Frequent Herpes Outbreaks? Omit These Nightshade Veggies

Frequent Herpes Outbreaks? Omit These Nightshade Veggies

If you suffer from herpes, not all vegetables are good for you. There are a class of vegetables called nightshades, which lead to inflammation and chronic muscle, joint and nerve pain. During outbreaks, it is important to omit night shade plants. Unfortunately, these vegetables tend to increase the inflammatory process making symptoms worse. When we have herpes lesions, the skin is already irritated and inflamed. The last thing you want to do is fuel the burning fire from within.

Are you feeling hot, hot, hot?

If you are in outbreak mode or you are getting outbreaks frequently, I would avoid nightshade vegetables, fruits and spices.




Goji berries

Tomato based condiments

Hot sauce- I know. That’s a hard one to swallow. You must believe me when I say, you are better off without them.

Processed foods 

These hide nightshades in terms like “starch” and “natural flavoring”


Chili powder



  1. Lydia says:

    My logical brain said, “If Abreva works for HSV1 on the face, and it does for me, why can’t it be used in the genital area?” (I have been positively diagnosed with genital HSV1 by way of a very painful biopsy) Thanks for the info, I will give it a try as I am in the midst of a breakout that won’t stop. I’ve counted 5 different lesions, each at a different stage of healing. As soon as one closes, another erupts! I’ve read two thirds of Dr. Kelly’s book and have learned so much. Thank you!! I’ll be back!
    Your sister, Lydia

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