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Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV, Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Louisa (Austin, Texas) on 09/19/2009
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So, here I am, a 45 year old woman who has just had my first herpes outbreak (OB). I was humiliated and in denial for about an hour when I came across this website and found hope and inspiration here. Based on hundreds of letters of good advice, this is the protocol I used to alleviate all the symptoms of the OB within 5 days. (Day 1)The first night I packed organic ACV soaked cotton balls in the folds of my privates. This stung initially, but I just waited it out. I slept this way for over 8 hours. When I woke, the affected spots were bright white. (Days 2-3) I started dabbing 3% hydrogen peroxide (HP) cotton balls liberally to affected area multiple times during the day, as well as "packing" the area with HP cotton balls at night. The "tickling" sensation lasted only three days and each day was significantly less than the day before. (Days 4-5) I continued using HP at least twice daily for a total of 5 days. On the 5th day following the initial symptom OB I saw my Nurse Practitioner and she was unable to even find evidence of the outbreak and said that I had done "a good job at drying it out." (Oh, I also drank about 3 Tbsp. ACV daily, and large doses of homemade colloidal silver 5/ppm, maybe 2 cups over 5 days.)

Good Luck, you're not alone.

Replied by Genna
(Austin, Tx)

Here's how I make homemade Colloidal Silver:

2 Silver wires. (.999 PURE silver: call Thunderbird Supply @ 505-884-7770 You will need 12" of 14 AWG. Cut in half.) I bend the wires over a wooden spoon so there is a one inch gap from the bottom of wire to base of a clear drinking glass. I attach a jumper (alligator to alligator jumper available at Radio Shack) to one silver wire, attach a second jumper to the other silver wire. I pour 8 ounces (1 cup) of warm distilled water into glass. I snap four 9-volt batteries together, exposing one leftover negative terminal and one leftover positive terminal. I attach one alligator to each terminal (the other ends are already attached to the silver wires.) I insure that the silver wires are about an inch apart all the way to the bottom. I set timer for 25 minutes. I pour resulting colloid into an amber or cobalt blue bottle for storage.

**Do not microwave distilled water to warm it. Heat it on the stove. The warm water (anything less that boiling) will cause a higher PPM "parts per million" colloid. The ideal voltage is between 27-36 VDC. After 15 minutes you can visually see the reaction occurring in the water by shining a flashlight through the glass, it will look like a mist between the two silver wires. Skky Vodka is a perfect bottle (with a plastic twist lid) for storing colloidal silver. This solution normally makes a 5ppm colloid when made at room temperature. Clean silver wires gently with green nylon scratch pad, my silver wires have lasted over 10 years. You cannot shock yourself doing this.

Replied by Kathy
(Dubois, Pa)

Thanks for the great information, Genna!

Replied by Merryanne
(Orange City, Florida, USA)
120 posts

THANK YOU!!!!! This sounds like I can do it, I am not very mechanical, but I will be trying, thank you again Genna

Replied by Christine
(Shoreline, Wa)

You say that I need 12" of 14 AWG. What is 14 AWG?

Replied by Genna
(Austin, Tx)

Christine, 14 AWG just means 14 guage wire. (I should have just said that!) Good luck, it is really easy to make colloidal silver. I have not had a cold or flu in over 10 years and I credit that to the silver. I put it in my husbands coffee and in my dog's water bowl too.

Replied by Careful
(Madrid, Spain)

Hi, you want to be careful with homemade colloidal silver, and some commercial brand as well, as some people turned gray for using it. Google it and you will see.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax

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Posted by Danielle (United States) on 10/25/2019
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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. :)

Hypericum Mysorense

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Posted by Ali (Atlanta, Georgia ) on 07/13/2016
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Hello all,

