Recently some new research emerged indicating that nature may provide an alternative solution. This remedy supposedly works faster than any of the conventional mainstream treatments. I will explain further on why I use the word “supposedly”.
For some believers in natural cures, honey has long been regarded as a natural wound healer and infection fighter. An unnamed researcher treated patients with Acyclovir for one herpes outbreak and honey for another. Overall healing time with honey was 43 percent better than with Acyclovir for sores on the lips and 59 percent better for genital sores. This news sounds good, but I take this report with a fair amount of skepticism.
This news report does not contain many details, such as the name of the researcher, the number of patients involved, references to any peer reviews of the study or if this study had any official sanction, so for me, this puts the article I discovered on the Internet in question. When you are suffering from herpes it is difficult sometimes remain a little skeptical when hope is presented, but there are real clinical studies of alternative herpes treatments on record and the hopeful investigator needs to sort herpes simplex fact from fiction.
I personally would experiment with honey on a herpes lesion if I were curious enough, but would never expect this “natural treatment” to prevent spreading the infection. A herpes sufferer must remain vigilant to never infect another person.