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General Description

Banderol is an extract produced from the bark of the Otoba parvifolia (Otoba sp.), a tree that is found in South America. Banderol is very effective against Borrelia burgdorferi and the common co-infections in Lyme disease. Banderol also kills some fungi that Cumanda does not.  Some microbes treated by Banderol include: Anaerobic and Aerobic rods and cocci (many), Aspergillus (some), Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia, Candida (some), Chlamydia, Cytomegalovirus, Encephalitis viruses (some), Hepatitis viruses (some), Human Papilloma Viruses (some), Mucor (some), Mycoplasma, Protozoal parasites (many), Rickettsia (including Coxiella and Ehrlichia). Some conditions treated by Banderol: Acute and Chronic prostatitis, Acute and Chronic respiratory tract infections (many), Acute and Chronic sinusitis, Asthma, Atherosclerotic disease, Cellulitis, Food poisoning, Lyme disease, Parkinson's disease, Psoriasis, Thrush, Urinary tract infections (many), Vaginal infections.

Some Reported Medicinal Properties









Research On NutraMedix Product

In vitro – Lyme disease

Priyanka A.S. Theophilus M.S., Eva Sapi Ph.D. (2013). In Vitro Effect of Peruvian Antimicrobial Agents on Borrelia burgdorferi Full Article

in vivo – Anti-inflammatory

Establishment of the Potential Anti-inflammatory Effect of the product known as Banderol. The study demonstrated that Banderol had a marked anti-inflammatory effect and was 99% as effective as Feldene, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as PIROXICAM. University of Guayaquil, Department of Chemical Sciences, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2005) Full Article


An Acute Oral toxicity study was conducted by the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador concluding that Banderol did not produce toxic effects, thus the product is considered practically innocuous for humans when administered in the acute form. Therefore; studies of acute toxicity at higher doses in humans are not necessary. Full Article  

Medical Conditions [peer-reviewed journals]

Lyme disease

Goc, A., & Rath, M. (2016). The anti-borreliae efficacy of phytochemicals and micronutrients: an update. Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, 3(3-4), 75-82. Full Article

Medicinal Properties [peer-reviewed journals]


Rocha, L. G., Almeida, J. R. G. S., Macedo, R. O., & Barbosa-Filho, J. M. (2005). A review of natural products with antileishmanial activity. Phytomedicine, 12(6-7), 514-535. Full Article

Various uses

Bourdy, G., DeWalt, S. J., De Michel, L. C., Roca, A., Deharo, E., Muñoz, V., ... & Gimenez, A. (2000). Medicinal plants uses of the Tacana, an Amazonian Bolivian ethnic group. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 70(2), 87-109. Full Article

Medicinal Properties
[other journals]

Medical Conditions [other journals]

Lyme disease

Why this Finnish Doctor Believes in Herbs, Marjo Valonen MD, Townsend Letter, July 2018 Full Article

A Hidden Epidemic: Integrative Treatment of Lyme Disease, Scott Forsgren, March 2009 Full Article


Conference Presentations

Cowden Support Program for Lyme: Observational Study – Dublin, Ireland – June, 2012 Armin Schwarzbach, MD PhD Full Video

Patient Reports

”My doctor told me that I didn't have leaky gut, but instead, parasites and a candida overgrowth.  Once I started with Banderol my stomach wasn't hurting and I was able to void 2, 3, sometimes 4 times a day.  Banderol worked wonders and my stomach was no longer bloated.  So grateful for this product!"  -M.A.

“I use Banderol for Lyme Disease, my doctor puts his patients on this product… I gave Banderol five stars because this product will get me off my antibiotics that I have been on for two years.” – R.W

“If you can't take antibiotics to take this! This is the first year I haven't gotten bronchitis in the winter (in 8 years). Took 5 drops 2x a day during the winter and never got sick!” – K.L.P.

“Excellent anti-inflammatory.  I used this along with some other tinctures to help Lyme arthritis. If you use it consistently, you can see some results. I did.” – S.S

"I have tried so many products to treat my Morgellons symptoms, but this is by far the most effective. I have more energy than I have had in a long time."  -S.D.

Dosage Information

1-30 drops in 4 oz. of water twice daily 30 minutes before meals (start with 1 drop in each 4 oz. of water adding a drop with each dose).


Safety Information

An Acute Oral toxicity study was conducted by the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador concluding that Banderol did not produce toxic effects, thus the product is considered practically innocuous for humans when administered in the acute form. Therefore; studies of acute toxicity at higher doses in humans are not necessary. Full Article  

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Lyme Disease: A Hidden Epidemic

Many people think of Lyme disease as a simple illness caused by the bite of an infected tick.Though a bite may be a triggering event, this perspective is simplistic and does not take into consideration the numerous issues that both the patient and doctor must consider and treat in order to attain the best possible outcomes. Furthermore, medical literature suggests that Lyme disease is a complex illness which may be transmitted by mosquito bites, blood transfusions, sexual intercourse and many other ways.

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Banderol: Various

We present the results of an ethnopharmacological investigation of a Bolivian lowland ethnic group, the Tacana. The Tacana have a long tradition of exchange with highland communities. Though facing rapid acculturation, highlighted by the loss of the Tacana language among the younger generations, the knowledge and uses of medicinal plants are still alive.

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Banderol: Antileishmanial

Infections caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania are a major worldwide health problem, with high endemicity in developing countries. The incidence of the disease has increased since the emergence of AIDS. In the absence of a vaccine, there is an urgent need for effective drugs to replace/supplement those in current use.

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Lyme Disease: Why This Finnish Doctor Believes in Herbs

From an early age, I had a great interest in medicine. When I was young, I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon. Later, in medical school at the University of Turku, Finland, everything interested me. I was also lucky enough to study a course on acupuncture, something that is not normally taught in Finnish medical schools.

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Samento: Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme Disease – The most common vector-borne infectious disease in the Northern United States. Number of people diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year in the US ≈300,000. Rapidly spreading throughout Europe and northeast Asia (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). New discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years.

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Banderol: Acute Oral Toxicity

Banderol will be used in humans because of the vital importance of carrying out these first-step tests. They will not only guarantee the quality of the product, but will also establish that there are no adverse side effects in humans who take the product.

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Banderol: Anti-Inflammatory Effect

The auricular edema is achieved by applying 12-0- Tetradecanoil Forbol-13 Acetate (TPA), one of the components responsible for the irritating action of croton oil, into the auditory pavilion of the mouse. The inflammatory reaction consists of erythema, edema and infiltration by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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