If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with the disease, you already know that just the name sends everyone in panic mode.
But more than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes in the U.S. Not only is it a common disease, there are various treatments available.
Some people like taking prescription drugs to minimize the symptoms. But if you’re against taking medicine for the rest of your life, know that there are natural treatments available as well!
Here are a couple of ways you can manage herpes naturally and reduce the symptoms:
*Note that you should still consult your GP before taking this route*
Tea Tree Oil
Studies show that tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties and can be effective in your fight against herpes. It can be used to alleviate pain, and reduce sores and blisters.
You will need to apply the oil at least three times a day.
Oregano For Herpes
Oregano contains carvacrol which is great for combating viruses and bacteria. This remedy has been proven effective for even the most resistant herpes virus. This works even if you’re immune to acyclovir—an antiviral commonly found in herpes treatments.
Studies have proven that oregano is effective in reducing the symptoms of herpes.