Natural Cure for Shingles...
Here's the most potent natural cure for shingles yet discovered, along with other home remedies for shingles that are a sure-fire way to get rid of this painful health condition... for good!
Amazing isn’t it?
The whole purpose of the vaccination is to supposedly stop you from contracting chickenpox, yet it has the opposite effect. And the problem is, those who get the vaccination strain of shingles end up with a much worse outbreak than those who just get shingles from the virus alone! You also need to be aware that if you do have shingles, you can pass the chickenpox virus onto someone who hasn’t had it. This of course, includes children and newborns. 2
If you visit your doctor about treatment options for shingles, he'll usually prescribe the anti-viral drug acyclovir or painkillers or harmful pharmaceutical creams. The worst and most shocking of all prescriptions, however, is antidepressants. This treatment is pure craziness! Antidepressants cause all sorts of problems including violent behavior and suicidal thoughts. You'll find there are some websites out there openly advocating natural remedies and treatments for shingles, yet they're also recommending you use these treatments! (How are pharmaceuticals even “natural”?) The problem is all of these treatments come with unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects. They also lower your immune system and immune response, which is something you don’t want to happen when you have the herpes zoster virus (this just causes more outbreaks). In this instance, the cons far outweigh the pros and we strongly suggest you don’t go near any of these treatments!
Your Medical Options…
If you've spoken to your doctor already about shingles or you’ve done some of your own research, you'll probably be under the impression that the herpes zoster virus isn’t actually “curable” - it’s only “treatable” and “manageable”. What’s more, you would have probably been told or read that once you have shingles, you have it for the rest of your life and there’s nothing you can do to get rid of it.
A Powerful Natural Cure for Shingles and Other Home Remedies That Work a Treat…
Well, we’re here to tell you that this is 100% baloney!
Shingles are completely curable, and we're going to prove it to you in a minute with some solid evidence to back this up. Now even though we're about to reveal the most powerful natural cure for shingles yet discovered, in truth, you need to use more than one remedy if you want to rid yourself of this virus for good (hit it from all different angles). But the good news is all of these remedies are easy to get a hold of and are easy to incorporate in your life.
So forget about what you’ve been told or read so far about shingles. Here’s the all-time best natural cure for shingles, along with other home remedies that really do give stunning results…
Olive leaf extract is our number one recommendation for destroying the herpes zoster virus (in fact, for destroying all forms of the herpes virus), and here’s why...
Natural Cure for Shingles #1 – Olive Leaf Extract…
Back in 1969, the Upjohn pharmaceutical company became very interested in olive leaf extract and began doing a lot of research and laboratory studies into the therapeutic benefits of OLE. They employed a brilliant Dr by the name of Harold Renis, who became their head researcher. What Dr Renis discovered about olive leaf extract was amazing. He found that OLE could eradicate virtually every virus, bacteria and protozoa on the face of the earth. In fact, he tested olive leaf against 3000 pathogens and it killed every single one at an astounding rate! For shingles sufferers, the best news was that all forms of the herpes virus, including the herpes zoster virus, were easily eradicated with olive leaf extract. 8
Olive leaf extract contains a very powerful substance called Oleuropein, and this is what actually destroys the virus. It puts an unbreakable and impenetrable “force field” around the virus so it cannot move on to other cells and continue to grow and replicate.
So How Does Olive Leaf Extract Work on Shingles?
Here’s the 3 main benefits of olive leaf extract for treating shingles according to the Olivus website…
• Olive leaf extract interferes with critical amino acid production which is essential for viruses to grow and replicate. Has been shown to kill oral and genital herpes virus and herpes zoster virus (shingles/chicken pox).
• OLE has the ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses or by preventing virus shedding, budding, or assembly at the cell membrane.
• Has the ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop the symptoms of herpes by shutting down viral replication in male & female herpes and mild herpes simplex, zoster, type 1 and type 2. (Olivus)
23 years after Dr Renis’s discovery, the French came across the remarkable viral killer known as olive leaf extract. After exhaustive research, French biologists… “Found that all of the herpes viruses were inhibited, killed, or cured by extracts from olive leaf”.
The French Also Discovered the Benefits of OLE for Eradicating Shingles…
The final report they presented to the world was highly detailed. In fact, their findings were backed up by the citing of 28 references on the anti-viral qualities of Oleuropein. So this wasn’t some rinky-dink study. It was very in-depth and precisely documented. 3
Virtually every herpes expert will agree that when your immune system becomes weak or impaired, this is the prime time when you can get an outbreak. The reason for this is simple… if your immune system is weak, it doesn’t have the firepower to fight off the virus (or any virus for that matter). In addition, if your immune response is low and you have other problems or infections going on in your body, your immune system will be busy fighting these and have nothing left to give to fight off the zoster virus.
