Holistic Help for Herpes | Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2

May 02, 2022 2 Comments

Black Woman holding herbs Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2

Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2

“I just want to have sex without worry!” If you have herpes then you may be able to relate to this sentiment. To get relief, reduce outbreaks, and lift the shame, I'm sharing the emotional connection to herpes, herbal medicine that you can use to alleviate your symptoms, and ways to support your body holistically in order to reduce the frequency of outbreaks.

If you've been with us for a while then you know we're big proponents of understanding what's happening within - in our mental and emotional spaces - because no pain, illness or condition is without deeper meaning. As someone whose pain went away after healing from childhood trauma, I understand this first hand. Alignment is everything and when we're living with greater awareness of how we're moving through life, we get to determine if what we're doing is helpful or hurtful toward our healing. 

So in this video I'm also doing a deep-dive into helping you become more aware of your how all the elements in your life, your ecosystem, contribute to your wellness or your illness. We’re going glance at what the chakra system and medical astrology say about herpes, so that you truly get a 360 view of this experience and then wrap it up with 3 herbal formulas that you can make and take to support yourself. 

The 3 formulas you'll receive are all antiviral, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory and will help improve your immune system response, reduce the pain, and shorten the severity and duration of outbreaks, so you feel better sooner. These recipes include:

🌿 A daily infusion to support your immunity, mental well-being, nervous system, and for nourishment
🌿 A daily antiviral tincture
🌿 A soothing salve for outbreaks 

Grab a pen and paper, your favorite tea and hit play to dive in and get the herbal formulas! All herbs are available for purchase on IwillaRemedy.com and you'll get free shipping on orders over $50.

    Click here to watch the video and see the full recipes below

     

    Black Woman holding herbs in bowl. Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2

     

    Herpes Medicine Recipes

    Daily Infusion to support your immunity, mental well-being, nervous system, and nourishment

     Hibiscus Dandelion Leaf Lemon Balm Calendula
    Hibiscus in  Bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Dandelion Leaf in Bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Lemon Balm in Bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Calendula in Bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2

     Makes 3 cups and measurements are for dried, cut and sifted herbs, not powdered

    Ingredients:

    • ½ teaspoon Hibiscus
    • 1 teaspoon Dandelion Leaf
    • 1 teaspoon Lemon Balm
    • 2 teaspoons Calendula

     Instructions:

    1. Combine all herbs a small pot.
    2. Pour fresh boiled hot water over the herbs.
    3. Cover and let steep for at least 1 hour.
    4. Strain out the herb, keeping the infusion (liquid).
    5. Reheat and sweeten if you like.
    6. Drink the 3 cups throughout the day.

    ProTip – Use the same ratio to pre-mix and make a larger batch that you’ll store in the refrigerator and keeps for 5 days or so. This way you’ll have it ready, and you don’t run the risk of skipping a day.

    Daily Antiviral Tincture (Folk Method)

     St. John's Wort Echinacea Root Oregon Grape Root
    St. John's Wort Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Echinacea Root Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Oregon Grape Root Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2


    Fresh Ginger Root – Purchase at your local grocery store. It’s important to use fresh ginger because dried ginger composition is different and not as antiviral

    IMPORTANT – You are making 4 individual and separate tinctures. Do not combine the herbs to make one tincture. You have more versatility and flexibility in your formula when you make them separately.

    Instructions:

    1. Sanitize a medium-sized jar, like a relish jar. Put it in the oven on 150 degrees for 20-30 minutes after washing it with soap and water. This will sanitize and dry your jar.
    2. Fill your glass jar 1/4 of the way with herb. Eyeball it.
    3. Pour your choice of 40% alcohol (Brandy, Vodka, Rum) into your jar, completely soaking the herb and filling the jar to the top. It’s important for all of the herb to stay submerged in the alcohol for the duration of the maceration process
    4. Close the lid tightly and shake the jar vigorously. Shake it like a salt shaker. This makes sure all of the herb in your jar gets kissed by the alcohol
    5. Label your tincture and include the name of the herb, the percentage and type of alcohol you used, the date, and how much you filled the jar up to.
    6. Store your tincture in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and allow it macerate for 6 weeks. This is how long it takes for the plant compounds to dissolve into the liquid. Shake it daily.


    Soothing Salve for outbreaks that’s antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, emollient. Makes 2oz.

     Calendula St. John's Wort Lavender
    Calendula in Bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    St. John's Wort Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2
    Lavender in bowl Herbal Medicine Herpes Virus 1 and 2


    IMPORTANT – You are making 3 individual and separate infused oils. Do not combine the herbs to make one oil. You have more versatility and flexibility in your formula when you make them separately.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 TBLS Calendula Oil
    • 1 TBLS St. John’s Work Oil
    • 1 TBLS Lavender Oil
    • 1 TBLS Shea Butter
    • 2 TSP Beeswax

    Instructions:

    Part 1 – Make your infused oils.

    1. Sanitize a medium-sized jar with lid, like a relish jar. Make sure the jar is complete dry. Put it in the oven on 150 degrees for 20-30 minutes after washing it with soap and water. This will sanitize and dry your jar.
    2. Fill your glass jar 1/4 of the way with herb. Eyeball it
    3. Pour your choice of oil (Jojoba, Olive, Coconut) into your jar, completely submerging the herb and filling the jar to the top.
    4. With the lid off, put your oil in the oven on low heat at 150 degrees. Place the jar on a baking sheet to prevent spillover and keep in the oven for 4-6 hours.
    5. Remove from oven. Once it’s cool enough to handle, strain out the herb, keeping the liquid.
    6. Label your infused oil and include the name of the herb, the type of oil you used, the date, and how much you filled the jar up to.
    7. Store your herbal in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight.


    Part 2 – Make your salve

    1. On low heat warm the infused oils, Shea Butter and Beeswax until the wax is melted.
    2. Once the wax is fully melted pour the mixture into a 2-ounce jar.
    3. Place in the refrigerator to cool and harden for approximately 15 minutes.
    4. Remove from the refrigerator, label and cap.
    5. Store your salve in a cool location, away from direct sunlight. It will keep for approx. 1 year.
    6. Apply directly on lesions at the onset, during and throughout an outbreak

    Disclaimer:
    Consult your physician. This information is for educational purposes only. Not FDA approved.

    2 Responses

    Selima
    Selima

    June 08, 2022

    Hi Lerato!

    Thank you for checking out our Holistic Help for Herpes video and blog post!

    We have Oregon Grape Root on our website under Bulk Herbs!

    And yes, you can add absolutely add licorice root to your infusion and use it topically on outbreaks.

    Lerato Boya
    Lerato Boya

    June 08, 2022

    Thank you for this information. I am struggling to get the Oregon grape root, what can I replace it with? and for the tincture, do I have to use alcohol? for the daily infusion can I add liquirice root for taste?

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