This is the ONLY thing that has ever worked (and believe me I have tried EVERYTHING), but you HAVE to stay with it and do it everyday. 1 lemon in 1.5 liters of water throughout the day. Drink with a straw to protect tooth enamel. Drink additional water with electrolytes to stay hydrated. It is the only thing that cleared up a month and a half long flare that nothing would help. After a few days of lemon water, the flare was gone and never came back. People say it's the vitamin C, but I've tried enormous amounts of intravenous Vitamin C that still didn't help 100%. I think it's the fact that even though lemons are acidic, they make the body alkaline after digested. This is a miracle treatment. Is it a cure? Probably not, but a miracle treatment t that keeps it away nonetheless. I don't have a sex partner so I don't have anything to worry about there, but the outbreaks are incredibly painful. I hope this help helps someone. Good luck!
FINAL UPDATE! I stopped using everything and started inreasing my consumption of lemon water. Month long outbreak gone in 2 days!!! Only lemon water. That's it. So I will still try the lecithin for a few months because it has other health benefits, but I've found my miracle..... 1 lemon squeezed in 1.5 liters drunk throughout the day. Drink additional water with electrolytes so you don't get dehydrated and drink with a straw so it doesn't damage enamel on teeth. Hope this helps!!!
I've actually tried huge doses of Lysine in the past. It never worked for me. But now, I actually have a little trouble with my liver. So for that reason, high doses of Lysine is not a good idea for me. But I agree it's a great option for many out there.
DMSO, Coconut Oil & Lemon Water
So I have slacked off big time on my regular lemon water regimen. And a huge outbreak popped up. I've been dealing with it for a month. This morning I started back drinking one and a half liters of lemon water a day. The DMSO and coconut oil help keep the sores from turning into blisters. But the sores would not go away. I started drinking lots of lemon water again at 9 a.m. this morning and it is now 4:30 p.m. The itching and burning has finally gone way down. So it seems the key to prevention is mostly the lemon water. I will still use the DMSO and coconut oil. I'm going to start adding in lecithin. But this is really and truly the dream combo for me. I wish everyone good luck!
Ok, so the outbreak would not go away! I did realize that my lemon water consumption went down quite a bit. Before, I was drinking one and a half liters of lemon water throughout the day. And I would squeeze in a whole lemon. So this morning, the bumps were really, really bad. And the only thing that keeps them from blistering is keeping DMSO and coconut oil on them throughout the day. But they still never go away. I've been fighting this outbreak for an entire month! So this morning, I decided to take a risk. I went to the grocery store very early and bought a bunch of large lemons and bottles of spring water. I started drinking lemon water this morning at 9 am. It is now 4:30 p.m. I decided to just use the lemon water and none of my other treatments. I did not use any DMSO and coconut oil this morning. The sores were burning and I could tell they were trying to turn into blisters this morning. But now, the itching and burning is gone. I can still feel remnants of the bumps there. But they are going away. I am still going to use the lecithin everyday because it is good for your liver and because the virus will not be able to infect the cells If I stay alkaline with the lemon water. Then they will be very susceptible to the lecithin and the lecithin can weekend and perhaps maybe eventually kill the virus altogether. So, if the lemon water stops working I will let you guys know. But as of right now, lots of lemon water all throughout the day seems to be my best option. Not just once a day or twice a day... gulps of it all day long. So the key to fast outbreak healing prevention is lots of lemon water over the entire day and perhaps the cure over the long haul is indeed lecithin. I will also use DMSO and coconut oil on the area daily for extra prevention.
I do not see L-Lysine on your list it has long been posted as a great help and an excellent remedy for herpes by many on EC. If a person has shingles, which is also considered a type of herpes, certain foods high in arginine such as nuts and chocolate and other foods high in arginine can bring on an outbreak and so can stress . Lysine supplements will bring balance and restore the correct lysine level to your body system, which will prevent or heal the herpes breakout. You may have to take it more than once a day for a bad breakout.
Early this year I had a bad cold which could have been COVID, COVID is also said to be a type of herpes. I took one 1000mg Lysine supplement every few hours safely for about 2 weeks.
Speaking from my experience with shingles, I have used BHT, vitamin D3, Olive Leaf, baking soda and other things of great help, however I have had a longer victory when I upped my lysine intake.