How Else Does OLE Keep the Herpes Zoster Virus Away?
Think of it this way… Your immune system is much like your bank account. There’s only so much to go around (spend) depending on what your balance is at the time. If your balance is low then there’s not going to much there to spend, but if you’ve got loads of cash in your account then you can spend whatever you like and not have to worry!
So your immune system is your bank account, so to speak. You must keep it topped up to the maximum level if you want to fight off viruses, infection and disease. The beauty of olive leaf extract is it’s one of the best immune builders in existence. And once you get your immune system to the “full” level, no virus - including the painful shingles virus - will be able to touch you!
Olive leaf extract comes in various potencies, from standard to super strength. We recommend you avoid the regular strengths altogether, and instead, go for the super strength varieties. To use successfully, you need the most potent formula available and the standard varieties just aren’t strong enough to do the job. You must make sure the brand you buy has a PURE Oleuropein content of 25% or more (250 mg’s of pure oleuropein). If it contains added dry olive leaf powder for extra strength then this is a bonus. For this reason, we only recommend Olivus Olive Leaf MAX capsules to our clients. It's the strongest olive leaf extract you'll find anywhere in the world and it works a treat for shingles (and all of the herpes viruses in fact).
How Much OLE Do You Need To Take And For How Long?
Now when it comes to how much OLE you need to take, we suggest you go with the highest recommended amount listed on the bottle. Olive leaf extract is not toxic or harmful to the body in any way so you can safely do this.
So take (at minimum) the highest dosage listed by the manufacturer in divided amounts throughout the day for the first 6 months, then drop back to the recommended maintenance dose after that. You must also take OLE on an empty stomach at least 20 minutes before food for maximum effect. If you find that it makes you feel a bit queezy in the stomach to begin with then start off with the lowest recommended dose on the bottle and slowly build up to the highest amount within the first week or two. Olive leaf extract can cause a phenomenon known as Herxheimers reaction (detoxing reaction) so you should be aware of this... About Herxheimers Reaction and What to Expect.
And in regards to how long you should take olive leaf extract for, our recommendation is… for good! Olive leaf extract is a potent “cure all” medicine and immune booster, so for this reason it’s a good idea to continue to take OLE indefinitely for overall good health. Of course, this would be a personal decision but one we would highly recommend.
Extra Note: Olive leaf extract is also an excellent topical treatment for shingle lesions. Purchase some in tincture form or powdered form (mix with a slight amount of oregano oil or olive oil) and rub directly onto any sores or blisters for some quick and welcome relief!
In test tube (invitro) studies, oregano oil has been found to eradicate the herpes virus - including the herpes zoster virus. This oil (the high quality oil) contains some very powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Two phytochemicals in oregano oil, carvacol and thymol, are amongst some of the most potent microbial killers yet discovered. This is why oregano oil is so effective against HSV1 and HSV2, along with diseases such as cancer (oregano oil destroys the microbes that cause cancer cells to grow and multiply). Oregano oil is also useful for relieving the nerve pain associated with shingles due to the strong anti-inflammatory properties it contains. 1
Natural Cure for Shingles #2 - Oregano Oil...
Now, and this is extremely important, for oregano oil to work effectively you must make sure you purchase the right type of oil and use it correctly (2-3 drops under the tongue and applied topically to the base of the spine). This is crucial as you will not benefit from the oregano oil and it will not kill the virus unless the oil is 100% pure and it's used properly. ONLY ever purchase the "super strength" 100% Mediterranean oregano oil. None of the others will work!
This brand is highly reputable, but it is quite expensive... New Age High Strength Oregano Oil (make sure you follow each step they list on how to use the oil correctly for treating herpes and shingles).
This brand is more reasonably priced and actually contains some of highest levels of carvacol and thymol we've come across so far... Super Strength Oregano Oil. You will still need to read through this article on how to use the oregano oil effectively for destroying the shingles virus... Steps on How to use Oregano Oil.
In addition, make sure you take the time to go through this article and follow all of the instructions and tips so you get the most out of this potent shingles treatment... destroydiseases.com
Colloidal silver works in a somewhat similar fashion as olive leaf extract. The positively charged ions bind to the protein structure surrounding the virus so it cannot continue to replicate. And if the particles contained in the colloidal silver are small enough (ideally less than 6 nanometers), they will penetrate the virus and attach themselves to the genetic substance contained within it. This further prevents the shingles virus from being able to grow and replicate - meaning the infection is quickly contained and quarantined. 4
Natural Cure for Shingles #3 – Colloidal Silver…
The truth is by combining colloidal silver with the olive leaf extract, oregano oil and BHT (see next cure), you actually have one of the most powerful shingles destroyer combo's known to man! (Or woman). In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more potent and effective treatment for the shingles virus anywhere. If you do we'd be interested to know.
