Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium spirochete. These bacteria are found in mice and deer. When ticks bite these animals the bacterial will move to tick’s stomach. Then the ticks will act as the vectors of this disease and will transmit this disease to human beings through their bite. These bacteria cause bull’s eye like rashes on their entry point. It may also cause flu, headache, swollen lymph, heart disease, nervous disorder, inflammation in the brain etc. The symptoms may appear 3 to 30 days times.
Prevent the Disease
In order to prevent the tick bite, limit your exposure to woody areas, tall grasses and shrubby area. While going out to such areas wear shirts having long sleeves and tuck in your shirts. Wear long pants and tuck the pants in to your socks. If possible wear light colored clothes so that you can see the ticks on your cloths. Once you come back from a woody area it will be better to take a bath in warm water. This will help you to get rid of the ticks from your body. If you have pets keep them clean and avoid tick infestation in them.
Goldenseal and Echinacea
A combination of these herbs is found to be beneficial for treating the symptoms of lyme disease. It will also be helpful for controlling the fever. This combination can also boost your immune system.
Garlic can help you to treat lyme disease by fortifying the immune system and thus gives you strength to fight with the infection.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaves can fight easily with bacterial and fungal infections. It has anti-oxidant property too. You have to take one capsule of olive leaves three times a day.
Grape Seed Extract
Take at least 15 drops of grape seed extract for about three times a day. It will be bitter in taste hence you have to mix 15 drops with some grape fruit juice or some other fruit juices and drink this.
Even a steam bath may help you to give relief from the body pain.