Relief from repeated GH flare-ups
I came up with this new recipe for a soothing lotion after reading various sources, especially cures reported by Earth Clinic contributors.
I was spurred into action when a third outbreak started in less than 6 weeks. Relief was almost immediate, and much better by morning after a bedtime application. By the second morning there was minor swelling but no stinging or burning at all. I waited a few weeks before sharing my good news, because I wanted to be sure of the effect. At the time of writing, I've been symptom-free for 45 days. I hope this suggestion can help ease the suffering of anyone able to give it a try.
CAUTION: Licorice can cause issues such as heart palpitations for some people, so please check with the doctor or pharmacist if you have a chronic health problem or are taking prescription medication
The lotion I made was thin enough to store in a squeezable or pump dispenser bottle but I found it most convenient to use a wide necked container, using a clean plastic spoon or narrow wooden spatula to scoop some out each time. Before use, bathe the affected area with baby shampoo or warm salt water, rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel. Wash your hands before and after applying the lotion. All homemade creams and lotions are best stored in the refrigerator, and you'll benefit from the cooling effect with this one especially.
The recipe produces a decent amount so if you get fast initial results, you can continue to use it at least twice a day morning and evening until it's finished to stave off further outbreaks. I recommend using a panty liner to protect against stains.
Recipe as follows:
- 2 tablespoons Distilled Water
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Sunflower Lecithin
- 2 capsules Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- 1 teaspoon Licorice Root Powder*
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 5 drops Garlic oil**
- 5 drops Oregano oil
- Optional: a pinch of food grade Borax
(make sure everything is thoroughly clean/sterilised)
- 2 small pans or heatproof bowls
- Spatula or small balloon whisk
- Measuring spoons
- Strainer, fine mesh
- Suitable storage container
- Funnel, if needed to transfer to container
Gently heat the coconut oil, add the licorice root powder and allow to infuse for at least an hour, preferably longer. You should see the oil darkening in colour from the licorice root. In a separate container, heat the distilled water, remove from heat and add the Lecithin, stirring until dissolved. Add the contents of the B3 capsules and Borax. Stir until thoroughly combined. Strain the coconut oil into the container with the water based mix, then add the garlic and oregano oils and blend by whisking vigorously until a creamy lotion is produced. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Optionally adding Borax helps to act as a preservative, so it should be possible to store in a cool dark place for up to 4 days, should you need to travel etc.
WARNING: If you share your refrigerator with others, please be super careful with labeling, storage etc - this lotion looks a lot like a creamy pudding!
You can substitute Lavender or Rose water for Distilled water.
*Half a teaspoon of Licorice Root Extract can replace 1 teaspoon Licorice Root Powder, just add it to the water along with the B3 and Borax.
Lecithin granules might work, I've not used them, but they would need to be dissolved completely. Soy is contra-indicated as a potential precursor in many comments I've read about Herpes, so Sunflower Lecithin is definitely preferable.
** I add any leftover cloves of peeled garlic to use later to a jar, cover with extra virgin oilve oil and store in the fridge. The oil makes a wonderful healing salve for minor cuts or burns. If you can't find garlic oil, try my method but use a teaspoonful.
Do you think the reader from 2008 ingested this? How was it used?
I wonder if they have any updates?
Leyla From Columbia Falls,
What kind of diet were you on when you were using Oregano oil? Was it raw vegan or were you consuming fish or eggs too? Please let me know soon I really need to know what diet plan to follow. Thank you!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Ted is always an informative read. My doctor told me I had herpes but is turned out to be from chicken pox and stress like shingles it was herpes zoster.
Apple Cider Vinegar
My doctor told me that 40% of adult Americans have Herpes 1 or 2. You are definitely not alone, but I remember how I felt when I found out. Just FYI, I was told that if you have one type, you probably won't get the other. I got type 2 from my ex-husband, but my current husband has type 1. However, we are careful anyway.
in response to:
Hope (Newcastle, Nsw) on 11/18/2009, who wrote: I'm currently reading up on MMS as I was diagnosed with HSV2 in July this year, I was wondering how long you have to use MMS for? and once you stop using MMS will my HSV2 outbreaks re-occur?
Try Madison Cavanaugh's protocol with 35% solution Hydrogen Peroxide. Read her book titled "one minute cure". It works! I had HSV2 and broke out with it once a month for over three years until I discovered Madison's book.
