Genital Herpes
Natural Remedies

Effective Natural Treatments for Genital Herpes Relief

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Anon (Birmingham, Uk) on 09/04/2009

If using DMSO for herpes hs2, mix a little 3% h202 and place on lower part of spine or for hs1 base of neck and let sit for 30 sign of outbreak do once a day for 3 consecutive works a treat...

EC: Do you mean mix a little DMSO with 3% peroxide and apply to the spine or neck? Thanks for clarifying!

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
509 posts

Hi EC, Looks like this correspondent from the UK is saying to apply the above to the lower spine for herpes simplex, type 2 and to apply it to the nape of the neck for herpes, type 1.

Remember to cleanse the area where you will be applying it thoroughly just before using and I suggest cleansing with H202, not alcohol or soap. Remember DMSO is the most absorbable stuff known and it is also known to carry anything on the skin inside with it when it is absorbed.


3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 

Posted by Martina (Uk) on 05/19/2015

Echinacea for genital herpes works if you catch it early.

Posted by Cindy (London, England) on 07/24/2008

I was diagnosed in 1985 with GH, I have found that Echinacea has reduced attacks to once a year. When I get the first signs of an attack I take 20 drops in water 3 times a day, after 2 days its gone. I have also noticed that attacks are very much related to stress and that daily meditation has helped me a great deal in reducing attacks.

Replied by Anon
(NY, NY)

People posting here need to remember that they have to be specific in what they are writing about. Not everyone knows what the letter abreviations of things mean. Thank you.

Posted by Rod (Boston, USA) on 07/12/2008

Echinacea help to stop outbreak of herpes. It was mainly used for flu-prevention, then my dust mite allergy is gone and genital herpes seems to be history.

Replied by Em
(Saudi Arabia)

Rod, can you please explain for how long we can take echinacea to control Herpes simplex virus on lips.

Edgar Cayce's Remedy

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Gda (Dc) on 07/08/2015

After more than 30 years of trying to get rid of herpes, I tried apple cider vinegar (2 tea spoons on 8 oz water early mornings) and it worked for almost 3 months, but it came back viciously. Reading Edgar Cayce's remedies on herpes, I started 1 minute gargles with Glyco Thimoline, 3 times daily, after brushing my teeth. IT WORKS! I had more than 4 months free, until I had to travel abroad and run out of Glyco. Now back to the Glyco gargles, I've had almost 2 moths free up to date. God bless Edgar Cayce and Earth clinic.

Replied by Ena
(Knoxville, TB)

Does this work for genital herpes or only for oral herpes? Anyone?

Replied by Joe

After dealing with herpes for several decades now myself, I can tell you that outbreaks occur when your system is too acidic (re: ph balance). Cayce was right. The apple cider vinegar and the glyco thymoline help you to be less acidic.

If you are getting outbreaks more than 1-2 year, you really need to look at your overall health: diet, exercise, emotional health.

Once you have an outbreak...there are lots of different ideas. I take lysine pills, vitamin C, and experiment with applying different things to the site. Currently using DMSO and iodine. But generally speaking, once an outbreak starts and you have a blister, it's too late. All you can do is shorten it.

(Illinois, USA)
403 posts

If you're acidic, you need to hydrate. And, yes, that will simply dilute the acid but that's water's primary job.

Epsom Salts Bath

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Donna (Ogallala, USA) on 12/05/2008

I have suffered with GH for close to 30yrs. One of the things that has helped stop an outbreak is to soak in a hot bath with epsom salts or other mineral salts. When I feel an outbreak coming I soak in the saltbath and the blisters either do not come out or go directly into the scab phase leaving out the painful part in the middle. I will try cutting out the sugar in my diet.

Extra Rinse Your Underwear

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by TIM (BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA) on 03/18/2009

I have found that putting my underwear through an extra rinse cycle, I haven't had an H2 outbreak for over a year. Previously I suffered for 2 years from monthly, bi-monthly and sometimes non stop out-breaks for months on end. I believe that the laundry detergent residue left on my underwear was the trigger for all of my outbreaks. I found that rinsing my underwear again got rid of the left over detergent and the cause of my outbreaks.

Replied by Mary
(Nj - New Jersey)

I really think there is something to this. I don't have this exact experience with residual detergent but I do believe that soap contributes to outbreaks. Years ago, near the time of first getting this awful virus, I discovered that regular bar soap & even a baby wipe or other type of cleansing wipe would cause me to get an outbreak. So I stopped with the wipes all together & now I use a soap that it's only ingredient is olive oil. I learned that I had to use this soap on everything above my knees to below my belly button & it really has reduced my outbreaks! Also NO lotion above the knee!


