Cold sores

Herpes Simplex is a recurrent viral infection affecting the skin or mucus
membranes.
Type 1 commonly causes the fever blister or ‘cold sore’, which can affect the mouth, lips or the eyes.
Type 2 is usually genital and is usually transmitted venereally.

If a cold sore is present, then the virus, which is (Herpes Simplex Type 1)
is in its active stage.  It can be triggered by stress (change of location can be a stress to the body), exposure to sun and wind, and often by a drop in the immune status of the body.

One of the quickest methods of healing the sore once it has arisen is to apply 1 – 2 drops
of Lemon
Balm (Melissa officinalis) extract directly to the lesion.  Do this 1- 3 times daily.
Usually the sore will dry and heal very quickly.
Contact us if you need Melissa extract.

However, it is also best to take 500gm of Lysine 2-4 times daily to stop the virus replicating and to supplement with extra Zinc also to stop replication and to help the body heal.

Ideally, to avoid reoccurrence in the long-term, also attend to the immune status of the  body. Use herbs such as Olive leaf, St John’s Wort, Golden Seal, Echinacea and Pau D’arco.
Lemon Balm may be added to these if obtained as an extract.  Take 3 -5 ml twice daily in water for 2 -3 weeks.
Mushroom extracts (Reishi and Shitake etc) are also potent anti-viral treatments as is Vitamin A.

Also supplement with minerals – Colloidal minerals are excellent and contain all minerals needed to keep the body healthy.
See pages on  ‘Minerals – facts’ and ‘Minerals – why we need to supplement’.

See also the entry on ‘Cytomegalovirus’

Up-dated Jan 2017