Did you change your diet or can you eat regular? Thanks.
Cranberry and Lemon Juice
If you suffer from hsv1 or hsv2 vaginally or on penis, you need to tackle this issue internally. Eat a high lysine diet low on sugar. Only eat fruits for dessert if you can. Drink lots of cranberry juice mix with lemon juice( bottle or fresh) and a half cup of water. Drink this three times daily. You should feel back to normal.
Take cimetidine (Tagamet) 200mg 2tabs twice/day for 3 days to halt a herpes outbreak. It's most effective at the beginning of a flare up but has some effect even later on. This is an OTC med that can be purchased at any Walgreens or Walmart for heartburn but it also boosts the bodies production of interferon. It is not a long term solution. I have used this many times on my own herpes infection (including shingles, herpes simplex type 2) and on my granddaughter's ocular herpes with nerve involvement around the eye and scalp. It works. She was hospitalized at 5 yrs old with ocular herpes and put on morphine for pain, but it was cimetidine that calmed the herpes and she has taken cimetidine (pediatric dose) at the onset of further symptoms for 3 days as described above. She is now 12 and has had no further serious herpes pain/episodes that this couldn't suppress. (I found this remedy while researching chemo treatments several years ago.)
How are you feeling now? Has there been any new outbreaks since then?
Hi leyla hope all is well with you I know you posted this some time ago. I was wondering if there was any updates with the oregeno oil and hsv outbreaks. Thanks.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax
Hi! Thank you Ted for all your beautiful hard work an the information that you provide for all.
I have been experiencing vaginal herpes for over five years now and used to use prescription drugs to heal such as Valtrex. Since then I have discovered that borax has healed them with the use of some petroleum jelly a pinch of hydrogen peroxide and approximately 1/4 tsp borax. Obviously, depending on the amount of the break out more would be needed. I am so happy not to use Valtrex anymore due to effects that if can cause overtime to the liver. I also do not currently have health insurance so it is very cost effective. Plus not going to a doctor to discuss my personal issue has helped greatly.
Just wanted to share in case this could help someone else who may have the same issue. :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Herpes Zoster is from having had chicken pox as a child and appears the same as herpes from sexually transmitted disease. I was married twenty years when I got a bad case of it vaginally and could hardly walk. It was brought on by stress and is similar to shingles that also come from having had chicken pox. This chicken pox virus remains in tissue and can be symptomatic when under great stress. It was hard to understand and added marital stress on top of the stress I had already had that brought it about. My OBGYN did not seem to know there was a difference and that did not help me either.
I have had it since I was 19, I'm 40. Maybe 6 outbreaks ever. Never on my face. I know a lot of people that get cold sores but not the other...so Idk if people get both or how that works exactly. I have some pills from the doctor and hand if ever I have an outbreak. The 2nd outbreak, about a year after the first was PAINFUL, made it hard to walk😫🤬☹️ It was extremely depressing. People can be carriers for years and not even know they had been having internal outbreaks or whatever. Scary. I'm happily married and have learned to accept it and THANK GOD it only comes on once a year if that. Keep your head up.
Coconut oil helps applied directly. ACV burns but dapping the spots with it will help. Antibacterial, viral, anti fungal...as is coconut oil, oregano oil...not sure which of the others, maybe almond?
Try taking 'Curcumin' (not 'tumeric'). Buy high mgs capsules ... start by taking 2 caps morning and 2 night. Lots of water. Do this for 2 months. Then go back to 1 morning and 1 night. Never miss a day! NEVER! This is what stops outbreaks. If the outbreaks come back - you may need to go back to 2 capsules Am and Pm... Also drink glass of water 'EVERY MORNING WITHOUT FAIL'......AND IN THAT GLASS OF WATER ADD HALF A DROPPER OF 'HYDROGEN PEROXIDE' (3%),,, ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.!! use DMSO straight onto lesions. and keep dabbing it on ... until it goes - herpes hates DMSO. Curcumin also does many other things for the body (research it) !!
I just recently contracted hsv2 (about 2 weeks ago) Since then I've been going through a horrible depression and bad thoughts have come to my mind. I'm only 32 and this has affected me enormously. But, I still want to keep my hopes up, I still want to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Since my first outbreak I started reading every article you can imagine, and what I have already implemented in my routine has been an almost vegan diet, mainly fruits and vegetables.
