Benefits of gingko.

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I am writing this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Gingko (Gingko biloba)

Gingko is good at improving blood flow and preventing high blood pressure. The leaves contain high levels of some of the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Because of it’s ability to improve blood flow, reduce oxidative stress and reduce inflammation it prevents brains swelling and improves cognitive function. One side effect when someone first starts taking it if they have damage from sepsis or chronic illness the improved blood flow to those areas of the brain could cause pain temporarily. This happened to me and and the headache and eye pain it caused after about three days cleared up and and my cognitive function started to improve. I would not take high dose because it has very potent anticoagulant properties.

Gingko has been shown to improves hearing and prevent hearing loss. It improves motor health and emotional health. Gingko reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. Gingko also improves sleep quality.

Gingko prevents glutamate toxicity which would improve NMDA receptor health. High glutamate levels is noticeable by the headaches that occur. It causes headache so severe it seems as if the skull is going to split open.

Gingko prevents prancreatitis and prevents pancreatic infection.

Gingko reduces symptoms of PMS. Gingko improves sexual function especially in women.

Gingko improves eye health and has been found to prevent pink eye.

Gingko helps prevent cardiovascular disease by improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress and increasing nitric oxide levels. Because gingko improve blood flow it promote healing throughout the body.

Gingko improves skin health.

Gingko is effective against many bacteria that causes gut infections. Gingko has been found to inhibit the herpes simplex virus and many other RNA viruses.

If you take excessive amounts you can experience nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and headaches. High doses of gingko can damage the liver. Also if it is taken for more then three months it can start to damage the liver. I have known people who have taken it long term without liver damage but I see no reason to take it continually once a person has healed. In studies showing it causes liver damage excessive amounts were given for extended periods of time. I do doubt the studies showing it causes liver and kidney damage because gingko is an Nrf2 activator which is the master regulator of the antioxidant enzymes. Humans are exposed to excessive amounts of light now days which damages the photoreceptors in the body. Gingko helps prevent this from happening. So the studies showing the harm it does are suspicious to me.

Benefits of berberine.

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There are many plants that contain berberine. It is best to research which may be the best fit for the individual. Barberry, bayberry, coptis, oregon grape root and many other plants. Berberine can protect against metabolic disease and diabetes. Berberine reduces joint inflammation. Berberine improves cardiovascular health. Berberine prevents depression and cognitive decline. Berberine can promote weight loss. Berberine prevents lung inflammation. It has a short half life so needs to be taken more then once a day. Berberine helps to reduce bacteria overgrowth in the gut. Berberine helps to protect the liver. Berberine has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Berberine has a broad range of antimicrobial properties and even kills parasites. The antioxidant properties of berberine are comparable to that of vitamin C. Berberine’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects contribute to it ability to protect the renal system. Berberine prevents insulin resistance and improves glucose intolerance. Berberine improves kidney and liver function. Berberine increases the bodies natural steroids which reduces inflammation. Berberine prevents candida overgrowth. Endotoxins cause leaky gut. Berberine heals the gut and prevents the negative effects of the endotoxins. Berberine prevents fatty liver disease by balancing the microbiome. Berberine improves mitochondrial respiration which increases cellular ATP levels which would prevent obesity. Berberine also increase the microbes in the gut that prevent obesity. Berberine reduces B-catenin levels which would inhibit herpes and corona viruses from entering the cells.

Bererine has been found to inhibit many types of infection from amoeba to viral. It has been shown to be effective against Covid and herpes.

Excess consumption of berberine can cause stomach pain or cramping, distention, flatulence, nausea , diarrhea or constipation. Very high doses can cause low blood pressure and flu like symptoms. It can cause uterine contractions so should not be used by pregnant women.

Benefits of activated charcoal.

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Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal can help reduce the resorption of endotoxins and absorb virions from RNA viruses which would prevent them from infecting cells. It can also help to reduce ammonia levels in the body. Activated charcoal should not be taken too close to food consumption or it will prevent nutrient absorption. I am sorry I am not going to post studies this time because most of my knowledge of this is through experience in groups on Facebook and seeing the dramatic improvements in peoples health when using it for these purposes. There are studies showing it absorbs viral virions from viruses such as herpes and other RNA viruses but they are difficult to find.

Benefits of self heal.

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Self Heal (prunella vulgaris)

It has strong antiviral properties. It reduces inflammation in the gut and helps prevent autoimmunity by stabilizing the immune system by increasing T regulatory cells. It has very potent antioxidant properties and very potent anti-inflammatory properties. Self heal does not prevent viruses from entering cells it shortens their life cycle before they enter cells. It inhibits a viruses ability to replicate. It has been found to inhibit HIV replication. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects it improves liver function. It contains Rosmarinic acid which has found to be as effective as NSAIDs at reducing inflammation. It prevents Sars-Covid virus infection by inhibiting it’s ability to attach to the ACE2 receptor. Self heal is probably one of the most potent antivirals it works on many types of viruses including herpes. Self Heal improves thyroid and lymphatic health.

Benefits of Eleuthero.

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Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Eleuthero is also know as Siberian Gensing. It is an adaptogen meaning it helps to improve adrenal function and normalize hormones. It helps to prevent diabetes and obesity. It increases IgG and IgM levels. It has been shown to clear mold toxins and endotoxins from the body. It improves blood flow to the brain which improves mental function. Eleuthero is a stimulant so would be best to take it in the morning. Eleuthero has been found to be very effective against RNA viruses especially the flu. It increases athletic endurance. It has been shown to reverse some of the effects of Parkinson’s disease. It prevents nerve damage and has been shown to stimulate nerve repair. It reduces the effects of stress and speed up the recovery time from stress. Eleuthero has been found to dramatically improve lymphatic function. Eleuthero improves mental health and social functioning. Eleuthero reduces the occurrence of outbreaks from herpes viruses. Eleuthero combined with vitamin D3 and calcium has been shown to reduce osteoporosis. When combines with L-carnitine eleuthero increases Beta oxidation which prevents obesity and diabetes. Beta oxidation is inhibited by RNA viruses especially Sars-Covid and herpes viruses. Eleuthero improves skin health. Most plants in the gensing family have very similar phytochemicals Panax gensing has very similar effects as Siberian Gensing.

