Natural topical treatment for herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Can you tell me a natural treatment that I can take topically for herpes?

A: More commonly known in the United States as lemon balm, Melissa officinalis is widely sold in Europe as a topical cream for the treatment of genital and oral herpes. Its leaves give off a delicate lemon odor when bruised.

Melissa cream can be helpful in the treatment of genital and oral herpes. It can be applied only at the first sign of blisters or on a regular basis for the prevention of flare-ups. However, there is no evidence that melissa creams will stop you from infecting another person.

I also recommend that you also try the Traditions of Tao herbal formula “HerpEase”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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