When it comes to natural treatments for herpes you can be sure that there are so many different alternatives. Some have been in use for decades, while others are discovered and become popular recently. One option for that can help get rid of herpes is a use of lemon balm. It’s said that Lemon balm can be used to cure herpes faster, that’s not just our view. You can read all about using the Lemon balm as a herpes treatment almost anywhere.
But as is the case with all natural treatments you really have to patient. Patience is the key to successfully using any remedy for herpes treatments.
Years ago people used natural remedies to treat most ailments, and they were used to waiting for results. These results often ended the problem for good. However today we have become accustomed to expecting a pill or injection and then be cured within a couple of days or even hours. The problem is that these 1 or 2-day cures are not cures at all, instead, they are an actually symptomatic relief.
In the case of herpes the medication is usually an anti-viral medication which suppresses the simplex virus and stops it replicating (Herpes outbreak), & thus stopping herpes outbreaks, or at least reducing their frequency.
Now that probably sounds good, maybe it even sounds like a herpes cure to you. Well yes, anti-virals are great but as with any drug you can’t keep taking them. For one they lose their effectiveness as your body recognizes them and builds immunity. The other problem is that traditional herpes treatments and medications often come with side effects.
One of the best things about natural herpes treatments is the fact that these treatments usually have no side effects whatsoever, and as a result, they seem to be the perfect alternative. And of course, they will cost much less.
Lemon balm, otherwise known as Melissa officinalis, is a member of the mint family as you can see from the picture. The use of this plant dates back to the Middle Ages. Its uses include reducing stress, anxiety, improving appetites and easing pain and discomfort. But Lemon Balm is best known for its calming and anti-viral properties.
It’s these anti-viral properties which make this plant a potential winning herpes treatment for both type1 and for type 2.
Studies show that lemon balm can prevent the herpes virus from replicating inside your body, it’s the replication which causes the outbreaks. So if you stop the virus replication you can effectively stop herpes outbreaks.
When you first feel an outbreak coming on you should apply lemon balm cream. Rub the cream into an area which feels tingly, itchy or where you feel a burning sensation.
Alternatively you can also use lemon balm tea:
Add 1 tablespoon of dried lemon balm to a cup of boiling water, leave it to cool until it is luke warm and then dab the solution onto the itchy areas with cotton wool. If you would rather not use this technique then why not take a bath?
Add three cups of the solution to your bath but don’t leave to cool, just add it to the bath boiling. There are actually a number of other methods which include the use of lemon balm as a treatment for herpes, including lemon balm tea bags which you can use to make an anti-viral tea you can drink, plus the tea bag can also be used (when cool) to dab on ant blisters or itchy areas.