Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herb that impedes the spread of a number of viruses, including the virus that causes cold sores (herpes simplex). According to a German study of subjects with cold sores and genital herpes, it was discovered that a topical cream containing one percent lemon balm extract, applied five times per [...]
You’re going through some very stressful times. Things are not going all that great at the job, the boss is riding you for no apparent reason. On top of all that, your car’s transmission goes down. Oh, and let’s not forget that your wife’s parents are due in town in the next couple of days, the same parents that didn’t want her to marry you. Therefore, you go to sleep that night with the weight of the world on your back. The next morning you wake up with a tingling sensation on your top lip. But, you are fully aware what that tingling means, because you’ve experienced it before – it is a cold sore.
Shortly, the tingling sensation will morph into a cluster of painful, small, and unsightly blisters. This is when you will try everything in your power to hide your face until the blisters go away, which usually takes about ten to fourteen days. If you’re someone that gets cold sores, you might already know that they’re triggered by stress; however, they’re caused by the herpes simplex virus.