Scott Stoll, MD
Lyme Aid is an exceptional alternative, and I believe it is a safer, more effective and holistic therapy, compared to traditional treatments for Lyme disease. I use this product professionally and at home with my own children and it is always my first line of treatment.
Ariel Golembeski, Manager of The Herb Wyfe in Belmont Marketplace, Wakefield, RI
As a manager of an herb department within a grocery store located in Rhode Island, I am faced with a large number of clients who have been adversely affected by Lyme disease. I too have previously suffered from chronic symptoms due to numerous tick bites. While I do have a large array of bulk herbs, single plant and compound extracts, teas and capsules on site, Lyme Aid tends to be my “go to” formula when someone walks in looking for a Lyme remedy.
After many years of enduring the ill effects of Lyme that so many New Englanders experience, I was presented with a bottle of Lyme Aid at my mother’s shop- The Herb Wyfe in Wickford. I was blown away that almost immediately after consuming my first dose of the tincture, it felt like a heavy cloud had been lifted from my brain. I had experienced mental fog as a symtom for years, but hadn’t realized how severe it was. It also had such a tremendous effect on the joint pain and inflammation that I had become so accostomed to. The rapid effectiveness of this formula on my own body was something I could never forget.
Years later, I am blessed enough to be in a role where I am able to share my love of plant medicine with folks that may not normally reach for herbs over pharmaceuticals. My customer base consists of a wide spectrum of people, some who have been immersed in the herbal community for decades, others who were raised on neosporin and peptobismol. The beautiful piece of the story is that I have seen a return of customers from all ends of this spectrum whom have benefited from using Lyme Aid as well as all of Chris’ other formulas. And when someone is so deeply affected by the plants, and they return to share that and give their gratitude for the suggestions made to them, it is unforgettable.
I will continue to stand by and recommend this formula to those seeking an alternative to, or supplement to their western medicine regimin. I feel that Lyme Aid is a fantastic addition and staple for any home’s first aid kit, as it can also be applied topically to “bite sites” and be taken immediately following a bite. And if you live in the New England area, you know how valuable a product like this can be! There is something truly magical about this formula, and it’s an honor to be able to help share it with the world!
Mary Averill, Montague, MA
Lyme-Aid, Chris Marano’s herbal mixture to support healing from Lyme and support one’s immune system was a life-saver for me. Over 15 years ago when I was finally diagnosed with long-term Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella and had tried the usual routine of allopathic anti-biotics with minimal and intermittent results, I decided to pursue the herbal route to support my healing. Lyme-Aid among other herbal treatments used for healing are more like a marathon and not a sprint. While not a quick fix, within the first few months of regularly taking Lyme Aid, I began to feel my core strength return. After 6 months, I was well on my way to re-establishing equilibrium. To this day, I continue to use Chris’s Lyme Aid formula as needed for occasional acute symptoms or after I have had another tick exposure. I have found that the long slow work of the plants is synergistically aligned with my own DNA and my body gratefully responds to the core support of what the plants offer. Chris has combined a unique blend of Lyme bacteria fighting herbs with immunomodulating herbs and anti-inflammatory herbs that provide well-balanced and deep nourishment for the body depleted by an overload of Lyme bacteria and the down-stream inflammation.
Onatah Stoll, Shiatsu Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Western Massachusetts
Chrysalis Botanicals herbal formula ‘Lyme Aid’ is one of the best remedies for lyme disease out there. With the increasing prevalence of this disease it is so important to have effective treatments. I’ve used this tincture for myself for long term help with lyme disease and also right after finding a tick bite to prevent a potential infection. I’ve taken ‘Lyme Aid’ in conjunction with antibiotics and also on its own. It was effective for me in both cases. I am so grateful for its potency and the care and experience that goes into its production. There are many cases of lyme disease in the area I live. I often hear of people suffering from it and I always recommend this herbal formula. It is the first thing I think of when I hear of someone dealing with lyme.
Matt B, Honeybrook, PA
Chris and Lyme Aid have been an incredible asset to my health journey. I have been above and beyond satisfied with his top quality herbal products (which I can tell are extracted with LOVE and ENERGY). The responses to emails and help have made my experience with ordering herbs above and beyond expectation and I have found his combinations of exceptional, high-quality herb extractions to be incredibly powerful in aiding my cleansing and whole body regeneration from Lyme and other immune issues. I highly recommend his products.
Sarah T. — acupuncturist — MDI, ME.
As a practitioner living in coastal Maine I see many people working to create better health within the context of chronic Lyme disease. Lyme Aid is my go-to formula! I have found it effective with concerns related to both physical and mental health and it works well in conjunction with other therapies. Chris’ decades of experience with tick borne illness and his nearly unparalleled skills as an herbalist are evident in this formula.
Sarah Pirtle — author, musician, peace educator — Western MA
I’ve relied on Chris Marano’s herbal formulas for over twenty years. It’s a tremendous gift that Lyme Aid is now offered widely so that people all over can have access to it. Lyme Aid has made a great difference in my life and work environment and I have recommended it to numerous friends and community members.
Our summer camp is in a high tick area, and the entire staff took Lyme Resistance every day. When any of us — staff or campers — got a tick bite we put Lyme Aid directly on the bite, and then for myself and staff we followed the protocol Chris gave of frequent high doses for several days afterwards. These prevention methods resulted in all staying safe from contracting Lyme. I’d told parents in advance about this practice and asked their permission, which all gave. The experience of seeing and feeling Lyme Aid work well in multiple ways helped us comprehend the importance of incorporating an herbal response, and many individuals chose to take a combination of Lyme Aid and antibiotics, which work very well.
