Dr. Oz: Lemon Balm Cold Sore Remedy
Are you prone to getting cold sores? Today, September 9 2013, Dr. Oz did a segment on how to stop cold sores. Lemon Balm will stop cold sores and reduce the amount of cold sore blisters.“Lemon balm” shortens the duration of the cold sore from the normal ten day cycle to stopping the cold sore from invading your face in the first place.
Dr. Oz says to buy lemon balm essential oil and keep it in the fridge so it is cool to the blister when it is applied. Just apply as needed with a cotton ball.
You can buy lemon balm online for as little as $10 as well as in health food stores.
Dr. Oz Lemon Balm For Cold Sores
According to the University of Maryland:
“Some studies suggest that topical ointments containing lemon balm may help heal cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). In one study of 116 people with HSV, those who applied lemon balm cream to their lip sores experienced significant improvement in redness and swelling after only 2 days. Other symptoms, such as pain and scabbing, did not improve. Both the patients and their doctors reported that the lemon balm ointment was highly effective. Another large study involving three German hospitals and one dermatology clinic showed that, when lemon balm was used to treat the primary infection of HSV I, not a single recurrence was noted. The cream has also been found to reduce the healing time of both genital and oral herpes. Several animal studies also support the value of topical lemon balm for herpes lesions. And preliminary studies show that lemon balm exhibited a high, concentration-dependent activity against HIV infection.”
You can make your own lemon balm for cold sores or herpes sores; Steep 2 – 4 teaspoonfuls of crushed lemon balm leaf in 1 cup boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes. Let it cool.
Apply the Lemon balm tea with cotton balls to the sores throughout the day.
There is another remedy to stop cold sores that many of you have never heard of and it’s called Ravensara Essential Oil. Many people have claimed that this essential oil for cold sores is AMAZING!! It kills cold sores dead in their tracks.