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.
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!
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!
(West Palm Beach, Fl)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)
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.
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.
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
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.
(Alamogordo, New Mexico)
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!
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.