Genital Herpes
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Effective Natural Treatments for Genital Herpes Relief


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Posted by Erin (Huntington Beach, CA) on 09/17/2008

It really works, take L-Lysine at the first sign of an outbreak for herpes/ canker sores and it will stop it from coming out.

Posted by SydAus (Sydney, Australia) on 04/01/2008

I contracted herpes several years ago and after the first outbreak all the other ones have been mild and only happend 3-4 times a year, but suddenly last week I did get quite a strong outbreak, still not as bad as the first one, but quite major. Its already subsided after 4-5 days as I have been megadosing on Vitamin C and most importantly Lysine. 6g of C and 4 g of lysine I would suggest that suppplimentation of lysine, around 1500-2000 mg every day forever will help with mitigating recurances.

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/22/2007 495 posts

To SallySue from Chicago (ll/20/07) Hey, be happy that your diagnosis was herpes and not worse. For herpes, chicken pox, shingles or other virus, adults take 2grams L-Lysine (2000mgm) 4 times a day. Many viruses can recur, as anyone who has had a cold sore (herpes simplex) can tell you. If you restart the lysine at' the first sign of recurrence, it will be greatly improved the next day. I take L-lysine for colds, flu, cold sores, or any other viral ailment.

Replied by sallysue
(chicago, illinois)

My doctor just called me to give me the worst news of my life. he told me I had herpes! I had no outbreaks ever, not even a cold sore, I asked him if by any chance the results could be a false positive and he told me yes. so i have to wait for 3mths to be retested. the reason i got the test was because for the last 7 years i have gotten a vaginal discharge almost like a yeast infection..I took an HIV test and that was negative so my doctor said lets take this test so that we can see if thats what it is, and sure enough I get the worst news of my life. anyone ever experienced this?

Replied by Esther

I hope you're not talking about the usual vaginal discharge that every woman has just before she's ovulating. Don't think that you have an infection or you're dirty. I certainly hope that your doctors haven't lead you on a goose chase for 7 years. I've been reading a book which thoroughly explains the "normal" patterns of monthly cervical fluids for women, in fact it's used as a means of birth control or pregnancy planning. I hope this helps you!

L-Lysine, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne

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Posted by J (USA) on 01/20/2008

re: Genital Herpes on Face. Greetings! I have had'only a couple of outbreaks in the last 25 years but right now I have a very painful one on my lip as bad as my first one! Daily, I take two doses of lysine (2 500 mg. capsules each time). In the morning I take _____'s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, with lemon juice from our Meyer lemon tree and sweeten with 100% Pure Maple Syrup Grade B because germs and possibly viruses (?) do not live in pure maple syrup! I would not ever use baking soda in any form because it is harmful for the body and has something to do with aluminum. However, for the last few weeks I used a good form of honey because we were too busy to drive to where we purchase the maple syrup. (Trader Joe's) I also used to take a cool form of cayenne capsule that I will go back to doing. I really want to destroy this virus once and for all! However, maybe the only thing we can do is keep it at bay and I mainly have for the last quarter century. I hope that this helps!

Replied by Riley

Do your research on oil of orgegano and olive leaf extract, oil of oregano actually is the only thing in the world that can cure the herpes virus!

L-Lysine, Oregano Oil, Cell Food

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Posted by LCL (Baltimore, MD) on 04/06/2008

