Healing, this essential oil is the first to put on a cold sore to treat it

Healing this essential oil is the first to put on

From the first tingling sign of a cold sore, you must act. Here is the essential essential oil to fight the herpes virus.

The cold sore translates a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). It generally manifests itself in the form of small painful blisters on the lips or around the mouth. These lesions often develop following a decline in the immune system, exposure to the sun or stress. Cold sores are contagious and can be transmitted by direct contact. Of the natural remedies can help slow down its development And speed up your healing when he came out. Particularly among essential oils. As Mathilde Sézerat, doctor of pharmacy and graduate in phytoaromatherapy, explains to us, you can use:

► the essential oil of Lavender, a natural hybrid between true lavender and aspic, “known for its qualities soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic, and who within the framework of treatment of cold sores, may help reduce inflammation and discomfort“. It can also help relieve pain and irritation caused by herpes.

► the essential oil of Geranium Rosatrenowned for its astringent, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Concerning cold sores, it can be beneficial thanks to its healing action which helps with skin regeneration“. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce inflammation and pain associated with lesions.

“the essential oil of Ravintsaraextracted from the leaves of Cinnamomum camphora, known for its properties antivirals, immunostimulating, anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory, particularly effective against herpes-type viruses“. It is often recommended for the treatment of cold sores because of its ability to fight the viral infection causing the lesions. It also helps strengthen the immune system and can speed up the healing process.

“This should be put as a first indication”

But above all, there is one essential oil to have on hand in case of a cold sore: Niaouli essential oil. “This essential oil is that recommended as a first indication. She is antiviral, healing, antibacterial and has a specific action on the virus herpes. It acts on herpesshingles, chickenpox, burns, wounds and skin lesionss” explains Mathilde Sézerat, Before the appearance of the cold sore or as an emergency treatment, we recommend this essential oil in pure local application. As soon as you start to feel that the cold sore is going to come out, you place 1 to 2 drops on a cotton swab and dab the area morning and evening until the sensation disappears. Without more than twice a day. Same thing if the cold sore is already out. Caution:The use of Niaouli essential oil is contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Thanks to Mathilde Sézerat, doctor of pharmacy, graduate in phytoaromatherapy and founder of the herbalist Herbathera.