When we are trying to be the answer to the cry of so many, life can get real stressful, that is why some of us have lost our hair. We have to know when to delegate, and when to stand still to see the salvation of the Lord.
Ted gave us so much to reference back to, this site on herpes is full of his treasures...much love, Charity
Ok so update, the outbreak that acted like it was getting better just came flaring back up in a vengeance. I don't know what else to do other than to add in BHT. Since lecithin supppsedly reaches the nerve cells and is a fat lipid, and BHT dissolves in fat, I am going to try to start taking them together with a little coconut oil to see what happens. This outbreak has not broken the skin because of all I'm doing to treat it, but it has remained very swollen, red and angry and keeps trying to push through. I'm doubling up on zinc, taking tons of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B Complex, Multivitamin, topical oregano oil, Coconut oil, and DMSO. One thing that I was doing everyday before was drinking lemon water everyday all day long. I'll add that back in and JUST MAYBE something will work. I'll try to update. This one is worse and lasting way longer than the first one I ever had. I'm so sad. I do think lecithin is helping but I think it's just going to be a matter of finding the right combo of stuff. And maybe it is a herx reaction and it gets worse before it gets better. Maybe I have to just keep taking it and understand that the "die off" can make flares worse before they get better. I'm not giving up. And I'll try to keep everyone posted.
Edgar Cayce's Remedy
Does this work for genital herpes or only for oral herpes? Anyone?
Coconut and Frankincense Oils
I contracted genital herpes from my husband after 20 years of marriage. I knew going into the marriage that he had it but anyway I've struggled with them terribly until the last two years. I have no scientific proof or I should say explanation but I can tell you what has worked and completely eliminated outbreaks which I was getting every month for a year.
Lysine didn't help and I was even breaking through the daily prophylactic antibiotic. I knew the antibiotics were not good. Perhaps God gave me the idea,
I took the healthy coconut oil that isn't refined, maybe about a cup, and dropped 20 to 30 drops of frankincense (I use Doterra) And I began applying it to the genitals which also helped with dryness at my age. Not one outbreak.
I began to think I was healed so I stopped and within a week had an outbreak. Naturally, I've been using it ever since and zero outbreaks. I can't explain it I can only tell you it's worked.
Okay so I tried the lecithin granules yesterday. I had a very angry outbreak that was out of control. Since taking the lecithin granules yesterday, the outbreak is about 80 percent gone from what it was yesterday. I've been fighting this outbreak for 2 weeks with DMSO and coconut oil. So they have not turned into blisters or open sores. But the outbreak just would not go away!
I also started on my high dose vitamin C regimen 2 days ago that I had slacked off on. I'm sure that is helping some too. But I really feel like this lecithin is making a world of difference. People take this stuff every day long term for all kinds of health issues. I may never stop taking it myself. I will do my best to remember to keep you guys posted on the progress
You're really not giving it much time. Some people have to give it two or three months. Some people even say as much as 9 months. But you seem to be expecting results with a minimum amount of time and a minimum dose on an already compromised immune system. Maybe try to improve your immune system in addition to the time and dosage. It wouldn't hurt to take some extra vitamin C, B Complex, D3, Zinc, Multivitamins, etc.
I've been using DMSO, lemon juice and coconut oil with good results but not a cure because, after many months, a horrendous outbreak just came on for no reason. I purchased some non-gmo soy lecithin granules. The recommended dose is 7.5 grams a day with a meal. You can get the granules from sunflowers if you have a soy allergy. I got them from a health good supplement store. I sprinkled the loose granules over a salad. I couldn't really taste them and didn't notice them in the salad. Just tasted alone without anything.... they are still pretty tasteless.... maybe they taste mildly like a little bit of butter..... anyway, going to try these and keep you posted on the progress. Still going to take lots of vitamin C, B Complex, Vitamin D3, high quality multivitamin. I drink very little alcohol and try to stay away from processed sugar and too many starchy carbs. Let's see what happens!
