Master List of Natural Anti-Virals! Add Yours!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Elisa, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    What have you found that has helped you the most in regard to natural or over-the counter anti-virals?

    I'm making a master list of natural antivirals below - so I will add each persons anti-viral to the list...

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  2. MIssAutumn

    MIssAutumn New Member

    I found Astrgalus works great. It actually killed the hepatitis c viruses my brother had. Also, adding coconut oil to your diet is one of the best ways to fight viruses, fungi and bacteria.

  3. Elisa

    Elisa Member


    Beta glucan


    Burdock root

    Cat's Claw


    Coconut Oil/Lauricidin

    Colloidal Silver





    Garlic extract

    Green Tea



    Indian Consumption Plant (Lomatium Dissectum)

    Inositol or IP6


    Lavender (essential oil)

    Lemon balm (made fresh)

    Licorice root extract




    North American ginseng root extract

    Olive Leaf Extract

    Oregano Oil

    Oscillocinum (homeopathic)

    Pau D'arco





    Sheep sorrel



    St John's Wort

    Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua)

    Thymus extract

    Transfer Factor


    Undenatured Whey Protein

    Virastop (enzymes)

    Vitamin A, C & E

    Wild Oats (Avena sativa)



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  4. Forebearance

    Forebearance Member

    Hi, Elisabeth!

    I have found Virastop to be the strongest natural anti-viral, in my body, anyway.

    However, it does make my heart hurt more, if I'm not taking hawthorn.

  5. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    That is SOOOO interestng Forebearance.

    Any theories on why that is?

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  6. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Hawthorn Vs. Herpes

    "The antiviral and antioxidant activity of....[some ingredients*] in Crataegus [hawthorn] were evaluated....[They] exhibited significant inhibitory activity against herpes simplex virus type 1....[One such] compound....was shown to [a] scavenger for the [harmful] hydroxyl radical....[another] had the highest antioxidant activity [compared to other similar fruits.]"

    *flavenoids and proanthocyanidins.

    By Shahat, Cos, De Bryne, Apers, et al, in Planta Med., vol. 60, 2002. No affiliation indicated.

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  7. Forebearance

    Forebearance Member

    Ooooo, now that is interesting, too! I did not know that about hawthorn.

    I don't know why anti-viral enzymes would make my heart hurt. Or why hawthorn fixes the problem. Could it be that we have a virus living in our hearts? (or some of us do)

    That is a good question!

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Also, the zappers kill pathogens in the bloodstream.

    Love, Mikie
  9. pw7575

    pw7575 New Member

    What a great list! Thank you for posting this. I have also heard that Pau D'arco is good too.

    Oh and I definitely think that some of us have viruses living in or attacking our hearts. My heart has been having a lot of issues for almost a year now. I have been to a cardiologist and had tests done and everything came out fine. I believe my heart issues are because there is a virus messing with it.

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  10. cherylsue

    cherylsue Member

    I don't know if these work for me yet, but I'm trying them because of the great things I hear.


    Cumanda/Burbur (Neutraceuticals from Neutramedix)

    I do like Sambucol and ProBoost, which are good for colds, etc.


  11. MIssAutumn

    MIssAutumn New Member

    Works like digoxin and digitalis but without the side effects.The extract of hawthorn can increase blood flow to the heart muscle itself.

    It keeps blood vessels relaxes, it reduces blood pressure and permits freer flow of blood to the heart muscle. it can bring relief from chet pain, unusualy fast heartbeat (tachycardia) shortness of breath and hypertension.

    " In pharmacological tests on both animals and humans, hawthorn has been shown to improve the contractility of the heart muscle (which can lead to a stronger pumping action of the heart), increase cardiac performance and output, lower the peripheral vascular resistance (reducing the workload of the heart), steady the heartbeat (antiarrhythmic effect), as well as increasing the heart's tolerance to oxygen deficiency, such as might happen during stress or excitement, or in diseases where the arteries are partially blocked.

    May help to lower blood pressure. Used in early stages of congestive heart failure. Used to aid in long term recovery from heart attack. Helps to reduce the risk of angina attacks.

    The berries’ effects on the circulatory system have been researched in Europe. Certain chemical constituents in the berries seem to enhance enzyme metabolism and oxygen utilization in the heart muscle."

    It does work like heart meds do but without the side effects so if you are on any heart meds you should mention you are taking this to your doctor.


  12. Poppy2

    Poppy2 New Member

    For a nice combo, reishi mushroom to calm the mind and strengthen the immune system. wild oats to strengthen and calm the nerves, working as a nervine tonic. Lavender flowers to soothe emotions and nerves. Sweet Annie has anitbacterial and anti viral properties. St. Johns wort for nerves and brain. And last but not least fresh garlic for it's strong antibacterial and anti viral majic.Take all 3 times a day , Figure it out. And have a glass of Red wine, for relaxing and anti- oxidants. Poppy
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  13. greeneyeslk

    greeneyeslk New Member

  14. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Great additions! I alphabetized it for easier reading!
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  15. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Resveratrol sourced from Japanese knotweed, not red grapes, is an anti viral that has been documented as treating quite a few of the viruses found in ME/CFS.

    Andrographis has been used successfully as an anti viral in India.

    Both these herbs are included in Stephen Buhner's core protocol for lyme disease; but they have also been used to treat a wide spectrum of infecions.

    NB Hawthorn was successful in treating my heart Sx, the benefits typically built up over time. I'm using Dr Myhill's recommendations and have found I no longer need hawthorn.

    TC, Tansy
  16. pawprints

    pawprints New Member

    Takuna from great

    did anyone mention Isoprinosine? Not sure that is natural but it works.
  17. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    I have to second the activity of Garlic.

    I started taking it recently and started herxing with a fever. I thought it was the flu until I realised that I didn't get the fever on the days that I skipped the garlic. It's obviously doing something!

  18. wrthster

    wrthster New Member

    Isoprosine or Immunovir I have tried. To be honest, did very little for me. It is a pharmaceutical from Europe but you can get it with your Doctors help. The good part is I had no side effects from it. Might be worth a try.
  19. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member