Benefits of St Johns Wort.

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St Johns wort (hypericum perforatum)

There are many species of St Johns wort but they are chemically similar so should have the same properties as those studied. Reduces gut inflammation and helps to heal gastric ulcers. Helps with system inflammation by reducing most types of inflammatory cytokines. Viruses like Covid and Herpes use inflammation to stealth from the immune system. It has shown to reduce the length of a flu infection and has been shown to inhibit HIV replication. It also is effective at helping with herpes because it increases type 1 interferon which is inhibited by herpes viruses so they can protect themselves. Type 1 interferon kills RNA type viruses and most RNA viruses inhibit it. It increases beta oxidation which would help with diabetes and obesity. St Johns wort also restores function to many pathways that are inhibited by Covid and herpes. The flowers have antidepressant properties this is why I forage it when the plant is flowering. St Johns Wort activates many antiviral pathways will helping to balance the immune system. It is a very good alternative to NSAIDs. It helps to prevent Alzheimers because it inhibits the formation of B-amyloid plaque. St Johns wort improve pancreatic function and health. It increases the production of adiponection which is low in those who have diabetes and are obese. It improves insulin and glucose levels in the body. St Johns wort improves liver and kidney function. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it helps to prevent cancer.
Because of it’s sedative like effects it should not be taken when driving or operating any dangerous machinery. I would recommend taking this one at night when a person would not be involved in activities that could cause harm to themselves or others. It activates the PXR receptor which is the primary xenobiotic receptor in the body. Xenobiotics are environmental toxins and carcinogenic hormones that can cause endocrine disruption and hormone imbalance. Increased PXR expression would increase the detoxing of xenobiotics by increasing Phase 2 detox enzymes. Increased PXR expression also reduces gut inflammation. PXR activation reduces expression of TLR4 which is overexpressed in many inflammatory diseases including inflammatory bowel and interstitial cystitis. PXR increased expression protects from DNA damage.

Excessive use of St Johns wort can cause excess bleeding because it do prevent blood clotting. It can also make one more sensitive to sunlight. It helps to prevent adrenal over activation. Stress and sepsis can induce changes in the brain that can cause a person to get stuck in fight or flight mode. St Johns wort helps to reverse those changes and normalize the function of the HPA. St Johns wort has been found to improve the health of the blood brain barrier.
Using high doses of St Johns wort can cause temporary tachycardia. St Johns wort is an MAO-A and B inhibitor. This is how it reduces anxiety but it can cause increased tyramine levels. Consumption of tryptophan while using St Johns wort can cause serotonin syndrome which increases body temperature, causes night sweating, dilated pupils and diarrhea. It can also increase blood pressure. This is why I believe it should be used in low dose to prevent side effects.

Benefits of Houttuynia.

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Houttuynia cordata (chinese lizard tail)

Has antiviral properties and has been found to inhibit the herpes viruses replication. It helps prevent mast cell degranulation which would prevent high histamines. It inhibits more inflammatory cytokines then NSAIDs do. It has been found to significantly reduce Sars-Covid infection. It has been shown to help prevent obesity and high triglycerides. It improves the detoxification of xenobiotics which have been linked to many types of cancer and hormone issues. It has been shown to help prevent insulin resistance which causes type 2 diabetes. The eye drops have been found to be effective against dry eye disease. It has been found to help with certain types of cancer like prostate cancer. It has very potent antioxidant properties.

I could find no valid side effects except when it has been directly injected into the blood stream. Not a wise move. Also I found sites sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry that made ridiculous claims and there was no science to back them. You could see the pharmaceutical ads all over the websites making the claims I searched many websites on the toxicity of of houttuynia and found nothing worth noting.


Benefits of turkey tail mushroom.

Turkey tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

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I am writing this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a knowledgeable and experienced functional medicine practictioner.

Turkey tail mushrooms are anti-inflammatory. It stimulates the immune system and has been shown to fight a variety of viral infections including the flu, cold , covid and inhibits herpes viruses. It stimulates the immune system. It inhibits many types of cancer. I can say I used it for a cold and it knocked it out of me overnight but made me sweat like crazy. It has been shown to be effective against HPV. If you accidentally pick false turkey tail it is ok it has many of the same benefits and possibly more so then turkey tail mushroom. Now to be honest until I see a study I cannot say I would recommend it with someone who has autoimmunity but it does inhibit PARP meaning it would prevent herpes viruses and covid from effecting the mitochondria. It increases cytochrome C so it would help improve mitochondrial respiration. It also is a COX-2 inhibitor which means it would reduce inflammation similar to how an NSAID would. It does increase IL-6 and Interferon gamma which is high in herpes infection and Covid so I would recommend this be used for those after the systemic inflammation has been addressed. It is an ACHe inhibitor so would reduce the symptoms of Alzheimers.

Benefits of reishi mushroom.

Reishi mushroom (ganoderma lucidem)

Has been shown to promote longevity. It stimulates the immune system. It is hepaprotective and has antioxidant properties. Has been shown to prevent many types of cancer. It increases IL-6, TNF-a and interferon gamma so may not be good for those who have a herpes virus infections because herpes causes an upregulation of IL-6 , TNF-a and INF Y. The antioxidant properties of Reishi mushroom mimics superoxide dismutase one of the most potent antioxidants in the body.

