Genital Herpes
Natural Remedies

Support Earth Clinic

Genital Herpes Remedies

Multiple Remedies

10 User Reviews
5 star (6) 
  60%
4 star (3) 
  30%
3 star (1) 
  10%


Posted by Karen (Belleville, Mi) on 06/13/2016
3 out of 5 stars

I've been diagnosed with GH for little over a year now (my fiancée had had GH for 6-7) We both came into our relationship with GH from prior partners. There is hope having GH AND a normal relationship!

Anyway.....I was put on Valtrex immediately upon my diagnosis. They always say your first outbreak is your worst....well the one I'm currently on is a close second. We both have had small outbreaks over the last year we've been together; we thought that one was free and outbreak free, passed it on to the other. It's been a pretty crappy cycle. I stopped taking the Valtrex (and it's generic) for not only how ungodly expensive it is, but because the side effects are terrible. I know that I will be one of the people that will say we both don't want to be on a pill for the rest of our lives.

I have tried coconut oil to the affected areas, no luck. I have tried rubbing alcohol (holy hell the burning was terrible), and peroxide. I have also tried Lysine (not since I've been diagnosed with GH). I plan on trying the Lysine and Bach remedies for sure.

I have changed my diet, I get daily exercise, and I try to stay away from as many sick people as possible. Having GH means that we ALL have an auto - immune disorder, we stay sicker longer and when when we're sick....we get outbreaks. I have also noticed that simply changing your body wash, is also a huge difference too. I used to use body wash; but after having back to back outbreaks, I have been using Dial antibacterial bar soap during my showers. And that alone has helped my outbreaks. Females have more outbreaks than males. So we have to kill as much bacteria down there as possible.

I also have psoriasis, which is genetic and another autoimmune disorder. Many women suffer from endometriosis, and if you're one of those unlucky women like me...nothing has worked. I have noticed that when my hormones are off, I have an outbreak. This last one was because of my Lupron shot, I'm having a forced menopause at 26 because my "monthly visitor" has became so excruciating painful...that I'm on a shot to kill the cells in my ovaries.

Since I have been on this last outbreak for the past 2 almost 3 weeks, I am using witch hazel. Specifically the Tuck's (or walmart brand) Hemorrhoidal Pads when I go to the bathroom. The witch hazel has helped shrink the lesions, and will eventually dry up. Since I have been using the wipe pads the last 4 days, I can now use the ladies room in peace! No burning or itching! The last 4 days, I have noticed less itching, hardly any burning or itching, and the sores are going away. The pads have witch hazel, and a hemmroidal astringent in it. So there is some type of cooling sensation, and some numbing. I'm not saying it's a cure, but witch hazel does help with the sores and bathroom usage. I got the equate pads at walmart. 200 pads for $7.

After reading some of the awesome suggestions on here, I plan on trying the Bach Flower remedy soon for the both of us.

Also, you can spread it from your genitals to your butt crack (and sometimes inside) if you use the same wipe, piece of toilet paper, etc. Be careful with your hand washing and cuts. Herpes isn't just a virus, it's in your bloodstream. Don't share toothbrushes, razors, shower loofahs, towels.

Hope this all helps!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Miserable_in_bama (Oneonta, Alabama, United States) on 06/09/2012

I've suffered from it horribly for 28 yrs. What works and is guaranteed to work is L-lysine. I take 1,000mg morning and night in powdered veg caps. I haven't had an outbreak in 2 yrs or since I started taking it diligently. If you do have an outbreak, take echinacea/goldenseal combo, red clover (helps with fever & inflammation), elderberry, acidolphilus, pau d' arco, burdock. I don't know about Ted and the snake oil things he's talking about. I know L-lysine is inexpensive, and easy. You cannot cure yourself of HSV, it's in your DNA, there's no way to remove it, sorry to tell you. I would get so sick, have horrid fevers, be in and out of consiousness, bad sick. Females have it worse with mucous membranes down there. I use tea tree oil on sores, it dries them out. Tea tree is absorbed into the layers of skin and helps keep it from getting infected, and dries them out fast. It's also cooling to me. You can also use witch hazel, it has antiseptic and pain killing properties. Most importantly, keep it clean and dry. I used aloe baby wipes. Something else I figured out after a few years of hell with this....... Ibuprofen can take away not only the fever, but that sick, puking feeling, and seems to help it heal faster. I found immediate relief, but for me ibuprofen is a no no these days, I have gastritis from taking it for many years. So eat when taking it, never take on an empty stomach.

Replied by Robyn
(Ohio, US)
04/06/2015

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19653195

Tea tree oil diluted with olive oil and applied to sores should work well. I bought from Trader Joe's a body wash with Tea Tree and eucalyptus to kill any shedding the virus may do while dormant. I also take Lysine daily and have maybe one break out a year.

All the best to you :)


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Anonymous (Bklyn, Ny, Usa) on 04/29/2012

I stopped using all those supplements I had mentioned previously in a post I submitted months ago that I had asked ted about.

I use: The herbs that belong to the "onion" family twice daily(look at my previous post about two people who are herpes free after using it and changing their diet). I boil and strain or u can drink as is.

Spirulina powder twice daily, sometimes a little more.

fresh lemon in water to remove toxins and raise ph

Lots of cinnamon drink I make every few days.

I use to buy pure echinacea root(dried) from health food store, but after severe breakout of hives I stopped using and is trying to get rid of dark spots. I drank too much. When I drank a little it never bothered me. I would still recommend, but do not drink too much. $7 an oz at health food store in bklyn.

I eat lots of flounder which can stop a break out really fast or prevent OB. I have proof of that. Read about it in book.

To prepare fish: do not season to cook. When finished add seasonings if u prefer. Loaded with lysine. The internet said catfish, cod and tilapia too, but I stick to flounder since it worked for someone. I use other fish if I can't afford flounder. Other times, I season it, but I make sure to haveit the way he recommended a few times a wk. Change your diet. I am not using any meds. My last major OB was christmas of 2011, prior to using all of the above and changing diet. Avoid processed foods. Read my other post. I use abreva daily on mouth and around so I do not get OB. Once in a while a little pimple around mouth, but it never gets bigger and never pop. U will think it is a regular pimple. That fish works! Will get retested to see where I am.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Julien 2b (New York, Us ) on 01/11/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone! I was reading all your comment, and that make me want to talk about my experience...

I got herpes since 2 years ago. My wife gave it to me... She doesn't know that she had it... Last year after blood test, they found I had Genital Herpes 1 & 2...

I don't want to take the Dr medicine, I prefer to use plants. On the begining, I had Breakout maybe every 3 month, since last summer, it's almost every month. and now, I get another one after 2 weeks!!! F......

In general, after 6/8 days, everything is gone. That doesn't hitch, that doesn't hurt. What I use its Apple cider vinegar. It's better than nothing. Also I do echinacea Tincture, it's good for your immune system. I order Olive leaves, but they are dry, so I don't know if the property is the same...

Last week I found that the Sumac Extract was apparently use to cure herpes.

http://pubget.com/paper/19746844

I give you that link but I can't found the original one...

Also I know I'm kind of Stress, so I'm sure that doesn't help! And since I'm in US, my alimentations not very healthy, but I try my best...

What I was thinking, it's to do a cure for blood cleansing. I mean, I do my own treatment for 3/4 month. I'm doing spiritual practice and healing, and I'm sure if you heal your body and your mind ( soul) on the same time, you can have some wonderful result. But it's a lot of work... But 4 month in our life, it's nothing, right?

On a begining I wanted to go to amazonia with a shaman for starting the process, but first I think I'll try to do by myself. After some research I found that we need to avoid :
· Salt
· Sugar
· Oil, no fat
· Alcohol
· Pork meat
· Milk products
· Meat except chicken and some fish
· Acid or sweet fruit (you can eat bananas and apples)
· Spices
· Vinegar
· Cold water or ice
· Strong sun
· Sexual activity

Also need to practice sport activity, yoga, meditation, etc etc.

Use plants as tea, salad, capsules, You can take bath, with herbs inside, like a big tea and you let yourself inside for awhile.... I use to take bath with 1 cup of ACV, 1 TSP of baking soda, 1 big tsb of epsom Salt and some florida water, its good for your skin and also for spiritual cleansing. Or, the best is to make the same mix in a big bowl and after your shower, you put on yourself the mix, and you let it dry, don't use the towel! It's good to do it the summer time! Don't need to wait too long!

If some of you tried the diet for 3 or 4 month, I would like to hear about the result. And when I'll finish mine, I'll let you know.

I would like to ask you a question about how come did we get it? Do you think things happen for a reason? I mean not just cause we [had sex] with no condom or thing like this but more like a lesson, something to learn... What do you think?

Thank you so much for read my post and sorry if my english is not perfect.

I wish you all good thing for this new year and lot of good energy healing for fight against that s......

Peace


Multiple Remedies
Posted by K (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/01/2011

I have to write and thank everyone who has posted information to the this site. I was having Genital Herpes outbreaks more and more frequently until it was virtually one on top of the other. What a miserable way to live. This site saved my life, I swear.

Here are the things which have helped to me on my way to being GH OB-free.


  1. I had no idea that artificial sweeteners were such a trigger. I was consuming so MUCH in an effort ot be healthier, ha! so I eliminated those right away and it made a HUGE difference. after a certain period of time I tried to reintroduce non-aspartame sweetners and found that *only* natural based sweetners are safe for me (like stevia).
  2. I started taking l-lysine, 1000 mgs 2-3 times per day. (I think this also helped keep me from contracting this terrible cold and flu virus that has had everyone around me on their backs for a week plus at a time! )
  3. ACV, HP, and/or tea tree oil used topically when the outbreak starts helps dry it out quickly.
  4. I stopped using the acycolvir my doc prescribed when I felt an outbreak coming on because all these natural remedies work BETTER AND FASTER for me.

Seriously, I cannot thank everyone enough. I hope anyone else who comes in search of information here has as much positive experience as I have. You all are awesome and generous. Thank you thank you thank you!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kelly (Stuart, Florida) on 06/10/2011

I have found that taking 500 mg of L-lysine, 1-3 doses of 45 mg of Oregano Oil, 500-1000 mg of Olive Leaf, 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times daily, 18 drops of ChlorOxygen twice a day, eating raw foods, and avoiding dairy, red meats, sugar, alcohol, etc has helped A LOT. Also, if you're having an outbreak, taking red marine algae for 60 days will clear you of outbreaks almost permanently. Eating any kind of seaweed such as dulse, kelp, etc or any kind of algae will definitely help. It's also necessary to do any cleanses such as Candida cleanse, Liver & Gallbladder cleanse, and a Parasite cleanse.

Replied by Qd
(Ny)
11/11/2012

You mention two things I was curious about red marine algae, do u know the latin name for the ones you suggest? Palmaria palmata is the most common dulse, but there are many. Which parasite test and cleanse do u recommend? how is candida related to herpes? Thx so much!!!

Replied by Molosser
(Asuncion, Paraguay)
11/11/2012

Please, READ MY POST: Buy "Ravensara essential oil" and "Tamanu oil". Make sure its RAVENSARA not Ravintsara!

Mix it 50/50. Apply it twice a day to the affected area. It does NOT hurt. After one day, the lesions look much fainter.

It takes 3 days to clear the lesions completely. After two more outbreaks, every other month, I did it the same way, my outbreaks stopped. This was 2 years ago.

Try it, don't waste your time with other stuff, because I tried it all. Yust do it!

P.S. Try to avoid re-infection by treating your partner with the same mixture.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Asheley (Smyrna, Ga, Usa) on 03/24/2011
4 out of 5 stars

So I was misdiagnosed and had a genital herpes outbreak from hsv-1, which is uncommon, for 3. 5 weeks. It was awful... I looked up all the wrong remedies on earth clinic bcuz some dumb doctor made a wrong assumption. Well finally saw a gyno and was tested by blood for 1 & 2 and a culture for just 2. Well those lab results weren't back until 6 days later... I didn't have that kind of time, I was about to lose it so I got on here and this is what I came up with. I had done everything to eradicate something bacterial, so I just assumed I had herpes (viral) and got to work. Turns out I had hsv-1, which like 70-90% of adults have, but it affected me differently.

These things did not fully fix the outbreak, I think because it had gone on too long, but after 48 hours, I was 50-60% better, the first relief I had in 3. 5 weeks... I was thrilled. After the doctor called, I did get acyclovir, which has finished the job. I don't plan to have to use it again, though.

So I was doing a lot of stuff, but what really made the difference was:

1 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil 3x a day - antiviral

1500mg lysine 3x a day - higher ratio of lysine to arginine prevents virus from replicating.. I used Super Lysine , has some echinacea and garlic as well

1000mg vitamin c 3x a day

1500mg olive leaf extract mixed in water 3x a day

These things 3 times a day and you will be in business. I also put coconut oil on my business after using the bathroom. I am a big believer in having a double or triple threat approach so I can't say with certainty which thing mattered most, but I will say this... After a day, I could tell a HUGE difference. I am almost out of the woods finally!!! This stuff works, and I imagine that if you caught it earlier, would completely knock it out. So to all who are in misery, I feel ya and keep your head up! So quit reading and go to the vitamin store!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kb (Canberra, Act, Australia) on 05/19/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Herpes Type 2 - BHT, ACV, Intravenous Vit C (IVC)

Tried the ACV - works with shingles also. Drank it before bed and in morning.

Symptoms (itchyness, pain)abated after applying it topically to sores. Stings on open ones but the pain stops after a moment. I usually get IVC, 30 grams every two weeks as I have continous shingles as well as Herpes( on lower back). This boosts immune system and cures the sores within two days.(I sometimes cant go so the ACV is good to have around.)

I take multiple supplements( too many to list), lysine, zinc, a herbal antiviral mixture and daily 2x, Hydrogen peroxide, food grade, 3% diluted to 25%, about 12 drops.

There is multiple reports on the web on the effectiveness of BHT for Herpes 2. I cannot get it in Australia, so have not tried it yet. Apparently, it dissolves the lipid coat of the virus , that hides it from the Destroyer cells of your body.Then , it can be attacked and killed.
Dirk Pearson says in his book that he has taken it since the 70's and has no attacks, except when he once stopped using it. His partner has never had a attack.

BHT in VERY large doses, is bad for the liver, but the usual dose is too small to do any harm. (DP has not had any toxicity problems long term). It is to be avoided if you have liver problems.)

I hope someone tries this, I cant wait to go to USA and get some!! Hope you all get better :)
Love, KB


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Crystalcity (Miami, Florida) on 10/06/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Where to start...I was infected with genital Herpes the first time I had sexual intercourse...which I consider more of a blessing than a misfortune. I've never known sex any other way. I feel that because I've been infected since my teenage years I've had the opportunity to grow with my herpes. First thing is that you have to have open communication with your Herpes such as "Okay big H, we're in this together for the long haul...so stop acting a fool on my skin!" This is a good first step to being outbreak free. The second most important thing is to tell people about it (GASP!) your real friends will remain your real friends and offer you support and advice. Plus, you will be the one they turn to if it ever happens to them (imagine if we all had someone to turn to when it happened to us!) I think that guilt and shame only worsen outbreaks. The third and most easy to obtain treatment of herpes is deep breathing. The second I begin to feel the tingling, I meditate and deeply and breathe oxygen to my groin area. It will increase blood flow to the area and stop itching and tingling at once. I also have used olive leaf extract in conjunction with red marine algae with wonderful results. Note: i run marathons and make it my running mantra to deliver oxygen to my groin region and the base of my spine. I never have outbreaks during training season and occasionally get them in winter when I've been indulging over the holidays.

Replied by Newhope
(Costa Mesa, Ca)
06/04/2012

I cant tell you how much hope this post gave me. Everything you said was perfect. Im a highly competitive runnner and Athlete. After being diagnosed, dealing with non stop outbreaks the first 3months, financial stressors that wont end, gaining 20 lbs, and trying to mend a severly broken heart, your post is my light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for my newfound hope...

Replied by Winnerzbelieve
(Memphis, TN)
10/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

What great responses! I must commend both of you for your courageous outlook. I have experienced herpes for many years. Exercising and yoga does strengthen the immune system - I didn't have an outbreak for at least 5 years. At that time, I stopped exercising! Minimize stress and you will indeed counteract breakouts. Stay encouraged.

Replied by Jt
(Dallas)
06/17/2015

I have to agree with Newhope, this really gave me some encouragement. I have walked around feeling guilty and ashamed knowing what I have ever since I found out. I was diagnosed with HSV-1 but feared that I also had 2. I've had outbreaks and looked on google images to compare my symptoms and the sheer terror of what I found probably didn't help! I told my partner about my results with a heavy heart and she took the news pretty well. I still worry abput things getting much worse but I had no idea about natural remedies. I have been at a point where I don't want to go through life like this anymore but after reading all of these posts I feel like there is hope for us. I'm still not sure how to talk openly about my concerns with my partner about preventing outbreaks. It's a shameful conversation to have even though it's a one we have had small talks about. Any tips?

Thank you so much!

Replied by Weeping
(Virginia)
09/18/2016

I have read all of your stories.

I am 53 and have had our little problem since age 23. I have learned to live with it. Taken ZrX prescribed by my doctor years ago. I went many years without anything happening. After my divorce I started seeing somebody that I respect more than anything in this world. The last person I wanted to tell. The first person I should've told.

So far all is well and I go through very hard times explaining I just cannot at times. I must say, life has been very hard. I have been looking for another solution other than mentioned medication above. I just ordered pure organic oregano oil. Three drops under the tongue mixed with a little olive oil for the duration of 3 to 5 minutes.

I have read many blogs on this. This is a terrible thing to live with but it is nothing to be ashamed of. I have not been with many people. It just happened. They say that there is a cure on the rise. If so I will be first in line. Until then know that you can have a normal life. Be honest with your partner


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maris (Paris, Ile de France) on 05/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i use a phototherapie-stick for labial herpes, works really well!

for genital herpes, though, it is not strong enough, but contributes to the healing.
i got rid of my last OB really quickly thanks to a combination of remedies found on this wonderful website :
i put on a cotton swabbed with ACV for a few hours, then 4 min of photo-therapie.
afterwords i applied a mixture of teatree-oil & gelee royale before going to bed.
the next day the herpes was gone, there was only a red spot, on which i applied again teatree-oil & gelee royale.
now i'm taking lecithin and ACV (2 TS in a glass of water, over the day), stayed OB-free when i got my period and throughout a bad cold.
thanks to everyone!!!


Neem Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Suzee (Lauborough, Uk) on 10/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

neem oil cured herpes

A very cheap bottle of neem oil that I found in a non-chain Asian pharmacy has turned out to be one of the best purchases I have ever made. Most effective in halting outbreaks of Herpes that Tea tree oil has been quite good at too but this was better. Radically improved the condition off all my skin even facial. The bottle said it was 100pc neem oil, I added 2tsp to 100ml liquid shower gel. Add to mouth wash once in a while.


Neem Oil, DMSO

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Compelledtotell (South Carolina) on 12/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered from back to back breakouts in the vaginal area, sometimes twice or three times a month for almost 10 years. It would always happen around the time of my period and sometimes would occur after having sex. I am now so happy to say that I have not had an outbreak in forever. I honestly cannot even remember the last time I had one. It's been at least a year I would say. Here is what I did. I took the Humaworm cleanse and was outbreak free for about 4 months, then it came back. When the outbreak came back I was really really angry. First, I believe in the power of the mind. I was sick and tired of having outbreaks and I just got so angry, so mad, and decided that this virus would no longer live inside my body. I became determined to find a cure and no longer accepted that there was no cure. A cure existed on God's green earth and it was mine to claim. I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and the Secret. So I found a site that said to use DMSO and another site that said Neem was an antiviral. So I put a small amount of DMSO on the blister and then immediately put Neem oil on the area. Please be sure to wash your hands first and to wash the area before applying DMSO. Then I got some DMSO and placed it at the back of my spine and put some Neem oil in that area as well. Well I don't know if it was the positive thinking or the DMSO or the Neem. But since that day, I have not had a single outbreak.

Replied by Katy
(Australia)
09/15/2014

Hi, that's great! Are you still outbreak free? Did you just do the one application?


Neem Seed Oil

Posted by Fighting (Florida) on 10/27/2015

Recently I contracted genital HSV 1. I've been doing a lot of research as how to fight this virus. In another website I read of a couple of cases where people ingested organic neem oil (cold pressed) while continued on a strict healthy diet and following Dr. Hulda Clark's various cleanses. They both had stated that they were cured.

They both ingested 3-4 Tablespoons of Neem seed oil twice a day (about 4 hours apart each time) for two days consecutively. It seemed as if they would only do it again month apart given that the Neem Oil is harsh on the body.

I have read that consuming the neem seed oil can be harmful to the body (I guess it depends on what kind of body). Has anyone tried this and had success in killing off this horrible virus?

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)
10/27/2015

To Fighting, (Florida) ---

Neem seed oil should not ingested but used topically, that is, trans dermally. But the neem leaves powder can be used as a tea, or better, in capsules.

Such large amounts will derange the doshas and create serious problems. In moderation, it improves the immune system among numerous benefits.

For your particular problem it may also be worthwhile to research turpentine and visit Walter Last's website. If there is a weight issue, Neem will help, but if weight loss is no problem, caution is advised. Neem will do many things but it would be advisable to find out your particular dosha and then proceed with caution.

Just a suggestion and wishing good success. Namaste, Om

Replied by Fighter
(Florida)
10/29/2015

What do you mean by dosha?

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)
10/29/2015

Fighter (Florida) ---

If me, I would google "Ayurveda - what is my dosha". That will most likely lead to a very interesting questionnaire about your person, habits, looks etc.

When you have done that, you will know your body's chemical composition with which you were born. Then you can learn to balance your dosha and be ahead of all the westerners that have to fit "one shirt for all". You will know what foods, what recreation and personal disciplines are most conducive for good health.

I hope this is not too complicated for you and I wish you "perfect balancing".

Namaste, Om

Replied by Hope2
(Ny)
07/15/2016

I ingested 4 tablespoons of neem oil straight without capsule, and it did nothing for me. I just did it once.


Olive Leaf and Turmeric

Posted by Jane (London, Uk) on 02/09/2015

I am taking Olive Leaf extract for genital herpes with the hope of eradicating the virus completely from my body. My question is, I have also read that turmeric is good for keeping the virus suppressed, if I took Turmeric with Olive Leaf would I be making it more difficult for the Olive Leaf to rid the virus from my body? Because I want to draw the h virus out, hiding/suppressing it would suggest a push - pull between taking the Turmeric and Olive Leaf? Any thoughts?

Secondly, I am disappointed that anyone who claims to have been cured by using Oxygen or some other remedy is not returning to the forum (I suppose they don't return to look at the posts, or earth clinic doesn't send alerts to their email) but it would give us all a lot more hope if we knew that years later people are really free from this virus and also be great to be advised of particulars, such as brand, dose and so on.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)
02/09/2015

Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine synergistically with a number of other herbs which then increase in potency. Namaste, Om

Replied by Kristin
(Massachusetts)
12/03/2015

Wanted to know.how the olive leaf worked and did you repeat blood work after taking olive leaf and if so, did you get a negative test result?


Olive Leaf Extract

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 
  100%


Posted by Do Over (Maine) on 06/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Massive, miserable outbreak had been going on for at least 6 weeks when I finally decided to try Olive Leaf extract. Itching, burning, misery nearly gone by the next day. I didn't mess around and went to the health food store and bought the best grade I could find. Taking (2) 900 mg+ per serving every day. Take between meals on an empty stomach. Symptoms often return if I miss a few days. Cost is about .76 cents per day.



NEXT