L-Lysine, Oil of Oregano and Cell Food (Oxygen and hydrogen to the body). I was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2 one week ago, and was devasted. I am 45 yrs old and have been married 5 years. We are faithful people! I am perplexed over this because I can't imagine how I contracted this or when! Nevertheless, I came across this site and it has changed my life and mental state. I didn't think I could handle this as I am a well rounded and have always been vigilant about everything, including my encounters in my single life. I decided to come off the Valtrex right aways and began the regiment that most agreed with my spirit. I only had on lesion on the back of my lower thigh - I was first diagnosed with shingles. I have never experienced any of the symptoms I read on this site, but the one lesion and the pain was enough!! I have been on the regiment for about one week, with only having had two OB. But, my body feels completely different, I can literally feel the effects of the Oil of Oregano immediately. There is a calming affect that happens, it feel wonderful. It seem like when I take the Lysine at night I get a tingle/buring feeling in my private area, strange because I never had prior to taking it. It just seems that whenever I think about the "herpes" thing now, I immediately feel a tingle/burning sensation down there. So, if I keep my mind in a positive place and think victoriously, I control the feeling. It's wierd, but at times I can feel the creepy virus slithering its way around my nervous system! I begin to denounce that demon! The cell food give me so much assurance because the virus cannot survive when oxygen is fed to cells. I am still adjusting the full dosage, it was too strong at first. I have changed my eating habits immediately, which is a challenge. I like to eat what I like, within reasonable bounds. I know I just started this regiment, but I feel really good and like I have already beat this demon! I plan to stick with this regiment for 6 months and take another blood test. By the way does anyone have knowlege about the levels. My was only 1.18, which positive reading is >1.09. Just curious. Thanks to all who have contributed to this website and for giving all of us hope and strength. God Bless everyone and may we all be healed!

Replied by Jenny
(Chicago, Il)

I just found out that Cellfood contains arginine, which increase the breakout of herpes. How can this possibly help heal if it is contradicting?

Replied by Tina
(West Palm Beach, Fl)

Hi. I have found that taking cell food was causing me to get outbreaks! I wasn't sure until I stopped taking it for a while then started taking it again. Sure enough, after the first day of taking it, I got an outbreak. Happens with stabilized liquid oxygen too. Not sure if the oxygen brings the virus out to kill it or what, but will not use it anymore as I don't want anymore outbreaks.

L-Lysine, Red Marine Algae, H2O2, Dietary Suggestions

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Posted by Dave (Boca Raton, FL) on 04/06/2008

I am commenting on the discussion about herpes and artificial sweeteners from the following link:

I noticed I was getting more herpes outbreaks, and I suspected it was due to having slim fast shakes for breakfast. Just out of curiosity, I typed in "Slim Fast Herpes Outbreak" into Google and came across this discussion, where someone else mentioned they had a Slim Fast diet bar and immediately had an outbreak. I'm assuming the two are somehow related.

From the research I have done, the best herbal treatments for Genital Herpes is L-Lysine and Red Marine Algae. I also spray my groin area with Hydrogen Peroxide each night before I go to bed, and again in the morning when I wake up (about 20 mins or so before taking a shower). My doctor wants me on suppressive therapy (i.e., 500MG Valtrex per day), but I don't like the way it makes me feel, so I only take the Valtrex during outbreaks (2grams initially, and then 500MG twice daily until symptoms are gone) along with putting extra-strength Gold Bond Medicated Powder (Green Bottle) and Zovarax cream on the area during outbreaks, while spraying with hydrogen peroxide twice daily.

I've heard the following is also good for Herpes outbreaks: CoQ10, Echinachea, Pau D'Arco/Taheebo, Omega 3, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc, Garlic, Cat's Claw, Lecithin, Organic Geranium, Lipoic Acid, Lemonbalm/Melissa Leaves, Tea Tree Oil, Multivitamins, and Orange Juice, but I can't verify any of that.

Do *NOT* use petroleum jelly, cortisone creams, or antibiotic ointments as they will make the outbreak worse or last longer.

***AVOID*** eating Gelatin, Chocolate, Carob, Oats, Whole Wheat, White Flour, Soubeans, and Wheat Germ.

Stress is the number one predictor of an outbreak, so get plenty of rest and exercise to minimize outbreaks.

