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Do Natural Cures for Herpes Really Work?


Why Would One Prefer a Natural Cure for Herpes?

Natural cures for herpes are being widely recognized today. And there are reasons for that.

To be stricken by a disease is something which is really bad if happens to someone today. And it is not only because of the disease itself; the worst thing is that you have to part with a substantial amount of money to get treatment or some prescribed medicine. Additionally, you will get almost no guarantee with regards to their effectiveness (despite their ceiling-high prices).

But this also is not the only cause why someone would prefer to buy a natural cure for herpes instead of any pharmaceutical remedy. The thing is that synthetic drugs for almost all high profile diseases like oral herpes or genital herpes produce side effects, where some of them can impact our health severely.

natural cures for herpes

natural cures for herpes

There are two types of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV): HSV-1 (also referred to as cold sores) and HSV-2 (which is also known as genital herpes). There is a difference in their treatments as well as in number of people who suffer each of them.

HSV-1 is more spread and less severe. It usually affects face and some inner mouth parts. Herpes virus is easily transmitted from one person to another simply but touches or kisses, so it is not amazing at all why so many people have it.

Although herpes will not go away (yes, it is going to remain there forever), but it doesn't mean the end of the life, because you can make it remain dormant and without producing any outbreaks for long time if not for ever.

Natural Cures for Herpes Are Effective And Safe 

For that you generally need to do two things: 1) adapt your lifestyle and habits (especially food habits) a little bit, and find proper treatment or remedy and start curing your herpes as soon as possible.

If it sounds too complicated, I'll explain.

Herpes virus likes acidic environment, so try to eat food that contain less acids, which are fresh and whole (at least some percentage of your meal should be like that), that can bring a natural balance to your body to help it fight against herpes with more energy. Sometimes the right diet can make a huge difference to your herpes treatment.

As for proper herpes treatment, you need to consult with your doctor in the first place. Then, get a good medicine for herpes. This part requires some knowledge and understanding what do you really need and what helps.

Prescribed medicines may be effective to some extent but they lose their effectiveness over the time as the virus mutates, and the most horrible part of using them is that you may undergo some side effects, the consequences of which are difficult to predict even for a professional. Why? Because people are not perfect, they do not know everything how the Nature works, how everything is connected and related to each other. To maintain our health in a good condition and cure the disease safely, we need to follow the holistic way of treatment, which is in tune with Mother Nature. This is not a mythology, it is reality. And life shows us what is true, and what really works.

Natural cures for herpes virus are not difficult to find or apply. Many of them can be found at your home. You can also get many natural cures herpes over the counter. They are usually much cheaper than the industrial medicines. And it is less risky to use natural cures than using a prescription medication.

Herpes natural cures showed more efficiency and with faster effect; they have a subtle way of healing, bring rather fast effect, and percentage of a recurring illness is very low. The healing powers of natural medicines are continuous and very efficient in comparison to the synthetic drugs that lose their effectiveness over the time.

It is not really difficult to get natural home cures for genital herpes; but what is especially great, that every natural cure for herpes act not only on a particular disease or part of the body, but it helps to improve the whole system; it helps the whole body to get back to the health state as soon as possible. That is what holistic health mean - you not only get a one benefit from fighting with one illness, but whole your organism is benefitted, and ultimately you will want to follow such a lifestyle that will keep you fit and in a good health and emotional state, that you will face much less sicknesses and will live a happier life.

And such simple things can come over the time when you just start to go natural, to use some natural cures for herpes, and realize what benefits they bring in your life.


