Natural Remedies for Chronic Viruses

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Posted by Paul (Sophia, NC) on 02/19/2009

Have had a virus or something for 2 months. It seems to be getting better but the phlem continues to build up in my lower throat. I'm continually clearing my throat and coughing. I take a good muti-vitamin and 50 mg of d3, echinecea, 550 mg of c. Any reccommendations?

Replied by Caitlin
(Los Angeles, CA)

Paul, I am on week 3 of that same virus! Exactly the symptoms you are talking about. Light plegm, scratchy cough! I have tried high doses of vitamin c, vitamin d, elderberry extract, homeopathic remedies for coughs, multi vitamins. Would get better, then come back.

Since yesterday I am doing the hydrogen peroxide inhalation method every 3 hours and sipping straight apple cider vinegar with a little hot water added. Felt better right away. The straight acv has stopped the cough right away. I just need to remember to keep sipping it. Not so bad if you add hot water.

Replied by KJ
(Gary, IN)

Raw, unpasteurized Honey...from your local health food store...3x a day 1tsp. Works for me everytime.

Nebulizing With Hydrogen Peroxide + Iodine

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Posted by HisWay (DE) on 05/30/2023

Respiratory Virus Take Down With H2O2/Iodine Protocol

During the the Covid-19 issue, I was a frontline person with constant exposure to sick people. Being a strong proponent of self care, I researched all the info presented by many people and Dr. Bernstein has the most documented success. Along with Dr.Mercola, I felt the following was the best solution for me.

If I was exposed, I did the following,

  • 1 drop food grade 3% h202
  • 2 drops 2% Lugols iodine
  • 3 ml normal saline solution

put above in a nebulizer cup

Nebulize with a table top nebulizer


1. Use as needed once a day if minor cold like symptoms present. Start immediately

2. If symptoms get more pronounced, two times a day

3. If breathing problems begin, hourly until you begin to feel better, then back to 3 times a day, then back to 1 time a day

I never got to #3 because I caught anything early. The key is to CATCH it early. If my throat got scratchy or my sinus kicked in, this is what I did. Because there are so many unknowns, the Lugols seems to take it to the next level for me.

Folks - have everything you need for the coming Fall and Winter. Hugs to you all!

Oil Pulling, Castor Oil Packs

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Posted by Girl (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 07/27/2010

I have been oil pulling 2x/day 4-5x/wk since Jun 14, 2010 and began using castor oil packs on my stomach Jul 19, 2010. I plan on using 3-5x/wk.

Does anyone have any experience with this? I am looking to rid my body of a virus as well as remove toxins. I am curious how long I should continue with this. I feel my symptoms are slightly worse but read this is to be expected. Should I continue? Should I choose one method only? Would love any suggestions people may have.

Pau D'arco

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Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 03/26/2013

I had a virus for two days w/ low fever, sinus congestion, headache, achiness, and tiredness. I tried several remedies, like alkalizing with lemon juice and baking soda and also oil of oregano. I couldn't tell much difference. Then I tried 2 cups of Pau D'Arco tea, one in the afternoon & another that evening. I immediately felt somewhat better. The next morning, I felt a lot better - more energy, no headache, and just a runny nose. I drank 3 large cups throughout the day (using same teabag) and felt 100% better by evening. Even my nose stopped running. Amazing!

Replied by Nelly
(Provence, France)

To Renee (Bergen) for Chronic virus:

To Alcalize the body, I tried successfully the following: eat potatoes twice a day plus other vegetables. If PH very low (ie 5), add two half glasses of Raw Potatoes Juce a day (to be bought in organic shop, a bit dear but it is worth it). This is very efficient and in a very short delay (2 or 3 days). Of course, as you have a virus, it will be necessary to continue this "treatment" for several weeks, even months depending on the evolution of the PH and of your illness.

Potatoes are the most alcaline food, it is so easy to consume and not too expensive, and so efficient. At the same time, avoid the Acidic food (mainly the animal products, the cereals, oranges, grapefruit...), and keep eating as much Alcaline food as possible : mainly vegetables and fruits, nuts, buckwheat, corn, brown rice, a little bit of white fish two or three times a week, sometimes oily fish (no sea food). I hope this will help you to get better.

Thank you for your testimony. Have a good day. God bless you and all Earthclinic friends.

Yours friendly, Nelly

Pau D'arco Tea, Vitamin C

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Posted by Ryan (Arizona)

Very large doses of Pau D'arco tea (2 bowlfulls a day) for about a month. 5 -10 grams mixed ascorbates (acid neutralized vitamin C, aka zinc ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate and a very small amount of sodium ascorbate to provide sodium ions to help with absorption ) to bowel tolerance + Fresh lime juice every day. This combo suppresses CMV. I had brain fog and irritations in my mouth and GI tract. CMV is a virus in the same family as Chicken Pox and Herpes.

