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Take Action When You Feel A Cold Sore Coming On


Author: Tammy E.
Date: 08-01-2011
Views: 5,144
Word Count: 97
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 6170-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I felt a cold sore coming on Monday this week. I knew I had something in my oil kit that could help. I applied Purification directly to the area for 4 days. The usual course of my cold sore goes like this; a slightly sore bump that turns into a swollen blister that then gets a icky crusty weepy sore that hurts ALOT.

This week there was a slight bump that didn't hurt and on Thursday, there was a small sore. I applied Purification to this and by Saturday there was no sign of a cold sore.


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