Is there a natural cure for herpes? This has been the quest of herbalists, homeopaths, acupuncturists and a long list of other natural healers through the ages.

    If you search enough on the subject you will find that there is recommendation for practically every type of herb in existence as a cure or treatment for herpes.

    Some that crop up more than others are

    • Olive Leaf.
    • Echinacea.
    • Andrographis.
    • St.John's Wort
    • Comfrey root
    • Ginger root
    • Parsley leaf powder
    • Red raspberry leaf
    • Turkey rhubarb root

    Some of these herbs may strenghten the body's immune system, in turn lessening the chance of a herpes or cold sore outbreak.

    Check out the research done on increasing the levels of glutathione. to assist the body's natural defence mechanisms.

    There are a myriad of other substances and methods reported to be a natural cure for herpes - these include

    • red marine algae
    • coloidal silver
    • hydrogen pyroxide (oxygen therapy)
    • Dimethyl Sulfoxide DMSO
    • hypnotism

    Of course, other factors such as diet, sufficient sleep, exercise, state of mind and general overall health will play a large part in keeping the outbreaks to a minimum.

    Herpes & the Immune System is a great essay on the benefits of keeping your immune system healthy. Includes links to some informative sites.

    You may need to experiment a little for yourself but eventually you may find one or a combination of a herbs may be of benefit and reduce or eliminate herpes outbreaks.

    Here is a great site that has a herbal products that contains 3 of the most powerful immune boosting herbs: Olive Leaf, Echninacea & Andrographis are said to strengthen the immune system and give you a boost.

Scientific study by Zheng MS of 500 Herbs effectiveness against HSV2

J Tradit Chin Med. 1988 Sep;8(3):203-6.

An experimental study of the anti-HSV-II action of 500 herbal drugs.

Experimental assessments were made on the anti-HSV-II action of 500 herbs by determinations of the virus inhibition logarithm (VIL). 13 highly effective herbs (VIL greater than or equal to 4.00) were screened cut, providing a rational basis for clinical therapy.

Among these effective herbs

10 were aqueous extracts of:

  • Artemisia anomala
  • Centella asiatica
  • Epimedium Sagittatum
  • Hibiscus mutabilis
  • Hosta plantaginea
  • Hypericum japonicum
  • Inula japonica
  • Mosla punctata
  • Rhododendron simsii
  • Rhus chinenses

3 were alcohol extracts of:

  • Epimedium Sagittatum
  • Hypericum japonicum
  • and Mosla punctata.
So you can see there is some basis for using a herbal or other remedy - if you click the link below you can read a host of people's own stories of how they have rid themselves of cold sores are now sharing their experiences with others.

Whatever you use or try you must remember that only your qualified medical practitioner is sufficiently informed to diagnose and advise on the type of treatment required for any medical condition.

Lets hope that someone comes up with a natural cure for herpes soon.