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Garlic Gets Rid of Herpes Overnight? Fact or Fiction?


Herpes is a viral infection caused by the simplex virus.  It often shows itself through small sores and blisters.  If seeking conventional medical treatment, you will most likely be prescribed an antiviral, but is this your only option?

Throughout the internet you will find blog posts and news articles stating that garlic will get rid of herpes overnight!  Is it too good to be true? Fact or Fiction? (1)

Hippocrates used garlic to heal many different kinds of infections.

Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years; in addition, it has been believed to ward off evil spirits, and at one time was exchanged as a valuable form of currency.  Hippocrates used garlic to heal many different kinds of infections.  In fact, garlic is often used to kill parasites and pathogenic microbes. (2)

According to the Journal of National Medical Association (JNMA) study, it is reported that garlic contains thirty-three sulfur compounds, all of the essential amino acids, all major minerals, several trace minerals, and Vitamin A, B, and C.  What makes garlic effective treatment against herpes is allicin-ajoene. (2)

In 1985, the medical journal, Planta Medica, reported positive results using garlic for treatment of herpes simplex.  The study proved the anti-viral properties of garlic and its success in killing the herpes simplex virus.  (2)

In 1988, researchers studied garlic’s medicinal value and reported that it plays an “invaluable role” in prevention and treatment for major causes of death.  The JNMA reported that researchers


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