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Mary (New Jersey) on 08/08/2013

Flounder has lots of lysine and kills HSV1 and 2.

Why flounder? It has lysine. Eaten daily for one month alone and without seasonings, 2 people that a woman knows has been cured. In fact, one has a trace left and she had proof. Must change diet and eat bland if possible. Avoid Salt. Steam or grill the flounder. Add seasonings after cooked. I blend cooked. I blend and drink beause it is too hard to swallow plain.

Replied by Jaylah
(Los Angeles)

Is this real or a joke?

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

Flounder can prevent and stop an Outbreak (OB) for Herpes. It has woked for me. Someone read in a book that eating 1lb of flounder can stop an OB u r having. It is true. I have tried it and have been eating weekly. Here is recipe:

DO NOT season flounder. Steam or boil, broil, bake PLAIN. After cooked, add seasonings if u like and eat. Fish is loaded with lysine which is good for HP. My last severe GH OB was in December. So now I USE flounder weekly in addition to my "Onion" mixture. Read my other blog or google everything in "onion" family. I basically squeeze lemon in my fish. I rinse the fish before cooking in lemon. I also googled and it said we can use cod, cat fish, tilapia. But since the man in the book used Flounder, I try my best to stick with it. If u r about to get an OB, head to the fish store and get a fillet or two. If I cannot get a pound or afford flounder, I use the others mentioned. I do not wait for an OB, I use it weekly. Do not give up hope! I have changed my diet and boil lots of cinnamon and take powder spirulina daily. I occasionally take a wash out or purge. I am trying to stick to the diet that the folks used for their "Onion Family" cures. It can be frustrating, but I want that disease go. I will go back in august for check up. I have lost weight as a result of my diet. Diet is key! I use abreva daily on lips and around mouth so I never break out. Let me hear feed back.

Replied by Angela
(Brooklyn, Ny)

Thank you for sharing your insights. I found it to be very helpful. I will begin the "flounder" regimen. Keep posting.

Replied by Anonymous
(Bklyn, Ny)

Read your post and glad u have decided to try flounder. Please post to let us know how it is going. Once you get it under control, focus on cure now. I take Coconut oil 2x daily now(Raw) cold pressed from an organic store called Perelandra on Remsen and court st in Bklyn. They say it removes coating of virus. Someone post and said they have seen 80% reduction since using it. Use the "Onion" family drink I wrote about. Good luck!

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

3 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
4 star (1) 

Posted by Ashly (Florida) on 08/23/2013

35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide/ Oxygen Therapy, is what I have discovered. I am recently diagnosed, HSV2 and am eradicating this virus fom my body.

There is a protocol you start out with 3 drops in 8 oz of water 3x day on an empty stomach, 1 hour before a meal or 3 hours after. You slowly increase this for 16 days then decrease for 16 days, then do a 31 day maintenance 3 drops 3x day. I plan to get retested after this regimen.

I'm currently at the end of an outbreak, I've applied organic unfilitered apple cider vinegar and the few sores have started healing, within 24-48 hrs. Have not gotten anyworse since first appearing, itch is gone, and healing. I had to stop my herbal therapy due to antiobiotics I'm on for an ear infection though.

It's also referred to H202 therapy, and is used overseas, Europe, Germany etc. I purchased an article online to get the information. There is an HSV 1/2 vaccine starting clinical trials, so that may be available in a few years. I've been researching and reading this site. Has anyone else completed the H202 Therapy?

Replied by Kay

I have been using food grade h2o2 for a little over a month (25 drops x 3 times a day). I went to get retested this week and my level has dropped from 4.67 to 1.9. I would like to assume it is working. I plan to keep using it for the next 3 months then I'll get retested again! I heard that the blood takes 90 days to filter so hopefully by then end of that time this will all be over... But, I also feel like I should keep taking it 1 or 2 times a week just to make sure it all stays away!

Replied by Jess

Hi there!!

Any using H202 therapy notice any digestive problems? I am up to 14 drops, 3x per day and my stomach is not impressed. SUPER bloated, gassy and soft bm's:(


Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Jess,

Did you build up to this dose gradually, hopefully? If so, was there a dose your system could tolerate with no side effects?

You should back off to a dose that does not give you side effects. Perhaps you should also take a few days off of your current treatment.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Jess, well, of course, cut back to a tolerable amount.

Replied by Violet

Dear KAY Colorado,

I actually have some Food Grade H202. I wanted to ask you did you also change your diet while on the food grade h202?

What brand of food grade h202 did you use?

What type of test did you take? ( I know there are like 2 different hsv2 tests)

Did you combine drinking the food grade h202 with anything else? ( such as pills, Oil of Oregeno on back etc?)

