Herpes is the second most common Virus on the planet after the Common Cold. And just like the common cold there is really no cure for it in the conventional allopathic medicine system. Herpes causes a great deal of physical and emotional distress in the people that suffer from it. Furthermore herpes can cause serious issues during pregnancy and it is now believed that people suffering from HSV are 2 to 3 times more likely to catch HIV infections. This news is troubling indeed and it makes it imperative that people suffering from herpes treat their condition and bring their body to a place where they no longer suffer outbreaks.
A lot has been written and said about natural treatment of herpes. Naturally occurring substances that are often brought up in this regard as possible herpes treatments are Red Marine Algae, Prunella Vulgaris, Echinacea, Lysine and even Garlic. The research done on these however isn’t very convincing. None have shown significant effectiveness beyond placebo. As an Ayurvedic Doctor well versed with the 5 element properties of various plants and diseases I particularly warn people against the use of garlic for herpes. Garlic is a very hot herb and it will surely worsen the condition when one is faced with a virus like herpes that thrives on heat in the body.
In Ayurveda it is explained that viruses are here for our personal evolution. They are here to teach us. As mankind evolves so do these viruses and Ayurvedic Texts refer to the evolution of these viruses describing their various stages. The description of the Visarpa (snake virus) tends to fit the modern diagnoses of herpes perfectly. Ancient texts speak of a highly evolved Snake Virus that slithers along nerve ganglia hidden behind the blood brain barrier and immune system of the body. This snake like virus attacks when immunity is low. The prescription for the snake virus in these texts is Basant, which generally refers to plants of the Hypericum family. This ancient reference has bought modern day Indian scientists to look at various Hypericums that flower in India including HypericumMysorense, HypericumPerforatum (Saint Johns Wort) and HypericumHookeranium. What they found is astounding and bears promise for the Billions of people suffering from herpes.
In 2004 Dr P Vijayan (MSc.,Ph.D.(Microbiology)a virologist from the JSS school of Pharmacy studied 18 well known anti-viral herbs from the Ayurvedic tradition for their effect on cells infected by the herpes virus. Exact wording from his paper are posted below. It still amazes me that this news story that can help mankind immensely never made it mass media across the globe. It was printed as a small snippet in Indian newspapers on one single day (http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/23herpes.htm) and forgotten about thereafter!
Scientists in India Studied 18 different plants for Antiviral Activity against the HSV-1 herpes Simplex virus.
Of the 18 plant extracts tested, three (H. mysorense, H. hookerianum and U. complanta) were found to exhibit potent antiviral activity. H. mysorense and H. hookerianum are used in the treatment for anxiety and inflammation traditionally11. Hypericum perforatum from the same species is reported for its antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)34 and hepatitis C virus35. Three plant species Hypericums connatum, Hypericum caprifoliatum and Hypericum polyanthemum (Guttiferae), growing in Southern Brazil were chemically investigated and tested for their antiviral activity against feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)36. Our results showed that H. mysorense and H. hookerianum suppressed HSV-1 infection. These extracts may have compounds that are true antiviral, but are present at quantities insufficient to inactivate all infectious virus particles. It is possible that the elucidation of active constituents in these plants may provide useful lead to the development of new and effective antiviral agents.
Exact wording from page 28 of the study has been copied and pasted Above.
This paper is also referenced US National Library of Medicine and the important finding on page 28 lays buried away from the eyes of Millions if not Billions that could Benefit from it!
MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT HOW INFORMATION FLOWS ON THIS PLANET!
There is yet another study that bears great promise for people suffering for herpes and this too has been pretty much ignored and forgotten by traditional media sources. This second study comes from the world of homeopathy. Not my training and qualification but nonetheless a medicine system that I have immense respect for despite various recent efforts to discredit it.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a homeopathic complex in terms of intensity of attacks and duration of remission between attacks of genital herpes. Fifty three patients aged 18 or over with a minimum of four attacks annually were followed in this open multicentre study in a primary care setting. The principal parameters analyzed were: frequency of attacks; intensity of symptoms, during treatment and/or after stopping treatment; treatment tolerance.
Eighty-two percent of patients treated for recurrent genital herpes benefited. In 41% of cases, there was no recurrence after the first treatment with follow-up of between 8 and 50 months. In 32% of patients, one or two relapses, in 9% of patients recurrences continued but with reduced frequency and intensity.
Yes you read right! 82% of the patients with genital herpes who took treatment with the herpes nosode 2lherp for 6 months had NO or reduced outbreaks for 5 years!
I personally have now seen over 10,000 patients with herpes take a combination of these herbs and nosodes. The results have been promising indeed. Many of these patients have even shared their stories online. Whether this is a herpes cure on not is however still a HUGE debate as these patients infected previously with herpes will always have IGG antibodies in their blood stream. However their Igm goes to zero and PCR DNA tests also show that there is no remnants of the virus. I choose to ignore the discussions on herpes cure vs NOT a herpes cure or comment on whether herpes is curable or not. What I believe is a more important topic is the mental emotional and physical state of the patients suffering from herpes. And yes this mental, emotional and physical state of the patient changes drastically when one goes from frequent outbreaks to none in over 5 years!
Now tell me why does your Doctor not know about these studies? Why are nosodes and Hypericum Mysorense not the preferred form of natural treatment for all suffering from Herpes? Is there anything FDA approved and prescirbed as herpes treatment such as Acyclovir, Famciclovir, Valacyclovir that can show results similar to these? These herbs cannot be patented and nor can the herpes nosode, who then will pay for their approval from the various FDA organizations on the planet?