Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Remedies for Cold Sores
  • Cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters
  • They appear on
    • Lips
    • Gums
    • Tongue
    • Throat
    • Chin
  • Cold sores are also referred to as fever blisters
  • Entry of the herpes simplex virus
  • The immune system cannot eliminate the herpes virus and hence the condition can keep recurring
  • Reddish gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty in swallowing
Simple techniques
  1. Natural home remedy using baking soda

    1. Take some baking soda
    2. Add water
    3. Mix well to make a paste
    4. Apply this paste on the infection 
    5. This will help dry up and heal the blisters
  2. Natural home remedy using black tea bags

    1. Take 1 cup of hot water
    2. Put a black tea bag in it for 1-2 min
    3. Allow the tea bag to cool
    4. Place it on the sores for 5 min
    5. Do this 3 times a day 
    6. The sores will crust and disappear naturally in 4-5 days
  • Rub ice on the infected area to slow down the growth of cold sores
  • Include yogurt in the diet as it stimulates the immune system and prevents cold sores

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Dr. B.N. Sinha

Ayurveda Expert,

Dr. B.N. Sinha has been a practitioner and an avid patron of Ayurveda for 20 years now. He specializes in lifestyle disorders and chronic disease management. Due to his keen focus on spreading awareness about his discipline, Dr. Sinha has played a pivotal role in several educational institutions. He retired as Dean, University of Delhi, Principal A & U Tibbia College, New Delhi.

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