2 Unknown Herbs That Reverse Autoimmune Disease

by admin on April 8, 2015

One of the most prevalent diseases of our modern age, autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system attacks certain tissues of your own body. The results? Degeneration of the tissues in concern as well as a boatload of painful symptoms resultant from the inflammation. Though many have heard of certain popular adaptogenic herbs helping this issue, there are 2 extremely promising herbs that you likely have not heard of yet. These herbs are far more promising than anything I have yet discovered.

In the case of autoimmunity, the body fails to recognize tissues that are or are not itself. This results in the immune cells attacking the healthy cells of ones own body. It is this immune response which must be modulated in order for the body to regain order and heal its damaged tissues.

I have been writing about healing the gut lately, and though there are certain foods that I recommend to heal the gut, sometimes the bodies immune reaction has gone haywire. In order to heal from this, the immune response must be down-regulated. All the gut healing foods will not help if the body continues to attack the gut.

Though modern humans are dealing with an epidemic of gut autoimmunity such as Crohn’s disease, IBS or any inflammatory bowel syndrome, autoimmune diseases also include arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and asthma among many others.

Fortunately, for those trying to down-regulate their various autoimmune responses, regulating specific few types of immune killer cells will relieve all autoimmune disorders.

The main problem immune cells in autoimmune and allergenic disorders involves the TH2/TH1 immune cell imbalance. TH2 always works in balance with TH1 cells in the body. More TH2 means less TH1 and visa versa. An excess of TH1 cells results in autoimmuninty such as Crohn’s disease, arthitis or lupus. Meanwhile, a TH2 overload will result in allergies, asthma and increased infections from low TH1 count.

So what is the goal? Keep TH1 and TH2 killer cells in balance and you will have a healthy immune system.

Herbs That Balance Autoimmune Response Via TH1/TH2 Modulation (Herbs With Silly Names)

1. Kalawalla (polypodium leucotomos)- A fern native to South America, Kalawalla has been studied by Harvard among other medical schools for its promising results in balancing TH1 and TH2 immune cells and alleviating autoimmune diseases as a result.



Multiple studies show that after 2-5 months of supplementation, the majority of subjects suffering from various autoimmune diseases noted a ~40-95% reversal of their autoimmune symptoms with average dosages of 120-300 mg of kalawalla extract per day.

The most promising studies used kalawalla against the autoimmune diseases multiple sclerosis and lupus. It has also proved to be effective against Crohn’s disease, vitiligo, eczema and psoriasis among others.

Kalawalla has also been shown in studies to be potently anti-carcinogenic and a particularly effective anti-aging agent in skin and brain cells.

2. Hydrangea root- Though you may know Hydrangea as a beautiful addition to your flower garden, this herb has prominently been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an effective remedy for autoimmune disease.

2 Unknown Herbs That Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Hydrangea Flower

Earlier we talked about balancing TH1 and TH2 killer cells to alleviate autoimmune dysfunction. Though these cells play a major role in autoimmmunity, TH17 cells also play a major role in inflammatory autoimmunity. 

New autoimmune drugs are being created from a natural compound in Hydrangea called halofuginone. Halofuginone (HF) has been widely studied to effectively block the development of the harmful autoimmune TH17 immune cells without hindering the bodies overall immune strength.

As quoted from the Harvard medical news site, “Th17 cells are “bad actors,” implicated in many autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. The researchers found that minute doses of HF reduced multiple sclerosis in a mouse model.”

What is exciting is that in both kalawalla and hydrangea, only small dosages are needed to provide the researched benefits of reversing autoimmunity.


Most people have never heard of either one of these herbs but research is now showing us that each herb effects unique immune pathways that dramatically dampen the harmful autoimmune pathways in the mammalian body, without lowering overall immune strength. Animal and human studies support this under a wide variety of autoimmune dysfunctions.

In my research, these are the 2 most powerful auto immune shields available to us today, seeing as they individually target two separate, and most problematic autoimmune white blood cells, it is my recommendation that using the combination of these two herbal compounds is the highest hope for those wishing to reverse the symptoms of inflammatory autoimmunity.

If you suffer from autoimmune disease, stack both of these herbs into your supplement regimen. Try them for 6 months and see they don’t relieve a significant burden of your inflammatory symptoms.

Where To Find These Herbs

For those looking to use these herbs, I couldn’t find encapsulated hydrangea root of high enough quality (dosages way too low) so your best bet is to purchase a pound of bulk dried hydrangea root and make a tea from it for daily consumption. 1-2 tablespoons of dried herb per day as a tea is the recommended dosage. You can make a weeks worth of tea by adding 8 tablespoons of hydrangea root into a full tea kettle of pot of water. Bring this to a boil and then let it simmer for 20 minutes. Once it cools, strain the tea and store it in your fridge, consuming 1/7th of it every day of the week.  Sweeten the tea with honey of stevia.

I did find, on Amazon, a high potency kalawalla extract in capsules however, you can find these capsules here

To your health






{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Gertrude Pogorevc August 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Thankyou for this wonderfully informative article. Greatly appreciated.


Sherry Gerszberg October 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

I have an autoimmune disease set off by Keflex 29 years ago and biaxin for a tooth infection in February that threw me under the bus!

My body is attacking my trigememinal and glossopharngeal nerves (cranial nerves) vagus too, neck into my spine in neck down back! My entire mouth throat palate tongue sinuses cheeks occipital (I can feel the swelling of all the nerves in brain and brainstem! I have atrophy in my face from the nerves inside my mouth and swelling near my ears and atrophy with my ears as well! Please help me stop the autoantibodies from attacking my central nervous system (cranial nerves and spine)!
Looking for natural treatment only! Big Pharma ruined my life!!

My entire mouth throat tongue palate sinuses occipital into neck and spine into and from cranial nerves mentioned including vagus!! Please help me stop autoimmune antibodies from attacking my CNS , spine and cranial nerves!!
Sherry Gerszberg


joe December 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

Where can I buy dried hydrangea root?


DWAYNE January 25, 2017 at 11:21 am



Penelope January 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Did you get any help Sherry?


David January 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Do you need to take these indefinitely or just for a period like 6 months until the system is rebalanced?


Gloria May 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

So greatly appreciate your website. After nearly dying of encephalitis from my immunosuppressant medication for multiple sclerosis last year I have been desperately looking for a means to heal and cure myself. So grateful that you wrote about these herbs I’m endeavoring to do it for the recommended 6 months However I need some advice. I am currently on a new immunosuppressant for MS should I stop taking it while taking these herbs. Will the medication fight the herbs and potentially negate the potential good effects I’m willing to stop meds to give the best opportunity for the herbs to work but I will continue the medication for 6 months if there is no downside thank you for your help and hope


Gloria May 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

Should I stop taking my immunosuppressant while trying these herbs for 6 months or continue taking them until my trial period of herbs is done thank you for your help and hope


MARY BETH May 30, 2016 at 11:01 am



MJB August 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hi, some valid questions above. Is this feed still active?


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