DMSO, Coconut Oil & Lemon Water
I wanted to clarify that even when there are no sores present, I apply the DMSO and coconut oil once a day, every single morning regardless. It just acts as a continual line of defense in case any little bit of the virus gets through to the skin. DMSO is important because it carries the coconut oil through the skin transdermally. It's pretty destructive to the herpes by itself. But the coconut is a double whammy because the herpes virus is enclosed in a "lipid bilateral envelope". That means it's enclosed in a layer of protective fat. And one of the few things that can actually penetrate that fat and help break it up to expose the virus' weakness is more fat. Hence the coconut oil. But coconut oil is also a potent antiviral that can kill most viruses in their tracks in a laboratory setting. So the coconut oil helps expose the virus by fusing with and removing that layer of fat so both the DMSO and coconut oil can attack the virus after it is exposed and unprotected; and the DMSO helps carry the coconut through all those layers of skin. So Coconut oil and DMSO are a really great team. I warn about making sure the area is thoroughly clean because DMSO can carry other things through the skin as well that may be harmful.
DMSO, Coconut Oil & Lemon Water
So in the past when I've gotten the beginning signs of a cold sore, I've applied a layer of pure DMSO that I got from the local Tractor Supply Company in the equestrian section. I use the pure 99% gel form. It's easier to use. Then a layer of Extra Virgin Coconut oil, then another layer of DMSO. I let it soak in for 20 minutes before I dress. Do this three times a day. Make sure the area is clean before application. If I catch the outbreak early, it never turns into a sore and goes away in a couple of days. If I drink lemon water every day, twice a day, morning and bedtime, in addition to a daily application of the DMSO and Coconut oil, then I have thus far been able to prevent the outbreaks altogether. Use fresh Lemons, not the already squeezed lemon you buy in a bottle. Also, try to avoid sugar and alcohol. I personally drink coffee every day on this protocol and still am outbreaks free as long as I maintain the regimen daily.
In reply to Jordan from Memphis's post on 11/21/20, who wrote: "My life is controlled by this horrendous disease. I just ordered hypericum from Biogetica. Can you tell me exactly what (else) you took? Were you on a certain diet? I would pay good money to speak with either of you guys. I've been trying for 4 years to get rid of this stupid disease. I am so desperate. Thank you for your reply!"
Hello, I'm sorry for your suffering. I used to break out every month with herpes. I've cleaned up my diet a lot, and quit drinking alcohol. But I would still get an outbreak. I started taking vitamin b5 (pantothenic acid) in high doses, as well as lysine every day. I haven't had an outbreak in probably 6 months or so. I think these two things have helped me. It also cleared up acne problems.
I hope that helps.
How do you know for sure if you were cured? Did you take the hydrogen peroxide on the day you were tested? Because taking that or any antivirals will make the test for antibodies show up super low. It will not be accurate. Have you been tested again or had an outbreak since this post?
Relief from repeated GH flare-ups
I came up with this new recipe for a soothing lotion after reading various sources, especially cures reported by Earth Clinic contributors.
I was spurred into action when a third outbreak started in less than 6 weeks. Relief was almost immediate, and much better by morning after a bedtime application. By the second morning there was minor swelling but no stinging or burning at all. I waited a few weeks before sharing my good news, because I wanted to be sure of the effect. At the time of writing, I've been symptom-free for 45 days. I hope this suggestion can help ease the suffering of anyone able to give it a try.
CAUTION: Licorice can cause issues such as heart palpitations for some people, so please check with the doctor or pharmacist if you have a chronic health problem or are taking prescription medication
The lotion I made was thin enough to store in a squeezable or pump dispenser bottle but I found it most convenient to use a wide necked container, using a clean plastic spoon or narrow wooden spatula to scoop some out each time. Before use, bathe the affected area with baby shampoo or warm salt water, rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel. Wash your hands before and after applying the lotion. All homemade creams and lotions are best stored in the refrigerator, and you'll benefit from the cooling effect with this one especially.
The recipe produces a decent amount so if you get fast initial results, you can continue to use it at least twice a day morning and evening until it's finished to stave off further outbreaks. I recommend using a panty liner to protect against stains.
