Herpes is caused by a virus the herpes simplex virus ( HSV) which belongs to the same family of viruses that cause chickenpox. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses.
- herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and mostly causes oral herpes
- herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). And mostly causes genital herpes
However, both type-1 and type-2 can occur in the genitals, oral area or both.
Due to unhealthy life styles and diet , the delicate balance between doshas get disturbed. This disturbs the body fire or agni .
The disturbed agni fails to digest the food and toxins accumulated in body due to improper metabolism.
Accumulation of toxins reduces the body immunity and paves the way for invasion by microbes.
When a person who has low immunity comes in contact with HSV virus, he/she gets the genital herpes (HSV-2) or oral herpes. (HSV-1)