Numerous people claim that an extract of the echinacea plant helps boost the immune system's ability to eliminate infection. Some state it reduces the frequency and severity of genital herpes break outs. Scientists in the U.K. compared the effect of echinacea with that of a placebo. They offered echinacea to 50 men and women with genital herpes for six months and a placebo for another six months. There was no significant difference in the number of herpes outbreaks during the two time periods.
Another research revealed that an ointment including propolis, a waxy substance that honeybees make, may help herpes sores get better. Sores got better much faster for individuals using the pro