Lyme disease is an infectious bacterial disease, transmitted through deer ticks that feed on animal and human blood. It does not just affect your skin, but also your joints, heart and the entire nervous system. Common symptoms include foggy-headedness, severe fatigue, swollen glands, headache, fever and even yeast infections. Once you are bitten with deer tick, it leaves a tiny, bright red bite mark on the bitten area and then it spreads like a rash over other areas.
In most cases, the mark is so small that it does not come into notice easily. However, once identified that you have been bitten and that you are suffering from Lyme disease, you can use the following natural remedies to cure this condition.
How to Cure Lyme Disease
Raw Flaxseed Oil
Consume three to six teaspoons of raw flaxseed oil daily. It provides your body with high quality omega 3 that strengthens your immune system and helps in healing Lyme disease while relieving its painful symptoms.
Garlic can be used in several ways to treat Lyme disease. One way is to mince up 2-3 pieces of garlic cloves and soak it in water for around three hours. Strain the liquid and consume one tsp. of the resulting garlic solution several times a day, as many times as you want. Another way is to chop one to three garlic cloves in pill-sized pieces and consume down. Use this remedy 2-3 times a day, after your meals.
Both these remedies can be very effective in killing the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Garlic also strengthens your immune system, which further speeds up the healing process. But remember, garlic remedies should never be used on an empty stomach, as it can cause irritation in the bowel movements.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaves extracts carry powerful natural antiviral, antibacterial and antibiotic properties that can be very beneficial in fighting against the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease.
For best results, you can consume ½ tsp. of olive leaf extract mixed in one cup of warm water, 2-3 times a day.
Aloe Vera Juice
Drinking one glass of fresh aloe vera juice is also advisable, at least once everyday. It improves the functions of your immune system and restricts the growth of Lyme bacterial infection.
Put some dried Echinacea leaves in a bowl. Pour hot water over those leaves and let the herbs steep for half an hour. Strain the solution and consume it, one cup, two times daily.
Drinking this tea is very useful in treating Lyme disease, as it improves the natural ability of your body’s white cells to fight against pathogens. This way, it actually helps in boosting the immune system and fighting the Lyme-causing bacterial infections.
Eat lots of citrus fruits, such as limes, grapefruits, oranges and lemons. They are a rich source of vitamin C and can be very helpful in boosting the immune system. In fact, most of the natural remedies for Lyme disease work faster when you use them in conjunction with vitamin C.
Last, but not the least, the remedies will also work faster when you avoid alcohol, caffeine, junk foods, excessive sugar, excessive salts, chlorinated water, margarine, baking powder and chocolates. All these things can aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease. Also, you must drink plenty of water because it helps in flushing the toxins out of your body.