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Herbal Remedies for Herpes Simplex Virus Outbreaks is Available OTC

Posted Jun 24 2009 7:01pm
STDs are serious business, but in most cases they can be managed and the severity lessened. Knowledge is the key and having a plan to attack the issue. Herpes outbreaks can be painful.

First thing to do is see the doctor. Get diagnosed and start recommended treatment, and in addition consider using an herbal remedy to reduce the severity of outbreaks. That is the wisest course to follow in my opinion. Some of the natural products appearing in Herdox can be obtained separately. Whatever course of action a person decides to take, the field of helpful substances is limited. The most well known are included in Herdox.

Herpes Simplex Virus can be somewhat controlled with herbal treatment, but of course it cannot be cured. It is very common in all societies however, and where there is a market there will be a host of products to meet the needs. One of the best herbs to use for a herpes outbreak is Lemon balm. It is an ingredient in Herdox.



Lemon Balm Powder

Melissa officinalis is widely known in Germany for its potent anti-viral activity and is recommended for many infections, including influenza and herpes.

This herb contains numerous components that inhibit replication of HSV-1 and HSV-2 (16, 17). Many topical preparations contain lemon balm which is an effective treatment for recurring herpes labialis and can reduce frequency of subsequent outbreaks (18).



Lemon balm is a main ingredient in Herdox though, along with other very important and effective herbs and vitamins that will work to retard the virus and hurry healing of outbreaks. Taken on a regular basis, it can reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks too.

Herdox contains the following ingredients within each capsule:

Vitamin A (Acetate)12500 IU250%
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)50 IU166%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)10 mg67%
Selenium (as Selenomethionine)50 mcg70%

L-Lysine1250 mg*
Monolaurin300 mg*
Lactoferrin125 mg*
Garlic Powder (Allium sativum)(bulb)100 mg*
Lemon Balm Powder (Melissa Officinalis) (leaf)100 mg*
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europea) (leaf)75 mg*
Propolis Extract62.5 mg*

Other Ingredients:Gelatin, Rice Powder, Magnesium Stearate.
*Daily Value Not Established


Herdox Research Information

Vitamin A- Vitamin A is a potent immune stimulatory vitamin. Studies have shown that patients with vitamin A deficiency experience more shedding of the herpes simplex virus (1). As well, isomers of retinoic acid ( a form of vitamin A) have demonstrated the ability to inhibit HSV replication (2).

Vitamin E- Vitamin E is often given with vitamin A to improve the clinical response and reduce possible toxicity associated with high doses of vitamin A. A patented combination of antioxidants containing vitamin E has shown clinical effectiveness in reducing lesion development, duration and severity scores significantly compared to vehicle control or acyclovir (a prescription anti-viral) (3). Studies conducted by dentists have demonstrated vitamin E alone is effective for ulcerative herpetic lesions (4, 5).

Zinc- One of the most important minerals for immune function, zinc has been widely studied for prevention and treatment of infections. A clinical trial showed that systemic zinc sulphate supplementation given a t a dose of 45mg daily during February, March, September and October appeared to reduce both the number of episodes and the time to recovery of herpes labialis over a 12 month period (6). Topical treatment with zinc solutions have also been effective in herpes simplex infections (7, 8).

Selenium- The mineral selenium is also required for basic immune function. The role of selenium in anti-viral medicine is becoming quite clear, as numerous pharmaceutical anti-viral drugs are in the process of creation. A newly designed class of drugs containing selenium exhibit strong inhibition of cythopatic activity of HSV-1 (9).

L-lysine- Classically known as an anti-herpes nutrient, patients suffering from this infection are well aware of the impact of lysine supplementation. Lysine is an effective preventative therapy, as well as a treatment option (10, 11). A clinical trial of an ointment containing lysine, zinc and botanicals revealed full resolution of symptoms in 40% of patients with oral herpes by the third day of treatment and 87% by the sixth day (12).

Monolaurin- Monolaurin is a naturally derived supplement made from lauric acid (a fatty acid in breast milk and coconut milk) and glycerin. It is recommended for viral infections like Epstein-Barr, influenza, measles and herpes as a result of in vitro studies demonstrating anti-viral activity against these and numerous other viruses (13).

Lactoferrin- Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein with many activities. It is an important factor in immune regulation and defense mechanisms against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Lactoferrin has demonstrated anti-viral activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 and exhibits synergistic activity with acyclovir against these same viruses (14).

Garlic Powder- Garlic is often described as the panacea of botanical medicine. This common culinary herb exhibits anti-viral activity against many viruses including HSV-1 and HSV-2 (15).

Lemon Balm Powder- Melissa officinalis is widely known in Germany for its potent anti-viral activity and is recommended for many infections, including influenza and herpes. This herb contains numerous components that inhibit replication of HSV-1 and HSV-2 (16, 17). Many topical preparations contain lemon balm which is an effective treatment for recurring herpes labialis and can reduce frequency of subsequent outbreaks (18).

Olive Leaf Extract- Olea europea is a relatively new recommended herb for conditions of an infectious nature. It has demonstrated anti-viral activity against HIV and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (19, 20). Researchers believe olive leaf may be a promising source of natural anti-viral compounds.

Propolis Extract- Propolis is a naturally occurring product derived from beehives which contains a large flavonoid component. It displays anti-HSV-1 activity both in vitro and in vivo (21). Propolis may prevent the virus from adhering to host cells and also prevent replication of the virus. In a multi-center study, a preparation of propolis demonstrated superior activity over both acyclovir and placebo ointments in healing genital herpetic lesions, and in reducing local symptoms (22).

A positive diagnosis of herpes simplex is devastating.

Sufferers are often frightened about the sexual and social repercussions of having HSV, and many feel as if there is no one they can talk to about the condition. Some are even wary of visiting their physician because of extreme embarrassment.

It is certain - managing this condition is difficult. Patients must not only develop personal coping strategies for emotional instability, they must also address factors that influence their physical well being; including education, diet, and physical activity. Additionally, there is no cure-all for HSV, and despite repetitive attempts at conventional treatments, many sufferers will still suffer from the ill-effects of this condition.

Herdox has been created to support this transformation by providing you with a tool that makes your condition only a minor and occasional aggravation. As well, this formula manages your condition in the privacy and security of your own home. Herdox is your natural means for effective and long-term HSV suppression.
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