A simple salve made with garden grown freshly wilted lemon balm. Historically, Lemon balm has been used soothe and even thwart a herpes simplex virus outbreak. Studies have shown that lemon balm prevents the virus from penetrating into host cells! It’s also been said to speed up an outbreak, shortening the lifespan of the sores. One major trigger for herpes breakouts is stress, which is yet another reason lemon balm makes for a great ally to folks suffering from the virus!