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BHT   4  0   

Posted by Michele C (Waterbury, CT) on 05/05/2009

[YEA]  I read here about taking BHT for genital herpes. I tried it and it worked great. I had been managing it for years with just L-Lysine, 500 mg, but increased to 3,000 for the occasional outbreak. But it wasn't working any more. In desperation, I checked out your site for a new remedy and found the BHT. I simply take one 250 mg. capsule per day, every day, and it started to work immediately! It has be two weeks and I have not had an outbreak. I can highly recommend this remedy. I am looking forward to good health for the future. Thank you so much for all that you do.


Replied by Christian
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Replied by Michele
Waterbury, Connecticut
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   This is an update from Michele in Waterbury. After taking BHT daily for three years, which was successfully managing my Genital Herpes outbreaks, I started having digestive problems. Constant gas, discomfort, bloating, intolerence of wheat and hemorrhoids. I read on this site that if you have hemorrhoids, you have a yeast infection in your gut. I am wondering if the daily dosing of BHT caused an im-balance in my gut and that now I have an overpopulation of yeast in my gut. I had to stop the BHT, and am treating the gut yeast infection with raw garlic and pre-biotics. I feel much better, but I can see that it will take some time to get back to normal. If I stop the raw garlic, the symptoms return. Since BHT is a preservative that kills bacteria, I think it killed off the good bacteria in my gut. Anyone else having gut problems?

I am treating the Genital Herpes with a prescription anti-viral. Just wanted to let people knonw, that if you are treating GH with BHT, and experiencing digestive problems, it may just be the BHT.

Replied by Bee
Los Angeles
If you are having gut issues, likely could be unrelated to BHT, an epidemic of allergies especially gluten, soy, and corn are snowballing because of GMO changes in recent years.

Posted by Dana (Brooklyn, New York) on 04/26/2007

[YEA]  This worked the very first time out for me so maybe it will give someone else relief too. FYI....This will be a little long because genital herpes has ruled my life for so long so I've got a lot to tell. First I'll tell you what didn't work, Bach flower therapy, I tried it for six months, no, Choraphor was good when the lesions are active but for me, I experience a lot of discomfort before the actual outbreak so I hated waiting for a lesion to weep before doing anything about it. Then the pain applying to the lesion was too much in addtion to the price. Red Marine Algae, no, spirulina, no Lysine rich diet, no..monolaurin and lysine supplements, I think they are good in reducing the severity of colds and flu but not reducing the severity of genital herpes. I haven't had sugar in about a year, I don't wear binding clothes, I stopped chewing gum with aspartame....Everything I've used or tried, didn't seem to work. I was still getting outbreaks bi-monthly. (I'm not sure why, it may have to do with hormonal changes, I always get one right before my period and now I'm catching on, when I'm ovulating). As you can see, has been a quest. The only thing I didn't try was BHT. I had heard horror stories about it. However, I was so frustrated I finally purchased it and was only on my second day of taking it AND getting over a very bad outbreak of three lesions, when I felt another one was on its way. The pain in my leg was so great I knew it was going to be a doozy too. I immediately took 700 mgs of BHT as soon as I got home that day and took 700 mgs more in the morning and the evening for 2 days straight. Once I felt the lesion raising up, I also applied it topically. I broke open about 6 capsules of it and melted it in olive oil. I used a cotton ball to swab it on down there. What I liked about it was that it wasn't painful like Choraphor. I applied it topically for 2 days as well. After day 2 into day 3, all I had was the tiniest bump which I swabbed again. This is the fourth day, and while I still feel 'remnants' of the pain there are no active lesions at all. I know this doesn't mean I'm not contagious but at least I'm not suffering from the pain and discomfort. I'm going to buy the powdered version so that I won't have use my capsules again. Meanwhile, I read up on BHT and found that St. John's Wort can be used in conjunction with it to make it more effective. Since I've had outbreaks twice a month for almost 20 years I need all the help I can get. For now this is the regimin: 350 mg of BHT, one a day St John's Wort, and two to three shots of apple cider vinegar a day. I'm also taking Stress B Complex, Vitamin C, Multi-Vitamin and Calcium. I still have lysine and monolaurin left but I don't know if I'll continue taking it since it didn't help too much before. I just may take the minimum required of both lysine and monolaurin because as I said before it seemed to reduce the severity of colds and flu. For outbreaks, I'll up the dosage to 700 mg of BHT twice daily, and swabbed the infected areas with it melted in olive oil. Thanks to the anonymous person that posted it here, it really worked this time around, I'll keep you all posted. Maybe I'll have even more good news in a few months.

