Since my tick and lyme journey began, friends and family have been graciously sending me Lyme and tick info that they are finding, which can lead to very interesting reads. This one in particular was an article about stevia as an antibiotic alternative.
Antibiotics can take a toll on our bodies in both positive and negative ways. If we are in the position of having to take them frequently due to the fact that the Borrelia Burgdorferi tend to morph and adjust as we inflict antibiotics on them, it is bound to take a negative toll on our bodies to some extent. But what choice do we have? Well, researchers from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT are trying to find alternatives through, none other than, the natural sweetener plant, Stevia.
Now, before you all bust out and grab the stevia sweetened sodas in the name of curing Lyme disease, note that it's not quite that easy. It is referring to stevia extracted from the stevia leaf in it's pure form.
The study revels that whole stevia leaf extract possesses exceptional antibiotic activity against the Borrelia Burgdorferi, known to cause Lyme disease.
Stevia whole leaf extract can be found in health stores or you can also make your own! However dosage is yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more research!