Recipe as follows:
- 2 tablespoons Distilled Water
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Sunflower Lecithin
- 2 capsules Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- 1 teaspoon Licorice Root Powder*
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 5 drops Garlic oil**
- 5 drops Oregano oil
- Optional: a pinch of food grade Borax
(make sure everything is thoroughly clean/sterilised)
- 2 small pans or heatproof bowls
- Spatula or small balloon whisk
- Measuring spoons
- Strainer, fine mesh
- Suitable storage container
- Funnel, if needed to transfer to container
Gently heat the coconut oil, add the licorice root powder and allow to infuse for at least an hour, preferably longer. You should see the oil darkening in colour from the licorice root. In a separate container, heat the distilled water, remove from heat and add the Lecithin, stirring until dissolved. Add the contents of the B3 capsules and Borax. Stir until thoroughly combined. Strain the coconut oil into the container with the water based mix, then add the garlic and oregano oils and blend by whisking vigorously until a creamy lotion is produced. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Optionally adding Borax helps to act as a preservative, so it should be possible to store in a cool dark place for up to 4 days, should you need to travel etc.
WARNING: If you share your refrigerator with others, please be super careful with labeling, storage etc - this lotion looks a lot like a creamy pudding!
You can substitute Lavender or Rose water for Distilled water.
*Half a teaspoon of Licorice Root Extract can replace 1 teaspoon Licorice Root Powder, just add it to the water along with the B3 and Borax.
Lecithin granules might work, I've not used them, but they would need to be dissolved completely. Soy is contra-indicated as a potential precursor in many comments I've read about Herpes, so Sunflower Lecithin is definitely preferable.
** I add any leftover cloves of peeled garlic to use later to a jar, cover with extra virgin oilve oil and store in the fridge. The oil makes a wonderful healing salve for minor cuts or burns. If you can't find garlic oil, try my method but use a teaspoonful.
Do you think the reader from 2008 ingested this? How was it used?
I wonder if they have any updates?
Leyla From Columbia Falls,
What kind of diet were you on when you were using Oregano oil? Was it raw vegan or were you consuming fish or eggs too? Please let me know soon I really need to know what diet plan to follow. Thank you!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Ted is always an informative read. My doctor told me I had herpes but is turned out to be from chicken pox and stress like shingles it was herpes zoster.
Apple Cider Vinegar
My doctor told me that 40% of adult Americans have Herpes 1 or 2. You are definitely not alone, but I remember how I felt when I found out. Just FYI, I was told that if you have one type, you probably won't get the other. I got type 2 from my ex-husband, but my current husband has type 1. However, we are careful anyway.
in response to:
Hope (Newcastle, Nsw) on 11/18/2009, who wrote: I'm currently reading up on MMS as I was diagnosed with HSV2 in July this year, I was wondering how long you have to use MMS for? and once you stop using MMS will my HSV2 outbreaks re-occur?
Try Madison Cavanaugh's protocol with 35% solution Hydrogen Peroxide. Read her book titled "one minute cure". It works! I had HSV2 and broke out with it once a month for over three years until I discovered Madison's book.
Did you change your diet or can you eat regular? Thanks.
Cranberry and Lemon Juice
If you suffer from hsv1 or hsv2 vaginally or on penis, you need to tackle this issue internally. Eat a high lysine diet low on sugar. Only eat fruits for dessert if you can. Drink lots of cranberry juice mix with lemon juice( bottle or fresh) and a half cup of water. Drink this three times daily. You should feel back to normal.
Take cimetidine (Tagamet) 200mg 2tabs twice/day for 3 days to halt a herpes outbreak. It's most effective at the beginning of a flare up but has some effect even later on. This is an OTC med that can be purchased at any Walgreens or Walmart for heartburn but it also boosts the bodies production of interferon. It is not a long term solution. I have used this many times on my own herpes infection (including shingles, herpes simplex type 2) and on my granddaughter's ocular herpes with nerve involvement around the eye and scalp. It works. She was hospitalized at 5 yrs old with ocular herpes and put on morphine for pain, but it was cimetidine that calmed the herpes and she has taken cimetidine (pediatric dose) at the onset of further symptoms for 3 days as described above. She is now 12 and has had no further serious herpes pain/episodes that this couldn't suppress. (I found this remedy while researching chemo treatments several years ago.)
How are you feeling now? Has there been any new outbreaks since then?
