Two-week Outbreaks Of Herpes Simplex On My Lips
Author: Laura W.
Word Count: 168
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 10783-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I searched the Internet for remedies for the outbreaks of herpes simplex (a.k.a. cold sores, fever blisters) on my lips, and someone had recommended Tea Tree essential oil. I had a little bottle of it handy, so I applied some as soon as I felt a blister coming on.
Those who have this nasty virus know how strong herpes simplex is and how long it takes to heal the blisters. It normally takes at least two weeks for blisters to disappear with little scars, lesions, etc.
This time, Tea Tree essential oil seemed to kill the virus at the root. I felt how it tingled at the spot and kept applying the Tea Tree oil quite frequently for about four days.
There was only very slight swelling, no pain, and no lesions at all! The cold sore was not noticeable to anybody!
Tea tree essential oil is my miracle cure now, and I am happy to share with everybody. I am so ecstatic to finally know for sure what works.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: acyclovir, fever blister, lip, whitlow, zovirax.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."||Link|
|2.||"The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."||Link|
|3.||"The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."||Link|
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