According to Homeopath and colloidal silver expert, Dr Robert Scott Bell, to get your daily dose of colloidal silver, you must take a supplement that contains silver with at least 10 parts per million (particles at 6 nanometers or less). We know of only one colloidal silver brand on the market that not only fits this criteria, but goes so much further to deliver the most powerful colloidal silver supplement you’ll ever come across (particles at 0.8 nanometers). It’s called Sovereign Silver. You can check it out here… Sovereign Silver Purest Colloids.
For dosages, take one teaspoon of colloidal silver mixed in a glass of filtered water 5 times a day for 3 months. After this, take one teaspoon three times daily for a further 3 months. You can also apply colloidal silver topically on any lesions for extra fast healing and relief.
A scientific paper published in the journal science back in the 1980’s revealed that the common food preservative BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene), could prevent, treat and even destroy all forms of the herpes virus, including herpes zoster! In fact, this supplement works so well that many herpes suffers report NO BREAKOUTS at all whilst taking BHT. And if you happen to have a breakout right now and start taking BHT, it will be gone within days (24 hours usually) and you won’t have to worry about any reoccurrences (as long as you continue to take the BHT). 5
Natural Cure for Shingles #4 – BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)...
Physicist Gary Wade said this in his article titled “Fighting Lipid Coated Viruses Such as Herpes Viruses With BHT”…
“An excellent example of a very effective anti-viral drug that is safe for the great majority of people, cheap, and has good side effects, which also has been approved by the FDA for use as a preservative throughout the American industrial food industry is butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Honest competent researchers have known for many years now that BHT drastically reduces the ability / probability of a lipid coated virus infecting its target cells. Since roughly half of the serious virus diseases are associated with or caused by lipid-coated viruses, this is a rather important finding. For example, in the great majority of people, all of the herpes family of viruses can be suppressed by a daily dose of 500 to 1,000 mg of BHT.” 6
And herpes researcher Ed Sharp said this in one of his articles…
“Inspired by early scientific reports on the antiviral activity of BHT, a number of people suffering from herpes began to experiment on themselves. As described in several books published a few years later, the BHT experimenters discovered that a daily dose of 250 to 1000 mg resulted in rapid recovery from herpes eruptions with no recurrences.” 5
Best Way to Use BHT...
To get the most out of BHT for shingles, you should combine it with the herb St. John’s Wort. St. John's Wort contains a substance called hypericin, which enhances the effectiveness of the BHT significantly. BHT is also fat soluble so it needs to be taken with a healthy fat such as coconut oil.
You can purchase BHT in either capsule, powdered or granule form. We recommend the capsules…. BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Capsules. You’ll find they’re much easier to take and you know the exact amount you’re consuming each time. The important thing with taking BHT for the first time is that you begin with a low dose and then slowly increase the amount, so your body can get used to it. So start with 250 mg’s a day and stay with this amount for 3-4 days, then increase to 500 mg’s a day. Once again, stick with this amount for 3-4 days before increasing to 750 mg’s. After another 3-4 days increase again to the maximum recommended dose of 1000 mg’s a day. Stay on this for 6 months before dropping back to 500 mg’s a day for another 6 months. You can then continue to take 250 mg’s of BHT daily for as long as you wish.
The St. John’s Wort needs to contain at least 0.3% standardized hypericin extract for it to work… St John's Wort Hypericin Capsules. St. John’s Wort should be taken at a daily dose in the vicinity of 900 to 1500 mg’s in divided amounts. And of course, make sure you always take the St. John’s Wort together with the BHT and organic virgin coconut oil (½ tablespoon) for maximum absorption and benefit.
Note: It’s recommended that you do not consume alcohol whilst taking BHT as the two don’t mix. BHT can also thin the blood (if you haven’t taken it before), which is why you should follow our directions and build up the dose slowly. This blood thinning is not detrimental or harmful to your health though and usually only occurs for the first couple of days while your body is getting used to it. Of course, if you’re currently taking any blood thinning drugs, have liver problems, or blood clotting disorders such as hemophilia, you should check with your health care professional first before taking BHT. St. John’s Wort is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.
The amino acid L-lysine is a potent remedy for shingles. It's been repeatedly shown in studies to relieve and even completely alleviate the symptoms of the herpes virus. Here’s the results of one particular study…
Natural Cure for Shingles #5 – Lysine Supplementation…
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study followed 52 participants with a history of herpes flare-ups. While receiving 3g of L-lysine per day for 6 months, the treatment group experienced an average of 2.4 fewer herpes flare-ups than the placebo group - a huge difference! The lysine group's flare-ups were also significantly less severe and healed much faster. 7
Vitamin C and zinc have also been found to be extremely beneficial in keeping all forms of the herpes virus away. And they have the added benefit of giving the immune system a powerful boost, which of course, helps shingles sufferers even more. You do need to take high doses of these three nutrients for them to be effective so supplementation will be necessary. 1000 milligrams of lysine three times daily is required to get the virus under control, along with a minimum of 2000 milligrams of two-staged time release vitamin C a day and some chelated or colloidal zinc. Once the virus is under control, cease taking the lysine as long term use at high dosages can actually weaken the immune system. Instead, eat lysine rich foods such as free range eggs, fish, chicken, beef, and fruits and vegetables, along with taking a wheat grass or barley grass supplement every day (wheat grass is naturally rich in L-lysine).
