Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by C (Seattle, Washington) on 11/29/2007

I have been reading cures and remedies on the websight and find the information extremely insightful, thank you. I recently began taking organic Apple Cider Vinegar ( 1 Tablespoon w/ 1/8 teaspoon baking soda) to alleviate herpes simplex symptoms. However I have been having constant recurrences and I'm wondering if the apple cider vinegar can cause this? I'm not certain the exact mechanism of the virus but is it possible that this could mean that the ACV is detoxing my body and making the virus leave the cells? Or...does it just mean the ACV is wreaking havoc on my system and causing an influx of symptoms?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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The proper remedy for apple cider vinegar is 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus AT LEAST 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, otherwise problems will occur as the it may be too acid for the body.

It must be noted that herpes grow best in acid environments and a body with insufficient bicarbonates to neutralize the acid may cause virus to grow. The 1/8 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar is acid, and has a pH of 5, and is never used in any of my remedies.

If there is problems of such use, I would much prefer to use a much simpler, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day, or perhaps a 2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 (at least) glass of water.

It should be repeated again that I would never use less than 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and I have a preferance for a greater than or equal to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.

It should be noted that zinc supplements is very important if there is herpes, such as zinc acetate or zinc gluconate, 50 mg/day or only 4 days out of a week.

It is most important that baking soda is taken sufficiently to get urinary pH to 7 to tame the herpes. However certain other antiviral amino acid might be helpful such as Lysine and arginine taken together. Warm Castor oil packs applied to the area might help if other remedies were unresponsive, but in general, this is rarely done. There are other remedies that I used, such as peppermint oil taking 4 drops per dose 3-4 times a day, I considered to be antiviral too and may be helpful as well as olive leaf extract, in case other remedies were not available or cannot be purchased.

In my opinion, zinc and alkalization (most baking soda) is two most important remedies against the Herpes Simplex Virus. The other, may be some sea salt and H2O2 drops. For example 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt plus 5 drops of H2O2 in 1 full glass of water, or another better one 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 5 drops of H2O2 in 1 full glass of water taken in the morning, and possibly another one in the evening.