Herpes is a virus that attacks the body by forcing normal cells to replicate it. The virus, when active, destroys the host cell in the process causing inflammation and blisters. This disease is claimed to be without a cure, but Oregano oil has helped many people live life herpes free despite this claim. Oregano oil has shown more promise than even popular pharmaceuticals have, and continues to do more as studies continue.Herpes is transmitted by sexual or intimate contact through mucus membranes or openings in the skin. The virus lives within the cell nucleus and is therefore protected from antibiotic remedies; also, heavy metals that compromise cell structure provide a barrier for the herpes virus to hide behind. This makes the virus difficult for the body to respond to when the virus is latent or inactive.