Herpes is a viral infection, that can be controlled, but will never disappear completely. It lives in your spine, and breakouts occur at different times. They can happen when you are stressed, or when your body and it's immune system is under attack.
Eighty percent of Americans have Herpes 1 (HSV 1), which is more normally known as cold sores. Approximately thirty percent of the US population has Herpes 2 (HSV 2), commonly known as genital herpes. Some people carry the virus, but are unaware, because they have never had a breakout of any kind.
Treating breakouts with herbs is natural, and effective. Certain herbs are very helpful to treat the symptoms of herpes and helping to reduce and prevent future outbreaks. In the correct combination, the herbs are a defense against herpes outbreaks.
Lemon balm is the specific herb used for helping to heal herpes sores quickly, and with less pain. When used consistently, it may decrease or prevent future herpes outbreaks.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), which also goes by Melissa, is the best natural, herbal remedy and treatment for herpes, herpes cold sores, and shingles. The eugenol, and tripetenes act as a natural antiviral that heal viral skin infections. Avoid prolonged use if you are taking medication for low thyroid (hashimoto’s). Seek products that do not contain lemon balm if you are on such medication.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), also has wonderful and powerful antiviral healing properties. The hypericin in St. John’s Wort flower contains the natural healing antiviral benefits.
Neem (Melia azaderach), from the Neem tree in India, is a powerful antiviral and works wonders on healing of skin tissues.
Chickweed (Stellaria media) herb has an anti-itch action. Once applied to the skin, chickweed will help stop the itch within minutes.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is as an mild anti-viral, an anti-inflammatory, as well an antibacterial agent. Calendula is a wonderful wound healer.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) herb acts as an emollient, and helps to form a protective layer on the skin. Comfrey helps to heal skin tissue quickly.
While lemon balm is the best herb for herpes, a combination of the above herbs can also be very effective. We have put just the right combination into our Herpes Healing Salve.