The use of natural remedies to treat small injuries at home is something we all have grown up with. Back in the days when Dr. Mom used to take something out of the kitchen pantry or garden to treat that minor cut or provide instant relief against a small burn. The remedies were effective in treating minor skin wounds and burns by preventing infection, speeding up the healing process, and reducing scarring.
There are several herbs and kitchen ingredients that help accelerate the healing process of minor wounds. Listed below are some safe home remedies and easy-to-remember tips for minor cuts, bruises and burns.
Aloe vera is an effective anti-inflammatory that can provide instant relief against minor burns and small wounds. Many aloe vera products are available in the market. However, using fresh aloe can provide maximum benefits. To use, cut the leaf horizontally and scoop the gel out with a spoon or spatula. Apply a thin layer of this gel directly to your skin to soothe burns or calm irritated skin.
Turmeric’s natural anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties make it an incredible home remedy for treating small cuts and wounds. If applied directly to a bleeding wound, it will clot immediately. Plus, oral consumption of turmeric can accelerate the healing process.
Coconut oil has antifungal and antibiotic properties that help in healing and preventing secondary infections in open wounds. Apply it directly to the area with a cotton ball or clean fingers, rubbing it into the wound gently. It is a great moisturizing agent for the skin and is known for noticeably reduce scarring.
Raw honey can work wonders for minor cuts. Just clean the wound and apply a thin layer of raw honey, then close securely. Before you will know, the natural sweetener will do the trick. Most importantly, it prevents any bacterial infection due to its fabulous antibacterial properties. Mixing it with onion promotes faster healing.
Treat bleeding wounds, cuts, and burns by placing a cool and moistened tea bag against the affected area. The caffeine in tea apparently shrinks the blood vessels, when applied with a little pressure on the bleeding wounds. For gaining maximum benefits, use chamomile. The incredible herb has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that are known to speed the rate of healing.
These natural healing solutions provide an immediate cure for minor injuries. See a doctor for more severe cuts and burns that could require sutures or dressing. Additionally, check the wound daily for any signs of infection, such as redness or swelling, pain, or itching. If any of these symptoms persist contact your healthcare practitioner.