9 EASILY AVAILABLE HOME REMEDIES FOR MINOR CUTS
Even if you try to be highly careful doing your daily chores, there are good chances to get injured due to one or the other reason. It might be a minor one, but you cannot overlook the treatment process. Don’t want to visit your doctor? Not a problem, here are some solutions for you. Read on.
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Has it ever happened that you got your finger cut while slicing onions in the kitchen?
Or some fine day you hurt your foot while exercising?
Well, these incidents can occur anytime and anywhere. It might be difficult to avoid them completely; however, you can treat them easily. Yes, you cannot be carefree when it comes to treating these minor cuts and injuries. Reason being, leaving the cuts open not only delay the healing time but also lead to severe infections and complications.
In case, you aren’t willing to see a doctor for such injuries,
You can try these home remedies to treat the wounds faster.
Without any doubts aloe vera has turned out to be one of the most popular herbal plants. Basically cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses, this plant can help heal burns.
The sap from an aloe vera plant can also be used for treating multiple wounds. Whether it is about cuts, scrapes or other sores, you can simply cut off a stalk of the aloe vera plant and apply it to the wound directly.
It is one of the easily available solutions in every home. Coconut oil can effectively heal wounds as it comes with incredible antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It is also used to prevent scarring of wounds.
How to apply?
A little amount of coconut oil can be applied directly on your wound to help speed recovery. Else you can also apply coconut oil under a band aid and re-fresh it 2-3 times a day.
With incredible healing propertied this can be use for wounds inflicted on the body. While it helps drawing out toxins and other bacteria found in wounds, you can also use it as a poultice to shorten the healing time as it draws out impurities. It works great to heal burns and bruises.
How to use it?
Simple; create a poultice with marshmallow and apply to your wound. You are done!
You know it for taste and fragrance it offers, right? But now you have another reason to bring it home. Being great for helping blood to clot faster, it helps you with disinfecting the wound. The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of cayenne pepper can stop wound bleeding in 10-12 seconds.
How to consume?
For more severe wounds you can take 8-oz. glass of water with 1tsp. cayenne.
Having properties to draw out infections from any type of wound or abscess, raw potato poultice is another thing you need to try. With shredded potatoes you can use it for injuries and maintain this throughout the day, changing it after every 4 hours to ensure that inflammation is reduced. Plus, it decreases the chances of infection.
How to make a poultice?
All you need to do is shred a raw potato with a grater. Spread this onto a clean cloth and apply to the affected area. To keep it clean, cover with gauze and then some saran wrap can be used. Leave it overnight and remove in the morning. You can clean the affected area with salty water and cover it with clean dressing.
Experts believe that honey is actually more effective than some of the antibiotics. Moreover, honey has been found to kill off the majority of bacterial cells. Plus, it can prevent infections from occurring in the first place. Hence, it can be a great addition to speed up wound healing. Just ensure that you use raw honey to dress your wound.
Wondering how it will work?
You can have it your daily routine too. And if you get hurt, spread some honey on a dressing to apply this to the wound. In case, the wound is found to be deeper you can fill it with honey and wrap with a dressing pad.
It is the ‘allicin’ present in garlic which works magically for treating injuries. Do you know it is effective as a 1% penicillin solution? So, basically it acts as a great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It can help heal almost any wound.
How to use?
You can either apply garlic clove to the damage on the skin or mix of 3 crushed garlic cloves and 1 cup of wine. In the second case you need to blend it thoroughly and allow it to stand for 2-3 hours before you strain it. This solution can be applied with a clean cloth 1-2 times a day.
Being an amazing flower with great wound healing properties, chamomile is widely used for relaxation properties. But do you know it is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind? Yes, the presence of terpenoids and flavonoids makes it a powerful herbal medicine. In fact, in some studies it has been found to speed up the healing of wounds.
What to do?
Prepare a chamomile press for your wound. Simple soak some chamomile tea bags in water and drain them lightly. You can use these wrapping these tea bags around your wound with some gauze.
This is another little flower which has been known as a vulnerary agent comes with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Hence, it is widely used topically to help heal skin infections, abrasions, and internal infected mucous membranes.
How it works?
The simplest thing you can do is buy calendula salves from a health food store nearby and use this to apply to your wounds. And in case of internal infections, have a calendula tea. Just 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp. of calendula flowers would do great to your health.
So, with these you now have number of options to care for your wounds and speed up their healing. Try these and keep safe!
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