Antiviral Cheeseweed with Onions and Olive Oil

What is HSV?

Herpes (HSV) is a virus that causes sores in the genitals and/or mouth. It is a common infection that stays in the body for life if no proper treatment is received. HSV is the result of two different but similar viruses: herpes type 1 (HSV1) and herpes type 2 (HSV2). Both types can cause sores around the genitals, mouth, throat, and rarely eyes.

HSV spreads through skin contact with infected areas and causes outbreaks of painful, itchy blisters or sores that appear and disappear. Moreover, many people with HSV do not notice the symptoms because they cannot feel or see them, or the symptoms might be very mild.

Sometimes people confuse the HSV symptoms with other diseases, such as the flu. Symptoms might come and go; however, having no symptoms does not mean that the infection has cured or cannot be infectious. HSV can infect others even if there are no sores or symptoms.


Cheeseweed contains flavonoids, essential oils, vitamin C, and other compounds. It was used as a herbal remedy for asthma, coughs, and sore throats. It is also used to treat wounds or inflammation of the mucous membrane in the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. You can easily add this vegetable to green salads and other dishes. Let’s learn how to prepare antiviral cheeseweed with onions beneficial for HSV.

Antiviral Cheeseweed with Onions and Olive Oil

Meal type: lunch/dinner – main meal.

Servings: 2 – 4 people.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes.

You Need

  • 4 handfuls of cheeseweed (1 kg) or 4 cups, chopped leaves.
  • 1 large white onion, chopped.
  • Black pepper.
  • Pink Himalayan salt.
  • Olive oil.

Follow These Steps

  1. Wash the cheeseweed and remove the stem. You can leave a small portion of the stem for its benefits.
  2. Chop the cheeseweed coarsely.
  3. Put the olive oil and onions in a pan and stir, then add the cheeseweed.
  4. Stir until they wilt and shrink in size.
  5. Add salt and black pepper. You can add organic eggs 5 minutes before being cooked with stirring (optional).
  6. Lemon can be added to it when serving.
Note: If you do not have cheeseweed, you can replace it with boiled spinach, chard, or radicchio leaves.

Cheeseweed Benefits

This plant is rich in protein, iron, minerals, B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains antioxidants like polyphenols and flavonoids that fight free radicals in the body.

Cheeseweed helps treat infections, skin ulcers, and burns. The anti-inflammatory compounds it contains are effective in treating a variety of skin problems.

Cheeseweed and HSV

This vegetable boosts the immune system because it contains antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The compounds it provides also increase the production of white blood cells and protect them. A strong immune system works to limit the spread of the virus and relieve its symptoms, which is essential for patients with HSV.

Furthermore, this plant contains important compounds to nourish and protect the skin, thus helping speed up the healing of sores and blisters caused by HSV.

Tip: Relaxation exercises, such as yoga and breathing exercises, help reduce anxiety and psychological pressures and thus improve the functioning of various body systems, especially the immune and nervous systems.

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