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Herbal Remedies - Herpes

The herpes infection comes in 2 types, oral and genital both of which are contagious, it is possible for a carrier of herpes to be infected & transmit to other individuals without ever knowing he / she has herpes.

Oral Herpes

The symptoms of oral herpes are blisters / coldsores on the lips & inside the mouth that can sometimes develop into ulcers. As well as this sufferers can also experience fevers, swollen glands & aching muscles.

Genital herpes

The symptoms of genital herpes are blisters / soreness around the genital areas. Blisters can appear on the penis, vagina, scrotum, in the cervix & on the thighs & buttocks. Along with this sufferers also may experience painful urination, headaches, discharge from the penis / vagina initial episodes of genital herpes may last from one to three weeks.


Echinacea Antiviral action. An Echinacea cream can be used externally
Hypericum (St John's Wort) Antiviral action