Janice Hart on July 10, 2018:

Poor English. You need to edit the content

anonymousherpesfree on September 06, 2012:

herpes is not forever. learn about your own body and listen to it. get in touch with it. meditate. figure out what you think your body needs. start looking into the technologies available to remove the virus forever. you have to attack it from all sides. get on an alkaline diet. stick to it for several weeks. eventually, begin eating raw fruits and vegetables only. while you eat healthy, look into buying a zapper there are many out there. run the zapper while you diet. don't forget to exercise daily and stop doing any drugs or alcohol.

eventually, start topically applying MMS (sodium clorite and the activator plus DMSO) 12 times a day. work yourself up to 15 drops of each of the solutions needed. Don't miss a dose and make sure you stick with it for a while. I did one month of MMS therapy, topically applying 15 drops 12 times a day, one hour apart. I ate a daily portion of coconut oil with it, which is supposed to help.

Within 2 weeks, the tingly sensation and any sign of an outbreak were gone. I continued for the whole month and stopped. No outbreaks and it has been 4 months.... Still haven't got tested but I know that i need to get the PCR testing that tests if you have the virus, not the antibodies... Other than that, i'm living symptom free, i can eat whatever i want without being worried about an outbreak. I'm so happy that i was finally able to take back my life!!!

if you take anything from my story is this: ANYTHING IN LIFE IS POSSIBLE. Don't let some doctor tell you that herpes is forever. it is simply not. change the way you live your life. THINK POSITIVE, throw good vibes, love others, forgive, meditate, pray, etc. Keep your body alkaline and no disease can live within. Take back your health, no one can heal you better than yourself. peace and love :3

Nodiseases11 on August 16, 2012:

If you all watched dr.morse videos you would understand disease. Everything is curable. don't fall for these scams out there. Follow nature and it's laws. Do not eat mucus forming or acidic foods that help the disease thrive. movelymph.com is my website i buy his tinctures. but watch his videos on youtube, it changed my life!!!!!

True Cures from Payette Idaho on May 17, 2011:

Natural cures work for herpes are popular because drugs are no more effective. Why not go natural and avoid the drug side effects.

Healing is not the same as natural medicine or alternative medicine.

There is only one method of healing and that is to heal from with in. That means the immune system must do the healing. For a natural product or gadget to work, it must engage a healing response. The product has very little to do with the healing response. The healing response is best achieved by learning the truth.

First and foremost you need to consider whether or not you know the truth about herpes. You need to know if it is actually a virus or not? Don't assume medicine is shooting you straight after all it is virtually useless at dealing with herpes.

Here is a challenge for anyone interested. Cheers.

If you ask if anyone has ever seen a live living herpes virus in the flesh, they say yes, when you see a herpes lesion or even a cold sore. That's quite the assumption to assume that a sore that looks like what we know as herpes is being caused by a virus.

No one seems to know who or if anyone actually sees a herpes virus under a microscope. We know doctors do not see an actual virus they send the blood samples or culture samples to a lab and the lab techs do not see an actual herpes virus either they see "indications" of a virus like a change in the color of a dye or some other chemical indication. So who actually sees a "herpe"?

So no one we know of is seeing a herpes virus in the flesh, they only see what they assume is caused by a herpes virus. The question is, how does anyone know if an outbreak is viral or fungus other than assumption?

Will people dare suggest it is the IgG antibody that proves an outbreak is caused by the notorious herpe? We have five antibodies and humans are susceptible to thousands of pathogens that can require an antibody response, are we to "believe" or "assume" that the IgG antibody associated with what is known as herpes cannot be a defense to any other of the thousands of pathogens we come in contact with? That would mean the IgM, IgE, IgA and IgD have to handle all the other known pathogens themselves.

I ask…how do we know the supposed herpes outbreak is caused by a virus and not fungus if no one is seeing any actual viruses or testing the outbreak for fungus? Why can't fungus cause the same antibody response as a virus? After all it is very easy to cure a fungus so it would behoove people to know the difference.

Buck Peters on May 03, 2011:

IMO - there is both good information on this site and the comments here posted and there is also mis information. Without getting into that aspect of it, I would like to add my two cents with regards to natural treatments for the herpes virus. The prescription medications that are available are priced beyond the resonable reach of those people who cannot have it covered by their medical insurance. The effectiveness of the prescription medications are of little value after an outbreak has occurred. They may shorten the healing time, but only slightly. You have to use them as a suppression therapy to gain any true value from them. And, at what cost?

