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.
Treatment Plan for Shingles
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 .
Herbal Remedies for Shingles
Related Shingles conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.