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Natural Remedies for Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease characterized by itching, pain and sore formation in the genital regions. A virus called, herpes simplex type 2 virus causes the infection. It can affect both men and women and the disease is mainly spread through sexual contact. Natural remedies are the best to treat genital herpes than the conventional methods.

Enlisted below are a few natural remedies for genital herpes:

  • Aloe vera

    is an affective remedy to treat genital herpes. It can be applied directly on the affected regions and it provides immediate cooling and soothing effect.

  • Manuka honey

    has medicinal properties and is a native of New Zealand. This can be applied on the affected regions and it speeds the healing process. It has both antiviral and antibacterial properties and is known for wound healing.

  • Baking soda

    has many benefits. It can be applied directly to the genital affected area. It helps to dry out the sores and relieves itching.

  • Cornstarch

    is another good natural cure for genital herpes just as baking soda. It dries up the affected area and removes any excess moisture content.

  • Essential oils

    has the properties of skin healing and restoration. They can be used to treat skin after any mark has been left by the sores. Oils such as hypericum, calendula, jojoba, rose hip and vitamin E oils work beneficial.

  • Herbal teas

    are best remedies to treat genital herpes. They help to reduce irritation and pain. Herbs such as chamomile and peppermint can be taken in tea form. They calm and soothe the body from discomfort.

  • Salt baths

    can clean, dry and soothe the sores. Wash the affected areas in warm water with Epsom salts (naturally occurring mineral salts available in market, ex – magnesium sulphate) added to it. It cleans an dries out the sores.

  • Boil 1 cup of

    olive oil and add lavender oil

    and bee wax to it. Leave the mixture for sometime to cool. Pour this on the affected genital area. It gives a cooling and soothing effect.

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