Oral Herpes: Signs, Risks & How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Naturally in 2018
Anyone would agree that Herpes has become a rampant infection, when the WHO estimates that over two-thirds of the global population, approximately 67 percent people under 50 years old are infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). In the US alone, around 49 percent of women and 39 percent of men between ages 0-49 are infected with this viral strain.
The worrying part is that despite such huge numbers, there is still no conclusive cure for eliminating this virus from the body in conventional forms of medicine. On the hand, certain clinically tested herbs such as Hypericum mysorense, and other natural attenuations have performed remarkably well in boosting the immune mechanisms of the body, which is ultimately the only defense system against the proliferation of foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, etc.
What is Herpes?
Herpes is caused by a family of over 70 related viruses that can cause small, fluid-filled blisters on your mouth or genitals. These 70 related viral strains are actually grouped into eight different types of herpes simplex viruses that can infect children and adults, but two are by far the most common: HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is said to cause oral herpes and HSV-2 brings about genital herpes. However, both of them can cause sores in either places depending on the area they’ve been exposed to.
Oral Herpes Symptoms
Oral herpes manifest as cold sores or fever blisters, and spring up as fluid-filled vesicles on the lips, mouth, chin, etc that may itch, tingle and make the area tender and sore. HSV-1 infections are usually less intense compared to genital herpes and not life-threatening.
In fact, many infected people remain asymptomatic and show no symptoms whatsoever; health data suggests that over 85% don’t know they are carrying the virus but nevertheless are still capable of transmitting it to another person.
The cold sores appear for 7-10 days and then disappear. They may relapse after weeks, months, or years depending on your immune functioning. Other common triggers that could lead to a relapse include:
- An illness that compromises your immunity
- Overt stress
- Changes in climate or dry and chapped lips
- Sunlight or UV exposure
What are the Risk Factors for Contracting Herpes
The possible ways to contract the infection include:
- Kissing or sharing bodily fluids with an infected person
- Having unprotected vaginal, or anal or oral sex with the infected person
- Multiple sexual partners
- Sharing clothes, towel, bedsheets, razors or needles of the infected person
- Genital or skin contact with the infected person
- Immunocompromised individuals, people suffering from HIV, autoimmune disorders, hepatitis, etc are more vulnerable to contracting the herpes infection
- Malnourishment; nutrient deficiencies cause imbalances and lower immune levels of the body
Is there a Herpes Cure?
Anti-virals like Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, and Famciclovir are recommended during an outbreak to relieve pain or speed blister healing time. However, they are ineffective when the virus lies dormant hidden in the nerves and behind the blood-brain barrier. Other topical creams may also be prescribed to numb the itching, pain, etc but they are not known to cure the condition or prevent relapses.
With limited and abysmal help available from conventional meds, the medical fraternity and patients alike are moving towards alternative treatment modalities. There has been extensive research on natural ingredients and other bio-energetic attenuations screening them for their potential use in treating herpetic infections. Natural ingredients may not be able to flush out the virus, but they have shown to potentially boost immunity to such an extent that the body becomes strong enough to defeat the virus and make it inactive.
Some of the most prominent natural ingredients that have been highlighted for their role against HSV-1 include:
This herb is a remarkable entity found to possess potent immune boosting properties. A study showed that this herb surpassed 18 commonly used anti-viral herbs in terms of its effect on the herpes virus. 1
This herb is a core ingredient in our patented immune boost protocol- Hyperisince. This formulation is an amalgamation of several herbs that are traditionally believed to boost immune function and support your body’s natural nerve-calming process.
This herb has clinically shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral, astringent, and circulatory enhancing properties; it is traditionally used to inhibit viral proliferation in the body.
We’ve added Tribulus Terrestris in our immune boost protocol for a synergized effect on your immune system.
This herb contains an active constituent- glycyrrhizic acid that is said to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antiviral properties. In vitro tests have indicated that glycyrrhizin potentially suppressed replications of various viruses and displayed a broad range of antiherpetic activities. 2
Glycyrrhiza glabra is an important ingredient added to our integrative kit for its comprehensive immune boosting actions.
This herb is extracted from the giloy stem. It is said to possess natural immune enhancing properties and is also known to exert cooling, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and blood purifying actions. Phytochemical analysis demonstrated that tinospora inhibited the growth of the HSV strains by 61.43%. 3
We’ve added tinospora to our Salvation kit with Hypericum Mysorense, Alclearize, and Homeopathic H Factor Formula to potentize and improve the efficacy of the protocol.
Also known as black caraway or black cumin, these tiny seeds are teeming with nutrient and therapeutic properties that are said to reduce inflammation, pain, itching, and redness associated with infections. The oil extracted from these seeds possesses antioxidant properties that may augment the healing process of cold sores and blisters. Nigella is also an excellent immunity booster that helps toughen the body against foreign proliferation.
Biogetica’s exclusive multidisciplinary kit combines nigella sativa with other natural ingredients so that you have a holistic protocol that potentially works at boosting your immunity, along with nourishing, rejuvenating, and improving your health.
Biogetica’s versatile products are formulated with ingredients that are natural, time-tested and traditionally used in various forms of natural medicines. Our exclusive protocol aims to address the symptoms as well as repair, rejuvenate and strengthen the body.
We take meticulous care in formulating our blends with an amalgamation of nutritional supplements, herbal extracts, and bioenergetic homeopathic attenuations. We strive to harness the immense potent powers of nature and present it to humanity in a bid to get Nature the respect it deserves. To know more about our health protocols or to get expert advice on any health related concern, please consult our doctors available 24/7 at www.biogetica.com now.
- Vijayan, P; Raghu, C; Ashok, G; Dhanaraj, S A; Suresh, B. Indian Journal of Medical Research; New Delhi Vol. 120, Iss. 1, (Jul 2004): 24-9.
- Masoud Sabouri Ghannad, Avid Mohammadi, Sohayla Safiallahy, Javad Faradmal, Mona Azizi, Zohreh Ahmadvand Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2014 Jul; 7(7): e11616. Published online 2014 Jul 1. doi: 10.5812/jjm.11616
- Pruthvish, R., and Gopinatha, S.M. 2018. Antiviral prospective of Tinospora cordifolia on HSV-1. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(01): 3617-3624. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.425
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.