If you use Vitamin C, use acid neutral vitamin C or else you'll encounter problems from the acidity of the vitamin C. Sugar in your blood or intestine slows absorption, so take on an empty stomach or before exercising. Dosage is variable. Some people need 10 grams a day. Some people only need 500mg a day. Larger doses (above a gram or so) need to be divided into several smaller doses and taken with large amounts of water throughout the day.

Drinking alcohol depletes glutathione in the liver and increases the need for vitamin C.


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Posted by John Stewart (San Jose, Costa Rica) on 11/25/2007

After 2 years of symptons, I gave my friend 1000 mgs daily of Resveratrol. first time in 2 years no symptons. First time in 6 months she can work full time with No side effects. Reserch at University of Rome 2 years ago on rats showes Resveratrol kills all Virus. This is only a week old result so far."

EC: We wrote and asked John for more information:

11/29/2007: Joh replied, "I'm not sure what her clinical condition was at the time. This is in Central America, It took her two years before a diagnoses was made. She had been to sick to work, and losing weight from not being able to keep food down. lots of problems with her skin, and other organs. I found an Internet site that reported on research done at the University of Rome on Rats that was successful in controlling virus in rats by using resveratrol. I had successfully controlled my Pancreatic cancer taking resveratrol, so I gave her daily doses of 500mgs.

All of her symptoms reversed 100% in just 3 or 4 days. She's back working full time. Now, The article I found was published in the Journal of infectious Diseases, and by CIDRAP (University of Minnesota) . More importantly, all articles on the benefits received by resveratrol can be found at

I'm not necessarily interested in having anything published, and I'm sorry I can't be more informative. I'm just hoping more information might become available on the potential benefits by taking resveratrol to those with Lupus. Their are almost no side effects, and it is very affordable. Now research is being done on its potential benefits for herpes, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular problems, cancer prevention, and treatment, and infectious disease. Could it be that Lupus could be added to that list. Thanks for your time. John

Ross River Fever

Posted by Ross (Toowoomba, Queensland Australia) on 07/16/2012

Please help me with a possible cure remedy for Ross River Fever. There is no apparent medical cure other than old mother time which can leave you unwell for up to three years.

Regards, Ross


Replied by Reader Of Ec
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Olive Leaf extract. Take 2 capsules, three times a day, until the bottle is empty. It does not matter if you take them with or with out food.

Also during that time eat one Avocado a day. That will give your body glutathione to assist in powering the immune system.

Take a daily multi vitamin for the antioxidants. Be sure to choose one that has at least daily amount of 1,000 IU of vitamin D and 200 mcg of Selenium. Those will also assist in the a speedier recovery.

Looking forward to your update of a speedy recovery for future people who may unfortunately experience Ross River Fever.

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, Australia)

Ross, Ive been severely ill, incapacitated with severe pain and got worse over 20 yrs after ross river. But I didnt know about fibromyalgia, cfs and chemicals. Take those seriously and you'll have a better chance than me. Apple cider vinegar, organic food, immune and liver supports you can look up on here and you should recover well. Perhaps check out if you have any food allergies, metal toxicities - get a hair analysis done.

Salt Water, Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/19/2020

On Monday I was feeling run down. By evening I had a sore throat, headache and felt terrible.

I was too tired to hunt down my netti pot, but I wanted to do what I could to kill any germs in my sinuses, throat and ears, primary points of germ introduction to the body and places where viruses replicate.

I put a teaspoon of salt into a mug with a cup of hot water. I snuffed it up into my sinuses and gargled with it a few times. I put hydrogen peroxide in my ears.

I repeated this before going to bed. I also drank a mug of vinegar tea (1 T. vinegar, 2-3 t. honey, hot water). I got a good night sleep (6.5 hours counts as good for me) and did feel much better when I woke up in the morning.

I continued my attack on viruses with my salt water and peroxide a few times during the day.

I felt fine by bedtime and have felt fine since.

I love cheap and easy remedies!

My mother was a strong advocate of salt water gargling, but I never saw the point. It just seemed too simple. I should have paid more attention to her wisdom!

Replied by Littlewing

You are so right, Mama! My mom was always into the really simple solutions: salt water gargle fixed just about anything, mud packs, H2O2, vinegar, coffee grounds. Seriously sometimes she'd go out and pick weeds and come up with something that worked. Let's remember all the old remedies for sure.

