A passage from Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States:
As for Lomatium’s influencing of Epstein–Barr virus (Chronic fatigue syndrome), other herpesviruses, HIV (as a co–therapy), and chronic Lyme’s disease, or other related immunity/viral issues, I’m cautious to recommend the plant. That’s entering panacea territory. Furthermore, there is some misapplied information in circulation: petri dish studies with a derivative rarely equate consistent success with the whole herb used with real people. I will say though, individuals with chronic systemic viral infections with few treatment options have little to lose – try it. If it makes you feel better than stay the course.
Author, Researcher, Clinician. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages) (2021), Wild Edible Plants of Utah (2020), Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020).