I have used this site for all kinds of aliments. I found something that worked so well I felt I owed to all the other sufferers out there to post. I have tried many things for herpes on this site, some with a little success. I have spent thousands trying different options. I got this about five years go, however it didn't manifest until around two years ago. It progressively got worse. I went from an outbreak every few mos to every month almost. I was at my wits end but I never lost hope. I knew God would have an answer. I had tried everything except for a few very expensive options. I would check the web periodically to see if something new had popped up. I found a few blogs recommending Hypericum mysorense (2pills a day) and nosodes (5 drops 3x a day)I had nothing to loose. I started using them both two months ago and all symptoms vanished almost immediately. I still had small amounts of sugar and alcohol and I was still good. This has been my miracle. Ali

Hypericum Mysorense
Posted by Jacksoncured (Los Angeles, Califonia) on 07/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I caught herpes about 14 years and went crazy trying to find a cure. I tried olive leaf, prunella vulgaris, Ozone, Red MArine Algae, DMSO, Hydrogen peroxide, Acyclovir and a whole lot more.

Ultimately I read this scientific paper called Anti-viral plants of the nilgiri hills that said that Hypericum Mysorense completely suppressed the herpes virus and went crazy trying to find it. To cut a long story short I found an online supplier and took the herb as recommended for 6 months straight 2 pills a day and 4 if I felt any symptoms coming on.

I HAVE NOT HAD ONE SINGLE OUTBREAK IN over 5 years now and this truly is the best natural treatment for herpes if not a cure we have been looking for. You will see that it stops herpes in its tracks the minute you take it and also stops all future outbreaks if you take it long enough. Thank you for the great website because nature really does cure.

Replied by Ken
(Atlante, Ga)

Where do I find hypericum and what type of pills did you take with it .what web site

Replied by Alan

hi can you tell me the website you got the Hypericum Mysorense from?

Replied by Ali
(Atlanta, Ga)

I used this also along with bio 88 another product on the site. I had the same amazing results.

Replied by Peaches
(Nashville, Tennessee)

Hello did the stuff cure you from herpes for good ....

Replied by Jordan


Can you give us an update if hypericum has kept you both breakout free? Did you or Ali ever get tested? I have so many questions. 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!

Iodine, Glycerin

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Posted by Susan (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/20/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I use a 8 to 1 mixture of Gylcerin and Iodine Tincture (colored) to treat my genital herpes. I find it works very very well. I dont really know how the combination work so effectively. I know that both ingredients have good anitbacterial, anitfungal, and germicidal properties. I cant find much about the mixture online. Maybe someone should do a study..

Replied by Benni
(San Diego, California)
4 out of 5 stars

Yes for iodine.

I eat a diet high in lysine but was under a lot of stress recently and had a breakout that lasted for, and continued to get worse, for two months. After feeling like there'd be no end in sight, I decided to spread some of my Lugol's (5%) iodine on my lower back (where the virus lives) and also around my genitals, after cleaning the area first with hydrogen peroxide.

The situation was much improved the next morning, so I repeated the procedure.

May not be a cure all but Acyclovir (two rounds) hadn't helped at all and this did. I'd say if you have Lugol's, try it as part of your arsenol, but I wasn't cured overnight, just much relieved and starting to see signs of remission.

Also, I previously got some relief from the "acetone applied to lesions with a q-tip" idea (not cured or completely cleared up though) and am considering/ researching the BHT path for a more permanent cure. I haven't had a lot of luck with lysine supplementation in the past, but I am a meat and dairy eater who used to take additional lysine regulalry and didn't get long lasting breakouts like this recent one, so I will be ordering more of that too.

Also, I'd stopped my two-per-day multi-vitamin for a few months when this happened, and had planned to stop taking it altogether, opting for better, whole food based nutrition with additional vitamin C supplementation instead, but now I'm rethinking that. It's a very good quality multi that is expensive ($18 per month) and contains high quality, well researched vitamins and minerals. Wish I could mention the name but I never had breakouts that lasted more than a few days while taking it.

As for the glycerine, I'm not sure if that does anything. I've used it without any noticeable difference.

