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Herpes is a viral infection, caused by herpes virus. Viruses may exist in body until it develops essential antibodies to fight them. In most of the cases, when body develops antibodies they prevent any future sickness caused by the same type of virus. However, if the immune system is weak viruses may come back and patient may once again feel the same symptoms.


There is no cure for herpes virus but patients suffering from it should try to enhance immune system as much as possible and thus lessen the rate of herpes occurrences. There is no known method to eliminate herpes virus from the body, but certain natural routines and remedies that can reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of outbreaks.

Certain lifestyle moderations, such as healthy diet and stress management program play the essential role in dealing with herpes. A series of changes should be conducted in order to build up a strong immune system and suspend future herpes outbreaks.

Natural solutions

Acidophilus, natural bacteria found in yogurt, as well as the other probiotics, are valuable immuno-boosters. Foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc will also preserve immuno-efficiency.

Sugary sweets, alcohol and tobacco should be avoided because they drain the immune system making it more prone to collapse.

Lemon balm may be applied to the affected area to shorten the duration of outbreaks. Thyme is well known of its antiseptic properties and thus may be used the same way as lemon balm.

A blend of Echinacea, burdock rood and pau d’arco makes a perfect immune supporting tea. It will help prevent all kind of viruses, including the herpes.

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for good health and general well being. They help strengthening the tissue in such a way that it becomes difficult for virus to break all the way through and emerge.

Regular exercise helps the immune system to stay powerful so it may fight the herpes (as well as the other viruses) completely naturally. Physical exercise also improves blood circulation and thus affects the speed of the healing process.

Healthy diet, that helps to keep the immune system efficient against any kind of diseases, should consist of: organic whole grains, beans, pea and legumes, together with daily servings of leafy vegetables, fruit, few nuts, low salt intake and 8-10 glasses of water.

Even if it can’t be cured herpes mustn’t be an obstacle to healthy living. Many natural solutions and lifestyle changes may prevent agonizing and inconvenient herpes outbreaks and help the patient feel like being cured.

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