Tick Diseases and Other Chronic Illnesses: Get Our Free E-Book

Are you suffering from tick diseases or other chronic illnesses? Read our Lessons from the Darkness e-book. Tick Diseases Like Lyme Can Be Debilitating If you or someone you care about has suffered from chronic illness, you know how such an illness can chip away at your physical, mental, and financial well-being. Michael Van der Linden started Linden Botanicals out of a passion for helping people optimize their health. Years ago, he had Lyme disease. After four years of treatment and prolonged suffering, his severe…
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Japanese Hedge Parsley: Part of Our Immune Support Kit

Japanese hedge parsley (Torilis japonica) has antiviral and antibacterial agents that support healthy immune and inflammation response. ShieldsUp! herbal extract kits contain L-lysine and 5 powerful super-botanicals: Japanese hedge parsley (Torilis japonica), Rosa rugosa, Cistus incanus, Phyllanthus niruri, and Laricifomes officinalis (Agarikon). Japanese hedge parsley is a key ingredient due to its antiviral and antibacterial agents that support healthy immune and inflammation response. What is Japanese Hedge Parsley? It’s an upright hedge parsley used in therapeutic antimicrobial treatments throughout Japan, Korea, and China since ancient times. This…
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Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Lessons from the Darkness

Lyme disease diagnosis can be a time-consuming, costly, disheartening process. These are my lessons from the darkness. Lyme disease diagnosis is complicated for many reasons. For one thing, many symptoms of Lyme disease are often found in other conditions. For another, Lyme isn’t always caught early. Antibiotics don’t always work. Some people who have unexplained signs and symptoms of chronic disease might have Lyme disease even if it hasn’t been diagnosed. For example, some people don’t get a Lyme disease rash at all, let alone…
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Rock Rose Tea – Cistus incanus for the Summer

High-quality rock rose tea (Cistus incanus) is in high demand and short supply. Find a trusted supplier. Rock rose, also called Cistus incanus, is a plant that belongs to the Cistaceae family. It has strong health-promoting antioxidant, immunomodulatory, bacteriostatic, and antifungal activities. It’s also widely recognized as an all-natural insect repellant. Rock rose tea drinkers swear by its health benefits. It’s one of our most popular teas, and we’re finding that it’s our hit tea of the summer. Traditional Uses of Rock Rose Tea According…
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Agarikon Mushroom Extract: Part of Our Immune Support Kit

Agarikon mushroom extract (Laricifomes officinalis) may provide immune system support and help to protect against viral infections. ShieldsUp! herbal extract kits contain 5 powerful super-botanicals and 1 amino acid: Rosa rugosa, Cistus incanus, Phyllanthus niruri, Laricifomes officinalis (Agarikon), Torillis japonica, and L-lysine. Rosa rugosa (rose hips) is a key ingredient due to its high vitamin C content and its ability to enhance immune response and control inflammation. What is Agarikon? Agarikon is a wood decay fungus that grows to resemble a very large beehive. It grows like…
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Chronic Illness Support (Get Our Free E-Book)

Seeking chronic illness support for you or a loved one? Read our Lessons from the Darkness e-book. Lessons from the Darkness If you or someone you care about has suffered from chronic illness and sought chronic illness support, you know how pernicious such an illness can be to your physical, mental, and financial health. Everyone’s coping mechanisms are different, and some work better than others. Some days — the ones involving intense physical, mental, and emotional struggle — can feel almost hopeless. Michael Van der…
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Lyme Treatment: Try Phyllanthus niruri Tea, Powder, or Extract

Lyme treatment is complex. I suffered from Lyme for four years before I discovered Phyllanthus niruri tea. We get lots of emails from people suffering from Lyme disease and people caring for family members suffering from Lyme. Many people share their personal stories. Others have questions about our company, our flagship product, Phyllanthus niruri, and the health benefits of drinking Phyllanthus niruri tea. (Side note: If you have lots of questions about Phyllanthus, try our Phyllanthus FAQ. If you’re looking for strategies for dealing with…
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Rose Hips Benefits: Included in Our Immune Support Kit

Rose hips benefits include vitamin C and other bioactives that can enhance immune response and control inflammation. ShieldsUp! herbal extract kits contain 5 powerful super-botanicals and 1 amino acid: Rosa rugosa, Cistus incanus, Phyllanthus niruri, Laricifomes officinalis (Agarikon), Torillis japonica, and L-lysine. Rosa rugosa (rose hips) is a key ingredient due to its high vitamin C content and its ability to enhance immune response and control inflammation. Rose Hips Benefits Rosa rugosa are wild plants traditionally used for their active compounds, which can provide support for a…
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Cistus Tea Benefits: That’s Some Good Tea!

Curious about Cistus tea benefits? I’ll answer common questions about Cistus incanus tea. (Find more answers here.) What is Cistus incanus? Cistus Incanus is an evergreen dwarf shrub herb in the family Cistaceae. It’s native to the arid Mediterranean region. The flowers have five petals, which are are pink to purple and bloom for only one day. What phytoconstituents are in Cistus? The main active phytoconstituents of Cistus are flavonoid phenolic compounds, including gallic acid, rutin, and other flavonol glycosides based on quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. The diverse profile of phenolic…
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Holy Basil Benefits: A Tonic for the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Holy Basil benefits include emotional wellness; stress relief; healthy immune response; and respiratory, heart and brain health. We’re currently in the midst of a global pandemic, which has people rightfully concerned about their health. Modern life is fraught with stress. To complicate matters, many people are dealing with obesity, diabetes, dementia, and depression, some of which may be related to lifestyle-related chronic diseases. As the world’s oldest medical system, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to health and disease that focuses on preserving and promoting good…
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