I have been taking lysine 3,000mg daily and also have been putting lysine ointment on my lips. For my first breakout I just had genital ulcers nothing showed up in my face but just felt this tingling sensation. But, I applied daily the lysine ointment to prevent anything from coming out, and till now it seemed to work. I would like to know, if you have hsv2 how likely is it to get it on the lips or face? This is extremely a concern for me. What else can I implement in care routine to prevent the breakout specially on my lip area.
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.
I have been taking two capsules a day of 'Curcumin' for general body pain. I have only had one herpes outbreak in two years. Has to be Curcumin! I use DMSO if I have outbreak. Straight onto lesions for couple of days. You can google turmeric for herpes for find articles about it. I also take 1000mg Vit C. I think I will try Lecithin too.
For genital herpes, use DMSO as soon as you feel it coming on. Dab Dmso directly onto lesions. Also rub liquid Magnesium onto spine - that's where virus hides when its dormant. Herpes hates Mag and coconut oil.
How was your diet during the process?
Do you know what your original test numbers were? Have you remained OB free? Do you plan on retesting?
Do you continue with the drops under the tongue still? Have you ever retested to check levels?
Do you have test results to back up the claim? Or have your OB's just ceased? Thank you
Have you been rested since this post? Have you had any more OB's?
Are you going to get tested to see if the protocol worked? Or just go until you see an OB?
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Have you retested? May I ask what the results were if so?
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Do you have any updates? Have you retested?
Colloidal Silver, DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Any updates? How is the DMSO and peroxide working?
Hi, I read some comments regarding using colloidal silver for herpes treatment. I was hoping you could give me more information on dosing and what brand of silver to use. Thank you.
I honestly couldn't pinpoint when or how I picked up gen herpes. I've had it years before I got it confirmed. Although I had a pretty wild college life, I've never had unprotected sex until I was ready to have a baby after getting married. So I just never thought it possibly, now I know it could have come through several ways, not just two touching genitals.
Anywho, as my family and work life grew, so did the frequency of outbreaks. They were coming at minimum, every month, sometimes 2-3 times a month. They never spread into big patches, always just a blister or a few, but the regularity and size-to-pain ratio is what finally made me think “God, please don't tell me I have herpes” and I got checked. Yep. I had got it.
I knew I wasn't going on antivirals so I started taking lysine, vitamin C, and oregano. It helped a lot, reducing the severity of outbreaks and even stopping them, but I found myself mega doses of lysine, like 3k-8k mg, when I felt one coming on, especially when it would cone aggressively and stubbornly.
I then began to hear about a rare number of people messing their kidneys up with lysine and stopped taking it right away. I had a short period when the outbreaks reduced greatly and I didn't see one for months. Then they slowly crept back. I tried tea tree oil which is supposed to help, the problem was, if not diluted properly, due to its strength, it can irritate the skin causing temporary damage, which actually allows the virus to come through and then the skin is too irritated to use anything else. With now five kids and a spouse (who's never shown signs of having it), the stress of an outbreak and me contaminating our home was horrible. Sitting in a meeting wondering if people could see my discomfort on my face was terrible.
Not wanting to get back in lysine, and not wanting to use irritating essential oils, I decided to try peroxide. I was worried it would burn me up, but surprisingly it didn't. I would get that tingle or itch or vibrating nerve feeling and apply peroxide. Magically I wouldn't get an OB. I've been doing this for over six months and no outbreak has come through.
Here's my routine that always works for me:
1. Peroxide. Using a spray bottle (you can find a peroxide spray at grocery store or in-line and use regular peroxide bottles to refill.) spray on a baby wipe or directly and dab any area that itches, tingles, and any genital area that ever had a breakout. Do this after using the restroom or even if you feel one coming on.
2. If you nice any irritation at all, add virgin coconut oil to this. You can rub some on a baby wipe and then spray it with peroxide. This blends it in your skin perfectly. You can even do this with no irritation, it just adds an extra step.
3. If you have a particularly aggressive threat of an outbreak, one that doesn't seem to want to let off, hit the shower. Even if you've already had one that day. Spray your whole genital area with the hottest water you can handle down there. Front and back. This kills the shedded virus on the skin and virus close to the skin that's still in the nerves and often chases it away. When you're done drying off, follow 1. And 2.