Replied by Elisha
Austin, Texas
I have had herpes for several years and finally found an ointment that really helps with itching and heals lesions in a couple of days. It's call Lemon Balm for Wise Ways. I apply it with a q-tip to each lesion or with a cotton ball and the itching will automatically go away and stops the pain. I also use Olive Leaf Extract in capusle form and found this to work very well and L-lysine capsules as well. I am now going to try to use the APV directly and internally.
Replied by Milena
Brewster, Ny, Usa
How's it going? Was about to try acyclovir for genital herpes, but very leery of pharmaceuticals.

Posted by Anonymous (Philadelphia, PA)

[YEA]  BHT dissolved in olive oil is the greatest topical treatment I have ever tried. For every 5ml of oil use 5-350mg capsules or 1750mg of BHT powder. You must heat the oil but not hot enough to fry anything. Use a dropper to apply and do not contaminate the oil. Before I used peroxide and it would work but it turned my finger tips white and it left scars. There is absolutely no scarring using BHT and Olive oil and it even helps fade old HSV scars. I use it daily even when I'm not having an outbreak and so far so good. Hasn't been long enough to claim a reduction if outbreaks but the duration is like 2 days and you can't even tell you had an OB. AND it kills any pain from the ulcer. Try it.

Posted by Jenny

[YEA]  I recently paid $10 for two pages of information from this web site: Basically, the information said you can cure HSV (become antibody negative) using BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) for a year or two at a dose of @50 mg to 1,000 mg (I am going by memory - you'll need to do research yourself). There is a book called "Wipe Out Herpes With BHT" by John A. Mann and Steven Wm. Fowkes. copyright 1983. which is where this information is sourced from. He said that the best source for BHT is

For more info go to:

There, I just saved you ten bucks! Hope this helps.

EC: BHT is butylated hydroxytoluene, phenolic compounds that are often added to foods to preserve fats. BHT may have antiviral and anti microbial activities. Studies are underway concerning the use of BHT in the treatment of herpes simplex and AIDS.

Replied by Ez
Phila, Pa
Has any one ever tried BHT dissolved in DMSO? would this be safe because I know dmso makes absobstion of chemicals very effective. I was thinking about placing this application on the lower spine where the herp likes to hide

What do you think??

Replied by Wuwu
Sf, Ca
I appreciate anyone who saves people money. Will try sometime. Thanks so much!
Replied by Careful
Madrid, Spain
I have read horrible things about dmso; maybe you'd better try another of the many remedies available. I am now taking lysine, and will start Evening Primrose Oil, for the hormonal imbalance which I read causes outbreaks around your period.

Very good luck

BHT, Oil Pulling   0  0   

Posted by Pookie65 (Hampshire, England) on 05/23/2014

Greetings from the UK! I have recently been researching natural remedies for HSV and HPV and stumbled across Earth Clinic. I am currently looking to improve my overall health by detoxing my body, eating healthily etc prior to starting either an H202 protocol or the BHT protocol (sooooo much information about both, I am feeling like a rabbit in headlights! ) I think I am leaning towards BHT...

I am a long term HSV sufferer (although I use the term 'sufferer' relatively loosely, as I tend to get only 2 - 3 mild OB's a year. I was diagnosed in 2001, sucked it up and got on with my life. I believe (although not formally diagnosed) I have had HPV for approximately 4 years also (a fellow HSV partner, who very kindly shared this 2nd gift).

As part of my research for getting uber healthy in preparation for the BHT protocol, I have been reading about the benefits of oil pulling - does anybody know of any reasons why I could not combine this while on BHT? I want to give my body the best chance possible, so am concerned that one might contra-indicate the other in some way... I would be opting for the 100% pure organic coconut oil.

This is a great site by the way, I wish I had searched for it many years ago!

