Stephania Root Helps Heal Lyme Eyes

Red Irritated Lyme Eyes

If you’re reading this, you undoubtedly suffer from a wide variety of eye issues; most likely directly related to Lyme Disease, and are at wit’s end HOW to get relief from the many irritating and annoying symptoms that plague the eyes during Lyme Disease treatment.  Do know that you don’t have to be suffering from Lyme Disease to use Stephania Root for eye issues!  😉

Symptoms of Lyme Eyes (Ocular Borreliosis)

  • Red Eyes – Bloodshot Eyes
  • Eye Pain or Swelling Around the Eyes
  • Pink Eye or Conjunctivities
  • Floaters – Spots in the Line of Sight
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Vision Changes
  • Double or Blurry Vision
  • Wandering or Lazy Eye

Stephen Harrod Buhner, Master Herbalist and the award-winning author of fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine, recommends Stephania Root for the following indications: anti-spirochetals, Bell’s Palsy, neuroborreliosis, memory and cognitive dysfunction, eye involvement (Ocularborreliosis), Lyme arthritis, Lyme carditis (with angina and arrhythmia), immune modulation and headaches.

In Stephen Buhner’s book, Healing Lyme, he writes:  “I describe the decoction on page 152 of the Healing Lyme book, second paragraph. However you can make a smaller amount of an infusion, which is a bit less strong than the decoction, by putting two tablespoons of stephania in one cup of water, bringing it to a boil, then turning off the heat and letting it stand covered overnight. Strain the infusion the next day and use as eyedrops as a wash in the eye.”

Confused a Little?  OK, I’ll make this real simple cause I do this all the time!

How to Make Stephania Root Decoction

First, Mr. Buhner is talking about Stephania Root cut slices, that can be purchased on Amazon.   Do NOT use Stephania Root powder as it is very hard to strain, and can cause of bit of grit if it gets into the eyes if not strained properly.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Now How to Put it All Together

  • For each cup of water (do NOT use tap water, preferably Filtered, Spring or Bottled Water), add 2 tablespoons of Stephania Root cut slices in a small pot.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn OFF and leave covered overnight.
  • In the morning, strain the liquid (discard the Stephania Root) into a clean jar with a lid.
  • Store at room temperature, but no more than 2 days to avoid any type of bacterial growth.

This final liquid can be sipped throughout the day AND/OR you can dilute it 50% and use as eye drops or eye wash, as needed, several times daily.  Just make sure you boil the glass bottles and droppers for a few minutes to sterilize before adding diluted liquid to the bottle for eye drops!

You can’t mess this recipe up, even if you don’t measure the Stephania exactly.  Strength is measured by how long it sits.  The key is to make the herb as potent as possible, and by letting it sit, it makes the brew stronger.

By using this liquid internally as well externally, you are double-dipping, which is so good for your body!

CAUTION: New research has shown Stephania is unsafe for use in pregnancy

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  • Hanna

    So how long do you need to do this before starting to feel the effects, in your experience? And how many drops per day would be good?

    • Hanna, I’ve only used this recipe as an eye wash, not internally. As an eye wash, you can purchase an eye wash cup or use sterile dropper from the bottle you’re storing the decoction in and drip into your eye (over a sink). I’ve always gotten immediate relief, and use as needed.