Reishi mushroom has been shown to have potent inhibitory properties against herpes viruses but in my opinion I would not use it until inflammation and oxidative stress were addressed. It has been shown to be effective against many types of gut infections. It helps with diabetes by reducing oxidative stress. It has been found to reduce aches and pains in the body. It has been shown to increase blood oxygen levels and improve asthma. It increases nerve growth factor which improves brain function. It boost energy levels and prevents depression and anxiety. Has been shown to prevent insulin resistance.

Side effects are itchy or dry mouth, bloody stools and other digestive issues. It should be used in moderation. Balance is the key to healing. It can cause insomnia and liver damage. Almost any nutrient in high amounts will have side effects and can cause damage to the body.

Benefits of red algae.

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Hypnea musciformis (red algae)

Has been shown to inhibit many viruses and inhibit herpes virus replications. Has very potent antioxidant properties. Most sea algae has these properties but in the groups I have been in on Facebook I have seen people get the best results with red and brown algae. Helps to prevent cancer because it has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Helps to prevent colitis and reduce intestinal inflammation. It contains a type of polysaccharide that will help established certain gut microbes if a person is deficient in FUT2 enzymes. Has potent antibacterial properties reducing many types of gut pathogens. It helps to prevent excess blood clotting. It helps prevent diabetes and improves blood glucose levels. It improves pancreatic health. It has antiviral activity. The polysaccharides in algae help to prevent intestinal damage. It is high in iodine so improves lymphatic health. It is high in vitamin A and Vitamin E. It is very high in minerals. It helps to prevent Candida overgrowth. Red algae improves blood circulation. Try to find algae from the Atlantic which has a much lower chance of being contaminated with toxins.

Over consumption of red algae can cause constipation. Also consuming too much sea aglae can increase iodine levels too high and damage they thyroid. Remember balance is key.

Benefits of Lemon Balm

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This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill find an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner. What may be beneficial for one person may be harmful to others.

Lemon Balm (melissa officinalis)

Has been shown to help dramatically reduce the outbreak of herpes. Those who have used ointments made from it rarely had a another occurrence of an outbreak. It is a potent helicase inhibitor which means it prevents viruses from being able to attach to the cells. It helps with many types of skin disorders. It contains many phytochemicals that are cardioprotective. It has potent antioxidant properties which would decrease the risk of cancer. It has sedative and anti depressive effects so would be best to use at night.

Lemon balm has been found to be more potent then ivermection at inhibiting the Sars-Covid virus from replicating. It has been found to be very effective against the herpes viruses.

Lemon Balm reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. It inhibits the break down of GABA. It helps prevent uterine spasms and reduces the severity of menstruation. It helps to reduce the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s. It helps improve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes by improving glucose levels. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

It has been shown to be very effective against Candida overgrowth.

Lemon balm helps to protect the DNA from damage because of it’s potent antioxidant effects.

Lemon Balm also improves blood vessel health which has been shown to improve the health of the skin.

Those with high GABA levels should not take Lemon Balm.

Lemon balm has been shown to improve thyroid function.

Those who eat GMOs will have high levels of organophosphates and glyphosate in their bodies. Those are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. These ones should avoid consuming Lemon Balm it will make their symptoms worse. Most studies show it would improve the symptoms of people who have these in their symptoms. Because of their effects on the nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. But one study seems to show it Lemon balm has acetycholinesterase inhibiting properties.

High levels of consumption seems to be safe.

Things that may help with herpes, RNA virus or Covid infection.

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These are my notes I on herpes I am posting for educational purposes in hopes someone can build on these and use them to learn and educate others. This is not medical advice , if you are ill you should seek the help of a knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner. Always use organic. There are too many toxins in non organic and you will be defeating the purpose of taking certain things or eating certain things.

Most herpes viruses including chicken pox and EBV effect the body in very similar ways. RNA viruses especially COVID uses the same methods herpes does to infect the body.

If you are dealing with herpes an antiviral ointment should also be used while doing a protocol to kill the herpes that is in the neurological tissue in the skin.

Much of this may help prevent cancer because the way herpes and RNA viruses effects the cells and mitochondria they turn on the genes that make a person more prone to getting cancer.

This is a list of herbs and supplements shown to be most effective against herpes viruses.

Lysine, Lemon Balm, Honeysuckle, musciformis, most algaes and sea weeds especially red, osmundoria obtusia, turkey tail mushroom, chicken of the woods mushroom, hen of the woods mushroom, houttyunia, resveratrol found in bright colored fruits and vegetables especially grapes, rhubarb root, aloe vera, St Johns Wort, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Self Heal, dandelion.

Glycerol inhibits viral and bacteria infection. It prevents nerve damage. Low levels in the body can cause fatty liver disease. Palm Oil is , and soy oil is high in glycerol. Coconut oil contains glycerol.

Glycerol also prevents nerve damage and is need for fatty acid metabolism. The body cannot process fats if we do not get enough carbohydrates and the immune system cannot function if we do not get enough carbohydrates. Glycerol increases tolerance to cold and increases survival rate during extreme cold exposure.

If you have herpes limit exposure to excess cold and sunlight it can activate the herpes viruses.

Meditating on things that make you happy or meaningful things is important. Learning to handle stress in a way that stress does not negatively impact your health will help and avoid stress when possible.

Mitochondrial respiration becomes inhibited. This should be restored. Increasing Cytochrome C helps. Chinese Lizard tail herb helps restore cytochrome C and restores mitochondrail respiration. It has sedative effects so should be taken at night.

Mangosteen fruit or peel extract induces Type 1 IFN which kills the herpes virus. It has sedative effects and if taken for too long it can start to make one of the eye lids droop.

