Shingles Natural Remedies and Effective Home Treatment

Shingles (also known as Herpes Zoster or the varicella-zoster virus) is a painful, blistering rash caused by the same virus as chickenpox. It is a reactivated form of the chickenpox viral infection, which has remained dormant in the body - usually for quite a long time after the initial infection - in the nerve tissue of the spinal cord and brain. Not life threatening, shingles can nevertheless be very painful. It is more common in older adults with weak immune systems. A vaccine for shingles is available, but due to the nature of the illness, there's still a risk of infection.

Natural Remedies for Shingles

Many natural remedies for shingles are available that can help heal painful blisters and/or nerve pain from shingles.

Neem Leaf Poultice

Neem leaves can act against the varicella-zoster virus which causes shingles, as these leaves have antiviral properties. For healing of skin rashes apply the poultice of neem to the rashes. By having a bath in neem leaves soaked water can also be effective. 

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List of Remedies for Shingles