Chamomile and Other Essential Oils Against Herpes

Chamomile and Other Essential Oils Against Herpes Genital herpes is a chronic, persistent infection spreading efficiently and silently as a sexually transmitted disease through the population. Antiviral agents currently applied for the treatment of herpes virus infections include acyclovir and its derivatives. The essential oils anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, chamomile, and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in vitro on RC-37 cells using a plaque reduction assay.…