Oral herpes are so common at this point that statistics say around 80% – 90% of the population at least has been in contact with the herpes virus. So it’s only fair that those of us with natural solutions in our toolbox, would be excited to share just how to kick your cold sores faster and get on with your life!
- Oregano – Studies have show that this powerful plant has been able to at least cause the virus to go dormant. Some argue that the virus has even been eliminated from the body, but we can’t be so sure. If you’d like to try this remedy, you’ll simply need to get a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil and place a few drops of the oil on your lower spine and massage it in. Do this twice per day. The oil is said to penetrate into the vertabrae, where the virus hides, and destroy it. (Oregano is a hot oil, and caution is to be taken, as to not get it in your eyes or on the skin without dilution.)
- Peppermint & Lemon – Used as a treatment, when the cold sore arrives, put a small drop of each oil on the location. Repeat as desired. Cold sores are a hot / wet virus, which means it will be healed by drying and cooling remedies, which lemon and peppermint are. Many people say Tea Tree or Melaleuca are good, but on the contrary, they are hot oils and are more likely to aggravate the condition.
- Eucalyptus – I love this remedy because it feels so good. In the shower, spray eucalyptus oil shower spray into the steam. Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic and is particularly good at destroying viruses. Another way to do it is to spray it on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore. *For genital herpes, use the cotton ball method as well, with a carrier oil applied first*