Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Genital Herpes?
The following information is for
humans with Genital Herpes
Introduction to Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can remain dormant for years but every so often the virus becomes active.
This tends to be most often during the first two years after infection but can occur throughout the lifetime of the sufferer.
When the virus is active it is in the form of blisters around the genetals as well as cold sores on the face.
There is no known cure for the actual virus but its symptoms can be treated.
For more information on Genital Herpes see the Wikipedia page on Genital Herpes
Using Aloe Vera for Genital Herpes
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera.
We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?
Apply aloe vera gel on and around the blisters several times a day.
WHY? Aloe vera is well known for speeding up the bodies own healing process and fighting off bacteria.
How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Genital Herpes?
Medical findings (see below) suggest the time for blisters to heal will take about 7 days.
Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Genital Herpes
Two randomised, double blind trials compared topical aloe vera cream (0.5% hydrophilic) or placebo three times daily for two weeks in 180 men with a first episode of genital herpes; one also assessed topical aloe vera gel. Response rates in the two trials were almost identical. The proportions of patients cured in the two trials were 70% and 67% with aloe vera cream, 45% with aloe vera gel, and 7.5% and 7.0% with placebo. Times to healing were 4.8 and 4.9 days with aloe vera cream, 7.0 days with aloe vera gel, and 14 and 12 days with placebo.
Vogler BK, Ernst E. Aloe vera: a systematic review of its clinical effectiveness. British Journal of General Practice 1999;49:823-828.
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