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NATURAL TREATMENTS AGAINST HERPES

Herpes outbreaks occur due to an attack by the herpes simplex viruses. The virus is spread from person to person through close contact.

Herpes simplex virus type 1 is usually transmitted through contact with infected saliva (for example, by kissing, eating from the same utensils, or sharing personal items). It is associated with infections of the mouth, lips and face.

The herpes simplex virus type 2 is sexually transmitted and is associated with genital lesions or ulcers. Infections leading to genital herpes in the mouth and oral herpes in the genital area can be caused by oral-genital contact. The virus can be transmitted even when the sores and symptoms are not visible.

Herpes outbreaks are characterized by cold sores, sores in the mouth, and lymph nodes. The first episode of a herpes outbreak can also be accompanied by a fever.

After an epidemic, the virus tends to fall back on the nervous system. It can become active again due to triggers like stress, illness, certain foods, hormonal changes, surgery, and a weakened immune system. However, the experts at the Center for Phytotherapy (Mes Plantes) have a natural treatment based on medicinal plants to permanently cure herpes. Click on the image below to discover this natural treatment. 

Herpes treatment

Ice

Ice cube

Ice helps relieve the pain and discomfort caused by herpes outbreaks.
- Wrap an ice cube in a cloth or towel.
- Place it on the affected area for about 10 minutes.
Action to be repeated several times a day for a few days until you see improvement.

Apple cider vinegar

Cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps reduce the severity of herpes outbreaks due to its disinfectant, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and dab on the affected areas three or four times a day for two to three days. For best results, apply it as soon as you feel the initial tingling sensation.


You can also add one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and drink it twice a day during flare-ups.

Garlic

Garlic 2

Garlic is naturally antimicrobial and has anti-inflammatory properties that help fight herpes outbreaks. Garlic oil also contains ajoene, an antiviral compound.
- Place a crushed garlic clove on the affected area and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this a few times a day for two days or until you see improvement.
Alternatively, you can apply garlic oil to the affected area two or three times a day. To make garlic oil, cook the fresh garlic cloves in olive oil until they turn brown and then strain the oil.
You can also eat one or two crushed garlic cloves per day. It also works as a preventative measure.

Lemon balm

Melisse 1

Lemon balm is helpful in reducing the intensity of herpes outbreaks. In addition, it has antiviral and antibacterial effects. It also contains a compound called eugenol, which works as a natural pain reliever.
Apply lemon balm oil or lemon balm tea bags on the affected area three or four times a day. You can also wash the area with lemon balm tea.


Alternatively, dab some lemon balm extract on the affected area and leave it on until it dries naturally. To be done several times a day.

Licorice root

Reglisse

Licorice root strengthens the immune system and fights against the herpes virus. It contains an active ingredient called glycyrrhizin which has antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Mix half a tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of licorice root powder. Dab on the affected area and leave for a few hours. Do this three or four times a day until the blister is gone.
You can also apply a thin layer of liquorice root extract liquid, cream, or gel on the affected area.
Note: People with high blood pressure should avoid taking this herb internally. Additionally, if the topical application of licorice root causes skin irritation, discontinue treatment.

Mint tea

Mint

Mint tea helps reduce the severity of herpes outbreaks. It also helps relieve pain and inflammation.
Peppermint oil, too, has been found to have a virucidal effect on the herpes virus.
- Drink a mint tea at least twice a day.
- Otherwise, dip a cotton ball in water and then in peppermint oil. Apply to the affected area several times a day.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil

Another effective remedy that has anti-herpetic, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties is tea tree oil. It contains terpenes and phenylpropanoids with antiviral activity.
- Dilute tea tree oil by adding half an ounce of vegetable oil to 10 drops of tea tree oil. You can also add five drops of essential oils from each myrrh and geranium and two drops of peppermint oil.
- Apply the solution to the affected area three to five times a day for a few days until the epidemic clears.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which turns into a monoglyceride called monolaurin which has antiviral and antibacterial effects. Additionally, lauric acid and capric acid in coconut oil help kill the herpes virus.
- Drink 10 to 30 grams, or about a quarter of a glass, of organic virgin coconut oil per day. Alternatively, you can take lauric acid in supplement form after consulting with our experts at the Herbal Medicine Center (My Plants).

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera 1

Aloe vera is useful in the treatment of herpes outbreaks, especially genital herpes because it helps heal the lesions. It heals wounds and relieves pain and inflammation.
- Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it to the affected area. Let dry, then wipe off with a washcloth dipped in lukewarm water. To be done several times a day for three to four days.
You can also apply aloe vera cream or extract topically.

In addition to following these remedies, eat more foods rich in lysines like dairy products, eggs, tree nuts (avoid peanuts because they are high in arginine), soybeans, mangoes, and apricots to help to prevent herpes outbreaks. You can take L-lysine supplements (500 to 1000 mg per day) too.

 
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