At one point I had gotten about a 5 pound bag of the purest, most wonderful Pau D/Arco that I decocted myself three times a day and took faithfully for a month. I have also taken the capsules as the wonderful Andreas recomends.
Unfortunately, I noticed absolutely zero improvement. I mean nothing. Nada. Zilch. I don't know why, I just know that it didn't work.
I was disappointed to say the least. I'm sure Pau d'arco is great, but it wasn't working for me, as much as I desperately wanted it to.
Because of things like this happening, this is why I am considering taking Antibiotics to get the spirochete load down. This disease is incredibly powerful, smart, and extremely tenacious. I have thought about this for months and really agonized over this decision.
I really struggled with this decision, but honestly a couple of months of abx will not kill me, I know the dangers and pitfalls and I know how to care for my body in a way that will make it easier to handle the Antibiotics . And so far nothing else is working. And I have GOT to start getting better. And I am just raging with spirochetes at the moment -- my load is incredibly high.
The marigold/ecinacea sounds wonderful though - I'm all over that!