How to Use Coconut Oil for Herpes?

coconut oil for herpes

Herpes is actually an infection which is caused because of herpes simplex virus. The virus is of 2 varieties. One is herpes simplex-1 (HSV-1) and the other one is herpes simplex-2 (HSV-2). The first one causes oral herpes and the latter one responsible for genital herpes outbreaks. Coconut oil is considered best for treating the problem. So how to treat herpes with coconut oil?(1)

What Does Coconut Oil Do for Herpes?

Monolaurin is a substance which is both antiviral and antibacterial and present in coconut oil. It can kill lipid-coated viruses which are responsible for causing herpes.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Herpes

There are many ways which you can adopt to make use of coconut oil for treating the problem of herpes.

1. Organic Coconut oil for Herpes

Coconut oil is having lauric acid which turns into monolaurin, a compound that imparts antimicrobial properties to deactivate the virus to perform its activities.(2)


  • Organic Coconut oil

Preparation Time: 1 min


  • In morning take a spoon full of coconut oil.
  • Repeat The process in afternoon after Lunch and dinner
  • Avoid cooking food in Ghee or other oil and cook using 1/2 to 1 cup coconut oil

How it work: Coconut oils kills the virus and supports in recovering fast.

Repetitions: Continue till you are recovered.

Best time to Apply: As mentioned in procedure.

Tips: Apply coconut oil using clean cotton on the affected areas.

2. Oregano oil and Coconut oil for Herpes

Oregano oil is having antiviral attributes which helps in improving skin condition affected due to herpes.(3)


Preparation Time: 5 minutes


  • Take 1 spoon of olive oil in clean glass bowl.
  • Add 1 spoon of Coconut oil
  • Add 3 to 4 drops of oregano oil and then mix all 3 oil well.
  • Soak clean cotton swab in mix oil.
  • Apply it on affected skin area.

How it work: With regular use it will bring improvement in skin condition.

Repetitions: Use it every night before bedtime for a week to get desired results.

Best time to Apply: At night

Tips: Never use undiluted oregano oil as it will be irritating for skin.

[ Read: How to Cure Herpes with Oregano Oil ]

3. Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil for Herpes

Tea tree oil is having anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties which work to treat the problem of herpes.(4)


  • Coconut Oil
  • Tea tree oil

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.


  • Take 1 spoon of coconut oil
  • Now add 5 drops of tea tree oil in it
  • Now apply the mix on the affected areas using cotton swab

How it work: The mixed oil will slowly kill the virus and sooth the skin making is moisturized.

Repetitions: Do it two to three times daily for a week.

Best time to Apply: In your free time.

Tips: Do not touch the affected skin with naked hand it will irritate the area.

[ Read: How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Herpes ]

4. Honey and Coconut Oil for Herpes

Honey is having good amount of natural sugar, popular as fructose and glucose. Growth of bacteria and fungus can be restricted with application of honey.(5)


  • Coconut Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Raw Honey

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.


  • Take a spoon of coconut oil
  • Take 2 spoon of ACV and mix it well with Coconut oil
  • Add a spoon of raw honey and mix well to make a paste
  • Apply it on affected area with clean cotton

How it works: Coconut and ACV kills the virus and Honey restricts the further growth of virus.

Repetitions: 2 to 3 times a day for a week.

Best time to Apply: Any free time of your choice.

Tips: Avoid touching the area till you are recovered.

5. Coconut oil and Apple Cider Vinegar for Herpes

Apple cider vinegar supports in reducing the status of herpes outbreaks. ACV is having disinfectant, astringent, as well as anti-inflammatory properties present in it.(6)


  • Coconut Oil
  • Apple acid Vinegar

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes.


  • Take 2 spoon of Coconut oil
  • Take 1 spoon of ACV mixed in warm water and add it with the coconut oil
  • Take clean cotton and dip in the mix
  • Apply on the affected area and leave it till it dry

How it work: The mix fights towards killing the virus causing the herpes on skin.

Repetitions: 2 to 3 times a day for a week.

Best time to Apply: Any free time of your choice.

Tips: You can also consume Apple cider Vinegar in limited amount to treat the problem.

[ Read: Apple Cider Vinegar for Herpes ]

How soon will coconut oil treat herpes

Coconut oil acts fast to treat the problem of herpes. If use of coconut oil is done on regular basis it will treat the problem in week’s time.(7)

Make use of organic coconut oil as it can treat wide range of infection-causing viruses. It is one of the cheapest and easiest home remedy for herpes.

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