web analytics

Lyme, Lyme, Lyme: Just Making Sure You Know What to Do

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

June 18th, 2017  |  11 Comments

Are You One of the 60 Million People Suffering From Allergies in the United States?

Finally! Everything done for you. Practical, Proven Protocols: Learn them today and use them tonight with confidence!


Escape allergies, chemical sensitivities, food intolerances and more with homeopathy. Practical Protocols to get your life back.

Get your FREE GIFT and watch a short informative video.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Lyme Disease


Guest blogger Kate Bechard writes about her personal experience with ticks and Lyme Disease:

I awoke one morning, jumped in the shower and felt something odd on my skin. Yuck! A tick was stuck to me!

How long has it been there? Will it come out? Will I get a tick disease from this? Help!! Eeeew! Someone get this thing off me!!!

If you have ever had a tick of any kind stuck to you, I’m sure you can relate. It seems like talk of tick disease is everywhere these days. Lyme, Borrelia, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are some of the common names of diseases that can come from tick bites. None of them are any fun!

So, what do you do if you were bitten by a tick? What about your dog or cat or horse? No need to panic.  

Let me share with you what I do when bitten by that dreaded tick.

After I have removed the tick, I dab hydrogen peroxide on the site of the bite. Next, I rub some calendula ointment or another herbal antibacterial salve on the area of the bite.

Now it’s time to get out my homeopathy kit. Ledum palustre 200c is the remedy I choose because it is used specifically for bites and puncture wounds of any kind. I take one dose of the Ledum as soon as I have discovered I have been bitten. I will also take another dose of Ledum approximately 12 hours after the bite. That’s it!

(Remember to scroll to the bottom of this page to receive your free remedy card containing Joette’s method of using Ledum in an easy-to-reference form.)

If the tick has been embedded in the skin for a while, or the skin begins showing signs of redness, I refer to Joette’s blog post on using homeopathy to treat tick disease.

Ledum is an amazing homeopathic remedy. I have seen this remedy work time and time again for bug bites, puncture wounds, and tick bites. When one of our animals has come down with a tick disease — after a confirmed diagnosis or tell-tale symptoms — I start the homeopathic protocol for tick disease, which includes Ledum 200c.

Usually later that day, after being given just one dose, the animal goes from being lethargic, limping, and having no appetite, to moving and playing as if nothing happened. Of course, I do continue with the homeopathic treatment, but we once again have our playful friend back.

Years ago, when I was diagnosed with an older tick disease, I used Ledum 200c. Within the first day of taking that remedy just once, I felt so much better. My energy improved, my memory was better, and I had no more joint pain.

At the time, I was using classical homeopathy and repeated that dose only when symptoms would return. At first, I was taking it every few days, but I was quickly able to repeat the doses less and less frequently.

Today, I have no symptoms of tick disease. If I were to develop a tick disease now, I would use the protocol outlined in Joette’s blog on tick disease.

What can I do about our animals? They spend their days outside every day, and I have no way of knowing if they have been bitten by a tick. Is there anything I can do to prevent tick-related diseases?

I use homeopathy prophylactically. My animals who spend their days outside each get one dose of Ledum 200c approximately one to two times a month during tick season.

This gives me peace of mind that if an animal were bitten and started to come down with a tick-related disease, Ledum would hopefully prevent it from developing any further.

When a correct remedy is chosen, homeopathy can safely and effectively cause the body to heal itself with no side effects. What a beautiful thing!

Note from Joette:  The number of emails, calls, and requests I receive from those hoping to understand how Lyme can be addressed homeopathically is the reason for my discussing this subject repeatedly.

My hope is that if you read through and gather enough information on this method, you’ll feel confident enough that your fears will dissipate. This will allow you to make better decisions, such as the one to head straight to your homeopathy kit!



I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase.


11 thoughts on “Lyme, Lyme, Lyme: Just Making Sure You Know What to Do”

  1. Nicole Eplee says:

    Is Chinese skullcap likely to antidote the homeopathy you recommend? Thanks for all you share!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Botanicals and homeopathy are by in large compatible.

      1. Nicole Eplee says:

        Thanks. I was curious since it’s part of the mint family.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          For garden variety insect bites, you may use it more frequently if all you have is a 30th potency but when it comes to Lyme tics, I wouldn’t use 200.

  2. Chandan says:

    I live in Europe – is ledum palustre 200c the same as ledum palustre 200k here, or 200CH …?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Ch is the same as c and K is close enough.

  3. Anna says:

    On the First Aid Chart, the recommendation is Ledum 30 for a bug bite, but this blog mentions Ledum 200. I am a bit confused when it comes to potency… I know for Banerji protocols, I just follow the protocol, but when it comes to treating common occurrences/ailments at home, how do I know which one to use? If I don’t have 200, do I use 30 but just more frequently? Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      FOr garden variety bug bites Ledum 30 is just fine. For Lym tics, I use 200.

  4. Jill says:

    Joette, I wish you would address mold illness, which is different by far from allergies. Mold illness happens when a person has genes which prevent a person from tagging mold as “garbage” and getting rid of it. They then become very toxic with mold, which affects every system in the body. First, they must get away from mold, but then they must detox from it and heal the various systems of the body. More info here: survivingmold.com.

  5. Vickie says:

    I found a teeny, tiny little black beetle stuck in my “leg”, (kind of where my leg meets my body) while in the shower. I broke it with my fingernail and a bunch of blood came out of it. About two weeks later that same area was all sore, like an absess with a 3″ x 5″ lump at the top of my let. I tried all kinds of homeopathy for several days (ledum, staph, the one the box said for boils…), garlic, grapeseed extract, soaking in epsom salt baths, poultices… Now almost two weeks later I still have the lump but it seems to be on the mend. It wiped me out completely. I had a fever, no energy, pain. I really did not want to use antibiotics, so I did not go to the Dr. My family thinks homeopathy is just sugar pills, & I don’t have any proof yet that it is not.

  6. Mandi says:

    Can I also use homeopathy prophylactically for my son who will be working at a summer camp for 4 months in a big lyme area? Would he also take ledum 200 twice monthly? And then if he did get a tick bite, he would follow your protocol for Lyme as you note on your web site?

Leave a Reply

Follow Joette


Books & CDs

Joette’s Materia Medica

I designed it especially to provide a framework to guide you through your remedy choices. It is perfect for busy mothers and others who lover curing their families themselves.

Protect Yourself from the Flu

Deal with the flu without drugs and expensive commercial products.

Combo Pack: Top 7 Products

Go from clueless to clued-in…in the fastest way possible.

Cell Salts: Learn Homeopathy at Home

The easiest, safest and most inexpensive way to treat your whole family.

Homeopathy in First Aid

Learn to choose the correct homeopathic remedy to give on the way to the emergency room or better yet,
avoid the trip altogether.

Cure Yourself and Your Family with Homeopathy

Homeopathy is inexpensive, non-invasive and profoundly curative.

How to Make Fast, Delicious & Nutrient-rich Meals That Your Children Will Love

Boost and maintain optimum health with simple foods, instead of vitamin pills.

How to Ensure a Safe & Gentle Pregnancy & Birth

Halt nausea and indigestion, curtail hemorrhoids and stretch marks, protect and build a robust baby, lessen birth pain and more!

See More Products