Bitter Melon   2  0   

Posted by Michael (Des Moines, Iowa) on 11/13/2007

[YEA]  Bitter Melon for Herpes! I had started to have regular outbreaks of genital herpes and I scrambled everywhere for a cure. I found that Bitter Melon is used for Acyclovir resistent herpes so I figured if it works for Acyclovir resistent herpes it must work wonders for the regular herpes. I take it as directed and I have not had any outbreaks since then. When I first started taking it my outbreaks became less and less and less bothersome until I have had no outbreaks. I had an outbreak recently because I stoped taking the Bitter Melon but it was only for two days and I got right back on the Bitter melon and I'm all good now! I thank God for all His herbs He provided for us!!! I prefer the Solaray brand which is the most effective for me. It's hard to find in stores so you're better off buying it from which makes it a bit pricey but TRUST me it's worth it. 'I hope this will help many of you and God bless!

Replied by Dmember
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
[YEA]   Bitter Melon for genital herpes. I used get the outbreaks every month for many years. One would finish and then a within a week it would be back. I went a few years like this. I then started working near a Chinese food court and quite often would eat bitter melon there. Thinking back that's about the same time my outbreaks started to decrease and came only 2 or 3 times a year. After getting on the net and doing some research about herpes I stumbled upon bitter melon as a weapon against herpes. Put 2 and 2 together. Must be something to it and I would say it's worth it to add it to your list of healthy "foods with benefits" list. Last but not least it's not called bitter melon for nothing. An acquired taste and can be bought in tea form too.
Replied by Crystal
North Hollywood, California, Us
Mountain rose herbs has the actual bitter melon, just google the name and it will pop up. I get all my stuff there.

Black Tea   2  0   

Posted by Seema (Chicago, Il) on 03/13/2007

[YEA]  Was just reading up on this site on natural cures for Herpes 2 with a cup of black tea in my hand. Thought, "Gee, I can try this out right now", took the warm tea bag, broke it open, and applied the black leaves on the sores (really packed 'em in good, as I am a woman) and continued to read for another half hour. Upon gathering up the leaves and washing them away, ahhhhhhh, relief! The most I have felt in more than a week! I cannot believe that my infection decided to take a turn for the better just as I applied those leaves. There must be a connection! Goodby Valtrex!! It has made me very forgetful and detached. Have not been getting my work done. Will update.

Posted by Lucy (NY) on 02/25/2007

[YEA]  Black Tea is a remedy to drink against hsv, also, placing a tea tea bag on the sores, truly desperate do both (the tea bag should be luke warm for placing on sore leave for a good bit & do time & again throughout the day-also, place tea or tea bag in a plastic in freezer and do the treatment-works! It is an antioxidant naturally & the Tannin acid makes it unbearable for the virus! Hope this helps anyone-I know that this ailment is a sentence in hell for me for the past 14 years! I would not wish it upon my worse enemy trust me.

Black Walnut Hull   1  0   

Posted by Beau (Ocean Springs MS) on 05/30/2006

[YEA]  black walnut hull (tincture form) cures herpes (genital)

Carmex   2  1   

Posted by Bitty (Shasta Lake , Ca) on 03/05/2007

[YEA]  I believe my outbreak are stress related...not forgetting splenda. But I discovered while shopping and nothing to relieve my irritation, I grabbed what was handy (and never without) my jar of carmex. I applied it to the area and was immediately soothed. Ecstatic I kept applying it for the next two days and had wonderful results my outbreak was healing. Within 4 days all symptoms were gone! I've used it since and believe I found the Doctor in the jar (also comes in a tube)

Replied by Robby
Bangkok, Thailand
I came across a post stating that Carmex is effective against genital Herpes sores. Is it a medical cream or herb ? please provide more onfo. Thanks

EC: Carmex is a popular lip balm sold in the USA.

"Carmex is a salve for chapped lips and cold sores invented in 1936. The ingredients in Carmex are menthol, camphor, alum and wax. Alfred Woelbing, the founder of Carma Lab Incorporated, invented Carmex.

Alfred Woelbing suffered from cold sores and invented Carmex to find a solution to his own health issues. Carmex's name comes from the "Carm" from Woelbing lab's name and "ex" was a very popular suffix at the time, which resulted in the name Carmex."

Replied by Samantha
Los Angeles, CA
[YEA]   I tried the ACV overnight on my breakout and it hurt so badly and became much worse. Then I read this website further and I read the comment about Carmex. i use that all the time on my lips cause it's the best. i never thought about using it down there. I thought my breakouts were never going to go away. I had them consistently for two months. I have done carmex twice a day for a week now and my breakout is 90% gone. There was no pain, just a fresh sensation down there. i still take one shot of ACV and the stabilized oxygen drops to boost my immunity, but i know it is the Carmex that does the trick. You can get it in virtually any store: Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, etc. And it's cheap and long-lasting! I am so glad i've found this site!
Replied by N/A
Austin, TX
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I've been using Carmex for years during outbreaks, it is the only thing that relieves the pain. I haven't noticed that it helps the length of an outbreak, but it is soothing and helps with the pain.
Replied by Caligirl100
San Diego, Ca
[NAY]   I tried Carmex (tube) and it burnt so bad! Maybe I don't have herpes and this is why it hurt? I am trying to find out what I have (for the past 3 months) and thinking it could be herpes. No lesions so trying to make itchy rash feel better. Carmex did not work for me due to pain upon application.

Choraphor, Zinc Gluconate   1  0   

Posted by Dave (Houston, TX) on 11/15/2006

[YEA]  Choraphor and Zinc Gluconate didn't cure, just reduced severity. I tried choraphor and it worked ok but did not work as well as the zinc. The zinc will actually penetrate the skin and kill the virus. It reduces the healing time and makes any other outbreaks very mild. I am continuing the treatment hoping to put years between outbreaks.

Coconut Oil   8  0   

Posted by Kim (Kansas City, Mo) on 07/14/2013

[YEA]  I have had genital herpes for 18 years. I have never used anything that worked faster and more effectively than coconut oil.

After a very stressful week I noticed a horrible breakout coming on. The spot on my backside was flaming red, about the size of a quarter and I knew it was going to be bad! The bump was large and it itched & hurt. I tried applying coconut oil the last time I had a breakout after reading about this on EC and it cut down the healing time dramatically, but I didn't start applying it last time until 2-3 days into the breakout. This time I applied the VCO by dipping one finger only once in the jar & then to the sore as soon as I noticed; once in the morning & once in the evening. Wow! I never itched or hurt after I started applying VCO to the area.

What normally takes 10-14 days to heal; took 4 days this time and it is completely gone! No scabs ever came about! The VCO threw the outbreak in total remission! I also took about 3000 mg a day of Lysine to help speed up the process. Simply amazing! Thank you EC :)

Posted by Krishna (Singapore) on 11/17/2009

[YEA]  Treatment for herpes

If anyone there is suffering from herpes virus, please try applying coconut oil on the affected area. Even if you don't have an outbreak you can still rub coconut oil on the affected areas twice daily to stop an outbreak. Coconut oils are easily available in any Indian shops. You can also make it at home. Take some milk from coconut and boil it under high temperature. Keep boiling until all the milk evaporaes. Squeeze the white substance that is left and you will get pure coconut oil. Please try, this oil treatment it really works. You don't have to spend so much money on antibiotics and it is harmless to your body. Goodluck and best wishes

Replied by Krishna
Those of you who are suffering from herpes virus, please use coconut oil in the affected area. Just keep rubbing coconut oil daily even when you don't have any symptoms. You don't have to spend so much money on expensive tablets. Coconut oil is easily availabe in Indian shops. Take care.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I used the apple cider vinegar on the lesions on my genital and it burned a lot for 5 minutes and then it didn't itch for hours. It was great! But it didn't diminish the size of the lesions.

Then I applied coconut oil and 6 hours later it was itching again :( But when I looked at the lesions, they were smaller! I applied 2 more times and it seems to be working so far.

I am also taking 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day, after reading a guy's post about eating coconut oil 3x a day and being free of outbreaks.

