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Ailment: Herpes simplex

Remedy: BHT

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene). Description, properties, benifits and remedies, how to use it, doseage, side-effects).

Question posted by MK of Singapore, SG, Singapore on 23 November 2018 at 14:19       5106

All talk about prevention, anyone used BHT and totally cured?

Comment posted by Champ of Savage, MN, USA on 19 July 2018 at 7:30       5042

I can echo the others on here. I've been taking BHT as herpes antidote for 36 years. It really does the job.

Comment posted by Lexlooper of Atlanta, GA, USA on 5 January 2018 at 21:7       4895

I took one to two grams of BHT at the first sign of an outbreak. Got it at Amazon, 250 mg caps. I took it on an empty stomach as soon as I got up every morning.

Comment posted by steve of Savage, MN, USA on 26 December 2014 at 12:31       3105

I too have been using BHT for 30 years. It comes in capsule form at any health supplement store. I usually get stomach flu symptoms the day before an outbreak but I rarely recognize it as precursor to my herpes. However when I feel the numb tingle of an impending outbreak I recognize the symptom more clearly then. I immediately swallow two 250 mg. capsules and two more about six hours later. The symptoms and outbreak are held in check but to make sure, I follow up the next day with one pill when I wake and another later in the day.

Comment posted by SuzieQ of Portland, Oregon, USA on 12 September 2014 at 15:22       2865

I contracted genital herpes in my crazy 20's. Had periodic breakouts, took what the doctors said for many years but basically just suffered through. Then in 1982 the book "Life Extension" by Dirk Pearson and Sandy Shaw came on the scene. They told of how BHT, a simple, cheap oil preservative was making a huge healing impact on friends with herpes. Their recommendation was to start with a loading dose of 1000mg, followed by 500mg a day for several days. It took time to find it, but that same day I did the loading dose. The bottle gave no info whatsoever on "take with" so I just swallowed 4 tiny 250mg capsules with my cream and sugared coffee. Within 45 minutes the pain and itch was cut to less than half. The blisters started drying almost immediately, though they took several days to heal completely. Meanwhile the pain was completely gone by the 2nd day. Now, 30+ years later, I still break out when under extreme stress. I've also learned that L-arginine is a trigger for me. I've never taken BHT regularly, only when I feel that kind of "bearing down" pain and/or a tingle in my groin area- then I immediately start w/the loading dose. I've never worried about taking it w or w/o food, oil, etc. - just getting it in my system ASAP. Usually this will alleviate the breakout before it gets started. Its never made me ill in any way... Well, sorry for the long post. Since we are all different, maybe my long-term experience with BHT will help someone else. Oh, just FYI...I'm female, 125 lbs for most of my adult life, and 66 yrs young.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 25 February 2014 at 15:21       2359

To Kai of New York: please click on the link to BHT at the top of this page. It answers your questions on dosage, oils, and how to use.

Question posted by Kai of New York, NY, usA on 25 February 2014 at 14:59       2358

BHT for genital herpes: For those of you have taken it. I have some specific questions. People are sloppy about recording how they do this treatment. Here are the questions: What dosage range? Empty stomach? (How many hours after eating or before eating) What brand? Powder or capsule or crystal? With food? What type? With oil? What type? How did you dissolve it? With other remedies? Which ones? What dosage? Other remedies taken with BHT at the same time? BHT taken in morning? Evening? Before bed? At bed time? Etc? Please people. The only way BHT is going to be effective if it is taken effectively. I need to know. I love the outdoors and I want to get back to my life. I forgive my ex-boyfriend for going out and be promiscuous in a serious relationship. It's a lot easier to move on without the pain, tingling, and itching.

Comment posted by Oscar of Syracuse, New York, USA on 30 April 2012 at 19:38       650

You can add hepatitis C and B to that list of viral diseases BHT works for as a treatment and a preventative. It surely worked for me and has for many others. The dosages used are in the range of 200mg to 1,000mg per day depending on things such as how much a person weighs and the fat content of that weight. The more a person weighs and the fat content of that weight in general require more BHT to reach an effective dosage. There are other factors also including a person's overall health. Sicker people need to stay with low dose BHT therapy if they have damaged livers. Things like that until the liver normalizes in the liver function tests.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 30 March 2012 at 19:43       635

BHT is a powerful anti-viral, providing protection from, and a remedy for many different lipid-enveloped viruses, such as influenza including bird flu, Epstein-barr, CMV, hepatitis B & C, rubella / German measles, HIV, chicken pox and shingles, and many more.

Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 26 April 2010 at 20:52       107

Take a daily dose of BHT to prevent infection by the herpes virus, to prevent outbreaks, and to treat outbreaks. BHT is underrated as an antiviral. I have a good friend who has used it for many years and has not had a single outbreak in that time. It is also an excellent preventitive. Condoms are the best preventitive, but should a couple decide not to use them when one of them is infected with herpes, then if both of them take BHT it provides a much improved level of protection to the person who is not infected. Of course, if the infected partner has the slightest tingling, they should abstain