Activated Charcoal and lactic acid traps viral virions preventing them from entering cells. Most lactobacillus produce lactic acid. Inducing autophagy helps clear herpes from the cells. Things like grape seed extract, molasses, and citrus extract help induce autophagy. Urothalin A, spermidine, resveratrol, Omega 3 fatty acids, trehalose, lithium which can have side effects, nicotinamide, N-acetylglucomsamin, curcumin, melatonin, kallistatin and endogenous serine protein and berberine induces autophagy.

B-catinen is increased by herpes which causes systemic inflammation , especially in the brain. Inhibiting B-catinen also inhibits herpes virus replication.

B-catenin inhibitors:

Bicalian found in scutellaria, plantain herb and fleabane.

Burdock root inhibits B-catenin and activates AMPK

Chloranthus inhibits B-catenin

Curcumin inhibits B-catenin

Panax gensing does and also increases AMPK.

Resveratrol inhibits B-catenin.


Magnolia Bark

Angelica promotes degredation of B-catenin.

Ellagic acid found in berries

Unicaria tormentosa (cat’s claw)

TFEB is decreased by herpes viruses. Copper , calcium, PGC1a, pomegranate juice, mTOR inhibition increases TFEB. Melatonin increases TFEB. TFEB inhibition permits HSV to enter the mitochondria.

Increasing PAK2 prevents HSV from hijacking mitochondria. Oxidative stress reduces PAK2 so it is important to take antioxidants. If you experience heart palpitations when you take antioxidants it means you are TH2 dominant and need to correct it. Excess oxidative stress prevents the body from being able to clear infection.

Lactobacillus Iners should be decreased. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG should be avoided. Lactobacillus Paracasei , Lactobacillus gasseri, and Lactobacillus crispatis decreases Lactobacillus Iners. Lactobacillus iners is usually overgrown in those who have interstitial cystitis.

These microbes help fight viral infection including herpes.

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus Brevis, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus planatarum, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus vaginosis, Lactobacillus jensii, Enterococcus Faecium, Clostridium orbiscindens.

Lactobacillus also improves tight junction health which is compromised by herpes. Glucosamine/chondroitin complex and bone broth can help to improve tight junction layer health.

Herpes increases Interferon Gamma (Inf-y).

Things that reduce INF-y:

Omega 3 fatty acids

moderate exercise

olive leaf



lithium which has many side effects

glucosmaine/chondroitin complex

theaflavens in green tea and black tea

aloe vera


Avoid red meat to avoid excess glutamine. Eat it in limited quantities. Do not take vitamin E in excess get it from food. Avoid excess glycine.

Women may need to increase progesterone. Eggs, vitamin A, vitamin E, K2 , zinc, evening primrose oil, pine bark extract can help to increase progesterone and balance hormones. Omega 3 fatty acids and foods high in B vitamins. Pine bark extract may help also.

Clostridium orbiscindens helps balance hormones.

Avoid excess lectins, and inflammatory foods like pasteurized milk , wheat products, processed foods and processed sugar.

If TH17 is high consume hemp seeds, pistachio nuts, mustard, gotu kola and querciten.

Herpes dysrupts mucin production especially in the gut and vagina. To improve mucin production sulfation needs supported. B12, B6, molybdenum and betain also known as TMG (trimethylglycine) support sulfation. Sulfation also needs threonine, cysteine, proline, calcium, potassium, glucosamine/chondroitin complex, Omega 3 fatty acids, complex starches, plant proteins are all needed to improve mucin production. Lactobacillus spp also improve mucin health.

Many with herpes infections have been found to have a coinfection. The most common was mycoplasma. Pau Darco, coconut oil, mugwort, berberine, and probiotic Mycoplasma vaccae help to reduce mycoplasma infection.

In women if there is an overgrowth of ureaplama , aerococcus or gardenella vaginosis they need addressed because they make herpes more virulent.

In men if there is an overgrowth of finegoldia, peptinophilus or staphylococcus it needs addressed before herpes can be fought.

Balance IL-1b inulin and oligofructose reduces Lippopolysaccharide (endotoxin) which balances IL-1b. Stimulating the vagus nerve balances IL-1b. Humming and singing stimulates the vagus nerve. Nicotinamide helps to balance IL-1b.

IL-37 reduces skin lesions caused by herpes. It also reduces inflammation. IL-37 is increased by AMPK and increases physical endurance, improves insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. IL-37 reduces joint inflammation and prevents rheumatoid arthritis. Many lactobacillus species increases IL-37. UDP sugars found in seeds especially help , sesame and crushed flax seed also help balance IL-37.

Herpes inhibits adenosine production. We will cover it in more detail later. To increase adenosine increase zinc, vitamin D, adenine, and nitric oxide. Phosphoticic acid also needs increased. Eggs, sunflower seed, fish and beef liver increase phosphotidic acid.

Increase AMPK

AMPK prevents herpes from hijacking many processes in the body and it is also antiviral. Increasing T3 increases AMPK, increasing Nitric oxide, increasing ketoines, Alpha lipoic acid, green tea, grape seed extract, bitter mellon, rooibos, panax gensing, quercitin, olive oil, red sage, berberine, burdock root, DIM, zinc, Omega 3 fatty acid, mushrooms, glucosamine/chondroitin complex and L-carnitine increases AMPK.

Heperanase is increased by herpes which reduces heparin. Heparin is antiviral and it also prevents excess blood clotting and excess soft tissue damage. Heparin needs increased to prevent excess blood clotting. Heparin is usually low in interstitial cystitis and inflammatory bowel diseases. Low heparin can cause soft tissue swelling and soft tissue break down.

Parabacteroides distansonis decreases heperanase. Berries, resistant starch , rhubarb root, Lactobacillus casei shiroto, Lactobacillus gasseri, and grape seed extract all increase Parabacteroides distansonis.

