Home Remedies for Cold Sores

By: Trevor Stiede

Reduce amount of arginine:

  1. Arginine is best known to trigger the herpes virus. It’s often in sports and growth hormone boosting supplements. Also in food such as almonds, soy, chocolate, peanuts, peas, seeds, and oatmeal

Increase amount of antiviral amino acids:

To inrease antiviral amino acids you should eat foods such as fish, sprouts, dairy, kidney beans, split peas, eggs, fruit and vegetables
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Olive leaf extract

The olive leaf has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal ingredients. These ingredients can inactivate the virus.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm can reduce the spread of cold sores. It has proven anti-viral properties, both in the lab and in clinical use.
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Resveratrol can inhibit the herpes virus by preventing the reactivation of the latent virus. The sooner you use it the better it will work.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel reduces the pain of the sore. It dries out the spot then hardens and tightens the tissue.
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Vitamin C can increase the amount of immunity in your body. Also vitamin C lessens the effect of the virus in the common cold which develops around the same time as a cold sore

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Take a daily zinc supplement

Zinc helps boost your immune system and help prevent future cold sores.

Manage your stress

Stress is one of the most common factors for the reactivation of cold sores.

Nervine herbs

These herbs can help support the nervous system for full recovery from cold sores