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Is Prunella Vulgaris a Herbal Herpes Cure?

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Prunella Vulgaris is not a medically known cure for herpes. However it is a popular ingredient in herbal salves for herpes, cold sores and wounds. It is also taken as a herb tea or tincture, and is available as a supplement in capsules.

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 Prunella Vulgaris is also known as all-heal, heal all, woundwort, self heal. It is a very common plant that grows in fields, fence rows, gardens, and just about anywhere. "Heal All" has been used for centuries for all kinds of ailments, so its anti-viral properties are really no big surprise. The good news is it should be easy for most people to find, grow and prepare or buy.

Research has shown that a cream made from constituents in Prunella Vulgaris lessens the number of outbreaks and lesions from Herpes and Cold sores in tested rodents. After receiving many emails about natural herpes treatments and researching, I found information on this web site https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3039489.stm about an natural "cure" for Herpes. The site says "Scientists have successfully used an agent derived from the herb, Prunella vulgaris, to prevent the disease in animals." Unfortunately, they have a picture of the wrong plant!

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It is not known yet how well this will work in humans, but herbalists all over are giving Prunella salves to their patients for those pesky breakouts and cold sores.

This information is for educational uses only. There is no intention to diagnose, cure or treat any disease or condition. How you use this information is up to you and is your sole responsibility. I am not liable for your actions. For external use only

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Contains a strong infusion of Prunella Vulgaris, Jewelweed, and a proprietary blend of essential oils shown in research to reduce and soothe outbreaks. All natural ingredients.

I cannot make medical claims for my salves and soaps. However, I do offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with my products for any reason.

 What we do know about Prunella is that it is plentiful, easy to grow, inexpensive and safe. Read More about Prunella Vulgaris Here. The early studies are encouraging and in line with the types of ailments that Prunella has been used since the days of the ancient herbalist Culpeper as a wash for all wounds and ulcers. I can hardly think of any reason not to give it a try, but would not consider it a cure or preventative for Herpes. A blood test must be done before you can consider yourself Herpes free. Even if you don’t have outbreaks you can still spread the virus to others.

 If you think you may have an STD and do not have health insurance, you can visit any county health department for an STD screening and treatment. Women who are sexually active should have yearly Pap exams to check for cancerous cervical cells, also provided by health departments. There is no excuse for not knowing if you have a sexually transmittable disease. The information on this web site is not intended to replace medical attention. If you are mature enough to have sexual relations, you are mature enough to educate yourself and your partner about the risks! Prunella, All heal, Heal All, Woundwort


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Prunella Vulgaris by Ray Sahelian, M.D.   

Herbs used as natural herpes treatments also include St. John’s Wort, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Hyssop and clove oil as well as many others. The main properties of these herbs are anti-viral, anti- inflammatory and analgesic. 

Traditional remedies made with Prunella are often infused in wine or brandy. Another article that may be of interest is Red wine ’can stop herpes’ at https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/931850.stm . If I had herpes I would definitely try using a wine infused with Prunella Vulgaris!

lemon balm flowerLemon Balm has also been found to be useful for herpes outbreaks. One should use Lemon Balm internally with caution, as it may cause or aggravate hypothyroidism. Lemon Balm Links
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All herbal remedies for curing and preventing Herpes should be considered experimental at this time. Nothing on this web site is intended to imply that there is any known cure at this time. Only a blood test can tell if you are virus free. 

If you have Herpes please be aware that you do not have to have an outbreak to pass it on to a partner. The use of condoms may not always prevent the spread of Herpes. You have an ethical responsibility to inform your partners prior to sexual contact if you have Herpes. There is no total proven cure for Herpes, and no proven prevention.
This information is for educational uses only. There is no intention to diagnose, cure or treat any disease. How you use this information is up to you and is your sole responsibility. I am not liable for your actions.

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Heal All - Herb for Herpes?
Prunella Vulgaris is known as heal all, self heal, woundwort because of it's historic use. The purple and white flowers grow on spikes that are shaped somewhat like an upsside down pine cone

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