With the stress of the holiday season, weather changes, hustle and bustle, and big energy, many people who deal with the herpes simplex virus find that breakouts are always on the horizon. The good news is that there are some amazingly effective herbal tea for cold sores that you can use to keep breakouts at bay, and heal them fast if they show up.
Herpes Simplex – The Cold Sore Virus
It is suggested that over 33% of the American population has the Herpes Simplex 1 virus (HSV1). This virus usually lays low and only causes problems when stress gets out of hand. It is the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores.
HSV1 is a common virus, but one that also has many effective herbal treatments. Because it usually goes through long phases of dormancy, it can be kept at bay with relaxation, meditation, nutrition, and herbal tea cold for sore outbreaks.
Herbal Tea For Cold Sores
Here are some amazing and tasty herbal teas you can use to fight off an outbreak during times of stress, and to help heal a cold sore fast when it shows up.
Chamomile & Lemon Balm
Use this combination to calm nerves and heal cold sores. You can use chamomile on its own as a general nerve tonic throughout the year, and lemon balm can be used on its own to treat nerves and stress during an outbreak – but they work really well as a team… and they taste amazing together!
Calendula herbal tea is an amazing resource for anyone with HSV1. When a cold sore begins to appear, get drinking! This all natural powerful anti-viral has an affinity for cold sores and gets to work fast. You can drink the tea warm, blend it with calming herbs for an all around tonic, or even soak a linen in the tea for a soothing warm compress.
Juniper Berry Tea
Use a linen cloth soaked in juniper berry tea as a compress and soothing topical healer for cold sores. It will relax the skin, clean the cold sore, and provide you with some much needed relief!
Do you have any herbal cold sore remedies? Share them in the comments section below!