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
This is Merryanne in Central FL, , , I would like you to read all the information in our files here on Lysin, L-Lysine, it will kill viruses' you would need to take it at 2,000 mg in each dose at least 4 times a day for a while, , I do not know of anyone that has used it for herpes, but I know it cured me of a very bad virle flu last Christmas, and I thought I was dying and it was cured in 3 days, not even a sniffle left in 3 days. It does kill virel infections.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca
[YEA]   Well, I am happy to report to you guys that all my lesions disappeared! I had one that looked like a genital wart, and several others and they are all gone. I am still healing but I am so glad that I read this post about the coconut oil. It really worked! I applied 3 times yesterday and today I applied twice.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca
[YEA]   I have 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. I also still use the coconut oil on my genital when I feel itching. I haven't had any lesions develop, thanks to this!
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   UPDATE: the coconut oil no longer worked after a while. It was a relief from itching but did nothing to lesions. I had to apply colloidal silver on them.
Replied by Priscilla
Springfield, Mo
I found that Chlorehexidine solution when applied to the lesion will heal it in 2 days.

Posted by Michelle (New York, New York) on 07/17/2008

[YEA]  I was totally devasted five month ago when i was diagnose with HSV2, the pain and the depression that come along with, and this site is a God sent. I change my diet and insert Coconut Oil in all my ailment. ( i find it delicious :) The second outbreak came a month later, but with no pain. so i use along with the coconut oil, the BOL and the DSMO. I have yet have another outbreak. Hope it stay that way. So, I keep you posted.

Replied by Michelle
Baltimore, MD, USA
[QUESTION]   I am responding to the previous posting on Coconut Oil, and my question is: Does anyone know what BOL and DMSO stand for? She mentions this as additional treatments for herpes. Thank you. This is a great website!

EC: Michelle, DMSO is dimethyl sulfoxide and you can learn more about it here.

Replied by Vinu
Culver City, Ca
I tried this herb called hypericum mysorense, and within 3 months my symptoms completely dissapeared. I have had no outbreaks since then, and I looked at the product labeling (Hepericum), and all its components were a combination of various herbs and plant products.
Replied by Nate
Greensboro, NC
Where did get that hypericum mysorense herb from and how much was it?

Posted by Peter (Kaitaia, New Zealand) on 07/24/2007

[YEA]  I was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1999. It was a shock to my system, in more ways than one. The nasty bleeding scabs, the weeping sores, the pain - and the horrible sensation on the thighs, like cats clawing at wet skin. (That's just my description.) I heard about coconut oil a year ago and decided to try it. I was guided to take it this way: A tablespoonful in a glass of clear warm water, mix it up, melt it, and drink it. I took it three times a day at regular intervals. I came off my medication, Ayclovir, and waited for the usual attack. (This was after a few months of taking the oil.) But nothing happened. In order to stimulate an attack, to force it, I ate my old 'enemies' - peanuts and bananas, in great quantities, both guaranteed to cause a herpes outbreak. But nothing happened. I have been clear of the genital herpes now for at least six months, perhaps more, and the only thing I want now is to have a blood test to be absolutely sure the infection has gone. Of course doctors will say that the virus is incurable, but something has happened here, something profound and unusual. I have an inner certainty that the virus has been battered about by the oil, to such an extent it has no power left. Of course, I may be wrong. But there is no sign of it.

Replied by Cindy
Los Angeles, California
Hi Peter, do you have any updates since your posting? -Thank you
Replied by Gaye
Orlando, Florida
I have a question of Peter in New Zealand who said in July 2007 he believes he has been cured of herpes and was going to take a blood test. Peter: did you take the blood test and what were the results? Am interested in knowing as I am considering ingesting vco for the same reason. Thanks.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca
I loved this post and I am taking the coconut oil too. It tastes awful (I always hated coconut! ) and I want to report the same thing in a few months.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   I took 3 tablespoons a day of coconut oil for over a month - since I hate coconut, I quit.

I saw great results when I applied coconut oil on the lesions - they would heal quickly, in less than 3 days. Sadly it didn't last long and by my third outbreak, the coconut oil had no effect on the lesions.

Replied by Christina
Orange County, Ca
[YEA]   I eat coconut oil every day and gag each time I swallow it because it's hard to swallow oil but you can use it in your cooking, put it in a smoothy.... There are so many other ways to ingest it other than eating it straight from the spoon. Coconut oil has so many other healing properties.... Helps with metabolism, insulin, digestion... I use it on my skin and in my hair. You have to make sure you by the unrefined pure organic virgin coconut oil otherwise it won't work. :)
Replied by Layla
Hi, have you taken a blood test? How long have you gone now without a herpes outbreak?

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