Keeping your genital area clean, front and back, is super important. My doctor, who is also a good buddy from college, said one of the biggest outside influences to an outbreak is being unclean and/or sweaty. Bacteria and sweat seem to make a happy environment for an OB. So even when you don't want to, shower the bastards off of you.
Try not to stress. When you feel the signs, inhale deep, and exhale. You'll be fine! Just try my tips!
I would go into dietary changes, but for me, what I eat doesn't seem to matter. I've been on a fully lysine diet, outbreaks. I've done high arginine diets, no increase in outbreaks. So this is a personal decision, and should be based on how diet affects your OBs.
This isn't a cure, but it sure beats drugs and for me, this has worked 100% of the time, coming from someone who was getting multiple outbreaks a month.
Best of luck.
Can you give us an update if hypericum has kept you both breakout free? Did you or Ali ever get tested? I have so many questions. My life is controlled by this horrendous disease. I just ordered hypericum from Biogetica. Can you tell me exactly what (else) you took? Were you on a certain diet? I would pay good money to speak with either of you guys. I've been trying for 4 years to get rid of this stupid disease. I am so desperate. Thank you for your reply!
ACV, Flower Remedies, Diet, Tea Tree Soap
Please stay off the nuts (Arginine) They increase outbreaks. Certain foods can increase outbreaks, that being said, nuts are a big no no.
I had HSV-2 since 2015, I experienced the lowest lows of my entire life. I was hopeless, lost my joy, and really wasn't happy at all. I tried all manner of treatments over the course of years, and eventually to tried 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide.
I read various forums and found some people that had used it reported favorable results, some that even claimed that it cured them, and some reported that they didn't get good results. I figured that if it worked for some people it was worth a try for me. It seems to affect everyone a little differently.
HSV seems like a difficult virus to beat as it's quite resilient, so I hit it hard with the 35% hydrogen peroxide and eventually worked up to 25 drops 3x daily for 6 months in distilled water. I tried to eat as healthy as possible during this time, even eating a raw diet for about 3 months. After the 6 months of 25 drops a day 3x daily, I continued on lower maintenance doses for another 3 months. I wasn't super disciplined about the keeping the dose consistent, it was roughly 5-10 drops 3x daily, eventually tapering down to zero.
Since then, March 1, 2020, I have taken no medication or even supplements. I haven't had any breakouts, and I drink coffee all day, beer, and sometimes eat all kinds of junk food. I've had pizza, fries, you name it. I haven't gotten retested, but I haven;t had any issues for months now, so I'm going to see if it continues. I feel like it worked, because I had tons of issues previously.
I've come to believe that there are many suppressed cures/treatments. Other than 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide that worked for me, there is the also the Bob Beck blood electrocution therapy, MMS/sodium chloride, which is a lot stronger than 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, intravenous ozone, vitamin B17, Laetrile, and others.
I wouldn't recommend the particular protocol that I used unless you research 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide first because it's a bit extreme. Please do your own research about safe protocols. I was at such a low point in my life that it was worth it to me to risk possible side effects if I could possibly be cured.
For the record I didn't experience any side effects except for minor discomfort from taking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide on an empty stomach, and a little scratchiness in my throat. This protocol is hard to do at first, but then becomes routine, and for me it was well worth it and a hug blessing. My life was a living hell and now it's normal again. I thank God that I found out about 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and suppressed cures.
Please feel free to ask me questions. I hope that you all succeed in your journey to beat this as I did.
This is a thread for those following the Synergy protocol for herpes infection. This thread in no way is associated with the business of Synergy Pharmaceuticals. It seems to be having issues keeping threads up over at the Honeycomb HSV forum due to factions within the community. Honestly, there are massive issues in that community that they allow people to post and advise inaccurate information regarding this infection that borders on negligence and breech of duty of care in the opinion of this writer.
People would like to be able to speak freely of their experiences with Synergy protocol away from medical dogma.
EC: Are any of our regular readers familiar with this protocol? We've never heard of it before.
We'll post for now and see what kind of posts we get about it.
Had you changed diet to accommodate healing?
Onion Family (Onions, Garlic, Celery, Thyme)
Does it work when you boil garlic and onions?