Natural Remedies For Controlling Herpes

herbsIf you are suffering from Herpes and you feel isolated, just know that you are not alone. Herpes is a very common condition especially among women. It is estimated that 1 in every 6 people suffers from the condition. Herpes is a viral condition and it can spread to other parts of the body especially if one is not hygienic. The virus is not active outside a person’s body, but that does not mean you won’t be affected.  The herpes virus can spread in a pre-active state; it will then grow once it gets into your body. There are two common herpes virus; HSV-1 and HSV-2. The former, mostly occurs as blisters and sores while the latter affects the genitals. The virus however can also manifest in the mouth and other parts of the body. There are many ways that one can treat or prevent Herpes, but the most beneficial one is the natural remedies. The remedies can reduce the symptoms fast and most of these natural remedies are not costly. If you are interested in the natural remedies then it is prudent that you know the different remedies that are out there in the market.

Aloe Vera

This is one of the vastly available natural remedy in the world. It is easily available and accessible. The Aloe Vera does not cure (there is no Herpes cure 2014) the condition but it usually inhibits the reproduction of the herpes virus. Aloe Vera is very affordable and it has been reported that is doesn’t have any side effects. The remedy is available in different options;

  • Aloe Vera cream
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • The Aloe Vera leaves; this is the natural form Aloe Vera.

There are other forms of Aloe Vera that you can use like the Aloe Vera juices and capsules.

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Honey has been considered to be one of the great natural remedies for many conditions and herpes is one of them. The best type of honey to use to control herpes is the Manuka honey. The honey due to its high sugar content usually inhibits the growth of the virus. The honey also controls the condition by draining out the fluid from the body sores and the blisters. It is advisable for one to use the honey for 4-5 times a day.  There are different types of the honey and you will have to consult far and wide to get the one that is suited for you.

Hot Water Bath

Warm water usually controls and soothes the body especially the parts that are infected by the herpes virus. You should soak the infected part of your body in hot water and the water will ease the sore area. You should however ensure that you clean the bathroom or bath tab very well before getting in, this will help to control the virus from infecting other areas of your body. You should also ensure that you dry the infected area very well as dampness in the area will worsen the sores.

Showering With Soap

Hygiene is one of the most important factors that can control the spread of herpes, so it is advisable for one to shower with an anti-bacterial soap. Washing the infected area with soap will remove the bacteria. There are many anti-bacterial soaps that one can use, but it will benefit you if you use soaps that contain Aloe Vera that way you will control the sores.  Showering with soap is not the only way to clean the infected area; you may use a damp cloth and apply soap on it, then use it to clean the infected area.eating-food

Eating Well

A healthy immunity is known for fighting infections and this is also holds true when it comes to herpes. A good immunity will inhibit the growth and the reproduction of the virus. Immunity can be boosted by eating healthy foods especially the fruits and vegetables. You should avoid the acidic foods all together especially the sodas.

Rest

You should ensure that you rest your body as these will ensure that your body will be relaxed and refreshed. A good rest is also very beneficial to the immune system as it will strengthen your immune system to be able to bring the virus into an inactive state.