Herbal Treatments for Ebstein Barr Virus

November 7, 2015

Herbal treatments for Ebstein Barr Virus (EBV) are pursued by many Lyme patients and practitioners. One source  consulted frequently are recommendations from master herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner.

Herbal treatment for Ebstein Barr Virus

Ebstein Barr Virus

These herbals and supplements include:

  • Ailanthus altissima
  • Alpinga galanga
  • Andrographis paniculata
  • Artemisia annua (or artemisinin) – not to be taken for longer than 8 weeks
  • Azadirachta indica (neem)
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Chrysanthemum indicum
  • Coix lacryma-jobi
  • Cochlospermum tinctorium
  • Curcuma longa (turmeric)
  • Eucalyptus species
  • Ganoderma lucidum (reishi)
  • Glycosmis arborea
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice)
  • isatis
  • Morinda citrifolia (noni)
  • Optunia streptacantha (prickly pear cactus)
  • Passiflora incarnata (passionflower)
  • Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
  • Prunus persica (peach tree leaf)
  • Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap)
  • Thelypteris torresiana
  • Thuja species
  • Usnea species
  • Wolfiporia extensa (Poria cocos or fu ling)
  • Zingiber officinale (ginger)

There are no randomized, double-blind studies supporting the efficacy of any of the above herbs for the use against EBV.


Herbal Antivirals, Stephen Buhner, p. 112