Iodine, Prunella Vulgaris, Grape Seed and Neem Extracts

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Posted by Joe (singapore, singapore) on 09/26/2007
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PRUNELLA VULGARIS is easyly availible in the chinese medical shop. its dry dark brown or black in color.those who don't know where to get it from.

Replied by Robby

Joe, What is the Chinese name for Prunella Vulgaris?

Iodine, Prunella Vulgaris, Grape Seed and Neem Extracts
Posted by joe (singapore) on 09/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

yesterday my penis was so very swollen. i use a combination of iodine to stop the itch and Prunella Vulgaris is a herb which is availible anywhere in the world. its very cheap in singapore only $1/ for 100 grams. i boil it and drink it every 4 hours and also apply it on my penis. 1 day later the swell is gone the itch almost gone and the boils gone no break-up of painfull wounds. i also took 2 pills of grape seed extract and neem extract. i belieive that the iodine and Prunella Vulgaris is the most effective to fight the herpes viurs. ipdine will burn about 2 minutes so apply a little by little on small areas. this will work a wonder.wish you best. i am trying other herps and keep you posted.


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Posted by Anonymous (Houston, TX) on 01/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Ivy-Dry (dual acting spray purchased from Walgreen Drug Store 6 FL OZ bottle for about $8.00) This product relieves itching, oozing, and weeping associated with minor skin irritations from poison ivy, oak, and sumac. It also cured Herpes outbreaks.

Herpes outbreaks have lesions or small blisters. I have found that if I use Ivy-Dry on these lesions they will dry up and start to heal within 24 hours. Remember that this product is an external skin protectant that relieves the itching, oozing and weeping associated with minor skin irritations and rashes. After the healing process begins I see some dry dead skin begin to peel from the affected area of treatment. I would not recommend to over use this product as it will dry out your skin.(Normally two applications will clear up my out break. I spray the affected area once at night and once again in the morning. I also used this product after intercourse to prevent outbreaks ) Before using any product read the label first !

I have also started taking one capsule of red marine algae daily and I am outbreak free!


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Posted by Max (New Jersey) on 12/05/2013
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I used to have outbreaks faithful every month. Especially around my period & worse with higher amounts of STRESS, & CAFFEINE. Honest to goodness, this works...!

Whenever I feel an outbreak coming on, I buy Kale at the supermarket, rinse it, and eat a leaf (raw). Twice a day for 2 days makes it virtually non-existant. If I've already broken out, I eat a leaf or two and in about an hour, maybe two- I've forgotten they were there; No itching or pain from lesions. The next 2 days, lesions are shrinking and almost dried out- day 3 DONE and on with LIFE!

I now eat Kale at least once a month, especially around "breakout time" and I don't "break out". I do also watch how much caffeine I take in and have just about eliminated most nuts out of my diet. If I go overboard on Arganine's, I load up on more Kale.

Hope this helps.

Kevin Trudeau's Protocol

Posted by Alyssa (West Chester, PA) on 09/29/2014

I have a question for everyone.

Did anyone pick up the book: Natural Cures, "they" don't want you to know about by Kevin Trudeau?

I ask because I picked up his book many years ago because I had heard that he was going to publish the "cure" to herpes. I read the book and never did his cure. Today I was went back to his book for his cure, because I figure what the hell am I waiting for, I've been living with this this for 20 years.

So my question is not only did anyone read this book but has anyone tried his regime for the cure:

Cleanse (From his chapter 6)
Larrea, red marine algae, lysine, hydrogen peroxide and DMSO.
(He states this as the "cure")

From what I know of this disease, it lives in our spinal cord. Stress will make the outbreaks occur more often and make the outbreaks worse. Rubbing the area, breaking the blisters open, spreads the blisters, (like poison ivy). But Oxygen kills it. Hence why he states hydrogen peroxide to use.

I have taken Valtrex and the outbreaks last 5 days, less when using hydrogen peroxide at the same time. (I pour the hydrogen peroxide into the lid and hold the lid over and against the blister for a least a minute, if not longer so that it is sitting in the liquid. I then pour the cap full over the blister and let air dry. It stops the pain.