L-Lysine, Zinc, Pau De Arco Tea

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Posted by Veronica (Houston, Texas ) on 05/29/2009

I have used 2500mg of L-Lysine a day, 50mg - 100mg of zinc a day and I haven't had a outbreak since I was told I had it 1 year ago. If I feel a outbreak coming on I drink Pau De Arco Tea and put 20 drops of Pau'De Arco in there. Also if you have an outbreak if you put 3 cap fulls of bleach in some warm water in soak sores will disappear in 2 days.


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Posted by Aleeah (Birmingham, AL) on 02/23/2023

​Lauricidin has not been a cure thus far, but when I take it regularly, at least a scoop twice a day, I do not get any genital herpes outbreaks. If I stop taking it, I will eventually get one. And if I start to get money, I start taking it again and it quickly goes away, most of the time without even scabbing (if I take it soon enough). So I am interested in the back window schedule of two to three scoops a day. It has been a lifesaver. Monolaurin tablets did not work this well for me. Make sure to read the instructions for lauricidin. If you take too much to begin with, you can have a strong reaction to toxins dying off rapidly. Don't take with hot liquid (coffee, hot tea, etc) or you'll get a stomach ache. I take it with half a teaspoon of coconut oil.


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Posted by Suzanne (Indiana) on 11/26/2022

Lecithin will stop a herpes breakout and, if taken regularly, prevent a breakout. I tried everything and lecithin is the only thing that works. It has been years since I have had an outbreak. Lecithin is also cheap. My granddaughter takes it and no longer has psoriasis.

There are a few old posts here on earthclinic you could read or you could just buy a bottle do the happy dance. Lol

Posted by Suzanne (IN) on 02/10/2022

Lecithin cures herpes. There is an old post on Earth-clinic about lecithin. I tried everything to get rid of herpes, like I imagine other sufferers have. Lecithin works. Take it and you will never have an outbreak again. Yes, you continue to take it.

I buy the Now brand and take two a day. I started with two in the am and two in the pm. Now just two a day and I even miss days. Lecithin works and it's cheap.

Replied by Serena
(Dublin, CA)

Hello. Is it the sunflower lecithin I need to take?

Replied by Adam

Hi Suzanne, did you have hsv2 or cold sores?

Replied by Andy

Hi do you take soy lecithin? Or sunflower lecithin? As I've been taking the sunflower lecithin for a week now and still have symptoms. regards Andy

Replied by Andy
(United Kingdom)

Hi do you take soy lecithin or sunflower lecithin? as I've heard the soy comes with a lot of bad side effects. regards Andy

Replied by %u0130ha

Is it still working?

Replied by Malaika
(karachi, pakistan)

Hey there did u ever get an outbreak again? I get it every single day im so tired are u sure anyone u know or have seem that this supplement worked for them did they get cured? im so curious

Replied by Tara

Hey Suzanne, Great post! Would you say 2 a day is enough or 3 caps 3x a day to start, like previously mentioned? Thanks!!!

Replied by Lynn
(Union mo)

This is in response to the thread regarding lecithin for herpes. Last fall I had read every remedy for genital herpes on this website because I was having one outbreak after another. I found the one that said lecithin cures herpes and it gave me hope. I bought soy lecithin and started taking two 1200 mg a day. It has been 9 months and I have not had one outbreak. I only take one 1200mg capsule a day now.

Posted by Suzy (Indiana) on 07/14/2018

Lecithin cures herpes. Get a bottle of soft capsules. They are large, take three a day, three times a day. You will never have an outbreak again. I say soft capsules because the liquid is thick and difficult to get down. Liquid is fine if you can take it. Just go buy lecithin in whatever form you want at your local health food store and take it daily. There's no magic formula of what brand or pill as opposed to liquid. Take it until you don't have an outbreak then take it a bit longer. There's an old post here on earthclinic about lecithin curing herpes. Do some research and find it. I had near continuous outbreaks until I started lecithin and I had tried everything out there. Lecithin works! I can't stress it enough. It will set you free. Then go tell everyone you know who suffers.

