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It may sound crazy to hear several institutions testing a tree in India to treat herpes, so here are some links. I can't find all of the original studies I read two years ago. But here's a few that come up today.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24118020/?i=1&from=Neem herpes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3767196/

Neem oil and Neem Capsules are the absolute best thing I've tried for my hsv2. It prevents outbreaks from occuring.

Zero adverse side effects in adults. 

More below in comments.

 

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https://www.nap.edu/read/1924/chapter/8#62

Page 61 and 62, Germany testing neem to treat herpes viruses and finding it effective. Used to treat chicken pox. Prevents outbreaks, by protecting the unaffected cells. 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9437563?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

A clip from John Hopkins Research, that found Neem effective at blocking hsv2

Another study I read Neem was tested and compared to acyclovir and found more effective.

To find more studies with actual trial details and results search Azardirachta indica tree and hsv. A lot are in downloadable PDFs, which I'm not posting links for.

New studies being done around the world in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.

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Josephine W

Do they say anything about if the Neem is equally effective for HSV 1?

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11 minutes ago, Josephine W said:

Do they say anything about if the Neem is equally effective for HSV 1?

Yes, the second link was only studied on hsv1. It does say in the study that hsv2 and hsv1 are so similar in the way they invade a cell, that it's effective against both. 

In one of the other studies I read, it said found effective against all herpes viruses. 

I love the stuff.... It's worked great for me. After one and a half years of constant outbreaks, I've now been outbreak free for 2 years using neem capsules and neem oil.

 

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RSL888

Is there a regimen that you follow ? For example, number of applications (per week or per day), and strength of the oil that you use - like. e.g.,  do you dilute it?  I read some of the benefits of the plant oil, and it sounds like one could use it on their hair and nails, even polish the furniture :joy:

cheers

RSL

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Just now, RSL888 said:

Is there a regimen that you follow ? For example, number of applications (per week or per day), and strength of the oil that you use - like. e.g.,  do you dilute it?  I read some of the benefits of the plant oil, and it sounds like one could use it on their hair and nails, even polish the furniture :joy:

cheers

RSL

LOL...

I started out taking neem capsules (Organic India) two capsules twice a day. And rubbing neem oil (NOW brand) on any place on body with sores and any place on body that ever itched, tingled, etc. at least twice a day. (I have ghsv, so I drop a few drops on toilet paper, smear, and coat skin).

It worked fast, but I kept that regimen up for about two months (even though outbreaks had halted).  

At two months, I cut back capsules taking 5-7 days on, then break for 10-14 days off.

I cut back applying neem oil to once a week before bed. (Oil smells like a garlic Thai peanut sauce). So apply, bed, shower before leaving house. 

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Thanks for sharing! I started using diluted neem oil throughout the day and a less diluted solution at night just because I can’t stand the smell. I mix it with coconut oil and vanilla essential oil or peppermint oil and it’s bearable for day time. I put it on every couple of hours. 

I haven’t tried the capsules yet just because I have SO MUCH other stuff to finish. 

Ive had back to back outbreaks for 2 months. I just started the fulvic acid and neem oil applications 2-3 weeks ago. I had 2 obs since. The second one healed up and I’m currently on day 3 or so with no signs yet of another. Every time I get an itch, I’m headed to the bathroom to apply the oil just in case. 

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4 hours ago, Lzk said:

Thanks for sharing! I started using diluted neem oil throughout the day and a less diluted solution at night just because I can’t stand the smell. I mix it with coconut oil and vanilla essential oil or peppermint oil and it’s bearable for day time. I put it on every couple of hours. 

I haven’t tried the capsules yet just because I have SO MUCH other stuff to finish. 

Ive had back to back outbreaks for 2 months. I just started the fulvic acid and neem oil applications 2-3 weeks ago. I had 2 obs since. The second one healed up and I’m currently on day 3 or so with no signs yet of another. Every time I get an itch, I’m headed to the bathroom to apply the oil just in case. 

Yeah, it smells like a garlic Thai peanut sauce to me, I never diluted it, but I don't apply real thick. I just put a few drops on toilet paper and kind of wipe and smear. So it's not too bad, or maybe I just got used to the smell, lol. 

I was having outbreaks on the back of my ear too though. When I apply weekly, my boyfriend calls it his repellent! 

So, it could be worse, ;)

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thanks all for replying. So helpful. I started Fulvic acid yesterday, waiting on the Ashwagandi pills. I will get the neem and start a weekly regimen of that too just because it seems to be helpful in many ways. I've been lucky - I got my first OB Jan 2017 and got an OB every 10-12 weeks like clockwork - but always could feel it coming on, and had Valtrex on hand each time. I never got anything more serious than a few bumps that looked and felt like ingrown hairs. But I've not had anything since early March this year and hoping my OBs are fading. 