I do not believe taking a bath in hydrogen peroxide and water is going to help you because you have watered it down. And I don't believe that hydrogen peroxide would be a good thing to get a lot of inside of the genital cavity for a woman, I would think that could cause a yeast infection. (But these are my opinions).

My breakouts have gotten less often, I believe because I try very hard not to get stressed even using prescription drugs to help, like Ativan, when necessary. I think they have also become less often because I have had this disease for a long time. I did use the generic form of Valtrex and it did not work and caused the outbreak to last for weeks so please if you are having troubles with the generic form ask for the name brand, it does cost more but it is worth every penny.

In the mean time, has anyone used the regime described from the book?

Replied by Anonymous

Somewhat, till I found out flounder cures. Flounder loaded with lysine. Cook plain unseasoned, take vitamins, real green coconut water, herbs... Best to get supervised while on regimen. The man who got cured did it while being supervised by iridologist. His weight, blood counts were constantly monitored, organ. She was also a medical Dr.30days regimen with no food. Too much lysine destroys liver.. So one size does not fit all. Read also "onion family" cures on EC. Must change diet..

Replied by Lyn
(Ny, US)

Hi everyone,
Like some of you, I've overused and abused lysine. I used it excessively for yrs in the form of flounder.... One of the best and effective ways to get lysine. It worked!! My recent liver test showed abnormality. I have refrained and will redo test in few months. I was not shocked when doc told me cause I knew of side effects. I have known of someone who got cured but later died due to excessive lysine in body. His kidneys and liver was basically eaten. Flounder was like a God to me. Now, I can't use it and is praying for a miracle. The flounder regimen on EC was posted by me.. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!

King Coconut

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Posted by C.P. Samaraweera (Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka) on 10/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am suffering from Herpes for the past 8 years and have tried several medication such as pills like Herperex and also the Herperex cream etc. the Herprex Pills are very effective but time going by things change, the strength of the pill has to be increased, in my case when the strength of the pill was increased I started suffering with a pain in my chest. However, two years ago I had to be hospitalised for a stroke (not due to the madication or due to Herpes) and just after my stroke the symptoms begone to appear but not for very long in 2 to 3 days the symptoms disappeared and later I was wondering how and later I realised that I was given King Coconut to drink, later a many times when I got the symptoms I started drinking King Coconut and within a max 2 to 3 days it disappeared, sometimes if taken at the very early days of the symptoms then Herpes disappears within 1 to 2 days. Look for the King Coconut which is orange in colour this is mainly available in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Maldives etc. if not drink the one available in your country. Also for Cucumber the symptoms disappear, it cools your system, the main cause of Herpers once infected is the body heat, eat cooling things, do not eat heaty food like prawns, lobster, pork or anything heaty, prawns are very heaty anyone suffering from Herpes will notice the symptoms the next after eating prawns but if raw lime juice is sprinkled over prawns the possibilities are that you may see a delay in Herpes coming up.

EC: Photos of King Coconut:

"A distinct cultivar, popular in Sri Lanka where it is said to have originated and where it is called thambili. Most valuable at the immature stage, when the juice inside is sweet and the albumen tender. The colour is an attractive orange-yellow, and large bunches of these nuts are a common sight in every market and roadside stall."

Replied by Gunawardana
(Galle, Sri Lanka)

Hey Mr samaraweera....i too suffering from the same, do u know how to get any lysine tablets here...any product name? Samaraweera


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Posted by Lola (New York) on 05/12/2019
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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.

Replied by Kris

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) !!

Replied by T

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 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 is coconut oil, oregano oil...not sure which of the others, maybe almond?

(Faithville, Us)

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.

Posted by Bella (Tulsa, Ok) on 05/03/2017
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I contracted HSV (genital, not sure which "type") over 30 years ago. My first outbreak was the worst. After that, I had several more over about 5 years that usually coincided with the onset of my menstrual cycle. Once I discovered l-lysine, my life changed. I have probably had a handful of outbreaks since. In the past few years, I've switched to oil of oregano, a few drops under the tongue every day then a few drops under the tongue every few days.

