Natural Herbal Herpes Treatment?
Article and Herb Photos Copyright 2007- 2011 Karen Bergeron
The herb that has lately been called the "Herbal Herpes Cure"
is Prunella Vulgaris. It is a common weed (and also a highly
esteemed medicinal herb) that has been used for centuries for
internal and external wounds. Recently, research has shown
that a cream made from constituents in Prunella Vulgaris lessen the
number of outbreaks and lesions.
After receiving many emails about
natural herpes treatments and researching, I found an answer on this web site
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3039489.stm about an natural "cure" for Herpes. The site says "Scientists
have successfully used an agent derived from the herb, Prunella vulgaris, to
prevent the disease in animals." It is not known yet how well this will work
in humans, but herbalists all over are
giving Prunella to their patients for those pesky breakouts and cold
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Prunella Vulgaris is also known as all-heal, heal all, woundwort, self heal. It is
a very common plant that grows in fields, fence rows, gardens, and just about
anywhere. It has been used forever for all kinds of ailments, so its anti-viral
properties are really no big surprise. The good news is it should be easy for most
people to find, grow and prepare. Prunella can be used safely internally and externally in
a wash or salve. The research done for herpes shows that salves made with
Prunella are useful in stopping outbreaks.
What we do know about Prunella is that it is
plentiful, easy to grow, inexpensive and safe. See a Video of Prunella Vulgaris growing
wild in my yard
click here. The early studies are encouraging and
in line with the types of ailments that Prunella has been used since the days of
the ancient herbalist Culpeper as a wash for all wounds and ulcers. I can hardly think of any reason not to give it a try, but not
consider it a cure or preventative for Herpes until more studies are done. A blood
test must be done before you can consider yourself Herpes free. Even if
you don't have outbreaks you can still spread the virus to others.
If you think you may have an
STD and do not have health insurance, you can visit any county health department for
an STD screening and treatment. Women who are sexually active should have yearly Pap
exams to check for cancerous cervical cells, also provided by health departments.
There is no excuse for not knowing if you have a sexually transmittable disease. The
information on this web site is not intended to replace medical attention. If you
are mature enough to have sexual relations, you are mature enough to educate
yourself and your partner about the risks!
Herbs used as natural herpes
treatments also include St. John's Wort, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Hyssop
and clove oil as well as many others. The main properties of these herbs are
anti-viral, anti- inflammatory and analgesic.
Traditional remedies made with Prunella are often
infused in wine or brandy. Another article that may be of interest is Red wine 'can
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/931850.stm . If I had herpes I would
definitely try using a wine infused with Prunella Vulgaris, both
internally and externally.
All herbal remedies for
curing and preventing Herpes should be considered experimental at this time. Nothing
on this web site is intended to imply that there is any known cure at this time.
Only a blood test can tell if you are virus free.
If you have Herpes please
be aware that you do not have to have an outbreak to pass it on to a partner. The
use of condoms may not always prevent the spread of Herpes. You have an ethical
responsibility to inform your partners prior to sexual contact if you have Herpes.
There is no total proven cure for Herpes, and no proven prevention.
This information is for educational uses only. There is no intention to diagnose,
cure or treat any disease. How you use this information is up to you and is your
sole responsibility. I am not liable for your actions.