Herbs for cold sore.

Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs
From: rtrout.p05.as01.honeywell.com.au (Richard Trout)
Date: 06 Feb 1996 09:31:52 GMT

>I have used Nightshade (not deadly nightshade) root, pounded mixed with flour and water to form a paste, with great success. Nightshade is a vine with small purple flowers, the petals fold back (kind of a reverse trumpet) In winter it has red berries, not black. Black berries are the deadly nightshade.

Ed originally started this thread. Ed, I can vouch for Nightshade. I don't have cold sores myself, but my mum-in-law makes her own ointment from it. Judging from the number of people who keep asking her for it, it must work!

From: preeve1061.aol.com (PReeve1061)

For cold sores I would try Ti Tree oil or essential oil of camphor topically. For shingles, I have had great results with an infusion of St. Johnswort taken internally, four times a day.

From: mgoswitz.ix.netcom.com (Victoria)

>There's an amino acid called Lysine that is suppose to be good for cold sores. Seems to help mine.

It has to be the specific amino titled, L-Lysine.