Hi leyla hope all is well with you I know you posted this some time ago. I was wondering if there was any updates with the oregeno oil and hsv outbreaks. Thanks.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax
Hi! Thank you Ted for all your beautiful hard work an the information that you provide for all.
I have been experiencing vaginal herpes for over five years now and used to use prescription drugs to heal such as Valtrex. Since then I have discovered that borax has healed them with the use of some petroleum jelly a pinch of hydrogen peroxide and approximately 1/4 tsp borax. Obviously, depending on the amount of the break out more would be needed. I am so happy not to use Valtrex anymore due to effects that if can cause overtime to the liver. I also do not currently have health insurance so it is very cost effective. Plus not going to a doctor to discuss my personal issue has helped greatly.
Just wanted to share in case this could help someone else who may have the same issue. :)
The castor oil is there to dilute the oregano oil, so I would say I used 4 or 5 drops of the oregano oil to a tablespoon and a half of castor oil. Test this on an area of skin first to make sure you're not allergic or having a bad reaction to anything. Oregano oil – the real stuff – the strong stuff – can burn your skin if you don't dilute it with another carrier oil. I chose castor oil because it has its own healing properties, plus it is is viscous enough to stay on the skin for a long time. ( Additional note to my above post: I also took high doses ( 3000 mg. a day of lysine – which is preferably taken on an empty stomach.) I sincerely hope this information helps people!
I have had genital herpes since I was a teenager, but seldom had outbreaks until I was in my forties and fifties (I am female and now 57).
I tried many remedies, but recently I decided to use a multi-pronged approach to the problem. Every time I would have an outbreak, I took massive doses of vitamin C, including a lypospheric vitamin C that gets into the system very quickly (expensive, but worth it) and plenty of plain old ascorbic acid spaced throughout the day. I also took a pricey beta glucan supplement (1 or 2 doses per day on empty stomach), olive leaf extract (2 doses per day), egg yolk lecithin (1 dose per day), lauricidin (potent form of lauric acid - 2 to 3 doses per day), oil of oregano capsules (2 doses per day) and red marine algae (2 doses per day). I would also stay home and mix up some liquid oil of oregano with some good quality castor oil and put this all over my pubic area and leave it on. Even though taking all these things didn't immediately stop outbreaks, I could tell that the virus was getting weaker and weaker. You can't really attack the virus itself very effectively until it shows itself with symptoms and attempts to replicate. I think the real kicker was when I ordered some very potent oil of oregano that comes from Greece. Ever since my last round of using all the anti-virals, plus diluting the Grecian oregano oil with castor oil and putting it on the pubic area for a day or two in a row, I have been outbreak free. I also tested the waters by eating lots of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut (coconut flesh, not oil, is high in arginine), drinking alcohol, coffee, red wine, basically any and everything that could possibly trigger an outbreak - and nary a tingle! All you that are suffering out there and feeling hopeless - I tell you - it is possible to overcome this virus!!!! Don't give up. Any of the products I mentioned here can be purchased from Amazon.
The Greek oil of oregano takes time (about 6 or 8 weeks) to get to the states, but it is cheap. The beta glucan is about 75 a bottle, but I haven't even had to use a whole bottle of it yet. The lypospheric vitamin C is 30 a box for 30 packets. The other supplements are more moderate in price, I think. And plain old drugstore vitamin C is not expensive. Just be persistent and consistent. You can overcome this. Take as much vitamin C in ascorbic acid form as your system can tolerate. And pay attention to the directions for taking any of these supplements - some MUST be taken on an empty stomach in order to work properly (lypospheric vitamin C and beta glucan, for example) and some work better when taken with food. The lecithin and the lauricidin are excellent for lipid coated viruses - helps destroy that lipid barrier and then the other supplements can go to town on the virus.
I drink lemon water to prevent the outbreaks, still outbreak free. I did have another minor OB when I started slacking on drinking the lemon water. I am 100% sure this is helping me. I have never used it directly on a OB though.
For GH, drinking Lemon Water every day is the only thing that has worked for me.
Sounds simple but I definitely has been a miracle for me.
Herpes Zoster is from having had chicken pox as a child and appears the same as herpes from sexually transmitted disease. I was married twenty years when I got a bad case of it vaginally and could hardly walk. It was brought on by stress and is similar to shingles that also come from having had chicken pox. This chicken pox virus remains in tissue and can be symptomatic when under great stress. It was hard to understand and added marital stress on top of the stress I had already had that brought it about. My OBGYN did not seem to know there was a difference and that did not help me either.