Herbal treatment alternatives certainly have their pros and cons. Nothing is ever going to cure your herpes, so what you are looking for is to make life easier living with it. Now, here is my belief from both personal experience and research. Different products have different effects on different people. What works well for me, may not for you and vs versa. Somepeople absolutely swear by a product, because it works for them. It might not for the next person.

So the trick for living easier with herpes is to find what works for you. It may very well be a combination of approaches which will include diet, vitamins, stress relief, life style changes, AND herbal medications, both topical and tablet form. You just need to find what works for you.

If you would like to hear more of what I think about living with herpes, and this host will permit me to post it, you can visit my site at: www.feverblistercure.com. But that will be at Atmarupa's descression. Thanks !

Herpes Antidote on April 12, 2011:

@atmarupa: very good hub. I think it is always best to use safe and natural remedies. However some people with herpes try 20 remedies without success. It really is the right combination that matters. It might change a bit according to people's profiles but I am 100% sure that I have found a good one that works really well without putting anyone in danger.

@Healing & Recovery

I agree with most of what you said. I was one of the first person to write about the side-effects of lysine long-term use. I tried to stress that clearly in my first book Herpes Wise.

I think that obsessing on a cure is not a healthy attitude anyway. It can push people to use harmful remedies like BHT which can be very toxic to the liver.

I also believe that knowing your triggers is quite essential when it comes preventing herpes symptoms.

I do believe eating the right foods is important. However, you have to understand that most people want to have a pizza from time to time. Most people can enjoy them occasionally and still avoid outbreaks but there are moments when they must stay away from junk food. Understanding when is key.

I also believe homeopathy can be very helpful and very safe.

Healing & Recovery on January 14, 2011:

William T. Jarvis, Ph.D. speaking on DMSO


Human Skin Anatomy


Healing & Recovery on January 14, 2011:

The Actual Herpes Facts!

1.Herpes is a nervous system infection (neurological infection), it is not a skin infection, but herpes does use the nerves as away to work its way to the service of the skin.

2. 96% to 99% of the time people with herpes are not contagious, because the virus is sleep in the nerves system.

3. In side the cell, in side the nerves system, herpes is protected against our immune system and all of our protocols.

4. Herpes lives in side our cells right next to our DNA, there is no way of killing the virus without destroying a healthy cell and our immune system cant see or get to the virus when its hiding next to our DNA.

5. As human beings we have thousands of viruses, bacteria and microorganisms that live in our bodies and are essential to our survival.

6. This virus does not live on the skin, does not line in the blood and does not live in our fluids, none of our protocols will kill it and if any one tells you that they have a protocol that will kill this virus, they are telling a lie and the truth was never in them!

7. None of the topical treatments will work, this means that no oils, creams or potions will cure this virus. The fact of that matter is that they all interfere with your body's natural defenses. I am so sorry to say that most of the products that everyone is trying are nothing but scams.

8. The best thing that we can do for now is to get the virus to go to sleep in our bodies creating no outbreaks and no outbreaks means we would be unlikely to pass this virus off to a loved one.

9. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 lives in the Trigeminal Ganglia (the base of the neck) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 lives in the Sacral Ganglia (the base of the spine).

10. The 3 things that cause outbreaks are neurological duress/strain, weakened immune response and emotional-mind-body state.

