Cistus Tea is another one of those amazing Lyme and health therapies I recently heard about through another Lyme patient who had found out about it by doing her own research. She had come by the information via Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s website, and she was following his instructions and dutifully drinking several cups of it a day to help break down biofilms the Lyme bacteria can produce to protect itself from antibiotics and other antimicrobials. She also told me it had an interesting side effect. “If you drink 2-3 cups of it a day, it keeps the ticks away.”
I was intrigued enough to do my own research, and like with anything else new I hear about through Lyme patients or Lyme groups, I purchased a small amount and tried it for myself. It tends to be sold in loose-leaf form, and the tea you prepare by steeping the leaves in a tea ball or diffuser in hot water tastes very much like a traditional green tea.