Re: Question how to properly take Banderol/Samento
I started the Cowden Protocol for Lyme about a month ago, which begins with Banderol and Samento. I started with one drop of Banderol on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast, 1 drop of Samento 30 minutes before lunch, 1 drop of Banderol 30 minutes before dinner, and 1 drop of Samento at bed time. I built this up until I got to 30 drops of each. I was ok at 30 drops for a week and then got some SEVERE herx reactions. Anxiety, jitters, panic attacks, muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, and crazy rashes on my stomach. I had to stop for now, but will continue at a lower dose soon. A lot of people have severe herx reactions with these herbs because they can kill dormant Lyme and break up their biofilms. Taking too much too quickly can make you really sick. Some doctors only recommend taking up to 15 drops of each 15 minutes apart because the die off can be so severe.