I haven't tried this yet, I'm waiting for my AHCC to come in the mail.
I thought I'd copy this article from Dr. Mercola's site for everyone to read in case they haven't seen it yet.
Shiitake Mushroom Extract May Eliminate HPV Infection
The new study, which was presented at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, involved a shiitake mushroom extract known as active hexose correlated compound, or AHCC. It's often sold as a nutritional supplement for boosting immune function.
Ten women with HPV were given the mushroom extract. Three of the women took the extract daily for three months and eliminated the virus completely. They remained clear of HPV even one month later. Two other women taking the extract had declining levels of HPV, so they are continuing to take the substance for up to six months.2
The five remaining women, meanwhile, were assigned to take the extract for less than three months, which proved not long enough to clear the infection. The researchers are hopeful that all of the women will respond after six months of treatment. The study's lead investigator, Judith Smith, PharmD, told Medscape Medical News:
"Now we know that we need to give it at least 6 months to realize the full effect… This study confirms our preclinical findings, that it can eradicate HPV… We would also like to investigate at some point if AHCC can actually prevent infection, or prevent re-infection… We'd like to see if it can help build up the immune system to the point of resisting infection with HPV."
Interestingly, Dr. Smith has had inquiries from people asking if the mushroom extract might work to clear up genital warts caused by HPV as well. Since the extract has no side effects, she suggested they could go ahead and try it.
At least several people have confirmed so far that their lesions cleared up and have not returned.3 In addition to immune-boosting effects, shiitake mushrooms also demonstrate antiviral (including HIV, hepatitis, and the "common cold") activity, which explains why they may be a near-perfect natural treatment for HPV.
I am an avid follower of herbalist, Susun Weed. To combat HPV she recommends St. John's Wort, as it is a potent antiviral.
This summer I was able to harvest wild St. John's Wort from around my hometown and make my own tincture. I recently had an outbreak, so decided to use the tincture both internally and externally.
Externally: I dipped a q tip into the tincture and held it on the wort for a about two minutes. I did this twice a day for two days.
Internally: I took two dropperfuls of tincture in a glass of water 4 times a day.
I am now on day three and the wort is virtually gone. It has completely flattened, and is just still slightly pink. I will continue until it is fully removed.
I plan to continue to take St. John's Wort Tincture internally daily to help fight the virus from within.
To Make the Tincture:
I harvested the blossoms only of the St. John's Wort plant on a sunny, dry day, filled a mason jar with them (Susun says that the plant material in the jar should be packed with the density of a "fairy mattress". Fairly dense with a little bit of give) and poured 100 proof vodka over them. Left the Tincture to steep for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, I strained out the plant material and transferred the bright red liquid into a large amber medicine bottle for storage. I poured a smaller amount into one of my recycled amber tincture bottles for current use.
I found what I think are two strains of genital hpv on my body 2 weeks ago. ACV took care of one of the strains (mole looking warts). But nothing I was doing seemed to affect the other warts (they were more developed and clusteted). I applied ACV to the clusters a few times a day (painful) and kept the area saturated in castor oil with a large oversized "cotton oval". I noticed almost no difference in the clusters after a week of these treatments...
SO.... I added a few drops of Thieves oil to the castor soaked cotton ball. I made sure to distribute this small amount through the oil as evenly as possible. I totally soak the cotton and sometimes add another layer before applying to the warts. I keep this on overnight and as much as I can during the day (while I'm home). You should not feel any sensation from the thieves oil. If you do than you have used too much oil or have not distributed it through the castor oil evenly.
I am writing this now only 3 days after trying the thieves oil. And the clustered warts have almost entirely disappear. Any brand of the thieves oil recipe may work, but I would only trust food grade oils to use internally or for sensitive genital regions.