What has also helped has been changing my diet. I've cut WAY back on chocolate and caffeine. I've eliminated peanuts completely. There are other foods and ingredients (argenine-rich) that can contribute to outbreaks and immune-suppression in general that I have eliminated as well.

I had a couple of URIs in the past few years. The first is what led me to using oil of oregano; got the second one when I stopped my daily oil of oregano usage due to other health concerns. When I got the second URI, I used a specific brand of aged garlic supplements to cure it.

The supplements also help strengthen immunity so I'm switching to those for continued immune system enhancement. The l-lysine worked well for me but I just feel like the garlic will work better for me overall at this point in my life.

What I've also found is that stress can add to higher occurrences of outbreaks as well as too much friction from "vigorous" or very frequent sex. Coconut oil really helps with the sex issue, both because it's good lubrication (not to be used with most condoms because it will degrade the material! ) and there's something in the coconut oil that fights viruses. (See the entries on genital herpes and coconut oil here on the site.)

My advice to people who are upset about having contracted the virus: get counseling to learn to handle the emotional roller coaster that might come with the diagnosis. Learn how to deal with stress through meditation, prayer, or whatever works.

You are NOT the virus. The virus is just an entity that co-exists in your body. It doesn't have to control your life. I know it's difficult getting the diagnosis but it's better to know you have it so you can take precautions not to pass it on to others.

Posted by L J (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/28/2014
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Hi girls, if you want to rid yourself of Herpes, take L - Lysine...the amino acid, it cures facial cold sores and also down below..although don't take it with L Arginine. They cancel each other out, , xoxo

Posted by Elen (Italy) on 09/24/2013

Genital Herpes: Question about L-Lysine and products to avoid:

L-lysine:from what I have read it has a side effect: being an amino acid, taking it leads either to putting on extra weight or in case you work out a lot putting on muscles. In fact it is used in sports as an additive. I was wondering if people for whom L-lisine works could share there experience: do you feel like you put more weight on?

Products to avoid: it is often that I see that vitamin C and in general citruses and sour fruits are to be avoided as they tend to cause a recurrent outburst of Herpes. Some other sources just mention that vitamin C is important for immune system so it is advisable. Did anyone have any problems taking vitamin C or eating citruses?

Almost the same contradictive situation I see with dairy products: they are full of proteins and especially of L-lisine. However, I often see it amongst the products to avoid. I personally find it difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle if I avoid dairy products and vitamin C.

(I mean it is possible of course, I have some friends who are vegan and they are perfectly fine and happy people, but they do eat whole wheat products, beans, soy etc, which I have to avoid.)

Thank you for your replies.

Replied by Novastar
(Los Altos, Ca)
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Lysine definitely works but it unfortunately is not a cure for me, but it helps me manage the symptoms. If I know I have a stressful time coming or I have my menstrual time coming, I'll take one 1000mg per day to prevent. If I am feeling some irritation or flu like symptoms ill take 3-4000mg. Nuts/ vegetarian diet is also contraindicated for this issue due to the argentine but only when my immune system is low. There have been times when I'm really living well that I can eat nuts or anything and don't even remember I have this but add in just a little stress and its recipe for disaster. Still searching for a more lasting cure...

Replied by Novastar
(Los Altos, Ca)
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Lysine definitely works but it unfortunately is not a cure for me, but it helps me manage the symptoms. If I know I have a stressful time coming or I have my menstrual time coming, I'll take one 1000mg per day to prevent. If I am feeling some irritation or flu like symptoms I'll take 3-4000mg. Nuts/ vegetarian diet is also contraindicated for this issue due to the arginine but only when my immune system is low. There have been times when I'm really living well that I can eat nuts or anything and don't even remember I have this but add in just a little stress and its recipe for disaster. Still searching for a more lasting cure...