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by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 21, 2023


Herpes simplex is a virus that causes skin infections. There are 2 types of herpes HSV -1 and HSV -2. HSV-1 affects your mouth and face and causes cold sores, and HSV-2 affects your genital area and causes sores on skin that comes in contact with the genitals of an infected person. Sometimes herpes can affect other parts of your body such as your eyes or other parts of your skin. People of any age can get herpes simplex, you more likely to get the virus if you have had multiple sex partners, were assigned female at birth, started having sex at young age, have weakened immune system, have a history of any sexually transmitted infection.

Causes of herpes simplex-

It spreads through close contact with a person who has infection. The virus can found in saliva and skin. When you have sores you are most likely to pass the virus to another person. People get HSV-1 through

  • Touching a person’s skin near the mouth
  • Kissing
  • Sharing food utensils, razors or lip balm
  • If you receive oral sex from someone who has a cold sore, it may spread herpes infections to your genitals.
  • People get HSV-2 through-
  • Oral sex with someone who is infected
  • Skin to skin contact without ejaculation
  • Intercourse
  • Touching open sores including while breastfeeding
  • Childbirth by mother or gestational parent who has active infection

Symptoms of herpes simplex-

  • Sores on their genitals or around their anus
  • Cold sores around their lips mouth or tongue, it may look crusty or looks like a fluid filled blisters.
  • Itching, burning or tingling
  • Pain while urinating
  • Fever, swollen lymph nodes or muscle aches


A trigger may activate the virus, this activation called an outbreak causes symptoms such as sores. Some common outbreak triggers include-

  • Menstrual periods
  • Fever or illness
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress

Prevention –

You can reduce risk of contracting HSV-1 by avoiding physical contact with someone who has cold sore. Avoid-

  • Oral sex
  • Kissing
  • Touching the skin near their mouth
  • Sharing utensils, lip balms, cups or other personal care products

Management of herpes according to Ayurveda-

In Ayurveda herpes is known as a Visarpa. It is an infectious disease caused by Nita group of viruses.Treatment of visarpa in ayurveda-

  • Langhana
  • Rukshana
  • Vamana
  • Lepa
  • Seka
  • Raktamokshana
  • Avidahi ahara

Herpes Care Kit

The Chandigarh Ayurved Centre’s ” Herpes Care Kit” is purely herbal and Ayurvedic formulation. The medications helps to pacify the vitiated doshas thus providing relief from the symptoms without any side-effects. The kit contain :

  • Detox Premium Sachet
  • Aloe Vera Gulab Gel
  • Trikatu Tablet
  • Skin Care tablet
  • Blood Purifier Syrup
  • Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu Tablet

1) Detox Premium Powder:

It is purely a herbal formulation that helps to remove toxins due to its antioxidant properties. It comprises of Moti Pishti, Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Tal Sindoor, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar. It has an antibacterial action and provides a cooling and calming effect to the body. It also
has anti-inflammatory properties. This powder helps to detoxify the body physically and mentally.
Dosage: Take one sachet twice a day with normal plain water.

2) Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:

The tablets are very beneficial in curing skin diseases as it contains the Pitta pacifying ingredients such as Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), Gajapippali (Piper chaba), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), etc. The tablet is Tridoshahara, thus is very effective in maintaining the hormonal level in the body.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

3) Skin Care tablet:

Skin care tablet is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimba churna, Panchatikta guggulu, Patol patra, Ajmoda, Khadir chhal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Manjistha, Chopchini, Gandhak, etc. Skin care tablet is a blood purifying. It cools and detoxifies the blood, dissolves obstructions in the blood flow that further increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimises the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems. These tablet also act as a skin moistuirizer, Improves blood circulation, Remove blemishes, Reduce itching and burning sensation of skin, Prevent acne and pimples, Relieves leucoderma.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

4) Aloe Vera Gulab Gel:

Aloe Vera Gel is formed with the pure extract of herb Aloe Vera and the mixture of rose petals. Thus this wonderful composition provides a cooling effect on the skin that relieves from burning sensation, itchiness, etc. The gel helps in maintaining healthy skin and repairing skin damage.

Recommended Dosage – Gently apply over the affected area of the skin.

5) Trikatu Tablet:

Trikatu tablets are mixture of three herbs which are Saunth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum). These tablets improve digestion, boost your metabolism, helps in eliminating fat tissues and kapha dosha, support respiratory functions, and remove impurities and ama from the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily with normal water.

6) Blood Purifier Syrup :

It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.