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Genital Herpes Was Taking Its Toll


Author: Robin S.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-09-2015
Views: 4,163
Word Count: 349
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 10474-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I was a virgin when I got married at 24 years of age. I wanted it that way, and my boyfriend helped hold me to that standard. He is a good man, but he had lived with a girlfriend who gave him genital herpes because she didn't have the decency to tell him that she had it. Regardless, he did tell me, and I was willing to deal with this fact of his life.

After eight years of marriage, I did contract this virus. I wasn't overwhelmed by this until my husband left me. He was looking for something illusive... a soul mate. So here I was facing a new chapter in my life with genital herpes. GREAT!!!

Before I found therapeutic-grade essential oils, I used Valtrex or a generic of it while insured, but for eight years I was uninsured and just let the genital herpes take its course. Of course that meant a good week of my month during the months that it would surface.

Quite often the herpes would accompany my menstrual cycle even after a year of a maintenance dose of Valtrex that my doctor hoped would slow the frequency. As soon as I would be done with the maintenance dose, the frequency would continue.

Now, if I feel an episode with the herpes coming on, I simply make gel caps with 5 drops of Oregano essential oil and 5 drops of the Thieves essential oil blend. I take one in the morning and one in the evening, and it stops the herpes in its tracks after the first day.

The essential oils are so supportive of my immune system that if I catch it early enough, the herpes never even develops. The benefits are that I am building my immune system while using the essential oils, and I have fewer outbreaks now.

I never get cold sores on my mouth, but if I were to suffer from them, then this regimen would likely support that as well.

I feel so empowered when I can affect my own health without running to the doctor or just giving up and living with it!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: acyclovir, genitals, herpe, hsv1, hsv2, sexually, simplex, std, stds, zovirax.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: genital-herpes,viruses,herpes — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: herpes — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
4.Associated topics: viruses — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
5.Associated topics: genital-herpes,viruses,herpes — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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