Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Shea Butter for Cold Sores
We have found yet another study about shea butter. This study is being conducted to see how well shea butter treats cold sores.
The study will look at the effectiveness of Shea Butter extract in reducing the duration and severity of cold sores and also whether it is able to reduce the number of cold sores suffered. It will be in two stages – initially treating cold sores using an application of the butter, and in the second phase, using a lip balm preventatively.
This clinical trial is also being conducted at Queensland University in Australia. Visit this link to check it out: http://www.uq.edu.au/news/index.html?article=6743
It will be very exciting to get the final conclusion once the trial is over. We will keep you posted about the results!