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Thieves For Cold Sores

Author: Lori C.
Date: 07-16-2010
Views: 8,582
Word Count: 177
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4468-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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In the past, I've tried various OTC creams/balms for cold sore relief. It seems that certain things work better for different people, much like Young Living Oils. This time, though, I caught my cold sore early enough...
I felt the tell-tale tingling and itching in the spot I normally get a cold sore. I looked in the mirror and there was a raised irritated looking bump...looks like a bad one! I took a Lysine tab, as that usually decreases the duration of my cold sores by a few days.

Then, I immediately took out my Thieves Oil and put a drop on my finger, and rubbed it on my lip. (Careful not to lick your lips too soon, as it can be a bit unpleasant at first.) A few hours later my husband came home with the requested Herpecin-L that I normally use and I haven't even needed it! The dreaded cold sore never materialized! Lesson of the day- apply Thieves Oil as soon as you suspect a cold sore!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cold sores, fever, blister.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes,cold-sores — "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: 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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