Not scientific, but a simple tea, brewed from Lemon Balm Leaf, "Melissa Officinalis" (not the same as Lemon Grass,) can be very useful in managing the Herpes virus, at least type 1. If you get one of the 'cold sores,' laving it with this tea provides instant relief and helps it to cure quickly.
I had chicken pox when I was young, so carry the type 1 virus. It takes up residence in your lower spine. In my case, it causes muscular tension in my lower back, which becomes painful and interferes with regularity. Drinking just a cup of Lemon Balm tea each week helps keep me on a more normal basis.
But don't tell the pharmaceutical industry I said so.
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