I have had it since I was 19, I'm 40. Maybe 6 outbreaks ever. Never on my face. I know a lot of people that get cold sores but not the other...so Idk if people get both or how that works exactly. I have some pills from the doctor and hand if ever I have an outbreak. The 2nd outbreak, about a year after the first was PAINFUL, made it hard to walk😫🤬☹️ It was extremely depressing. People can be carriers for years and not even know they had been having internal outbreaks or whatever. Scary. I'm happily married and have learned to accept it and THANK GOD it only comes on once a year if that. Keep your head up.
Coconut oil helps applied directly. ACV burns but dapping the spots with it will help. Antibacterial, viral, anti fungal...as is coconut oil, oregano oil...not sure which of the others, maybe almond?
Try taking 'Curcumin' (not 'tumeric'). Buy high mgs capsules ... start by taking 2 caps morning and 2 night. Lots of water. Do this for 2 months. Then go back to 1 morning and 1 night. Never miss a day! NEVER! This is what stops outbreaks. If the outbreaks come back - you may need to go back to 2 capsules Am and Pm... Also drink glass of water 'EVERY MORNING WITHOUT FAIL'......AND IN THAT GLASS OF WATER ADD HALF A DROPPER OF 'HYDROGEN PEROXIDE' (3%),,, ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.!! use DMSO straight onto lesions. and keep dabbing it on ... until it goes - herpes hates DMSO. Curcumin also does many other things for the body (research it) !!
I just recently contracted hsv2 (about 2 weeks ago) Since then I've been going through a horrible depression and bad thoughts have come to my mind. I'm only 32 and this has affected me enormously. But, I still want to keep my hopes up, I still want to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Since my first outbreak I started reading every article you can imagine, and what I have already implemented in my routine has been an almost vegan diet, mainly fruits and vegetables.
I have been taking lysine 3,000mg daily and also have been putting lysine ointment on my lips. For my first breakout I just had genital ulcers nothing showed up in my face but just felt this tingling sensation. But, I applied daily the lysine ointment to prevent anything from coming out, and till now it seemed to work. I would like to know, if you have hsv2 how likely is it to get it on the lips or face? This is extremely a concern for me. What else can I implement in care routine to prevent the breakout specially on my lip area.
Despues de probar todos los remedios posibles el unico que evita un brote a la primera señal en mi que tengo una cepa muy resistente es la miel de manuka mgo 80 osea de 30. La pongo 2 veces al dia y uso una toalla sanitaria para no embarrarme y no llega a salir la llaga.Lo hago 3 dias seguidos tarde y noche.Mejor que el antiviral y no es necesario tomarlo si hace esto abortara el brote.Habia probado aceites, lisina, lecitina, agua oxigenada, vinagre de manzana, sabila, monolaurina, hongo ganoderma, multivitaminicos, valtrex, aciclovir, flores de bach, prunella.Pruebe esto y compartalo.No lo cura definitivo pero evita de manera natural un brote a los primeros sintomas y no necesita tomar antiviral.
Google translate to English
After trying all the possible remedies the only one that avoids an outbreak at the first sign in my that I have a very resistant strain is manuka honey mgo 80 osea de 30. I put it 2 times a day and use a sanitary napkin to avoid embarrassment and the sore does not come out. I do it 3 days in a row late and night. It is better than the antiviral and it is not necessary to take it if this does abort the outbreak. I had tried oils, lysine, lecithin, hydrogen peroxide, apple vinegar, sabila, monolaurin, ganoderma fungus, multivitamins, valtrex, acyclovir, bach flowers, prunella.
Try this and share it. It does not cure definitively but it naturally avoids an outbreak to the first symptoms and does not need to take antiviral.
I have been taking two capsules a day of 'Curcumin' for general body pain. I have only had one herpes outbreak in two years. Has to be Curcumin! I use DMSO if I have outbreak. Straight onto lesions for couple of days. You can google turmeric for herpes for find articles about it. I also take 1000mg Vit C. I think I will try Lecithin too.