Does anyone have any thoughts on drinking alcohol while taking various herbs like Cat's Claw, Japanese Knotweed, Andrographis, etc?
The reason I ask is because it seems most of these herbs thin the blood, and if you're taking several herbs at a time, which I assume most people are who are trying to treat their Lyme with herbs, it would seem the blood would be pretty thin. Of course, I have heard that most herbs are mild blood thinners only, and not having such a strong effect like an actual blood thinning pharmaceutical medication would, but anyway, do you think it's safe to drink occasionally while taking a combination of herbs being that alcohol is also a blood thinner?
-------------------- Kameron Williams Posts: 3 | From CA | Registered: Apr 2021
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many herbalists including Buhner often prefer tinctures - so there is significant alcohol in those already if taking the kind of extensive lyme protocols he advises. so i think that demonstrates the interaction is minimal
still with Lyme or any inflammatory condition I would be wary of drinking much alcohol as it all adds to the inflammation problem - and causes more load on your liver - which generally in these conditions is already struggling.
a glass of wine once in a while socially will be fine
but getting hammered or just using alcohol regularly to dull your senses as an escape - not good idea.
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