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Natural Healing, Health & Well-BeingSeptember 21, 2015
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Natural Remedies for Fever Blisters
By R. Y. Langham, Ph.D.
Fever blisters, also called cold sores, are caused by the herpes simplex virus, type 1. The blisters can occur on your lips, cheeks, chin, gums or nostrils. You might experience a tingling sensation one to two days before the initial fever blister outbreak of fluid-filled blisters around your mouth. These blisters generally last between 10 and 14 days, although they can last longer. The exact cause varies, but illness, sunburn, wind, stress, hormonal changes or a weakened immune system can trigger an outbreak. A variety of vitamins can prevent or fight the herpes simplex virus and banish fever blisters.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that improves immune system function and protects your body from damaging free radicals that can cause fever blisters, according to Alice Feinstein, author of the book "Prevention's Healing with Vitamins." Feinstein reports that vitamin A also reduces the frequency and severity of fever blisters, accelerates the healing process, eases blister pain, repairs damaged tissues, aids in red blood cell formation and increases the amount of collagen in your body. The recommended daily dosage for vitamin A is 900 mcg for men and 700 mcg for women. Foods rich in vitamin A include beef, cod liver oil, eggs, liver, milk, carrots, kale and spinach.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that strengthens your immune system and lowers your risk of developing the herpes simplex virus, the virus commonly associated with fever blisters, according to Phyllis Balch, author of the book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing." Balch explains that vitamin C also aids in collagen production, hydrates your skin, decreases inflammation, accelerates the healing process and helps repair damaged tissues. The recommended daily dosage for vitamin C is 1,000 mg for adults. Foods rich in vitamin C include strawberries, cranberries, grapefruits, broccoli, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, oranges and tomatoes.


Zinc is an essential mineral that boosts immune system function and protects you against the herpes simplex virus, notes Steve Blake, author of the book "Vitamins and Minerals Demystified." Blake reports that zinc also helps heal skin sores, relieves blister pain and swelling, prevents the virus from multiplying and stops the blisters from recurring in the future. The recommended daily dosage for zinc is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, beef shanks, fortified cereals, low-fat fruit yogurt, baked beans, chickpeas and Swiss cheese.


Calcium is an important mineral that reduces oxidative stress in the body, lowers your risk of developing fever blisters and cold sores, eliminates fever blister pain, speeds up the healing process, minimizes herpes outbreaks and strengthens your immune system, according to Michael Zimmermann, author of the book "Burgerstein's Handbook of Nutrition: Micronutrients in the Prevention and Therapy of Disease." The recommended daily dosage for calcium is 1,000 mg for adults. Foods rich in calcium include plain yogurt, sardines, milk, mozzarella, salmon, tofu, ice cream, pudding, fortified soy milk, tortillas, sour cream, ready-to-eat cereals and spinach.
Herbal Remedies to Get Rid Of Your Allergies and Boost Your Immune System
Echinacea is the herb that keeps you from getting ill. That's the received wisdom, and there's actually a lot of truth to it. The Echinacea plant has been used for hundreds of years by Native Americans, giving lasting relief from a number of different ailments.
Recent studies though, have focused on its ability to stimulate your immune system and prepare your body to fend off common infections such as flu and the common cold.
Echinacea features in many of those immune boosters and daily supplements that fill the shelves of your local pharmacy during cold season, so its very important for us all to understand how it really works.
What is Echinacea?
The Echinacea plant is native to North America, grows to about 2 meters high, and features a beautiful purple flower that blooms in the Spring. It is usually found in the central plains of the USA, where it grows on roadside verges and fields.
Originally named Snake Root for its restorative effects on snake bite victims, Echinacea was used by the Native Americans as a cure for anything from toothaches and insect bites, to smallpox and measles. European settlers quickly caught on, using Echinacea to fend off the diseases that periodically threatened their settlements, before exporting it back to excited consumers in Europe.
Medicinal Uses for Echinacea
The uses of Echinacea today do not vary so much from those of Reishi or Maitake. Essentially, it is an immune system booster. It does this through the work of polysaccharides, immune-stimulators that help the body to create more T-cells and increase the activity of other vital antibodies.
So how does a more potent immune system help you? In a variety of ways. It can prevent infections before they even begin, stopping a cold virus from taking hold or curing that sore throat without any time off work. More seriously, cancer sufferers find that it can slow a tumor's rate of growth, while alleviating the worst symptoms of chemotherapy.
Various scientific studies back up the efficacy of Echinacea as an immune system booster. A clinical study in 1989 found a 50-150% increase in immune system functions after 5 days of 
Echinacea supplements.
As for other uses of Echinacea, it is a mild antibiotic that can help with strep and staph infections, and an anti-inflammatory that has been shown to relieve arthritis and other joint pain. By boosting the immune system it also gives the body more of a defense against hay fever and other allergies.
Other Uses for Echinacea
Echinacea does not have a wide variety of uses outside of medicine. As an attractive perennial plant, it is often used as a decorative addition to ornamental gardens. It is not generally used in cuisine though.
How Do You Take Echinacea?
Echinacea is usually taken as a tea. Just add 1-2 grams of the dried herb to a mug of tea, three times a day. Alternatively, there are liquid extracts, capsules or tablets. If you buy the liquid (tincture) be sure to get the alcohol-based version as it will last much longer.
One area where this wonder-herb falls short is its decreasing effectiveness over time. Studies show that after 6-8 weeks use the effects of Echinacea fall off substantially. Long term use is not recommended, so for most of us the best time to take it is for a few weeks during the cold and allergy seasons.
Of course, consult your doctor before taking any herbal medication. Pregnant women should be particularly careful.
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