Cold Sore Home Remedy Facts

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My Favorite Cold Sore Home Remedy

My name is Kimberly. I'm a contributing writers to this website (I specialize in researching the HSV virus), and I want to 'pay it forward' by sharing my story with you.

Four years ago, I found a clinically proven natural home remedy for cold sores that changed my life.

Before being introduced to this product, I suffered an average of 9 debilitating cold sore eruptions and 5 genital herpes outbreaks a year.

As you can imagine, my life was a living hell. However, once I started the treatment, my quality of life took a marvelous turn for the better.

To all intents and purposes, this little known Australian homeopathic product, Dynamiclear “cured” both my HSV-1 (cold sores) and HSV-2 (genital herpes) in a matter of weeks.

Although both viruses still remain dormant in my system, I can truthfully say that I haven’t had a serious outbreak above or below the waist, since completing the first treatment.

Unfortunately, there are three downsides to this product:

  1. When you first apply the solution to a cold sore or genital lesion, it stings like crazy.
  2. Overusing the product is a definite no-no! No matter how severe, you only need a single application per outbreak. Please don't be tempted to treat a lesion more than once like I did. It will cause unpleasant skin irritation.
  3. Although it's clinically proven as an effective cold sore home remedy, it doesn’t work for everyone.

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Other Clinically Proven Cold Sore Home Remedies

Lemon Balm Cream:

lemon balm

In a study of 116 people carried out by the University of Maryland Medical Center, the group that applied lemon balm cream to their sores experienced significant improvement after 2 days. The report goes on to say:

    “Both the patients and their doctors reported that the lemon balm ointment was highly effective as a cold sore home remedy.”

Olive Leaf Extract:

Here’s a quotation from a report published by the Health/Science Newsletter::

olive tree leaf

    “Research or clinical experience to date suggest that Olive Leaf Extract should be considered as a healing participant in the treatment of conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium, or protozoan.

    Among such conditions may be influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles, HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, bacteremia, severe diarrhea, blood poisoning, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.”

Conclusion: Olive leaf extract is a recommended cold sore home remedy.


Lysine is a well-researched, effective supplement towards a cold sore home remedy. It is a natural amino acid that restricts the herpes virus at cellular level.

Once a person has contracted herpes or cold sores the virus will remain in the body in a latent (inactive) state in the central nervous system.

When the virus reactivates (wakes up), it travels up the nerve paths to the surface of the skin and causes a cold sore outbreak.

Lysine helps to prevent the herpes and cold sore virus from becoming active. It does this by naturally lowering the levels of its "food" source, Arginine, an amino acid that is required by the virus to replicate and become active.

Andrographis:(Andrographis paniculata)

This herb has been used in eastern cultures for thousands of years.

Modern research by the National Institutes of Health finds that it:

  • Inhibits herpes virus activity in vitro·
  • Improves the level of T-helper cells (cells that participate in cell-mediated immunity and are essential for controlling viruses).
  • Increases white cell phagocytosis, a process in which cells "eat up" bacteria and other foreign invaders.
  • Supports and enhances the immune system.
  • Is even more effective as a cold sore home remedy supplement when combined with immune stimulators, such as the herb Echinacea, zinc and vitamin C.

Echinacea Ointment

In studies carried out at the Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Echinacea was fount to have a significant antiviral effect on cold sores.

The current leader in the cold sore treatment market is the patented Echinacea based Viracea® formula found in RELEEV 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment.

Reishi Mushroom and Astragalus Root

Reishi MushroomA blend of these two ingredients has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. Modern research shows that they act as an effective immune system enhancer.

    "Further evidence shows that Reishi powder or supplements taken in a dosage of 600mg twice a day could be a practical cold sore home remedy, as it may inhibit the spread if the herpes simplex virus."

However, if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease and take aspirin, warfarin or similar medication, consult your health care provider before using Reishi, as it can delay blood clotting.


Red GrapesThis compound found in the skin of red grapes has proven antiviral properties.

Studies carried out by the Northern Ohio University show that applying resveratrol cream directly to a cold sore several times a day is effective in suppressing cold sore development.

For this remedy to work, however, the ointment should be applied within 1 to 6 hours of the first outbreak.

Please note:

Until further studies are undertaken, consider the risks of take resveratrol orally.

Here's a quote from Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2009:

    "Resveratrol - a polyphenol derived from red grapes, berries, and peanuts - has been shown to mediate death of a wide variety of cells.

    The mechanisms by which resveratrol mediates cell death include necrosis, apoptosis, autophagy, and others.

    While most studies suggest that resveratrol kills tumor cells selectively, evidence is emerging that certain normal cells such as endothelial cells, lymphocytes, and chondrocytes are vulnerable to resveratrol."

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Peppermint Oil

Results of a study entitled “Virucidal effect of peppermint oil on the enveloped viruses herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in vitro” (carried out by A Schumacher, J Reichling and P Schnitzler at the University of Heidelberg, Department of Virology).

    “Peppermint oil exhibited high levels of virucidal activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in viral suspension tests. At noncytotoxic concentrations of the oil, plaque formation was significantly reduced by 82% and 92% for HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively.”
Please note: Although these studies look promising, more research on the long-term side effects is necessary before accepting this as a safe cold sore home remedy.

Like DMSO, peppermint oil is absorbed through the skin and may prove toxic. For this reason, it should never be ingested.

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