Lemon Tonic Recipe And Homeopathy For After Shingles

Natural Remedy

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/


Antimon tart

Arsen alb




Hepar sulph




Ranunculus bulbosus

Rhus tox






Curing The Incurable With Vitamin C

How To  Prevent and Cure Infectious Diseases:

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Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD,  wrote “Curing the Incurable:  Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins”. This was first published in 2002.  I have a 3rd edition reprint by LivOn Books, 2009.  This essay will also talk about the work of Dr Ian Brighthope, a Melbourne doctor who is a Vitamin C specialist.

This book of Dr Thomas E. Levy’s is proof that many medical doctors are specialists in the art of natural healing, and have been for some time. Thomas Levy’s book “Curing the Incurable” is a book which covers  specifically the use of Vitamin C in treatment of disease.  It is a fantastic resource book for all people who want the proof that the Vitamin C alternative really does work, because Thomas Levy has researched the use of Vitamin C very thoroughly.

It is a great book to quote to all those sceptics of ‘natural’ health.  Thomas Levy’s book has over 1,200 scientific references, which should make it acceptable reading for all those who refute that Vitamin C does work, and can eliminate a disease.

Vitamin C is only one aspect of ‘natural’ healing, but to have all this research on Vitamin C therapy published by a medical doctor is certainly a break-through.

BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR, which makes the whole argument for Vitamin C therapy more than credible, it is an excellent book for promoters of Natural Therapies, like myself.

Vitamin C therapy can help and cure  many common infectious diseases such as polio and hepatitis.   Vitamin C injections have cleared up cases of Shingles within 72 hours.  It is quite astounding that this knowledge on the value of Vitamin C in treating illness, has been around for some time:  Levy on page 83,  reports the results of Zureick’s work which was from 1950.

Klenner is another early researcher who published results of his findings on Vitamin C therapy in 1949, 1953, and 1974. Klenner proved that Vitamin C was effective in treating cases of chickenpox, shingles, and herpes simplex.

Thomas Levy outlines the facts about his many successes in his book “Curing The Incurable:  Vitamin C, Infectious Disease, and Toxins”.

Dr Ian Brighthope, who is the President of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in Melbourne, is another doctor, a contemporary modern one,  who has done much research on the use of Vitamin C therapy.

Dr Ian Brighthope was in our New Zealand news towards the end of 2010, supporting the use of Vitamin C therapy for the treatment of infectious diseases.  I have written about his work in earlier articles on the Vitamin C treatment for Swine Flu.  Several people in New Zealand and Australia had had Swine Flu and had been refused Vitamin C treatment, even though all other treatments had failed, and these patients were about to die.  This state of affairs was made worse because there was definite proof that the Vitamin C therapy would work, as one person’s life had been saved by the giving of Vitamin C injections at the last minute.

The controversy over hospitals refusing to give Vitamin C treatment for Swine Flu is an extreme example of the moral negligence of some doctors and health authorities:  These negligent and dishonest doctors and health authorities will let people die rather than use a ‘natural’ remedy which is not marketed by the drug companies whom they support.

And the controversey still goes on.  I see that Dr Ian Brighthope has published a letter on line which objects to the manipulation of facts about Vitamins, which are published by the papers, and which suit the marketing interests of the drug companies…….

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

Reading these posts might be helpful if you have decided to forfeit those much-promoted and often dubious flu injections.

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