I started this protocol a few days ago for c.pneu in lower amounts than listed. Have been feeling okay so far. Buhner herbal chlamydophila pneumonia protocol. Submitted by sphinx on the cpn forum. Followed Dec. 2013 till June 2014 (6 months) and is now cpn free Oct. 2014. This was after having done antibiotics for years which he had to stop due to gut issues. He feels that this herbal protocol got him to the last stage of recovery from c.pneumonia: If it is in the CNS these 3 are added to the other herbs mentioned below: Cordyceps - 2000 mg 3x daily Scullcap (Chinese/baical) root tincture - 1/4 tsp 3x daily Lion´s mane tincture - 1/4 tsp 3x daily If the cpn infection is respiratory: Any of the berberine-containing plants (coptis, barberry,goldenseal, mahonia)- crucial - 1/4 tsp 3x daily Cryptolepis, alchornea or sida acuta (same dosage as above) Bidens pilosa (same dosage) - fairly important Reishi - 45 drops 3x daily Licorice - 20 drops 3x daily Pleurisy root - 30 drops 3x daily You can mix all the herbal tinctures together. You can repeat the process again if it doesn’t clear in 30 days. You can take the mix up to six months, except as Buhner cautions probably not licorice root which should only be taken for short periods. www.woodlandessence.com has many of the herbs. To counter die-off: Ginger tea or juice - taken every 2-3 hours (thumb-sized piece of ginger grated or juiced & steeped in boiling water for 2-3 hrs) Isatis - 20 drops x3 Support: A full range of vitamins and minerals, as well as: Quercetin - 500 mg *an efflux pump inhibitor and cytokine inhibitor in macrophages Vitamin C - 2g x2 *depleted by c.pneu *antioxidant *repairs damaged endothelia GLA (evening primrose oil) - *may repair endotoxin damage, as it improves peripheral neuropathy, at least in cell culture and animal models. Peripheral neuropathy is seen in severe C pneumonia infection and appears caused by endotoxins, at least in animal models. NAC - *the usually limiting factor in glutathione synthesis Vit D - 2000-5000 iu Niacin - *depleted by c.pneu *also counters endotoxins according to Wheldon *caution though as niacin reduces methylation Betulin also appears to be able to target c.pneumonia. Betulin is found in chaga mushrooms (but only those that have been processed by both hot water and ethanol), lotus rhizome node and ligustrum seed. I think I may add chaga. Note: Vitamin C is needed in the synthesis of collagen, which is a component of arterial walls, tendons, ligaments and bronchioles. Persistent infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae damages arterial and bronchial walls. Vitamin C can be helpful to mitigate this damage. Vitamin C also has the capacity to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin E . Tryptophan promotes c.pneumonia. Avoid substances that increase tryptophan or serotonin such as 5HTP and SSRIs. Does anyone see any possible problems or omissions in this protocol? Are there other herbs or supports that could be helpful in a cpn protocol? Has anyone tried this?