Do you suffer from cold sores that seem to appear on the eve
of special occasions that invariably involve your participation in group photos? You may be able to ward off your next cold-sore outbreak by loading up on the spice turmeric, the main ingredient in most curries. Apparently, a compound in turmeric called “curcumin” may be the mechanism of action that deters the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores.