Genital Herpes
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Effective Natural Treatments for Genital Herpes Relief


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Posted by Freddie (Buckeye, AZ, USA) on 02/17/2009

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)

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)

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)

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!

(Knoxville, TN)

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


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.

(Knoxville, TN)

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.

(Knoxville, TN)

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!!!

(faithville, Us)

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 (

(New York)

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.


(Knoxvilke, TN)

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.

Replied by Adam

Did you take soy lecithin or sunflower lecithin?

Replied by Evo63

Can someone please tell me/us which Lecithin they think he used in 2009?

Soy or Sunflower?


TO Evo63 (Australia ) on 07/11/2023 re lecithin....

In 2009 the lecithin they used was soy lecithin. This was the only lecithin available at that time as sunflower based lecithin was only made available commercially much more recently.

Lemon Balm

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Posted by Meg (Grafton, WI) on 01/24/2009

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)

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

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Posted by Ena (Knoxville ) on 09/07/2021

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!

Replied by Sandra
(Omaha, NE)

Can u tell me if u boiled the entire lemon along with the peel for the lemon water?

EC: Probably just the juice from a squeezed lemon.

Lemon Water
Posted by Tammy (Michigan) on 02/02/2020

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.

Lemon Water
Posted by Tammy (Michigan) on 08/13/2019

For GH, drinking Lemon Water every day is the only thing that has worked for me.

Sounds simple but I definitely has been a miracle for me.


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Posted by Lisa (Ohio, USA) on 12/21/2009

Treatment for Herpes

I usually take a Lime and cut it in half and squeeze the juice onto the sore then rub the lime in the sore. It is painless and the sore is usually gone the next day. It works for me. I never take or buy the pills.

Lysine, Echinacea, Vitamin C, Peroxide

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Posted by Jayden (San Antonio, United States of America) on 05/02/2007

Alright guys and girls, listen up! I have had an outbreak for going on a year nothing would make it go away. I would cry everyday, So much because I am so young and attractive.. I am also not sexually active at all. I dont know how I got it to be honest but I do. I guess by kissing not sure. I was giving up on life but I decided that I am not going to let this destroy me. I would come up with my own cure. Well Im 90 percent sure I have since my outbreaks have subsided 99 percent, im not gonna lie i still have 4 of those nasty things on my face but they are fading. Keep in mind that I ony started my last expirement 2 weeks ago and they have started to just completely fade after going on year with an outbreak. Heres what you do and please try this and give me feedback and tell me how it works. By the way always remeber to pray to god. He will help you in the process. for those of you who dont believe in him find him! I promise you he will help you!

First: Buy yourself a bottle of lysine. It strenghtens your immune system. Buy the 1000 miligram one and take 3 a day for 2 weeks. (to many pills to take if you take the 500 miligrams one) Its only like 9 bucks.

Second: buy enchinacea i forgot how u spell it. Its like 3 bucks. Just google it. When you buy it take 3(1500mg) your first time at 12 pm. then take 1 pill after that every hour at (500 miligrams).So youll take 1 at 1pm, 1 at 2pm and so forth. Till your last hour of bed time. (always take one before u go to bed!) Do this method for 3 days and you will notice your herpes fading quickly.

third: get a bottle of calaclear lotion. It cost a dollar or 2 at the dollar store. Also buy a bottle of vitamin C at 500 mg and a bottle of peroxide. The peroxide is like 50 cents. Now what you do is take the calaclear lotion and squeeze it all into a cup. Then take 30 vitamin C pills ( thats 15000mg) and crush them in a zip lock bag. Crush them to a powder. Now you take the powdered vitamin c and pour it into the cup of the calaclear lotion and mix it all together and nothing else!, this recipe doesnt cause any redness! THen stir it up and put a foil with a rubberband around the top of the cup so no dust or dirt gets in but air does. then poke holes on top so the calaclear lotion can dry up. It should turn into a clear or yellowish color and act as some what of that candy like fruit roll up in a way.It should feel the way a contact lens feels. Then when it dries up you should be able to tear it to pieces after like 3 days. Now take a piece of it and get a foil and pour peroxide on it. Then take the piece of the CVC (calaclear with vitamin C mix)and put it in the peroxide for 30 seconds ,( now the piece should be the size of your sore. )Now take it out of the peroxide and put it on your sore. It should stick. The peroxide will break through the sores and then after 20 - 30 min the CVC should start melting into the sore. And you will notice redness and the bump and everything start to fade. You should never pop a sore. This method will elimate it. Then just peel off and repeat if necassary. Do this everyday if you want till there all gone. Trust me it works I hate herpes and Im sure you do to. Oh yeah and stay away from heat and stay in cool places. Also sleep in front of a fan facing your face and pray to god everynight before you go to bed you will notice everything will be better love you guys! And try this I didnt do all this typing for nothing lol j/k. But try my method it works. Sorry about the typos im very tired and sleepy well good night and god bless.

Magnesium Citrate

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Posted by JesusLives! (CA) on 03/08/2022

No more herpes outbreaks or shedding

High quality magnesium citrate supplement. I guarantee you will never get another outbreak again. Puts the virus completely to sleep. Men take 400mg per day women take 300mg per day. This is not an if or maybe, it will work. It 100% works for everyone. No more guessing or hoping something will work.

Replied by Jenny
(Phoenix, Arizona)

I tried so many other suggestions from people on earth clinic. None of them worked. I would get regular outbreaks every couple of weeks no matter what I did or took.

The magnesium citrate has been nothing short of a miracle! It's been over a month and I've been outbreak free! Thank you so much! I feel like I have my life back again!

Replied by Adam

Hi, could you recommend a brand that I can buy online? And does this work on hsv2? Regards Adam.

Replied by Pluton

Magnesium citrate can make u constipated. It's not safe for long term.

Replied by Eric
(Detroit, Michigan)

My friend tried this and got an outbreak. This virus affects everyone differently.

Replied by Anonymous
(Somewhere, u.s.)

Been taking a quality magnesium citrate supplement. 400 mg every night. Hasn't stopped the occasional outbreaks. Curious as to if anyone has tried magnesium l-threonate? Or hearing thoughts on it. Supposedly it's the most effective magnesium for crossing the blood brain barrier. Since the virus hides in the spine I was hoping maybe adding magnesium threonate to my nighttime dose would be more effective. I searched the internet about magnesium threonate as related to herpes but there's not much information about it concerning the virus. Thoughts questions comments would be appreciated from the community. If I have any success I will come back and post.

Replied by Ellen
(Cleveland, OH)

Magnesium Citrate for which strain of HSV? How long have you had it? What was your IgG index score prior to using Magnesium Citrate?

No shedding? How did you measure that?
As you posted your comment nearly a year ago, what has been your latest IgG score?

I've used a minimum of 400mg of Magnesium Citrate everyday in my line up of supplements the entire length of time I've had HSV-2 to no effect on my outbreaks. Magnesium Citrate is a calming mineral. It affects one's bowels as an aid to relieve constipation.

Manuka Honey

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Posted by Karina (Caribe) on 05/06/2019

Despues de probar todos los remedios posibles el unico que evita un brote a la primera señal en mi que tengo una cepa muy resistente es la miel de manuka mgo 80 osea de 30. La pongo 2 veces al dia y uso una toalla sanitaria para no embarrarme y no llega a salir la llaga.Lo hago 3 dias seguidos tarde y noche.Mejor que el antiviral y no es necesario tomarlo si hace esto abortara el brote.Habia probado aceites, lisina, lecitina, agua oxigenada, vinagre de manzana, sabila, monolaurina, hongo ganoderma, multivitaminicos, valtrex, aciclovir, flores de bach, prunella.Pruebe esto y compartalo.No lo cura definitivo pero evita de manera natural un brote a los primeros sintomas y no necesita tomar antiviral.

Google translate to English

After trying all the possible remedies the only one that avoids an outbreak at the first sign in my that I have a very resistant strain is manuka honey mgo 80 osea de 30. I put it 2 times a day and use a sanitary napkin to avoid embarrassment and the sore does not come out. I do it 3 days in a row late and night. It is better than the antiviral and it is not necessary to take it if this does abort the outbreak. I had tried oils, lysine, lecithin, hydrogen peroxide, apple vinegar, sabila, monolaurin, ganoderma fungus, multivitamins, valtrex, acyclovir, bach flowers, prunella.

Try this and share it. It does not cure definitively but it naturally avoids an outbreak to the first symptoms and does not need to take antiviral.


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Posted by Mary (Phoenix, Arizona) on 06/06/2009

I have read through all of these testimonials, but have not read anything to support the use of MMS for herpes. Can any of you give some feedback on that? I know a number of people that are plagued with this and want to know if anyone feels 'cured' by using MMS.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn.)
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Hello Mary,

I have no personal experience with using MMS for shingles (Herpes Zoster), but shingles is caused by a virus and MMS is said to kill out bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi, and others.

My thinking is that if MMS can kill out the genetically engineered virus (HIV+) causing AIDS, it should find killing out an unaltered virus like Herpes Zoster. it would certainly be worth the trial since current thinking is that Herpes Zoster is the same virus that caused chicken pox in youth, just sitting there in your nerve endings all those years to create havoc with shingles. If MMS kills the virus, you shouldn't get shingles again unless you are re-exposed to it.

Replied by Joe
(La, Ca)


I would be careful of MMS. I am not a doctor but I have an extensive chemistry background. The problem I have with MMS is the CL atom. Yes chlorine. The science of ionization of the 2 oxygen molecules in MMS is the same as the chemistry of Hydrogen peroxide. So I would try peroxide therapy before MMS. Look at the results of peroxide and they should be the same as expected with MMS.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)

JOE, I'd like to expand this discussion about Chlorine and its effects. In the paper industry I spent 40 years in many mills through out the South bleaching pulp from brown to various degrees of white.

First, chlorine is an element and MMS is primarily chlorine dioxide, a compound. They are not the same and do not react the same. Other chlorine compounds used to bleach pulp are Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium hypochlorite ( Clorox ). These are chlorine compounds that also react differently. The temperature, time and pH of the reactions control how drastically they take place. Other chemicals used to bleach pulp are Hydrogen Peroxide and Oxygen, which do not contain chlorine but both do contain oxygen. They too react differently from each other and from chlorine compounds.

All these chemicals are talked about on this site everyday, and they are used in our body's to obtain a certain reaction. We can not control our body's temperature but can influence our pH. In bleaching pulp, the lower the pH the more drastic the reaction and I think you can say that about your body. Not all our body's have the same pH, thus each person will react differently. Our temperatures are about the same so that is not a factor.

After saying all this, I think I can draw the conclusion that chemical reactions in your body are milder if your body is in an alkaline pH range as Ted keeps harping on. Apple Cider Vinegar is malic acid and baking soda is alkaline. Combining the two gets you close to neutral. I personally think that getting your body out of the acid pH range is the most effective you can do to improve your health. It changes your reactions to various nutrients you consume and how the bacteria in your bowels function. And no, I did not do a double blind study before I said this.

One last comment, Cloudy ACV is malic acid with all the enzymes and original trace compounds . Clear super market ACV is distilled malic acid and is not the same. White Vinegar is acetic acid, a completely different animal.

Sorry if I sound preachy but that's the way you are when you get old.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)

JOE, as the little boy told the little girl when she told him she was pregnant........... EXCUSE ME.

I did not address directly your post in my first reply.

Our Chelation Doctor tells me that the way your white corpuscles attack foreign invaders is to produce Hydrogen
Peroxide naturally.

So I think you gave the poster good advice. Do Hydrogen Peroxide before you do Chlorine Dioxide.

We do hydrogen peroxide intravenously to build up our immune system in-lieu of the mercury contained flu shots.


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Posted by JillyBean (Cleveland, OH) on 05/03/2023

Lauricidin Monolaurin

So far it has kept my outbreaks 100% at bay as long as I'm consistent about taking it and don't miss any doses. I take 2 to 3 scoops a day along with a high quality multi vitamin. Another person I saw posted not to drink hot liquids with it. I can testify to that. I took it with some hot coffee and it made me really nauseous. Before taking it, I would get outbreaks at least every couple of months. But when taking the Lauricidin consistently, I get have any. It works great. I've also noticed more energy, and my candidate symptoms have started to disappear. My digestion seems to be way better, too.

Posted by Jennalee (Lansing, MI) on 10/08/2021

Only thing that worked to keep outbreaks at bay was 1 scoop of specifically lauricidin with 1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil 3x daily. If I ever miss a single dose, outbreaks will come back in a matter of hours. 2x a day is NOT enough. 1 scoop (3 grams) 3x/day.... once in morning, once late after and once at bedtime. No hot drinks with it or your stomach will hurt. NOTHING else works. Coconut oil WITH it makes a difference.

Replied by JillyBean
(Cleveland, OH)

Yes, lauricidin worked great for me, too. But just plain monolaurin did nothing for me. Only lauricidin made a difference for me, too. No outbreaks when I'm taking it and I used to get them regularly.

Posted by Jane (Golden, Colorado) on 12/26/2008

I've just started taking Monolaurin for an HSV-2 OB. Haven't had one in over three years. Not sure if I'm using the right amount, but it doesn't seem to be slowing or curing the sores. Has anyone else had experience using Monolaurin?

EC: OB = Outbreak

Monolaurin, L-Lysine

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Posted by Stargirl (Fayetteville, Nc) on 04/28/2017

I've suffered from GH for two years. My outbreaks, although not very sever, would flair up monthly. Sometimes back to back. I've tried most of the remedies recommended on this site, but they mostly aleved the symptoms (ACV, coconut oil), but I wanted to prevent the flair ups; not just aleve the symptoms. After oregano oil caused a HUGE flair up I decided to do some more research and have found the perfect combination for me. I take (2) 990 mg of monolaurin acid along with (2) 500 mg of L-Lysine a day and viola no more flair ups! Monolaurin Acid has been studied and tested . "The monolauric acid essentially disintegrates the herpes virus within its own cell walls." I recommend anyone suffering from this terrible virus to research the effects of momolaurin acid. It really works. Going on 5 months symptom free and I refuse to go back!

Replied by Stargirl
(Fayetteville, Nc)

Ok, so now it's been 10 months with only monolaurin and L-Lysine and I've only had one OB. That was because I grew too comfortable and wasn't taking them daily as I should have. Let me just say, that the OB wasn't terribly uncomfortable and I only had one mild lesion. After three days of doubling my regiment, the lesion was gone. I highly recommend that you research the results of monolaurin on herpes. They are outstanding.

Replied by malaika

Please tell me does it prevents and kill the virus???

Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Ellanor (United States) on 10/11/2019

I have had genital herpes since I was a teenager, but seldom had outbreaks until I was in my forties and fifties (I am female and now 57).

I tried many remedies, but recently I decided to use a multi-pronged approach to the problem. Every time I would have an outbreak, I took massive doses of vitamin C, including a lypospheric vitamin C that gets into the system very quickly (expensive, but worth it) and plenty of plain old ascorbic acid spaced throughout the day. I also took a pricey beta glucan supplement (1 or 2 doses per day on empty stomach), olive leaf extract (2 doses per day), egg yolk lecithin (1 dose per day), lauricidin (potent form of lauric acid - 2 to 3 doses per day), oil of oregano capsules (2 doses per day) and red marine algae (2 doses per day). I would also stay home and mix up some liquid oil of oregano with some good quality castor oil and put this all over my pubic area and leave it on. Even though taking all these things didn't immediately stop outbreaks, I could tell that the virus was getting weaker and weaker. You can't really attack the virus itself very effectively until it shows itself with symptoms and attempts to replicate. I think the real kicker was when I ordered some very potent oil of oregano that comes from Greece. Ever since my last round of using all the anti-virals, plus diluting the Grecian oregano oil with castor oil and putting it on the pubic area for a day or two in a row, I have been outbreak free. I also tested the waters by eating lots of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut (coconut flesh, not oil, is high in arginine), drinking alcohol, coffee, red wine, basically any and everything that could possibly trigger an outbreak - and nary a tingle! All you that are suffering out there and feeling hopeless - I tell you - it is possible to overcome this virus!!!! Don't give up. Any of the products I mentioned here can be purchased from Amazon.

