbs are very effective in combating Babesia infections, to which the protozoan does not develop immunity. As in the case of Lyme disease, also in the case of Babesiosis, the antimicrobial effect is only one of the elements leading to an effective therapy.

In the treatment of Babesiosis, attention should be paid to the important mechanisms of action of Babesia which impede its treatment. Babesia natural herbal treatment takes into account each of the following aspects.

Like malaria embryos, Babesia penetrates red blood cells - erythrocytes, where, by developing and reproducing, it destroys them. In addition, in the course of Babesia infection, there may be blockage of capillary blood vessels and microcirculation stagnation due to the deposition of fragments of damaged erythrocytes in the vessels. Their presence in the bloodstream can cause inflammation of the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Another important mechanism of Babesia infection is a strong negative effect on the immune system. Babesia changes the immune polarity in a very specific way, which changes the human immune response from Th 1 to Th 2. This leads to a poor reaction of the immune system to the infection and the body cannot eliminate this pathogen.

In the natural treatment of Babesiosis, the most commonly used herbs recommended by Buhner (listed on the official Buhner website are: Alchornea cordifolia, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, Sida acuta. These are herbs that exhibit a strong antiprotozoal effect and exhibit a systemic effect, i.e. they spread throughout the bloodstream, thus affecting every cell and organ. In addition, they strengthen the immune system, and Sida acuta protects the red blood cells. We recommend adding L-arginine to this protocol. Babesia is very sensitive to L-arginine, so supplementation with L-arginine helps to inhibit Babesia infection.  Buhner’s protocol for Babesia is one of the most popular natural treatments of Babesia infection.

With more resistant infections, it is worth using the more comprehensive protocol recommended in Buhner's book "Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia". In this case, the amount of herbs and preparations used is much greater, namely: Cryptolepis, Bidens pilosa, Artemisina, Sida acuta, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Milk Thistle, Ashwagandha, Panax ginseng, Licorice, Schisandra, L-arginine, Vitamin B2. In this combination of herbs for Babesia, in addition to acting against Babesia, strengthening immunity, protecting erythrocytes and organs, you will also enhance the regulation of the cytokine cascade, protect the endothelium, inhibit the arginase production as well as increase in the level of L-arginine and nitric oxide (NO).

Herbs used in the natural treatment of Babesia will comprehensively affect many infection mechanisms. If you want to use herbal therapy to treat Babesia, remember to read the protocol proposed by Buhner, as well as its contraindications.

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