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Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus can lie hidden in your nerves for a long time after causing chicken pox and suddenly become active again. You can get shingles if you have previously had chicken pox. Shingles creates a painful inflammation, rash and blisters. Shingles is more common in people who have weakened immune systems and in older people. Shingles is contagious.
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increases the risc for shingles.
Natural treatments for shingles are Comfrey ointment, Vitamin C, Echinacea tincture, Black walnut hull tincture, St John’s Wort Oil, 3 Oregano oil, Lemon Balm Salve, Lemon Balm tincture, Neem oil, Neem soap, Neem oil lotion, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Essential Oils, Celery juice, Breast milk, Manuka honey.

By Carl Grinde | January 31 2023
Uppdated January 31 2023

"About 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in their lifetime." (

Medicine induced shingles
Things and medicines that can cause shingles are radiation or chemotherapy, rheumatoid arthritis medicine Tofacitinib (Xeljanz), steroids, such as prednisone,

Understanding what causes shingles

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increases the risc for shingles

Food advides for shingles
Foods to avoid when having shingles: white bread, sugar, high glycemic foods, highly processed foods, arginine rich foods, alcohol, caffeine
Foods to eat: fiber, whole grains, brown rice, barley, sweet potato, protein-rich foods, Yogurt, leafy greens.

Foods to avoid if you have Shingles

Natural cures for shingles

L-Lysine against Shingles
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Olive leaf extract against shingles
Olive leaf works against herpes. It works for shingles also.
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Oleavicin Shingles Gel

Comfrey ointment for shingles
"Cream with comfrey helped Inger's shingles" (in Swedish)
Comfrey Ointment

Manuka honey against shingles
Manuka honey possesses anti-viral properties. Use it on the skin.
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Celery or Celery juice for shingels
celery juice healing properties

Essential oils for shingles
Essential oils are strong. Don't put them directly on your skin. Use a carrier oil such as Coconut oil, Black Cumin seed oil or Olive oil.

Breast milk on Shingles
"I currently have shingles. I put my breast milk onto my outbreak.
The skin around the blisters went from bright red to a lighter pink in just a few hours. Also, the burning/itching sensation was dramatically reduced."

Terrasil, Shingles Skincare
Terrasil, Shingles Skincare

Dr. Axe on shingles

Echinacea for shingles
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Black walnut hull tincture
Black walnut hull tincture

St John’s Wort Oil
St John’s Wort Oil applied topically.
St John’s Wort Oil

Lemon Balm Salve
Lemon Balm Salve

Lemon Balm tincture
Lemon Balm tincture

Neem for shingles
Neem Leaf & Oil Lotion, Neem soap etc.

Black Walnut Wormwood Complex