Herpes simplex virus is categorized into two main classifications. Here are some quick bullet points about each type:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
- is abbreviated as HSV-1,
- is also termed oral herpes,
- results from non-sexual contact,
- reveals itself in symptoms of cold sores and fever blisters.
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
- is abbreviated as HSV-2,
- is known as genital herpes,
- results from sexual contact with an infected individual,
- reveals itself in those sores/blisters on or around the genitals.
Herpes can be present in the body and yet remain dormant. This is the reason why one in every six adults are obliviously infected with the virus. Outbreaks can come as a result of general illness, suppressed immune system, menstruation, and even stress.
Standard Herpes Treatment
It is not very encouraging to note that herpes has no cure. Once infected, the body cycles through periods of outbreaks and periods of dormancy. The goal is to treat it, shorten seasons of an outbreak, and make it as endurable as possible. Valacyclovir, acyclovir, and famciclovir are the three most common drugs prescribed for herpes treatment.
Three Best Home Remedies For Herpes
Consider these top three natural remedies that will help control herpes without putting unnecessary chemicals in the body or risking kidney failure. These top three remedies are activated charcoal, colloidal silver, and lysine.
Activated Charcoal Home Remedy for Herpes
Many of our customers have shared great success stories in using charcoal to treat herpes as it is a powerful antiviral treatment. In the article entitled “A Spoonful of Charcoal Helps the Antiviral Go Down”, we are given a glimpse into scientific reasons why this is the case. Dr. Deepak Shukla evaluates and studies charcoal as a potential help for herpes. These were Dr. Shukla’s conclusions:
“The activated carbon acts like a slow-release drug capsule. Because it likes to bind with the virus, this gives it additional anti-viral properties.”
“Activated carbon is known to be safe for use by humans and has been used for thousands of years for its purifying properties. We think that using it as a novel drug delivery system could help reduce dosing, cost, and risk of toxicity to the kidneys and could eventually be used in lubricants prophylactically to help prevent new HSV genital infection,”
How to Apply Charcoal
The best results will be experienced when activated charcoal is applied both internally and externally. Externally, a charcoal poultice can be made by mixing two parts of coconut oil to one part activated charcoal. This can then be applied over the infected area. Internally, an activated charcoal drink can be mixed with a glass of water and two tablespoons of charcoal powder. Also, for females, a tampon applicator can be filled with the charcoal poultice mixture, placed in the fridge to harden, and inserted into the vagina like a tampon or vaginal cream.
Colloidal Silver Home Remedy for Herpes
Colloidal silver is a product containing microscopic particles of pure silver. The particles are suspended in purified water. It has the amazing ability to kill viruses and bacteria as well as stop bacteria from growing. Researchers have noted its antiviral capabilities and have developed special condoms impregnated with silver nanoparticles that inactivate the infectiousness of herpes. Many have also used colloidal silver to control outbreaks of genital herpes. One reviewer (among others) on Amazon claims, “I was amazed that my sore healed in two days with two external applications instead of lasting two weeks.”
Lysine Home Remedy for Herpes
Lysine is an amino acid that the body does not make and must be taken into the body through foods or supplements. This has proven helpful both scientifically and anecdotally for many sufferers of herpes cold sores when taken by mouth, applied directly to the cold sore, or applied as a cream to the skin. Lysine prevents the herpes virus from growing. 1000 mg of lysine can be taken per day, 500 mg at a time for 12 months.
Don’t let herpes hinder you from enjoying your life. Though a complete cure does not exist, using activated charcoal, colloidal silver, and lysine have helped many herpes sufferers experience healing success. These are excellent and economical home remedies for herpes. It may be a great help to you as well!