Replied by andrew

Do you have test results to back up the claim? Or have your OB's just ceased? Thank you

Replied by Don

Did you change your diet or can you eat regular? Thanks.

Replied by JLR

Thanks for this! Have you been re-tested? Do you think it has been suppressed or eradicated/cured?

Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 04/15/2018

Lecithin works. There is a post here on Earth Clinic about killing the virus with lecithin. You should be able to find it without much trouble. I tried everything. Nothing worked. I bought liquid lecithin but couldn't get it down so I now take three capsules two to three times a day. They are large, you may be able to buy smaller pills if that's a problem. I have had one outbreak in nine months and that was early on. When that happened I opened a pill and put the lecithin directly on the two sores. They have never come back. I was constantly have outbreaks, one after another. Miserable to say the least. Thank God for lecithin. It is the only thing that has worked for me. I still take it daily. I hope you consider giving it a try. I'm at peace after twenty years of misery.

Replied by Thankfullyitsnotworse

Thank you Suzy for sharing this information. When you say you take three capsules two to three times a day, do you mean one capsule each time of day or three capsules each time of day?

Posted by Maryland (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/23/2011

I started this week on Lecithin, 2 capsules of 1200mg each once a day and will let you guys know how I am doing.

Btw, I am not only doing this but I am doing the 3 tablespoons a day of apple cider vinegar and a 1/2 cup a day of water with 1/4 tsp of baking soda and 1/4 tsp of lemon (one of Ted's recipes).

I am also taking vitamins A, C, E, d3, L-Lysine, Zinc AND Magnesium. I am doing everything I can to get rid of it. I had 6 outbreaks in 8 months, and enough is enough.

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

Update: I did feel a bit of itching down there and rubbed coconut oil on my genital. So far the lecithin hasn't worked in full effect, but I am glad the coconut oil kept the herpes from creating a new outbreak.

I was underweight, so I think my immune system was compromised, and that's why the lecithin hasn't worked yet. I'll keep you guys posted, and hopefully next time I post, I will be reporting no itching or outbreaks!

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

I increased the lecithin dosage from 2400mg to 4800mg and will try for another month.

I still have itching coming and going, if a lesion appears I use coconut oil and they disappear fast. I think the virus is becoming weak, when lesions appear they are usually tiny or just a bump.

I am also taking 1000mg lysine and vitamins A, E, C, D3, zinc and magnesium.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)

If the pills aren't getting results, try granulated lecithin. Looks strange, tastes buttery.

Replied by Ena

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.

Posted by Julie B (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/30/2010

I purchases lecithin (soy based) for the first time this week because of Freddie's comment from 2010. It happened so, that day I felt that burning, tingling feeling of an outbreak starting to surface, usually I never have much discomfort but when I do it's no stopping it. I decided to take 2 gel capsules 1200mg each, and IT WORKED! To my surprise that darn thing never appeared. My challenge now is to take it daily for a month and see what happens. I'm just concerned about any side effects and if it's safe to take the higher dosage over an extended period of time. I am an otherwise normal, healthy individual and from what I read this supplement is good for other health benefits. I don't want to cause any additional health concerns. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Ss (Ca, Usa) on 06/10/2010

I tried lecithin because of Freddy's comment from 2010 below. I started lecithin (3600 mg/day) almost 2 months ago and have not had an outbreak since. Prior to that I was getting outbreaks every week or two due to the amount of stress I am under. Stress is still there but herpes thankfully is not. You can buy it any any health food store. It comes in 1200 mg softgels and the recommended dosage is 3 softgels per day. Freddy said to take 2500 mg for a month but it has worked so well for me that I'm afraid to stop taking it because of the weekly breakouts I was having before. Occasionally I do feel a tingle in the spot where I used to break out but the blister never appears and the tingling quickly disappears. I read through all the boards and this is the only remedy I've tried and luckily it worked for me.