Ted's Remedy Reader Feedback

Posted by Cassandra (Bronx, NY) on 07/27/2009

Hi Ted,

I was wondering if this sounds about right for viruses:

For the first 3 days take Aspirin (any mg suggestions?)

Take Zinc 50mg (either acetate, choloride or gluconate) for about a month max. You mentioned taking this in a crushed or chewed form..or powdered form...where can I get that?

Take 6 drops of 3% food grade h202 in 1 glass of water 4x a day

Followed by 1 fresh squeezed lemon or lime with 1/4 baking soda until fizz stops and then add water 3x a day

Take Magnesium supplements 250 mg a day

Take Chromium chloride, sodium vanadate and tungsten (should I take all 3 or just one, and if just one or all three how many mg?)

Would it be over kill to inhale the h202 as well?
What do you mean by salt form of mineral rather than organic form?

Do you think this remedy for 1 month could kill a low grade form of HPV?

Replied by Rob
(Kamloops, Bc)

Hey was wondering the same thing as you did you ever find out if that will cure herpes? I have genital herpes and have been trying mega dose VC and didn't seem to wrk as I got an outbreak after two weeks of doing the super dose with powdered ascorbate acid which ended up being about 34 grams a day and am down to just 21 grams a day now. Rob


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Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, Ga) on 01/10/2016

I have recently discovered that turmeric is one of the most helpful remedies you can take when you get a virus. The past few years, I have gotten a long, nagging cough following a cold virus, so I vowed this year that wasn't going to happen.

Since early December, I have had two viruses but was able to nip them in the bud with the homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum (3 doses, spaced 6 hours apart), several doses of medicinal mushrooms called Host Defense My Community (one of my favorite daily supplements) and 1 turmeric capsule taken 3 times a day with plenty of water. Remarkably, no mucus, no cough, no nothing. My mild symptoms completely gone within 48 hours.

Please add the turmeric to your arsenal of remedies when you get a virus or tend to get a cough. Quite amazing.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Deirdre, I find it easier to just shake some turmeric (and ginger) into my smoothie.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

I tried the Oscillococcinum when I got a virus in Chicago once. It worked great. I bought it at Target.

Vitamin C

Posted by Mactwo (Beatty, Oregon) on 02/23/2015

Vitamin C is the most powerful of supplements for all virus. All vitamins/minerals are important for the immune system and whole body health. I have been for 52 years. At 83 years and in excelent health.

Eat fruits with the supplements. Increases the effectiveness.

Few people understand the crippling effects to the immune system by toxic refined sugars, processed vegetable oils, junk foods, chemicals in processed foods, all soft drinks, soy, soy milk, microwave, deep fried foods and artificial sweeteners. The excess sugars in the body are used by fungus, yeasts, parasites, diseases to grow and replicate. Cause allergies, bipolar, depression, obesity. B 3 has a positive effect on depression, nerve damage and bipolar. Research???

Vitamin C and Vitamin E

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Posted by Sushilvr (Gainesville, Fl) on 01/13/2011

Vitamin C and Vitamin E

At the beginning of a virus: take 3000 mg of Vitamin C along with one 400 I. U. softgel of Vitamin E.

I'm an R.N. And had not heard of this before until a friend of mine in healthcare mentioned a couple of years ago. Apparently Vitamin E has a synergistic effect on Vitamin C. 3000 mg of Vitamin might sound like a lot; but remember C is water soluble, so what your body doesn't use, you'll pee the rest out. Granted Vitamin E is not water soluble, but I only take this concoction when I begin to feel sick. I'll take it as soon as the symptoms begin, then when I go to bed, when I wake up the next morning, and usually one more dose several hours later. I typically don't need to take it more than that as my symptoms disappear and whatever it was that was starting never culminated into a cold or anything else. You can buy Vitamin C where each tablet is 1000 mg; so you only need to take three of them. They're large and granted Vitamin C is kind of bitter, even if they're flavored tablets and the larger ones tend to be more expensive; but I prefer to do that as opposed to taking several of the smaller ones that are a smaller dose per tablet.

Anyone I've mentioned this to by the way, has eventually gotten back with me telling me that this worked for them.

I've only recently returned to nursing full-time as I had been a FT CSI while working PT as an R.N. For 13 years... So I'm still in the process of building up my immunity level. Most people in healthcare, after working full-time for 6 months, will have never been sicker those first 6 months, and then suddenly, it seems you just don't get anything. In the meantime, I'll stick with C & E regimen. It's worked every time without fail so there has to be something to it. I've been using it for about two years now since my friend told me about it.

Thanks for reading, and I hope this works for anyone else who may try it.

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