Monday, July 27, 2015

Home Remedy: Cold Sore Salve

This Cold Sore Salve Really Works!

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There is very little that is more painful than a cold sore. Last fall, I had a cold sore I could not get rid of. After a bit of research, I created the following home remedy cold sore salve recipe, and it worked wonders.
The pain went away the first day I used this, and much quicker than usual, the cold sore was healed.

Homemade Cold Sore Salve Recipe

  • 1 tbsp. petroleum jelly
  • 4 garlic soft jell capsules (1200 mg each)
  • 4 droppers full of liquid Echinacea
Measure the petroleum jelly into a small bowl. Open the garlic capsules and squeeze garlic oil into the bowl. Add the Echinacea, one dropper full at a time and mix. Mix all ingredients until well incorporated into the petroleum jelly, and store in a small airtight container. Use 4 to 6 times a day until the cold sore is gone.
The petroleum jelly is the carrier. Garlic is anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. The Echinacea is a natural antibiotic and anti-viral. The combination works wonders.
I used this for myself and my family all season last fall and through most of the winter. I plan to make this again for the next cold season.
NOTE: I am not a doctor. This remedy is one I and my family use. If you choose to use it, it is at your own risk.
Do you have a favorite home remedy?

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