Home Remedies for Herpes

Home Remedies for Herpes

Herpes outbreaks are a kind of disease that is formed due to an attack by the herpes simplex-1 and herpes simplex-2 viruses. The initial stage of herpes causes oral herpes, and it leads to the genital herpes later. It is a dangerous virus and it passes through one person to another through close contact between them. There are certain circumstances due to which herpes simplex virus type 1 is transmitted to another person such as infected saliva (kissing, eating from the same utensils, or sharing personal items with each other). For instance, herpes simplex virus type 2 is transmitted due to the sexual contact and it is linked with genital sores or ulcers. When there is genital herpes found in the mouth and oral herpes in the genital area so it may cause through oral-genital contact and thus it is said to be cross infection between two persons. The symptoms of herpes outbreaks are showed by the herpes outbreaks may be fever burns, mouth sores, and enlargement of lymph nodes. Fever would be the first experience of a herpes outbreak.
How to Cure Herpes Naturally
Herpes virus can be retreated to the nervous system and it can easily become in the active state again because of the triggers like stress, various foods, changes in hormones, illness, surgery, and a good resistant immune system. Herpes virus can be now treated at your own home by using several kinds of home remedies.

1.  Ice Packs

You usually feel uncomfortable due to suffer with herpes outbreaks so ice is the only thing that can help in relief the pain instantly.
  • Take a piece of cloth or towel and wrap an ice over it.
  • Now place the cloth on the affected area for about 10 minutes.
  • Follow this for several times a day for some days.

2.  Apple Cider Vinegar

 The harshness in the herpes outbreaks can be easily controlled by using apple cider vinegar because apple cider vinegar contains disinfectant, astringent, and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
  • Take a cotton ball and dip it into the apple cider vinegar then dab it gently on the affected area for four times a day.
  • If you want to see the quick and best result so apply it soon when you suddenly feel the burning and itching sensation.
  • You also find an option to add two tsp of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water then drink it twice daily.

3.  Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is thought to be a good home remedy and it is popular in the case of herpes virus by being a disinfectant.
  • With the help of cotton ball, apply little amount of hydrogen peroxide solution on the targeted parts.
  • Now let it dry for few minutes then wash it off.
  • Repeat the remedy every few hours for a couple of days.
  • You can also use a crushed lysine tablet by mixing it with the hydrogen peroxide solution then apply on the affected areas.
  • In case of oral sores, prepare a mixture of one part of hydrogen peroxide and three parts of water as a mouthwash for three days.

4.  Garlic

Garlic contains natural properties such as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which tremendously help in fighting against herpes outbreaks. From the research in Planta Medica in 1992, we have come to know that scientists have found a chemical named allicin present in garlic may have antiviral possessions. Garlic oil also contains the antiviral compound called ajoene.
  • Directly place a crushed garlic clove on the affected area then leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Do this remedy few times daily for about two days.
  • Make sure, it can cause itchy sensation.
  • On the other hand, you can also apply garlic oil on the affected parts for three times daily.
  • You can make garlic oil at home. Cook fresh garlic cloves in olive oil until they turns into brown in color.
  • Now strain out the oil.
  • You also got an option to eat crushed garlic cloves regularly.

5.  Lemon Balm

The severity of herpes outbreaks can be reduced while using the lemon balm. It has antiviral and antibacterial effects because it has a compound called eugenol that works as a natural pain reliever.
  • For getting an instant and comfortable relief, you should drink lemon balm tea several times daily for few days until you see the symptoms are settled down.
  • Apply lemon balm oil or lemon balm tea bags on the affected area four times a day.
  • Alternatively, gently dab a little lemon balm extract on the affected area then leave it for few minutes so that it gets naturally dry.
  • Do this remedy few times a day.
Herpes Treatment at Home

6.  Licorice Root

Licorice root actually helps in making the immune system strong so it can be able to fight against this herpes virus. There is an active ingredient called glycyrrhizin found which has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Take one-half tbsp. of water and one tbsp. of licorice root powder. Dab it gently on the affected areas and leave it for approximately some hours. Follow this remedy four times a day until you see the improvement.
  • Pick up a thin layer of a liquid licorice root extract, cream, or gel and then apply on the affected area.
Note: Those people who are suffering with high blood pressure should strictly avoid licorice root because it can cause skin irritation.

7.  Peppermint

Peppermint tea is highly effective in the case of herpes virus because it can help in the reduction of severity of herpes outbreaks. It also helps in soothing the pain and inflammation caused by this virus. Peppermint oil is also good for this purpose.
  • Make your habit to drink peppermint tea at least two times a day.
  • Otherwise, take a small piece of cotton ball and dip it in water and then peppermint oil. Now apply it on the affected area for few times a day.

8.  Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is another popular home remedy that is good for many skin problems and so for herpes virus. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-therapeutic actions that you feel relax while pain is relieved gradually. There are some chemicals present in the tea tree oil such as terpenes and phenylpropanoids with antiviral bustle.
  • In ten drops of tea tree oil, add one-half ounce of a vegetable oil to make the tea tree oil diluted.
  • In spite of that, you can also add five drops of each myrrh and geranium essential oils and two drops of peppermint oil.
  • Apply the solution on the affected parts five times daily for a few days until you see the herpes outbreaks are properly maintained.

9.  Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is also a good remedy for reducing the pain due to having the herpes virus because it contains lauric acid which chemically converted into a monoglyceride called monolaurin that has antiviral and antibacterial effects. However, the lauric acid and capric acid present in coconut oil help in killing the herpes virus.
  • Try to drink at least 10 to 30 ounces of organic virgin coconut oil daily.
  • Otherwise, you should consult a good dermatologist for the advice of taking the lauric acid supplement.

10.  Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is the most popular herb for the treatment of many types of skin problems and so for dealing with herpes outbreaks, especially when you suffer with genital herpes as it helps in leading with the lesions and heals them instantly. It will help in relieving the sores and pain.
  • Extract out the gel from an aloe vera leaf and directly apply it on the affected area.
  • Let it dry for its own naturally then wipe it off with a wash-cloth already soaked in warm water.
  • Do this remedy for several times daily for four days.
  • You can also apply an aloe vera cream topically.

If you want to get rid of the herpes simplex virus, you should concentrate on your good diet schedule like eating more lysine-rich foods that are, dairy products, eggs, nuts, soyabeans, mangoes and apricots to help preventing from herpes outbreaks.  Make sure to avoid peanuts because these contain higher amount of arginine.  

On the other hand, eat vegetables that are more cruciferous such as cabbage, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower, due to which the growth of herpes viruses can be stopped simultaneously. In case, if you have weakened immune system and do not have power and resistance and are not capable of making the sores and symptoms get better within 10 days then you must consult your doctor.


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