I've been happily using cat's claw as a tonic herb for more than a year. Lately I've been researching more about the plant and the way it is marketed and have met new friends who are following the 8 MONTH - 1 YEAR core herbal protocol discussed in Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner. This was recommended by their conventional M.D. and appears effective for like 75% of people who display symptoms. I'm quite surprised I haven't seen more about it here on this board which has a 27 page thread on the lyme disease topic.
The book is easy to read and well written. My copy is the 10th printing and the author has made only a few corrections of previous versions on his website.
Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!