Herbal Remedies for Shingles
Shingles is a viral infection characterized by pain occurring along the course of infected nerves, followed by vesicles erupting on the skin along the path of the same nerves. The active infection usually lasts about 3 weeks, though residual pain can last for months. The same virus that causes shingles is associated with chicken pox in children.
Helpful herbs include topical anti-inflammatories applied as a cream or a wash, antivirals, demulcent herbs, topical pain-blocking herbs, and heat-clearing herbs for the intestines in some cases . Relaxing herbs or anxiety-relieving herbs with a cool nature may also be useful .
Herbs Used To Treat Shingles
|Cayenne||pain blocker||cream externally|
|Lemon Balm||antiviral||tincture internally and externally|
|St. John's Wort||antiviral, anti-inflammatory||tincture interally, oil externally|
|Yellow Dock||heat clearing||tincture, capsule|