The Buhner Protocol

Using Herbs to Stay Healthy

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About the Protocol

Stephen Buhner

The world renowned herbalist and researcher Stephen Harrod Buhner has created a protocol to help stay healthy. 

Stephen has done extensive research into counteracting pathogens with herbs and is the author of 23 books.

To learn more how the herbs work to keep you healthy, we recommend you read his book or his articles.

Disclaimer: Information on this site is educational only and not intended to diagnose nor are products sold intended to replace medical treatment. There are no claims made to cure any medical condition. Seek treatment from your doctor.

We are not affiliated with Stephen Buhner. We are simply compounding his protocol for those who do not have the ingredients to make it themselves.

Package Contents:

Tincture I

Chinese Skullcap, Japanese Knotweed,

Kudzu, Licorice, Lonicera japonica

Tincture 2

Cordyceps, Dong Quai,
Rhodiola, Astragalus

Tincture 3

Dan Shen, Red Root,
Bidens pilosa

Note: While these tinctures are closely based on the Buhner protocol, some substitutions may be made according to availability of ingredients as well as contraindications with the client's personal health.

Take tinctures #1 through #3 to help stay healthy. The recommended daily amount is 1 tsp 3x per day. If you are unwell, take double the amount of the first 3 formulas. 
Children's Amount:
Take the child’s weight in pounds, divide by 150, then multiply by the adult amount.
Alcohol Content:
The herbs are extracted in alcohol. You can dilute the alcohol if desired by mixing the tincture in a bit of water or juice. A second option is to mix it with boiling water and let sit to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
Another method is to set out the recommended daily amount overnight in a mug and the alcohol will evaporate, leaving the herbal residue behind. Then add a a cup of water and stir. Drink 1/3 in the morning, 1/3 in the afternoon, and 1/3 in the evening. Refrigerate between doses.
Store the products out of direct sunlight. The tinctures will preserve for decades if stored properly. 

Intake & Waiver Form

At this time, each of our tinctures are compounded on an individual basis within the context of the practitioner-client relationship. Therefore, to ensure your safety and make any necessary alterations, we require an intake form to be filled out prior to processing your order. 



Contraindications and Side-Effects

Tincture 1

Side effects are mostly gastric discomfort and diarrhea. Do not use if pregnant.  Skullcap increases potency of drugs. Exercise caution, especially Type 1 diabetics.

One percent of the users experience a loss of taste. Rare side effects include dry mouth, bitter taste in mouth, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

None known.

If taken by itself in large dosages or for an extended period can cause pseudoaldosteronism. If used in combination with other herbs it is generally safe. Should be avoided if pregnant. 

In TCM it is contraindicated for those with a deficiency of the spleen with diarrhea.

Tincture 2

Contraindicated in pregnancy. May soften bowels.

Some people experience jitteriness if taken at night.

May irritate the bladder and kidneys in high doses.

None known.

Tincture 3

Rarely may cause itch, upset stomach, and reduced appetite.

Should not be used with pharmaceutical coagulants or anticoagulatns. Avoid if pregnant.

May increase the effects of interferon and acyclovir. May decrease the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide. Exercise caution.


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