Recent research and gathering of anecdotal evidence on the health benefits and antiherpetic action of the red marine algae, Dumontiaceae, has yielded much promise. al., (ed.), Marine Algae in Pharmaceutical Science, W.
Its use as a topical has been further documented and thought superior to acyclovir. Ehresmann et al., "Antiviral properties of algal polysaccharides and related compounds," In H.
By Kent Farfield Historically, there has been no long term relief for chronic sufferers of herpes simplex infections, let alone a cure. Douglas et al., "Acyclovir and Genital Herpes" N Eng J of Medicine, Vol. These grant additional immune system defenses and are also believed to help fight against the Herpes Simplex Virus, particularly.
Herpes sufferers are seemingly at the mercy of this viral menace. More recent research on extracts of red marine algae suggest that specific carbohydrates (sulfated polysaccharides) may inhibit both the DNA and RNA of viral infections and may operate both outside and within infected cells.
In addition, many botanical agents can only work in their whole plant form.