John and Jeannie Merchant, Mt. Desert Island ME
When both my husband and I were diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease, it was suggested by a local wellness practitioner that we try Lyme Aid instead of the harsh antibiotics available through our healthcare center. We have been taking Lyme Aid for a few years now to maintain balance and stability in our immune systems. Because there is no cure for chronic Lyme Disease at this time, we have to take extra steps to keep our immune system strong. Lyme Aid has been the stabilizing resource to stay above the line of defense. We take it once a day regularly and step it up to four times a day when symptoms flare up. We are grateful to have the opportunity to purchase it online now – and highly recommend it to those suffering in silence as many of us have done.
Vladimir F., Northampton MA
I have used Chris’s Lyme Aid since first contracting the Lyme disease in late August 2020. I was taking it along with the antibiotics. After the antibiotic course was complete I stayed with Lyme Aid and felt much better. Several months later I am still taking Lyme Aid because the Post Lyme Syndrome is real and have not been able to function properly without Lyme Aid. Western medicine does not recognize my symptoms as anything but Post Lyme Syndrome and offers no remedy at all. Lyme Aid allows me to function more or less normally. I am hoping to be able to live without it at some point, but as of now this is my way of maintaining my health. Lyme Aid is very effective and keeping the symptoms at bay. I have no information about it actually curing Lyme disease or Post Lyme Syndrome, but hopefully it does and at some point I will be free of this debilitating condition. Chris is an amazing herbalist and this tincture is amazingly effective.
Heather W., MA
The formula of herbs found in Chris Marano’s Lyme Aid has been a quality of life changer! It has been seven years since I first started treatment for Lyme Disease. When I first started taking (Chris Marano’s) Lyme Aid I had been struggling to eradicate lingering chronic lyme symptoms despite three years of varying antibiotic treatment and various herbal protocols that had provided initial relief from the most intense symptoms- acute joint and bone pain, vertigo, swollen brain feeling; difficulty with coordination, balance and speech. Yet these symptoms would continue to return every 6-8 months requiring a change of antibiotics and new tinctures. Eventually it seemed that antibiotics were starting to wreak havoc on my digestive system in addition to the eventual resistance to each drug I took long-term. The Lyme journey is not an easy one- that is an understatement. Each person’s journey with Lyme is different depending upon timing of diagnosis, coinfections, “Lyme education”, lifestyle, etc… I am a firm believer that the herbal protocol that provides the uniquely synergistic properties of Lyme Aid have been not only integral, but necessary to my ability to maintain my quality of life without antibiotics despite having chronic lyme. I am not saying that the antibiotics were not integral, but long term use was problematic. I used this formula aggressively for about a year without antibiotics and for the first time started to feel like I could string together months of feeling good. I could tell that the formula was working immediately as I went a bit too aggressively at first and got those darn herx reactions…I have a love hate relationship with them. It is weird to think that something can make you feel ill but is actually healing you at the same time. But this is often the case with Lyme treatment. I actually felt that the Lyme Aid was going deeper into my systems than any antibiotic or other formulas had done. I was able to come off of the antibiotics and still live a good life while only taking Lyme Aid. I suggest this tincture all the time to folks I know who have contracted Lyme. Presently I use it as part of my maintenance program (along with sauna, diet etc) once a day but have had to increase the dose during flares which are inevitable it seems. It has a permanent place in my cabinet.
And if you want to read briefly about my journey with Lyme- my story goes that I was Lyme Disease uneducated spending my childhood in the 80’s, playing in the New England woods, pulling ticks from my body on the regular in my memory but never once developed a bull’s eye. As I grew older I continued to ‘not really think about lyme’ into my 20s and 30s as I was still under the impression that there would be a distinct bull’s eye rash along with immediate joint pain and illness; I continued living in densely wooded, rural areas and continued to pull ticks that had become engorged from my body. I began noticing weird symptoms on and off in hindsight through my 20s and 30s- numb leg, swollen tailbone, locked neck, spinal pain, trouble concentrating, horrible digestion, rashes/psoriasis, anxiety. I thought I was aging ungracefully and but continued to work hard throughout earning my BFA and then spending many years as an artist/educator. It was when I was in my mid-thirties after having my second child that I crashed hard. It was this job, my job as mom, the most important job I’ve ever had- that I became unable to do that had me seeking medical attention for the myriad lyme symptoms that had at this point gone undiagnosed for many years and were now ruining my life at full throttle. An experimental course of antibiotics from my PC in an effort to truly rule out Lyme that unlocked my ‘stuck’ neck (after months of unsuccessful PT) was miraculous to me as I had had an intensely stiff neck for months. It was then that I began to really educate myself about the possibility of Lyme, and it was then that I realized I was in a serious situation. I was fortunate to have 2 LLMDs/naturopaths that continued to treat me with antibiotics and other herbal protocols after my PC provided only for 14 days as my case had become a difficult one to battle given the time it took to diagnose the Lyme and the prolific way it had entered the many systems of my body. I hate to even think of the hardship and pain involved in those years. It was unimaginable at the time that I would ever overcome Lyme. It was during a playgroup with my children that a grandparent suggested to me to seek out Chris Marano’s herbal blends as she had been successfully treating herself with them for another disease. I am grateful for that day. Lyme Aid has transformed my chronic symptoms and provides me a sense of security in that I know I can manage my symptoms when using this blend. And for that…. Thank You! Thank you!
Cori C, Wendell MA
My family and I moved to Western Massachusetts in 2015, and at the time I was pretty concerned with how prevalent tick bites and Lyme Disease were in the area. Lyme Aid has been essential in helping me feel like I have what I need to protect myself and my family and still enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in Western Mass. Both myself and my partner have contracted Lyme and were able to recover quickly and fully using a combination of antibiotics and Chrysalis Botanicals’ Lyme Aid remedy. Since then, I always keep this remedy in my medicine cabinet as I find it to really work.