Coconut oil can be consumed or applied topically to your skin to treat herpes.

To enjoy the product’s benefits 3 or 4 Tbsp of coconut oil can be taken daily. Unrefined coconut oil can be taken directly (a Tablespoon or two with a meal) or used as a cooking ingredient. Most coconut oil has a mild flavor that will only mildly influence the taste of your food, if at all.

Dab coconut oil onto your herpes once daily before bed.

Moisturizing lotions or other topical creams containing coconut oil can be used once or twice daily. The amount of coconut oil present in these skin treatments is marginal, but it can help control your herpes.

Continue applying topical applications until your herpes disappear.

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