Natural Cure for Shingles #6 – Potent Herbs and Mushrooms…
So be sure to supplement with these and use them in your cooking as much as possible!
Manuka honey is one of the little known and unsung heroes for treating the herpes zoster virus. It’s a potent anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection food that goes to work very quickly. In fact, it’s anti-microbial and wound healing benefits are unsurpassed and a recent clinical trial found that it can destroy over 250 strains of bacteria. And three separate studies have also been able to prove that natural honey and propolis (another bee product) are far more effective at treating herpes than the most common pharmaceutical treatment (Zovirax).
Natural Cure for Shingles #7 – Manuka Honey…
You can read about the studies in full here… Honey as a Herpes Treatment.
Getting the Most Out of the Honey Remedy…
So there are two ways to effectively use honey as a shingles treatment. Firstly, as an external remedy... When an outbreak occurs you simply smear the honey with a little bit of coconut oil over any lesions or sores (you can do this without harm even if they're open and weeping) and then leave on for as long as possible. The honey and coconut oil will help to relieve the awful itching as well. The second way is the easiest.
You simply eat it!
Honey is not only anti-viral, it also contains nitric oxide metabolites. New research is indicating that increasing nitric oxide levels in bodily fluids may help retard and even prevent viral replication. This of course is excellent news for shingles sufferers.
Just remember, Manuka honey is the most powerful and effective of all honeys so make sure you use this if you can. Raw honey is the next best thing, but whatever you do, do not use processed honey (what you find in your local supermarket) as this will actually make your shingles much worse! For best results, 1-2 tablespoons of Manuka honey should be consumed each day.
If you have an outbreak of shingles right now then you need some good topical remedies to give you pain relief while the internal treatments we’ve just listed go to work. Here’s some of the best…
Natural Cure for Shingles #8 – Topical Remedies…
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a great remedy for shingles pain (especially nerve pain) and a virtual “cure all” topical treatment. Use a drop from the eye dropper that comes with the bottle and rub lightly on the infected area.
Lemon Balm: Lemon balm contains rosmarinic, caffeic and ferulic acid, the three main compounds that give this herb its stunning anti-viral properties. It also works very well on skin lesions caused from shingles. Buy the liquid drops and apply 3-4 times per day.
Aloe vera: You can never go wrong using aloe vera. The extracts from this terrific plant help with any skin problem, including shingle sores. Studies have found that aloe vera creams and gels are extremely effective at healing skin lesions caused from the herpes virus, along with helping to significantly reduce the time they take to heal.
Capsaicin cream: Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chilli peppers. It’s an effective topical treatment for shingles and relieves the pain and itchiness considerably. In fact, in one double-blind study, participants had to use either a capsaicin cream or a placebo cream for six weeks. After the term was up almost 80 percent of participants who used the capsaicin cream had much greater pain relief than the people who used the placebo cream. You can easily purchase capsaicin creams online or from your local drug store.
Colloidal oatmeal: Taking a warm, colloidal oatmeal bath is a very relaxing and soothing remedy for shingles that definitely helps to relieve the irritation and take the pain away. Just remember to dry yourself completely afterwards and throw any towels you use straight into the wash (do not re use them). To purchase colloidal oatmeal, go online or visit your local health food store.
Apple cider vinegar: ACV is another great remedy for shingles (in fact, it’s a great home remedy for just about any ailment!) It’s anti-viral in nature and helps to relieve the pain and discomfort considerably. Mix up a batch comprised of one cup of ACV to one gallon of water. Soak a wash cloth in this then use as a cold compress on the affected area. Also be sure to drink ACV every day for extra (internal) benefit. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of Manuka honey in a warm glass of filtered water and drink 20 minutes before each meal, three times a day.
Epsom Salt and Baking Soda Bath: This is another terrific nerve pain reliever that you can’t go wrong with. Taking a bath with some Epsom salt and baking soda will definitely bring some quick relief to your shingle symptoms. And they won’t just help to relieve the pain and itching, they'll also help to bring the swelling down and heal your skin lesions. Throw half a cup of baking soda and one and a half cups of Epsom salt into a warm bath (not hot) and dissolve. Relax in this for as long as you like.