The following tonic recipe was sent into Ewing Stevens radio programme and appears in his booklet ‘Ewing’s Phone People’, published in 1993.
I have not tried it myself in the healing of shingles, but it looks like a good, general tonic recipe, similar to one which Dr John Hilton gave to me about 30 years ago for the purpose of cleansing the digestive system and blood.
In an 8oz glass put two tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and one tenth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Top up with warm water and stir to dissolve the maple syrup. Drink while still warm.
Rangi, who sent in this recipe, recommends taking this dose six times a day for ten days, then leaving for three days, and then repeating the whole procedure for another ten days after the break.
Vitamin E: Readers Digest ‘1801 Home Remedies’ says that Vitamin E can help. A suggested dose is between 1200-1600 IU per day until the shingles clear up.
Vitamin C is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and should be considered for helping cure shingles.
Zinc can also help.
Cat’s claw herb is suggested in some herbals for treating viral conditions such as shingles. Studies on cat’s claw herb show it can inhibit viruses. Take the recommended dose.
Drink plenty of lemon balm tea: Readers Digest says lemon balm is effective in treating herpes viruses. They suggest making a tea of two teaspoons of dried lemon balm to a cup of boiling water. Allow to cool, then bathe the shingles blisters with the cooled herb tea. Peppermint or spearmint herb can be used as an alternative to bathe the skin.
Drinking several cups per day of lemon balm tea would also be good. Lemon balm comes from the mint family, and is capable of inhibiting the different strains of herpes viruses.
Lysine, an amino acid, can help fight viruses. Recommended dose is 1000mg taken three times a day while the outbreak is in the acute stage.
Note: Reader’s Digest assures us that shingles are NOT catching, but that a person may develop chicken pox from coming into contact with a person suffering shingles: This might happen if a person has not had chicken pox previously, and occasionally people do get reinfected, sometimes years after having had the virus as a child.
Shingles: Homeopathic remedies to consider might be:
For more detail on the use of these remedies, read this post http://merrilynhope.com/list-of-homeopathy-remedies-for-shingles-herpes-zoster/