I'll report back. Thanks again.

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31 minutes ago, RSL888 said:

thanks all for replying. So helpful. I started Fulvic acid yesterday, waiting on the Ashwagandi pills. I will get the neem and start a weekly regimen of that too just because it seems to be helpful in many ways. I've been lucky - I got my first OB Jan 2017 and got an OB every 10-12 weeks like clockwork - but always could feel it coming on, and had Valtrex on hand each time. I never got anything more serious than a few bumps that looked and felt like ingrown hairs. But I've not had anything since early March this year and hoping my OBs are fading. 

I'll report back. Thanks again.

Ashwagandha is great for stress. I've had a lot of friends and family members take a good adrenal blend (they almost always contain ashwagandha). They're a great chill pill, with no loopy side effects. 

I do suggest the neem capsules. It's a great hsv suppressant. The neem oil is like a second line of defense.

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Hi Feeling Normal Again, thank you for the information.  Have you read up on any of the side effects of neem and the tea that you mentioned in one of your other posts. I wanted to try the neem and tea but I always read side effects before and then I get nervous to take it.

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Feeling Normal Again

Of course. Neem has no known side effects in adults, but not recommended for children or breast feeding mothers.

Graviola tea does have a study that linked it to Parkinson's. But when I found information done on the study, I wasn't too concerned. It was a very small study done on the island of Guam, where a main staple of their diet is soursop fruit. 

With as severe as my symptoms were, I thought it was worth the risk for me to try it. 

I also scoured reviews on several sites (from sale sites like Amazon to medication information and review sites like Webmd, and several more) looking for anyone who reported negative effects and found none.

I first ordered one bag just to give it a try, the results were so significant. I did cut back to one cup a week after symptoms subsided. I thought one or two a cups a week will probably not be enough to cause side effects. The Parkinson's study was done on an island where they consume a lot of Soursop over very long periods of time.

But to me the study done would be like doing a study in Japan and linking to the consumption of fish, or pineapples in Hawaii. ;)

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11 hours ago, Lab11 said:

Hi Feeling Normal Again, thank you for the information.  Have you read up on any of the side effects of neem and the tea that you mentioned in one of your other posts. I wanted to try the neem and tea but I always read side effects before and then I get nervous to take it.

Another way I look at the natural herbs, fruits, teas, vitamins, and supplements, their possible side effects list is usually very short;  0-5 reported on almost everything I take.

But I looked up valtrex and acyclovir, and they each have at least ten pages of possible side effects. I actually took screenshots of all of them, lol.

One of those studies above goes into how they're finding the human body's reception is much better of natural treatments than it is of synthetic prescriptions.

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I've posted what worked for me in so many places, I'm not sure which one is still getting views. I am leaving forums, but have been keeping up private conversations. Answers to all questions on what I took and how much I took can be found in my other posts, even updates in the comments.

If you've read my story, under just signed up say hello here- after nightmare finally living again, you know for two years I've had no outbreaks, no side effects, and feeling pretty good. 

If you try these things, I hope they work for you as well as they have for me. If you don't try them, good luck, I hope you find something that works for you.

Good luck to all, especially the people who have constant outbreaks or atypical symptoms, like I did.

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Also before I go, one more note on other hsv studies and research I've read. Almost every single research study I've found says that hsv reactivation (on people with no other immune compromising illnesses -like HIV) is caused by hormonal changes, stress, and excess UV exposure.  And that the individual strains affect frequency and severity of outbreaks. (Note some foods can cause hormonal changes like soy, grapes, and yams).

I don't buy into the trigger foods theory. I've been outbreak free for over two years now, and the whole time I've eaten peanut butter, cashew butter, drink almond milk, all dairy products, chocolates, grains, white, sourdough, rye, and pumpernickel breads, pastas, oils, spices, drink daily coffee (including espresso shots) with raw cane sugar and creamer and red wine with dinner, steak, lamb, goat, burgers, fish and poultry. All organic, non gmo, and no processed foods, and I do eat a lot of raw, steamed, sauteed, and baked fruits and veggies. I don't restrict myself. (Except pork and shellfish-I'm kosher, and I ate organic, non gmo, no processed foods years before I ever caught hsv). 

If food was linked, I find it hard to believe I know people in real life who literally live off McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Hostess cakes, and Pepsi who only have one outbreak a year. And others on here that live on raw veggies and fruits and still have several outbreaks in a year! 

 

 

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