The Ask A Healer Herpes Information Section
by N J Howell
Types of Herpes
The Hidden Dangers of HSV
Homeopathics for Herpes
The FDA made a decision that affects your health. You should know about it. According to the FDA a natural remedy may not claim to heal herpes simplex virus. The language of the lastest FDA pronouncement seems to have caused several natural remedies companies to pull formulas designed to help the body come back from a herpes outbreak quicker and provide support for reducing outbreaks.
None of this recent action by the FDA changes the fact that most pure essential oils have either antiviral or antibacterial properties or both. In addition, nothing works faster to deliver it's medicinal properties aside from possibly the injection of something directly into the blood stream because EO's have the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier.
Note also that FDA-approved prescription drug remedies for treating herpes simplex virus only suppress the virus. None of them claim a cure. Neither do I claim a cure; I do claim that natural antivirals may help the body as much as prescription antivirals with less side effects. I still believe that. I also believe that, given support and nutrition, the body can heal anything.
As of this writing, there still exist many topical herpes ointments which contain ingredients having antiviral and antibacterial ingredients. Pure melaleuca oil, or teatree oil, has antiviral properties. Diluted and applied topically, many find that herpes outbreaks stop at prodome or if already present, outbreaks resolve sooner.
Herbs with antiviral properties include Melissa (Lemon Balm) and Wild Olive Leave Extract. Coconut oil has a specific anti-herpetic ingredient in it called lauricidin that has been extracted and is available for sale by that name. Homeopathic remedies are also an excellent choice, to support the body in it's natural response to the herpes virus.
Health Disclaimer: The articles on herpes and treatment options for HSV on this website are all educational in nature and intended to replace any needed medical testing, evaluation or treatment. Hopefully, you will choose a doctor who is open to the idea of further supporting the body with natural antivirals and not just suppressing symptoms with Valtrex.