UPDATE: I just made up a fresh batch of Tick-Prevention Tonic Tincture! This blend is partly based on Stephen Harrod Buhner’s protocols in addition to Chinese herbs and medicinal mushrooms mixed in. For those who are unaware, Stephen Harrod Buhner is a well-known herbalist, autodidact, and best-selling author who shares a tick-repellant recipe in his popular book, Healing Lyme (2nd Ed). In this novel, he claims that this recipe is 99% effective for major tick specimens that carry Borrelia burgdorferi, the organism that transmits Lyme disease from infected black-legged deer ticks.
According to the CDC, over 300,000 cases of Lyme and other related diseases are reported every year in the United States alone. This is why I’m excited to share with you that this tonic has been specially formulated to help prevent ticks from biting you, your family, and even your pet! It can also help treat Lyme's symptoms and other co-infections. Some of these herbs were wild foraged and all the rest were harvested organically from reputable farmers local when possible! This tincture is safe to give to pets depending on the weight of the animal is how you determine dosage. Mix it in with their food or water.
I personally use this and give it to my dog Reishi in place of using harmful chemicals and it works really well! We are in the woods all the time and with my tick prevention tonic and other protocols, she doesn’t get a lot of ticks. If one happens to bite her they usually die! I am also not worried because she has this herbal medicine to protect her.
Some of the other protocols I use along with the tick prevention tonic:
- I have my dog wear insect-repellent clothing from @insectshield
- I put on essential oils sometimes from @onlynaturalpet
- I give my dog the internal powder from @earthanimal1979
Some other tips for humans: I always wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and closed-toed shoes or boots. I have insect-repellent clothing from @craghoppers
I sometimes wear gaiters surrounding my shoes at the bottom of my pants. I also spray my bug spray liberally before going out in the woods.
We are in the woods every day and as long as I follow these protocols I rarely deal with ticks and insects.