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Genital Herpes Remedies

L-Lysine

14 User Reviews
5 star (11) 
  79%
4 star (3) 
  21%


Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/22/2007 509 posts
5 out of 5 stars

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)
11/20/2007

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
(NYC, NY)
07/01/2009

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

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
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Posted by J (USA) on 01/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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
(Ottawa)
04/14/2017

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

2 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
  50%
1 star (1) 
  50%


Posted by LCL (Baltimore, MD) on 04/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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)
08/06/2012

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)
09/09/2012
1 out of 5 stars

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

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
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Posted by Dave (Boca Raton, FL) on 04/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am commenting on the discussion about herpes and artificial sweeteners from the following link: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/herpes.html

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

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Veronica (Houston, Texas ) on 05/29/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Lecithin

9 User Reviews
5 star (8) 
  89%
1 star (1) 
  11%


Posted by Suzanne (IN) on 02/10/2022
5 out of 5 stars

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)
05/08/2022

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

Replied by Adam
(Uk)
05/14/2022

Hi Suzanne, did you have hsv2 or cold sores?


Lecithin
Posted by Suzy (Indiana) on 07/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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
(texas)
12/08/2020

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

Replied by Don
(Ohio)
04/13/2021

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

Replied by JLR
(Memphis)
04/07/2022

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


Lecithin
Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 04/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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
(Nj)
05/16/2018

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?


Lecithin
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)
05/14/2011
1 out of 5 stars

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)
05/23/2011

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)
06/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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

Replied by Ena
(TN)
08/11/2021

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.


Lecithin
Posted by Julie B (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Lecithin
Posted by Ss (Ca, Usa) on 06/10/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Lecithin
Posted by Freddie (Buckeye, AZ, USA) on 02/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I tried Lecithin. A Bechtel engineer who worked at a laboratory when he was younger told me that they grew the herpes virus. They used Lecithin to control and kill the herpes virus. He saw the herpes breakout on my face one day at work. He told me to take 2500 mg each day for a month. I asked him why he hasn't come forward with this information. He said that the FDA was too powerful to fight.

It worked for me. I haven't had a breakout in 20 years.

As I understand it, hospitals use Lecithin based baby formulas on new born babies born to women with genital herpes.

Lecithin 2500 mg a day for a month

Replied by Hopeful
(New York)
11/29/2012

Can you please specify which Lethitin you took to get rid of herpes ( the soy based or egg yolk based one)? Thank you

Replied by Enxy
(Karachi, Sindh)
12/29/2012

Hi there. I wanted to ask that do we have to keep on taking the lecithin tablets forever or just a month like Freddie said? im confused, pls help!! Thanks!!

Replied by Ena
(Knoxville, TN)
08/11/2021

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!

Ena
(Knoxville, TN)
08/12/2021
5 out of 5 stars

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

Ena
(Knoxville)
08/27/2021

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.

Ena
(Knoxville, TN)
08/28/2021

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.

Ena
(Knoxville, TN)
09/07/2021

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!!!

Charity
(faithville, Us)
08/27/2021

Ted gave us so much to reference back to, this site on herpes is full of his treasures...much love, Charity

Ted's Remedies, Genital Herpes Remedies (earthclinic.com)

HisJewel
(New York)
08/28/2021

Greetings Ena,

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.

HisJewel

Ena
(Knoxvilke, TN)
08/28/2021

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.


Lemon Balm

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Meg (Grafton, WI) on 01/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Grow some lemon balm (melissa officianalis) in your garden. It is easy and prolific in a sunny spot. Just before it flowers, cut down about 1/3 of the plant and hang it upside down in a dry, out-of-the-sun place. When it is really dry (crumbles in you hand), crumble the leaves into a bag or dish. Discard the stems (makes good compost.)

Further chop/mince the lemon balm using a food chopper to as small as you can... this should be the consistency of ground spices or as small as you can go. If you can find gelatin capsules, get some and stuff the ground lemon balm into the capsules. You will get 1/2 to 1 teaspoon into a capsule. If you can't find capsules, take a teaspoon in some yogurt - let it soften a bit first.

At the first sign of a herpes outbreak, take one or two capsules 2 or 3 times during the day for a day or two. It will avoid or greatly minimize the outbreak. For an extra boost, take 3 to 4 garlic tablets at the same time. Both lemon balm and garlic seem to stop herpes in its tracks. Lemon balm is most effective. It helps to become attuned to your body so you can detect the subtle signs before they become a problem.

Replied by Harmonious1
(Alamogordo, New Mexico)
09/29/2009

I have been learning from some very informed people that Lemon Balm is much more potent if used fresh, since the volatile oils are scarce compared to other herbs. I take the fresh herb and pulse in blender with vodka. Then I put it in a jar and let it sit in a dark place, shaking it up every day or so. Just as easy and you get all the oils this way.


Lemon Water

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 
  100%


Posted by Ena (Knoxville ) on 09/07/2021
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Lemon Water
Posted by Tammy (Michigan) on 02/02/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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.



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