NDST-2 is inhibited by herpes. It increases heparin. Angiotensin 2 (ACE) inhibitors increases NDST2. NDST-2 requires glutathione, magnesium, calcium and adenosine-3-phosphate, sulfur, glucosamine/chondroitin, and glucuronic acid. Carbohydrates are also needed to produce heparin. Hypermethylation decreases heparin levels. Most sea algae especially red increases heparin. N-acetylglucosamine helps increase heparin. UDP sugar from seeds is also needed. Hemp, sesame and crushed flax seed have some of the highest levels of UDP sugars. Glucuronic acid is also needed. It is high in apples, cruciferous vegetables, kimbucha and the white part of citrus fruit. It can also be taken as a supplement calcium-D-gluturate.

Some ACE inhibitors are hawthorn, garlic, cheeses like gouda, cheddar, manchego and crescenza. Whey protein, raw unpasteurized milk, oily fish, pomegranate, omega 3 oils. Lactobacillus Helviticus produces metabolites that are ACE inhibitors.

Over expression of heparin can cause Type 1 diabetes, under expression causes Type 2 diabetes.

CD98hc increases intracellular glutathione and cysteine. Herpes compresses CD98hc which result in mitochondrial dysfunction.

TRPV-inhibits herpes virus and prevents it from compressing CD98hc. Omega 9 oils increases TRPV expression. Things that contain omega 9 oils are extra virgin olive oil, macadamia oil, oloic and gondoic acid, mead acid, nervonic acid, ximenic acid, elaidic acid found in milk fats, genoic acid is found in walnuts. Mead acid is found in catrilage. Eruci acid is found in mustard seed and arugula seed. Nervonic acid is found in Lunaria seed oil, and cardamin seed. Sacchoromyces cerervasiae also produces mead acid.

Ananamide helps to reduce herpes infection. Omgea 3 oils increases it. Also lemon balm , hops, ceylon cinnamon , orgegano and black truffles contain ananamide.

Improve Lymphatic health.

Lymphatic massauge, light exercise, bouncing help to improve lymphatic flow. Sulfur and cholesterol are needed for proper lymphatic function. Cleavers improves lymphatic health.

Herbs that contain coumarin improve lymphatic flow. Some herbs are tonka bean, anthoxanthum odoratum, sweet grass, sweet clover, cassia cinnamon, mullein, apricots, cherries, strawberries, astragalus, and paeonia root.

Improve adrenal health.

Adrenal cocktail that may help. Lemon or Lime water or orange juice could be used. 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar, a little himalayan salt, and raw honey.

Meditation, and reducing stress. Stimulating the vagus nerve improves adrenal health. Copper and magnesium are needed for proper adrenal function. They are found in liquid chlorophyll. Deep stomach breathing helps improve adrenal function. Taurine improves adrenal function. Threanin found in green and black teas improves adrenal health. Increashing GABA with herbs like lemon balm, mugwort and rooibos improves adrenal health. Seleinum is also needed.

Herbs that help:

Chamomille, rooibos, adaptogens such as ashwangha, rhodiola, holey basil, eleuthero.

Querciten, cinnamon, most seaweeds help improve adrenal function.

Mushrooms most effective against HSV:

Turkey tail, Chaga, reishi, almond mushroom, hen of the woods, chicken of the woods.

Plants most effective against HSV:

Vervian, glechon, lemon balm , honeysuckle, mulberry leaf, houttuynia, basil, pomegranate fruit and extract, geranium cranes bill, hawthorne, aloe vera, rhubarb root, buckthorne, St Johns Wort, Astragalus, olive leaf, elderberry and nitric oxide. Most in the mint family inhibits HSV.

Things that help prevent the ill health effects of HSV:

Wheat grass, berries, chia seeds, coconut oil, BHT (butylatehydroxytolene), vitamin C, raw honey, lysine and allicin.

Inhibiting HSP90 increases adenosine which kills HSV. Green tea, curcumin, inhibit HSP90 which increases TH1 and IL-1b.

Increasing IgA which involves restoring gut microbial balance.

IE1/2 needs inhibited. HSV increases it so that it can hide in the mitochondria. IE1/2 degrades proteins that protect from viral infection. Inhibiting IE1/2 turns on the antiviral genes. To prevent IE1/2 overexpression increase intake of zinc, plant proteins, organ meats, blue berries, magnesium, selenium, ceylan cinnamon, vitamin D, dried plums, taurine, CoQ10, reseveratrol, Leucine, acetyl-L-carnitine.

Some IE1/2 inhibitors are curcumin, green tea, ursolic acid, sulforaphane, pinkhead knotweed, red sage, and berberine, hydroxymethylbutyrate, colostrum, astragalus.

Probiotics that reduce IE1/2 expression are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longhum.

mTOR inhibition in order to inhibit HSV.

Inhibiting mTOR prevents HSV from being able to hijack many processes in the body to hide from the immune system.

mTOR inhibitors:

Salvia mittiorrhiza (danshen), chinese lizard tail herb, apigeni which is high in apples, cherries, grapes, parsley, cruciferous vegetables, green peppers, barley, tomatoes, curcumin, fisetin in oninions, strawberries, apples, DIM, Vitamin E, Omega 3 oils all reduce mTOR expression.

Decrease IFN-y (IFN-gamma)

HSV decrease Type 1 INF and increases INF-y. This inhibits the bodies ability to rid itself of the virus.

Things that decrease INF-y:

light exercise, green tea, black tea, aloe vera, grape seed extract , reducing stress, improve sleep, increase lysine intake.

Consume foods with a higher lysine to arginine ratio. Food with a higher lysine ratio:

fish, chicken, lamb, raw unpasteurized milk, cheese, beans, food grade yeast, most fruits and vegetables, gelatin, coconut, oats, brazil nuts, cabbage, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggs, garbanzo beans, guava, most legumes, mango, papaya, avocado, turkey, and macadamia nuts.

