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Expose Viral Envelope

Some viruses have an additional viral envelope which covers their already protective protein coating. This envelope helps the virus avoid attack by the immune system which allows it to survive unhampered. The herpes virus is one such virus. Some substances help to disintegrate that viral envelope exposing it to the ravages of the immune system.   


Monolaurin is a derivative of lauric acid which is found in coconut oil, the most abundant source of it.  In a study conducted by John C. Herholzer and Jon J. Kabara,  monolaurin with BHA was found to disintegrate the viral envelope thereby helping to render the virus ineffective.

In vitro effects of monolaurin compounds on enveloped RNA and DNA viruses,

Hierholzer , JC, Kabara, JJ, Journal of Food Safety, 4:1, 1982.

Oregano Oil

A study published in Medical Science Research found that oregano oil “disintegrated” the herpes virus outer protective membrane. Oil of Oregano is very strong and will burn unless it is diluted with something like olive oil. Just look for Oil of Oregano with olive oil. Put it on the bottom of your feet at night or along your spinal cord (where the virus likes to hide).


Propolis is a natural product from beehives. In a study done at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, appearing in PubMed entitled Propolis & Herpes, it was shown that the “potent antiviral activity of propolis … is probably due to prevention of virus absorption into the host cells and/or inhibition of an internal step(s) during the viral replication cycle.” The University of Maryland Medical Center produced a similar study with similar results. One caveat: People with asthma and those allergic to bee products should not use propolis.


Susceptibility of Drug-Resistant Clinical Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Strains to Essential Oils of Ginger, Thyme, Hyssop, and Sandalwood.  

Siddiqui, Y. M., et al.’

 A comparative multi-centre study of the efficacy of propolis, acyclovir and placebo in the treatment of genital herpes (HSV). Vynograd N and Vynograd I, et al. Phytomedicine. March 2000;   

Anti-herpes simplex virus effect of an aqueous extract of propolis.

Huleihel M, Isanu V., Institute for Applied Biosciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.

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