The Greek oil of oregano takes time (about 6 or 8 weeks) to get to the states, but it is cheap. The beta glucan is about 75 a bottle, but I haven't even had to use a whole bottle of it yet. The lypospheric vitamin C is 30 a box for 30 packets. The other supplements are more moderate in price, I think. And plain old drugstore vitamin C is not expensive. Just be persistent and consistent. You can overcome this. Take as much vitamin C in ascorbic acid form as your system can tolerate. And pay attention to the directions for taking any of these supplements - some MUST be taken on an empty stomach in order to work properly (lypospheric vitamin C and beta glucan, for example) and some work better when taken with food. The lecithin and the lauricidin are excellent for lipid coated viruses - helps destroy that lipid barrier and then the other supplements can go to town on the virus.

Replied by Eleanor
(United States)

The castor oil is there to dilute the oregano oil, so I would say I used 4 or 5 drops of the oregano oil to a tablespoon and a half of castor oil. Test this on an area of skin first to make sure you're not allergic or having a bad reaction to anything. Oregano oil – the real stuff – the strong stuff – can burn your skin if you don't dilute it with another carrier oil. I chose castor oil because it has its own healing properties, plus it is is viscous enough to stay on the skin for a long time. ( Additional note to my above post: I also took high doses ( 3000 mg. a day of lysine – which is preferably taken on an empty stomach.) I sincerely hope this information helps people!

Replied by Ellen

Eleanor, have you had an IgG test done to see if your method affects that? I wish more would test prior and after their experiences for reference.

Replied by Mikael


Vitamin C in ascorbic acid turns into oxalates crystals that damage the kidneys.

Oxalate toxicity can do a lot of harm to the body. It can damage not just the kidneys, but the intestines, soft tissues, and even the brain. Through its damage to the gut it may lead to certain autoimmune diseases and since oxalates can bind to T3 it may even disrupt thyroid function!Trying a low oxalate diet and any of the supplements suggested may be just what is needed for your body to thrive.

Renal Failure

Over time, oxalates can damage the kidney enough to cause renal failure. The kidney is the main organ focused on excretion, and the stress and inflammation from oxalates can overwhelm it. Patients with kidney stones have been shown to have decreased mitochondrial function in their white blood cells.


When oxalates are deposited into your organ tissues, they trigger inflammation. Specifically the NLPR-3 inflammasome .NLPR-3 has been implicated in numerous chronic diseases, including cancer .AutismThis study found that patients with Autism had 3x the levels of oxalates in their blood than normal individuals.

Skin and Eye Issues

High circulating oxalate levels leads to deposits in numerous organs throughout the body. Two of the most common are the skin and eyes .Oxalates are abrasive causing skin and eye issues when deposited there.

Beet greens and beetroots, spinach all have veru high oxalates... have high levels of oxalates, which have been linked to kidney stones, joint pain, and chronic disease.
Vitamin C supplementation – will metabolise to oxalate. The effect may be delayed as much as 2 weeks.

Replied by Sara

Hi Ellanor, thank you for sharing this information, it's such a big help.
Could you tell me, did you take all the supplements only when you had an outbreak? or regularly everyday for a while?
Do you think I should attack it only when it's out breaking?
Could you also share if you maintained a special diet during these times?

Thank you!!