Arginine activates HSV and Lysine inhibits it.

Try and limit read meat it is high in glutamine and can cause HSV to increase. Glutamine should not be avoided but careful and letting levels get high. After being on a protocol for a while glutamine should not be a problem.

Mucin production needs increased. HSV inhibits mucin production in the vagina and in the gut.

Sulfation needs supported . I mentioned that earlier. Nutrients needed are:

sulfur, glutathione, threonine, cysteine, proline, calcium, potassium, glucosamine/chondroitin complex. Complex starches are needed, omega 3 fatty acids and plant based proteins. Most lactobacillus spp increases mucin and produce antiviral metabolites.

Apple cider vinegar decreases viral load.

Most with HSV have been found to have coinfections. Mycoplasma is the most common. Pau Darco, coptis, bayberry, mugwort and coconut oil help with mycoplasma.

If ureaplasma levels are high it must be addressed first along with any other overgrowth.

Increasing Type 1 interferon.

Curcumin, boswellia, Nicotinamide, scutellaria, vitamin D3, astragalus, magnolia bark, mugwort, red clover, berries. Pterostilbene which is more bioavailable then resveratrol. It stabilizes DNA. It is found in Pterocarpas Santalis (sandal wood), and rhubarb root.

Microbes that increase Type 1 INF:

Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Decreasing Interferon-y (gamma)

Omega 3 fatty acid, moderate exercise, olive leaf extract, curcumin, boswellia, theanine in green and black tea, glucosamine/chondroitin complex, gingko, aloe vera, reveratrol, and reducing stress.

Avoid excess glycine and get vitamin E from food. Avoid lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.

If experiencing immune over activation take hemp seed, eat pistachio nuts, mustard, gotu kola and querciten.

Nitric oxide balances adenosine levels. Adenosine is antiviral. Nitric oxide is also antiviral. Beet juice, pomegranate juice and leafy greens help to increase nitric oxide.

TORC2 reduce HSV infection. AMPK increases TORC2 expression. TBK1 expression increases TORC2. CBS pathway needs suported before increasing AMPK. Nutrients needed for sulfation also support the CBS pathway. Vitamin B6 and B12 are also needed. Vitamin C, glutathione, are needed.

Phosphatidic acid, phosphotidyl choline, lysophosphotidylcholine, and diaglycerol stabilize and activates mTORC2 Eggs, liver , fish, increases phosphotidylcholine. CDP-choline can be supplemented.

Things that increase AMPK:

Berberine, reveratrol, querciten, green tea, curcumin, panax gensing, salicylate.

Insulin like growth factor activates mTORC2 to increase IGF. Zinc, plant based protein, vitamin C, blue berries, magnesium, selenium, ceylon cinnamon, vitamin D, thiamine increases IGF. Taurine, astragalus, colostrum, acetyl-L-carnitine, creatine, ursolic acid found in spices such as thyme, holey basil and apple peels. Hydroxybutyrate increases AMPK. Sleep increases AMPK. CoQ10, eating oily fish, reducing inflammation increases AMPK.

Microbes that increase AMPK:

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium longhum.

HSV decreases adenosine. Adenosine kills HSV and other viral infections. To produce adenosine ribose, folate, adenine, are needed. Salt increases adenosine receptor activity. Adenosine causes sleepiness.

Food sources of ribose are poultry, oily fish, eggs, mushrooms, green and black tea, and food grade yeast. Raw honey is high in adenosine. Caraway seeds are high in adenosine.

NAD is adenosinedinucleotide and is needed for DNA repair and production. It is also needed to produce energy for the body.

NAD+ is decreased by HSV. Inhibiting PARP1/2 blocks this from occuring. Querciten, rutin, myricentin, fisetin, are PARP inhibitors. Inflammation increases PARP so needs reduced. Edible yeast increases Bacteriodes thetaiotaomicron which increases IL-1b which dcreases TNF-a and IFN-y which would reduce inflammation.

Vitamin A and HSV.

Herpes and RNA viruses like Covid seem to trick the body into thinking they are retinoic acid. This gives them the ability to hijack many function in the mitochondria and cells. To inhibit this increasing Vitamin A levels will help.

Retinoic acid is converted to all trans retinoic acid in the body. Beta carotene found in yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables is converted to retinoic in the body. Beta carotene cannot cause retinoic acid toxicity but consuming bioavailable sources of vitamin A can cause vitamine A toxicity which can increase the risk of cancer. That being said when a viral infection has hijacked the mitochondria and shut down mitochondrial respiration bioavailble sources of vitamin A can help get mitochondrial respiration and other mitochondrial processes working again. Consuming things like retinyl palmitic acid and fish oil can increase retinoic acid levels which will help to restore all trans retinoic acid levels. HSV and RNA viruses inhibiting AT-RA production can cause fatty liver. It also inhibits the antiviral genes needed to fight RNA virus infections.

CYP26 removes retinoic acid from the body. Inhibiting CYP26 can increase AT-RA and mitochondrial biogenesis because AT-RA activates UCP1 which increases mitochondrial biogenesis. Mitochondrial biogenesis is needed to burn fat, produce energy for the body and to produce and repair DNA.

Nutrients needed to produce AT-RA are vitamin E, retinoic acid or beta carotene, zinc, vitamin A, iron, and copper. Also Nrf2 and PgC1b needs to be activated to produce AT-RA.

Best sources of vitamin A are fish especially oily fish, Cod liver oil, krill oil, milk fats, eggs, yellow and green leafy vegetables, orange fruits and vegetables contain high levels of beta carotene which the body converts to retinoic acid. Retinyl palmitate is one of the most bioavailable sources of retinoic acid.

