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Essential Oils That Combat Herpes

Author: April R.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 09-22-2009
Views: 48,711
Word Count: 367
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 3790-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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No one really wants to talk about this subject, but Melissa oil is the one. Yes, it burns like Hell but it works. Both for oral and genital application. Use a Q-tip with very little cotton on it so you can direct the oil. For the first three days, put it on 2-3 times a day. Then down to once a day or so.

After a couple of outbreaks of doing this, you will be very happy to have no more problems. If you can't afford Melissa, the Thieves oil blend is the next best oil. Have a carrier oil around in case of burning.

My daughter has had horrible outbreaks of oral herpes for years - outbreaks that would cover her entire lip. I had actually contracted the virus from kissing her years ago when she had an outbreak. My first experience with a cold sore was awful. I immediately remembered about the Melissa oil.

I started using it and it would cut the time down having the cold sore. When I started to feel an outbreak I would put Melissa oil on right away. It burns, but for the right reasons. I could actually feel the virus moving around on my lip trying to find a place to pop out. I carried Melissa oil with me and put it on probably too much in the beginning because it would burn the skin around my mouth. Eventually I discovered that putting a drop or two it on three times a day is sufficient. As soon as a scab appeared or the sore hardened I stopped using the oil.

I have not had an outbreak in over a year and I used to have outbreaks at least twice a year. My daughter has very few outbreaks now (she has been using Melissa for a year) and I soon know she won't have any, as I do.

Since Melissa worked so well on oral herpes, I asked a friend who had genital herpes (who obviously does not choose to be named) to experiment with Melissa to see what happened. She has not had an outbreak in over a year and she reported that she would get them every three months.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: genital-herpes,herpes,cold-sores-/-fever-blisters — "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
2.Associated topics: herpes — "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.Associated topics: genital-herpes,herpes — "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

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