Shingles is part of the herpes family (herpes zoster) and is basically a secondary outbreak of the chickenpox virus. It can lay dormant in the body for many years before finally breaking out and unleashing its horrible, painful blisters and itchy rash over the body. You normally get shingles from contracting the chickenpox virus, but believe it or not, the most popular way is actually from the chickenpox vaccination!
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 an outbreak 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 newborn babies.
Your Medical Options…
If you visit your doctor about treatment options for shingles, he or she will 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 severe mood swings and suicidal thoughts. You’ll find there are actually some websites out there openly advocating natural remedies for shingles, yet they’re also recommending you use these treatments as well (how are drugs even “natural”?) The problem is all pharmaceuticals come with unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects. They also lower your immune system and immune response, which is something you definitely don’t want 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 “conventional” treatments!
A Natural Treatment & Other Home Remedies for Shingles That Work Like Magic…
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.
Well, this is pure baloney!
You can get rid of shingles, 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 treatment 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 (attack it from 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 daily life.
So forget about what you’ve been told or read so far about shingles. Here’s the all-time best natural treatment for shingles, along with other home remedies that give amazing results…
Natural Cure for Shingles #1 – Olive Leaf Extract (OLE)…
Olive leaf extract is our number one recommendation for destroying the herpes zoster virus (for destroying all forms of the herpes virus in fact) and here’s why…
Back in 1969, the Upjohn pharmaceutical company (now Pfizer) became very interested in olive leaf extract and began doing a lot of research and laboratory studies into its therapeutic benefits. They employed a talented doctor 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 had the potential to eradicate virtually every harmful virus, bacteria and protozoa on the face of the earth. In fact, he and his staff tested olive leaf against 3000 pathogens and it killed every one at an astounding rate! For shingles sufferers, the best news is that all forms of the herpes virus, including the herpes zoster virus, were easily eradicated with olive leaf extract.
So How Does Olive Leaf Extract Work on Shingles?
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 from cell to cell and continue to grow and replicate.
Here’s the 3 main benefits of olive leaf extract for treating, and ultimately getting rid of shingles, according to the Olivus website…
• 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).
• 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.
The French Also Discovered the Power of OLE for Eradicating Shingles…
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 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 well documented.
How Else Does OLE Keep the Herpes Zoster Virus Away?
Every herpes expert will agree that when the immune system becomes weak or impaired (stress is the #1 cause) this is the prime time when an outbreak will occur. 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.
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 all 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 up to the “full” level, no virus, including the shingles virus, will be able to touch you!
How Much OLE Do You Need To Take And For How Long?
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 OLE successfully for shingles, 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 then this is a bonus. For this reason, we recommend Olivus olive leaf extract to our clients. It’s the strongest olive leaf extract you’ll find anywhere in the world and works extremely well for shingles (and all of the herpes viruses). You can view some of their testimonials here if you’re interested… Olivus Olive Leaf MAX capsules.
Note: Due to the popularity and high demand for the Olivus OLE capsules (OliveLeafMAX), this supplier does run out of stock quite regularly. Because of this we have had to look for another product that is as good (if not better) as what they are supplying. This brand is definitely it… Real European OLE Super Strength 25% Oleuropean. This olive leaf extract is extremely high quality and very high potency. You cannot go wrong taking either the Olivus or Real European OLE to treat and get rid of your shingles.
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, which is usually anywhere between 3-6 capsules per day. 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 this. 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. Be sure to purchase some in tincture or powdered form (mix with a slight amount of oregano oil) and rub this directly onto any sores or blisters for some quick and welcome relief!
Natural Treatment for Shingles #2 – Oregano Oil…
In test tube studies (invitro), oregano oil has been found to eradicate the herpes virus – including herpes zoster. 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). Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, oregano oil is also beneficial for helping relieve the awful nerve pain associated with shingles.
As with the olive leaf extract, for the oregano oil to work effectively, you must make sure you purchase the right type of oil and use it correctly. This is crucial as you will not benefit from the oregano oil and it will not destroy the virus unless you do. ONLY ever purchase the “super strength” 100% Mediterranean oregano oil. None of the others will work!
This is the brand we recommend to our clients… Zane Hellas Super Strength Oregano Oil. This oregano oil is not only very reasonably priced, it contains some of the highest levels of carvacol and thymol we’ve come across so far. In fact, the verified carvacrol content is up around 92%, which is astonishingly high and is one of the main reasons why this oregano oil works so well for shingles.
To get the most benefit out of the oregano oil, be sure to follow these four steps to-the-letter…
First off, mix up a small batch of oregano oil and virgin coconut oil to apply externally to the base of the spine. This mixture should be strong enough so you feel a tingling sensation but not a burning sensation when applied. 3-4 drops of oregano oil added to a teaspoon of coconut oil is about the ratio you need. Once you have your mix, apply this to the bottom portion of the spine, from the tailbone to the top of the buttocks area (roughly 2-3 inch area). Leave on for as long as possible.
Secondly, add 4-5 drops of oregano oil to an 8 oz (minimum) glass of filtered water and drink down. Do this twice daily on an empty stomach.
Thirdly, mix 2-3 drops of oregano oil with roughly one teaspoon of virgin coconut oil. Take this oil and hold under the tongue for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you dilute the oregano oil enough with coconut oil or it may burn the bottom of your mouth. Again, you should only feel a slight tingling, not a burning sensation. Be sure to repeat this twice daily if possible.
Finally, make sure you take one day off a week from the oregano oil to give your body a chance to rest. The oregano oil is a strong detoxifier so taking a break once a week will allow your body torecuperate and recharge.
In addition, make sure you take the time to go through this list and follow all of the instructions and tips so you get the most out of this powerful shingles treatment…
Natural Cure for Shingles #3 – Colloidal Silver…
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 multiply unrestrained. And if the particles contained in the colloidal silver are small enough (ideally less than 6 nanometers), they 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.
The truth is, by combining colloidal silver with the olive leaf extract, oregano oil and BHT (see next treatment), 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 even further to deliver the most powerful colloidal silver supplement you’ll ever come across (particles at 0.8 nanometers). It’s called Sovereign Silver.
For dosages, take one teaspoon of colloidal silver (placed and held under the tongue for 30 seconds then swallowed) 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.
Natural Treatment for Shingles #4 – BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)…
A scientific paper published in the journalScience back in the 1980’s revealed 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 astonishingly well that most herpes suffers report NO BREAKOUTS at all whilst taking BHT. And if you happen to have a breakout right now and start taking some BHT, it will be gone within a matter of days (3 days usually) and you won’t have to worry about anyrecurrences.
Physicist and herpes researcher, 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.”
And 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.”