There are a plethora of medicinal herbs that are useful for treating active herpes outbreaks as well as for keeping the virus in remission. Antiviral herbs are rich in compounds that are pharmacologically active, exerting a profound effect on target tissues and organs. Although herbs are natural substances, they should not be utilized indiscriminately. They are strong medicine and knowledge around what an herb does, how to use it and possible side effects should be sought prior to use. Special care should be taken by pregnant woman and children utilizing herbal protocols. The amount of any herb required for a desired result may vary from person to person and is dependant upon a number of factors, including weight and age. When experimenting with taking a new herb it is always best to start with a very low dose and monitor for any adverse reactions. Be mindful of recommended dosages, and work your way up to it if needed but do not exceed this recommendation. Also make note of herbs that are safe for long term use verses herbs that are safe for short term use.
Some of the most useful herbs for HSV include:
St. John's Wort
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