Viral infection effects CRABP2 which is found in neurological tissue. Herpes upregulates CRABP1 which increases viral infection and causes retinoic acid resistance. Grape seed extract and nitric oxide help to correct this by increasing CRABP2 methylation which prevents retinoic acid toxicity. Lecithin and phosphotidyl choline are needed for proper retinol uptake. Sun flower seeds or oil is one of the best sources.

HSV inhibits RBP1 which causes insulin resistance and glucose intolerance by it’s effects on CRBP1/2. Inhibiting IE1/2 prevents viruses from hijacking CRBP1/2.

HSV causes CRBP4 overexpression through activation of RBP7. RBP7 inhibition prevents fatty liver disease , increases carbohydrate use and increases tolerance to cold. RBP7 induces PPAR-y and adiponection to prevent endothelial dysfunction and reduce oxidative stress when functioning properly. Antioxidants especially glutathione restores proper RBP7 function.

CYP26A1 degrades retinoic acid into metabolites that bind to retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and can be tetragenic (cause DNA damage and cancer) by causing ineffective activation of RARs and retinoic x receptors (RXRs) which causes retinoic acid signaling to be down regulated. Increasing retinoic acid corrects this. Inhibition of CYP26A1 can cause weight gain and low progesterone. If needed valerian inhibits CYP26A1 which would increase AT-RA.

MIR-214 is induced by retinoic acid, it’s induction reduces the expression of IE1/2 . IE1/2 expression is increased by HSV to disable the bodies antiviral defense.

Retinoic acid signaling is important for maintain proper estrogen levels. Retinoic acid prevents estrogen dominance through upregulation of mIR-210, mIR-23a, and mIR27.

AT-RA activation of RARB3 reduces fatty build up in the liver and increases fat buring. It inhibits CYP26 isozomes which enhances biogenesis. Nrf2 and PGC1a should be activated and zinc, N-acetylglucosamine should be increased before increasing retinoic acid levels.

Some things that activate Nrf2 is bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid produced by certain gut microbes. Ruminococcus gnavus, Clostridium baratti, Eubacterium aerofaciens, Lactobacillus planatarum produces ursodeoxycholic acid. Ursodeoxycholic acid improves bile flow, prevents gall stones, reduces inflammation and prevents oxidative stress. Some phytochemical Nrf2 activators are querciten, curcumin, resveratrol, and citrus peel extract.

Increasing PGC1a:

Light exercise increases PGC1a, improving adrenal health and reducing stress, increasing AMPK. Lithium in very low dose, but lithium can build up in the body and have many side effects.

Alpha lipoic acid increases PGC1a and PPARb which prevents excess protein degredation, prevents cancer, reduces inflammation , increases mitochondrial enzymes and increases liver regeneration.

Nitric oxide increases PGC1a, PQQ found in green peppers and pine bark extract increases PGC1a expression, olive leaf, nicotinamide, riboside, grape seed extract, carnitine and rhodiola also increases PGC1a. Activating SIRT1, CREB, and increasing AMPK increases PGC1a.

If you are TH2 dominant you may have high thyroid hormone levels. You will have to correct this before stimulating PGC1a because it increases thyroid hormones.

Akkermansia munciphilia increases PGC1a expression.

Cycling inhibition helps reduce B-catenin which is high in HSV infection. Inhibiting cyclin prevents high B-catenin levels and increases P27 levels which will turn antiviral genes back on that HSV has disabled. Inhibiting cyclin restores oxidative phosphorylation. Inhibiting cyclin stabilizes p27KIP1 by which prevents HSV from hijacking cells.

Inhibitors of cyclin:

Terminalia Chebula (mega tribulus) inhibits cyclin and increases p27

Berberine found in coptis, bayberry and other herbs

dysoxylum binectanfi

gardenia obtusifolia increases p27KIP1

Indole-3-carbinolin found in cruciferous vegetables inhibits cyclin and increases p27KIP1

Magnolia bark inhibits cyclin and increases p27KIP1

Trim26 is increased by HSV. Trim26 inhibits Type 1 interferon which prevents the body from being able to launch an attack against HSV and other viral infections. IRF3 activates Type 1 INF. Inhibiting DHCR7 increases IRF3. Resveratrol and luteolin activates IRF3.TBK1 activates IRF3 and increases AMPK, and SIRT1 which decreases viral infection.

Blood clotting caused by HSV, keep in mind other RNA viruses use these very same methods so will also cause excess blood clotting. HSV inhibit the uptake of cholesterol into cells resulting in blood clotting. HSV also increases heperanase which decreases heperan which causes excess blood clotting.

HSV inhibits PGI2 which prevents cells from being able to mobilize cholesterol resultinig in platelet aggregation causing excess blood clotting. Covid spike protein causes this to happen also. This is why those who have been vaccinated are experiencing excess blood clotting. Cox-2 inhibition can prevent this from occurring and prevents HSV reactivation.

Cox-2 inhibitors:

Berberine, vulgatis, coptis, bayberry, Isatis Tinctura (woad), scutellaria, carrots, hen of the woods mushroom, chicken of the woods mushroom, angelica, tumeric, bromelain, boswellia, hops, chamomille, celery seed, green tea, cruciferous vegetables, most spices, and gingko all inhibit COX-2.

HSV effects on mitochondrial respiration.

HSV causes a build up of phosphoethanolamine which inhibits mitochondrial respiration and impairs VPS4 an ATPase needed to prevent viral replication. Reducing phosphoethanolamine helps to increase VPS4.

Reducing phosphoethanolamine:

Pantothenic acid, magnesium, betaine (TMG, trimethyglycine), P5P, B12, folate and reducing methylation decreases phosphoethanolamine.

Increasing PEMT reduces phosphoethanolamine. CDP-choline increases PEMT along with B6, vitamin C , SAMe, ribofavin and zinc.

HSV inhibition of mitochondrial respiration inhibits beta oxidation which prevents the body from being able to remove hsv from the mitochondria. Lauric acid found in coconut oil increases beta oxidation. PGC1a activation increases mfn2. Mfn2 increases beta oxidation and autophagy. GLP-1 also increases mfn2. GLP-1 is produce in the gut when we eat food. It increases insulin. Insulin helps reduce viral infections. Glucose, fatty acids and fiber stimulate the production of GLP-1. GLP-1 improves glycemic control in the body.

HSV inhibits the mitochondrias ability to produce purine nucleotides needed for DNA production and quality control. Purine nucleotides inhibit HSV. One of the most important molecules for producing purine nucleotides is nitric oxide. Adenosine is an antiviral nucleotide. Increasing AMPK increases adenosine.

In order to overcome HSV inhibition of adenosine production AMPK needs increased, tetrahydrofolate needs increased. Tetradydrofolate is produced from folate, NADH, B6, B12, riboflavin, and dihydrate reductase.

Foods high in PABA increases folate levels which will increase tetrahydrofolate levels. Foods that contain PABA are eggs, organic non sulfured black strap molasses, organ meats, food grade yeast, spinach, and mushrooms.

HSV upregulates PTP1B. PTP1B is a tyrosine phosphotase protein. Upregulation causes breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Inhibiting PTP1B should prevent this from occurring.

Inhibitors of PTP1B:

stearic acid, oleic acid, linolenic acid, bemic acid, margaric acid, pentadecyclic acid. Phelodendrin bark, most sea algaes especially red inhibits PTP1B.

Xyloyl transferase- increased expression inhibits viruses especially HSV. Xylitol increases xylosyl transferases. Excess consumption of xylitol can cause gas and diarrhea that quickly resolves once a person stops consuming it. Use xylitol in moderation. Xylitol also causes oxalates, phosphate and calcium to be excreted in urine so consume things that increase calcium and phosphate when consuming xylitol. Foods that increase calcium and phosphate are eggs, fish, seeds, legumes, asparagus, tomatoes, and cheese.

UDP-sugars are also needed to to increase xyloyl transferase. UDP sugars are found in seeds.

HSV increased production of heperanase reduces heparin which causes excess blood clotting, soft tissue inflammation and degradation. Nutrients needed to increase heparin are N-acetylglucosamine (NAG), sulfur, also sea algae increases heparin. UDP sugars from seeds are needed. UDP sugars also balance IL-37 which inhibits HSV. Crushed flax seed , hemp seed and sesame seed have some of the highest levels of UDP sugars. Inulin also balances IL-37 which prevents allergies. Inhibiting ACE can also increase heperan levels.

Some natural ACE inhibitors are raw unpasteurized milk, whey protein contains casokinins and lactokinins which are ACE inhibitors, lactoferrin is an ACE inhibitor and is in colostrum. Cheeses such as gouda, cheddar, manchego, crescenza are ACE inhibitors. Eggs and oily fish are ACE inhibitors. Pomegranate, hawthorn and Omega 3 fatty acids are ACE inhibitors.

Helicase inhibitors prevent the virus from attaching to the cells. Some of the most potent helicase inhibitors are red apples, lemon balm, honeysuckle, stephania cepharantha, pterocarpus satalinux (red sandal wood), geraniol found in rose petals, lemon grass, citronella, coriander and blue berries. Terminalia chebua, rhododendron and myrothamnus flabellifolius have been shown to be very effective against HSV’s.

Bismuth inhibits many viruses but can inhibit ATP production so should not be used for extended periods of time.

AGO3 can kill many viruses and it also stimulates mitochondrial repair mechanisms.



Angelica Archangelica

This is not medical advice it should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt do not use a plant if you are not certain of it’s safety or identification.

Angelica is related to carrots and celery so will taste similar. I have Angelica Archangelica and it has a mild celery like taste. Some species of Angelica can cause light sensitivity when eaten. A. Sylvestris is one of them. There are many toxic plants that look very similar so make certain you know this one before you even try to use it. Angelica has a husk like part close to where the stems meet. The one I am familiar with is Angelica Archangelica. It is the only one I have seen. It can get very tall, mine used to be then I cut it down. Every since I cut it down it has not recovered.


Each Angelica species has their own unique benefits. A. Archangelica has free radical scavenging properties, and strong antimicrobial properties and taste good to.

Reduces anxiety

Those with high acetycholine levels should not take it because it can slightly raise acetycholine levels.

Leaves and stems are best for anxiety.

Fights cancer

Has hepatoprotective effects.

Prevents seizures

Prevents skin aging.

Inhibits herpes and coxsackie

If there is poison Hemlock nearby don’t use it . There are claims Angelica and Hemlock can hybridize.

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

Protects cognitive function.

Helps with diabetes.

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

Helps with leaky gut.

Helps with fatty liver.

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.


Anti inflammatory

Prevents heart disease

Great for detoxing.

Helps with ADD

Reduces oxidative stress.

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

Inhibits HIV infection

Inhibits virus replication

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.

Lemon Balm

Melissa Officinalis

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If in doubt don’t if you do not know a plant do not use it.

Lemon Balm is good for soothing the stomach and for relaxing. It has also been shown to be good for making a balm for herpes chancres. Improves blood sugar levels, also helps with getting restful sleep. Has been shown to protect the brain cells.

Helps fight viruses even herpes.

Safe to consume in large quantities.

Is good at treating and preventing oxidative stress.

It helps with ventricular arrhythmia.

Has been shown to help with heart palpitations.

Has antimicrobial properties.

The flavonoids found in Lemon Balm along with other herbs have antidepressant properties.

Fights cancer


Reduces premenstrual symptoms.

Improves cognitive function.

Has been shown to reduce histamines.