DMSO is Dimethyl Sulfoxide, its not a natural product. Its a man made solvent from the pulp and paper industry. Its used to clean heavy equipment. Only Pharmaceutical grade DMSO, which is 99.99% pure is safe for prescription use and even then its really still not safe, because it penetrates through your skin and through your cell membranes and it can penetrate your blood/brain barrier. Even a 1% impurity makes any none pharmaceutical DMSO to dangerous to use. DMSO will carry any toxins that may be on your skin right into your blood stream. It can also burn the skin and cause serious irritation. DMSO is truly only good for interstitial cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder. So I advice all to stop listening to quacks like Mildred Miller and do some very serious study and research. Read what Dr. William Jarvis and Dr. Stephen Sacks had to say about DMSO.

William T. Jarvis, Ph.D. speaking on DMSO

http://www.ncahf.org/articles/ c-d/dmso.html

There are very few studies that show that L-Lysine is effective against herpes and there are no double blind placebo studies to show L-Lysine to be effective against herpes, but there are studies that show that taking L-Lysine at very high doses for long periods of time is very dangerous. It causes an imbalance of the uptake of L-Lysine and Arginine and it disrupts the immune system, making it susceptible to virus.

Oxygen does not kill herpes! When you add oxygen to the body you create oxidation, when you have oxidation in the body, you have illness and this is why we eat foods and take supplements that are high in antioxidants.

If you click on the link below, you will see a picture of the human skin anatomy. The top part that is red is the Epidermis, look on the right side at where it says nerve and sensory never endings, you will see a white string that looks like it has little fingers. Herpes is protected in the nervous system, it comes through the nerves and out of the Epidermis and that's when the virus is exposed to the army of antibodies of your immune system (the lymphocytes & macrophages).

Human Skin Anatomy

http://www.the-human-body.net/ images/temp/human-skin.jpg

If you put tannic acid on the part of the skin that the herpes has surfaced to, It will quickly dry up the sore that the virus creates. Tannic acid just makes it very difficult for the virus to do any serious damage to your skin.

Healing & Recovery on January 01, 2011:

To Atmarupa

You are so very welcome and there is much more to come, for I am truly here to be of service, FREE OF CHARGE! My payment is seeing the healing and the recovery!!!!!!!

atmarupa (author) on January 01, 2011:

@Healing & Recovery,

Wow, thanks for the long comment! I hope my readers will find your comment helpful.

Healing & Recovery on January 01, 2011:

Medical research has not been able to find a way to halt the spread of herpes and the number of infected people keeps growing. In the United States alone, 45 million people are infected, with an additional one million new infections occurring every year, but do not fear, for the Homeopath, Herbalist, Holistic Viral and Immune Specialist has come to the hub to bring salvation from Herpes and unlike all the vultures who use Herpes as a way to get rich, I come to you FREE OF CHARGE! Just like that of Jesus! My protocol will reduce asymptomatic shedding. The asymptomatic genital HSV-2 viral shedding occurs on 20% of days per year in those not practicing my protocol, versus 10% of days while practicing my protocol. There is no method to eradicate herpes virus from the body, but as I have said before, my protocol can reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of outbreaks. My protocol can reduce pain and fever. My topical protocol can also relieve itching and pain. I have some very in dept study and research on the truth about this disease. I have diligently studied and researched the work of clinicians and specialists of infectious diseases and I have researched the work done by experts on sexually transmitted diseases. So once again, Herpes cannot be cured. Moreover, Herpes can be transmitted by viral shedding prior to and following the visual signs of symptoms. However, my Holistic Protocol can shorten outbreaks and make them less severe or even stop them from happening. My Protocol reduces the pain and the number of lesions in the initial case of genital herpes. Furthermore, it decreases the frequency and severity of recurrent infections. Once in your body, my Protocol becomes the anti-herpes medicine. It helps relieve the pain and discomfort and the sores heal faster. In fact, my Protocol has two advantages over the pharmaceutical drugs and those advantages are that my Protocol has a longer duration of action and it has no side effects when done correctly. My Topical Protocol decreases pain, reduces healing time, and limits the spread of the infection.