Thank you! Your results excite me, they are very close to the .90 negative range.

Replied by Kay

I bought the h2o2 off of amazon and it came with a little bottle dropper that I could carry around with me. I'm not sure of the name but the bottle is blue. For the first month after finding out I had this I took every immune system boosting supplement I could find at the vitamin store but when I retested using the igg test I found that the level went up by like .2 so.. I ordered the h2o2 and started taking it right away.. the pills started to run out and they were expensive and so I stopped taking them. It also kind of worried me with taking the h2o2 and the pills (there were 29 of them) because I wasn't sure what type of reaction there would be and it was hard to get the timing right with eating and having to wait 3 hours after to take the h2o2. I kept my diet basically the same.. I tried cutting out chocolate but that didn't really work for me. I did read a lot about how people were drinking a lot of red wine to help with their symptoms (which I have never had any symptoms) so I started drinking a glass with my dinner...


The peroxide worked for Hsv 1. I was diagnosed in 10/2012. I started the regiment. It was gone when I had my annual exam 4/2013.

Replied by Sylvia
(West Virginia)

any update on this??

Replied by Monet
(Brooklyn, Ny)

I've had hsv2 since 08/13. I used to take Valtrex but it made me very nauseous. I just came upon your post & am interested. I've read the protocol you've listed & was wondering after the first 16 days, how would I increase? By one drop or two??

Replied by Shawn

How strict were you with the peroxide routine?
Must you take it 3 hours before or after on a empty stomach?
Must the dosage go up to 25 drops 3 times a day?

Replied by Mel

Hi. That's great news! I'm wondering; did you get tested for HSV1 IGM or IGG? IGG confirms you do/don't have the disease while IGM shows if your body is creating the antibodies. Thanks.

Replied by Monique

D from Memphis, can you please tell me how you use the peroxide??

Replied by Tracy

Have you retested since finishing the h202 therapy?

Replied by Lynn

35% hydrogen peroxide can also kill off parasites which can be a little toxic. This may contribute to the stomach feeling upset. Support the kidneys as they filter blood and do a colon cleanse to help remove parasites.

Replied by Christine

I started taking the food grade H2O2 for herpes. I am going to take it 6 months and keep taking the 25 drops twice a day until I get a clean test. I am glad to hear that your level dropped.


Do you have any updates? Have you retested?

Replied by Andrew

Have you retested? May I ask what the results were if so?

Foods to Avoid

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

Hey y'all. I forgot to mention that a book I read mentioned that eating chicken soup triggers herpes OB. Stay away from buying foods outside because a lot of dishes get flavored with chicken broth. Some restaurants use nut products which is a trigger as well. It is hard, I know, but I am trying really hard so I can get results.

Replied by Miserable_in_bama
(Oneonta, Alabama, United States)

I take 2,000 mg of L-lysine, and amino acid, and I haven't had an outbreak in almost 2 yrs. I used to get them so bad I would be passing in and out of conciousness, fever, severe swelling and pain, and I got them as often as every 3 months.

Try the L-lysine, serious! Also coconut oil is good to take, it's got anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. There are other things also, can't think of them at the moment. But L-lysine will rid you of it. I take one in the a.m. And one in the p.m. 1000mg pills.

Good luck!

Four Thieves Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Blindedbyscience (Wnc) on 06/26/2014

Four Thieves essential oil for Herpes type viruses.

At the first sign of discomfort, rub Four Thieves on the base of spine. Do this at your convenience through out the day. Takes 48 hours for all symptoms to disappear. WARNING: this oil can burn! Test it out on you skin first and wait a while after taking a shower due to pores being open (more likely to burn). I hope this works for others as well as it has worked for me. Also, no need to buy the most expensive brand!


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Sam (Charlotte NC)

I use a plant from kenya called fragipani. It cures herpes 1 and 2 by just applying its juice on the sore. It will burn when applying first but you'll be fine in 10-15min. try it, it's easy to get it.

Replied by Jay
(Honolulu, Hi)

Hi. Can you tell me exactly where to buy this and can you tell me your sucess story? jaymot(at)

Thanks! Jay

Replied by John
(Philadelphia, Pa, US)

Can u tell me how u applied the application and where to get this?

Frankincense Essential Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Gabriela (London) on 03/04/2018

Frankincense essential oil for herpes. Just put directly and neat, on the slightest sign of herpes about 2 or 3 or maximum 4 times a day.


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 07/04/2006

Garlic tablets, 650 mg standardized garlic powder Maximum Garlic tablets & pure garlic cures genital herpes. Take one tablet a day for as long as it takes within 6 months no more outbreaks. Any isolated outbreaks, take one tablet twice a day and apply crushed natural garlic - very painful but it works instantaneously.