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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Oral Herpes - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

Oral Herpes is a viral infection which is characterized by the occurrence of sores in and around the mouth, particularly the border of the lips. This infection -- commonly referred to as ‘cold sores’ -- is caused by a DNA virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The occurrence of sores typically distinguishes Oral Herpes from other conditions such as Oral thrush, shingles, syphilis, and gonorrhoea.

Oral Herpes viral infection is also known by some other names like HSV-1, Type 1 herpes simplex virus, or Herpes labialis. The infection mainly spreads through close personal contact, like kissing. In addition, since the herpes simplex virus is highly contagious, the infection can also be contracted by touching infected saliva, skin, or mucous membranes.

In people affected by Oral Herpes, small, painful sores (or fluid-filled lesions) appear on the lips, tongue, gums, throat, inside part of the cheeks or the nose, and the roof of the mouth. Sometimes, the infection may also lead to the occurrence of sores on the face, chin, and neck; and may also rarely cause genital lesions.

The sores which mark the occurrence of Oral Herpes generally disappear completely in a couple of weeks, without causing any scarring on the affected area. However, the infection may sometimes recur and the sores may reappear, especially due to certain physical and emotional stresses which are termed as ‘triggers’. These triggers can include fever, fatigue, illness, ultraviolet light, hormonal changes, immune depression, and straining of a site or a nerve region where the infection had previously occurred.

Some of the most common symptoms of Oral Herpes viral infection are fever, swelling of lymph nodes, and muscle aches. The appearance of sores in and around the mouth in this infection is generally preceded by pain, soreness of lips, itching, tingling, or burning sensation at the infection site.


Oral Herpes is usually a self-diagnosable condition; but, in some cases, the diagnosis of the infection by a doctor may require lab tests or imaging. Specifically, the definitive diagnosis of Oral Herpes may require the affected person to undergo the following tests:

  • Identification of HSV from a sample (tissue or fluid) taken from the sores
  • A viral culture analysis
  • Antigen and antibody studies
  • The ‘Tzanck smear’ staining test (to ascertain nonspecific cell nucleus changes due to HSV).


Mild infection caused by HSV in Oral Herpes generally does not need any treatment, while severe infection needs to be treated with an antiviral agent or oral antiviral drugs. Mostly doctors prescribe medications for controlling fever to people suffering from Oral Herpes, and also advise them to take lots of fluids. In addition, doctors may also prescribe the use of a topical anaesthetic to the patients so that they can get relief from the pain related to oral sores and lesions.

For managing Oral Herpes in a safe and natural manner, Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some very effective herbal products. These products are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs, under the guidance of renowned Ayurvedic experts. These products include:

1. Septrin Tablets

These tablets are an amazing Ayurvedic product which has multiple health benefits, and is specifically effective in treating various types of infections and allergies. These tablets can be safely used by adults as well as children. The herbs which are combined for preparing these tablets include: Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Marich (Piper Nigrum).

The use of Septrin tablets is beneficial in preventing infections, reducing inflammation, managing digestive disorders, increasing immunity, managing infections of the respiratory tract, maintaining the health of the respiratory system, and balancing the ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta,’ and ‘Kapha’ doshas of the body.

Dosage of Septrin tablets for managing Oral Herpes: 2 tablets, twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

2. Pitta Balance Capsules

For preparing these capsules, a combination of some very potent herbal components is used. These components include: Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), Kamdhudha Ras (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), and Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia).

The use of these capsules can maintain the health of the skin, purify the blood, support the immune system, keep the digestive system healthy, relieve muscle aches and muscular cramps, control blood pressure, treat ulcers, and balance the body’s Pitta dosha.

Dosage of Pitta Balance capsules for managing Oral Herpes: 1-2 capsules with plain water, once or twice daily, half-an-hour after meals.

3. Manjistha Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of the standardized extract of the ‘Manjistha’ herb (Rubia cordifolia). This herb has proven anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, antispasmodic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, immunity-enhancing and blood-purifying properties.

Patients suffering from Oral Herpes can benefit from the use of Manjistha capsules because of their ability to manage skin problems, treat blood disorders, remove toxins from the body, improve the complexion, treat eye and ear disorders, pacify the Pitta dosha, keep the urinary system healthy, and manage gynaecological problems.

Dosage of Manjistha capsules for managing Oral Herpes: 1-2 capsules twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

4. Nirgundi Oil

Nirgundi oil is prepared from the multipurpose and versatile ‘Nirgundi’ herb (Vitex negundo). The oil can be topically applied to treat certain conditions, and can also be used in the form of ointment. Moreover, Nirgundi oil can also be orally administered in form of powder, leaf juice extract or water decoction.

The use of Nirgundi oil is beneficial for managing various skin problems, treating female ailments, controlling arthritis and ulcers, treating several respiratory diseases like cough and asthma, managing epilepsy, and reducing inflammation and inflammatory conditions like tonsillitis. The oil is also known for its antioxidant, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotective and bronchial relaxant properties.

How to use Nirgundi oil to manage Oral Herpes: Rinse mouth with Nirgundi oil mixed with a few drops in water.

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The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for managing Oral Herpes are completely natural products. The preparation of these products does not involve the use of any chemicals, additives, fillers, extra colors, yeast or preservatives.

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