If there are any questions at all, I am more than obliged to answer them!

atmarupa (author) on November 14, 2010:

Hydrogen Peroxide is actually pretty safe to use (in a dissolved state) and although it will not remove the HSV forever, yet it can make the virus dormant for quite a long. Hydrogen Peroxide is also helpful for improving the general health condition: there are practices of internal application of it in a dissolved form - to enrich the body with oxygen.

pedro46 from Brisbane Queensland Australia on November 12, 2010:

Hydrogen Peroxide, I don't think so, it might kill the virus but what else is that doing to your body. Anyone, even children, who have the herpes virus should take a look at something safe, natural, non toxic, in fact it removes toxins from the body and then leaves the body via the toilet leaving nothing behind, including the herpes virus. Read my blog and see for yourself. There is a link below.


dipset419 on May 30, 2010:

Dr Tara. will it knock the virus out as in if i go for a blood test , will i come back negative?

peter on May 07, 2010:

I would like to hear from other people who are having problems with the herpes virus. Email me :- peter.dean8@yahoo.com.au

Terrydfree from Baltimore, MD on April 28, 2010:

I really enjoyed reading your hub! I have received a lot of good useful information.

Home Remedies For Herpes on April 01, 2010:

I greatly appreciated this entire hub. Thanks so much for including the paragraph about maintaining a more alkaline based system. I think this fact is highly underrated in general overall health.

I have had a lot of success with lysine (already mentioned) as well as oil of oregano oil and beta glucans (from yeast).

Good luck to all!

Curious on March 02, 2010:

So does this LMS actually ELIMINATE the Herpes from your system completely or just work for OutBreak periods?

Sara on February 20, 2010:

Dr. Tara can you email the cure for herpes? at sxxyfem02@yahoo.com

Dr Tara on February 16, 2010:

We have had success with almost all patients using MMS/LMS, not only to boost their immune system to make it way more powerful, but also to shorten the Herpes cycle. We also suggest with drinking a table spoon of Virgin Coconut Oil an hour or so before, this takes the protective protein layer off around the Herpes virus. Then mix up your LMS as standard (8-15 drops with your citric acid) wait 3 minutes, add 1/3 of a glass of water, rinse gargle & topically splash/spray on effected area, then fill up the glass with water and drink all contents. It takes pretty gross, a bit like swimming pool water. But 3-4 times perday during an infection, or 2 x per day for immune boosting & detox maintenance, over 2-3 weeks should absolutely knock out the Herpes virus from your system. This same procedure works brilliantly but within a day with colds & flu, gum & tooth problems, and many other symptoms including malaria & dengue. All other supplements as mentioned above we have had good & positive experience with, and fully support their complimentary use, adding that some exercise like swimming also helps dramatically. Do a little home work for your self and be dedicated & you will be able to cure yourself of this embarrassing annoying health challenge.

We are not sure if we agree on the Vit C issue though, 2-4,000 mgs daily at different times to the LMS, we think is beneficial. good luck, stay tuned.

mary143 on January 29, 2010:

I was diagnosed with herpes november 2009, I went researching for a cure and bumped into oxygen therapy. Basically it is hydrogen peroxide diluted in distilled water taken three times a day. I was getting outbreaks at least once a week. I started the therapy late december 2009, and only saw one outbreak since. This therapy is suppose to cure herpes and many other "uncurable" diseases. You guys that are looking for a cure, you should definitely try this.

atmarupa (author) on January 24, 2010:

Thanks for the comments!

Stacy Cox on January 22, 2010:

One natural cure is Lysine. It's a supplement you can get at your local pharmacy, and works at preventing outbreaks of both kinds of herpes. And if you do get an outbreak, it is about as effective as any over the counter treatment in terms of lessening the severity. Because even with Valtrex, if you start taking it after the outbreak has begun, it won't make it go away - it will just make it go away a little quicker.

Soclose on September 12, 2009:

Thanks for the info ...

Shubhadevi on August 19, 2009:

Good sharing of information!!

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