Lyme Disease and Stevia
In the last year there have been a lot of articles circulating claiming Stevia is a cure for Lyme disease. Before you run to your local store and by a box of Stevia please continue on reading the research that is being done in this area.
As of now, researchers are not claiming it to be a cure. While Dr Eva Sapi from New Haven University, has done a research study showing that Stevia leaf extract could be considered as an effective agent against B. burgdorferi, this research is being done within a petri dish right now, not in a human. This is a positive step forward however. So far the New Haven team of researchers found that exposing B. burgdorferi to stevia leaf extract killed the forms B. burgdorferi spirochetes, spheroplast (L-form), round bodies along with biofilm forms.
Dr. Richard Horowitz, a well known tick borne disease treating doctor and researcher is also doing research with Stevia. He is using Stevia in a combination with other medicines such as tetracyclines, rifampin, Dapsone and others to see how it works in eradicating spirochetes and biofilm. He says he is having some success so far. Again, this study is in a lab, not in human beings yet.
These researchers are using leaf Stevia extract. They are not using the processed powdered forms you find at the store.
We’d like to invite Dr Eva Sapi, Dr Richard Horowitz or anyone else researching the use of Stevia in Lyme disease treatment to comment.
Here is a collection of articles related to Stevia and Lyme disease.
- LYME SCI: What’s the story about stevia? by LymeDisease.org
- Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro
- Stevia Kills Lyme Disease (in a Test Tube) Better Than Standard Antibiotics, Study Says by Dr Axe
- University of New Haven professor studying whether stevia can kill Lyme disease bacteria
- Stevia could offer cure for Lyme disease, researchers say by Fox News
- Stevia Extract Fights Lyme Disease Pathogens Better Than Antibiotics, Study Reports
- Professor and Her Students May Have Found a Cure for Lyme Disease