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Try These Effective Home Remedies For Wounds

It could be a splinter or a torn skin or a cut; a minor wound includes cuts, abrasions, incisions, lacerations, scrapes minor burns etc. Though they are called minor, the pain and discomfort they cause cannot be ignored. You can treat them with these most effective home remedies for wounds.

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The most common types of wounds are caused by accidents and injuries. The risk factor, therefore, include, age, illness, radiation and chemotherapy, excessive smoking, use of steroid, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

The symptoms associated with minor wounds are, bleeding, swelling, soreness, pain, redness, inflammation, pus and infection.

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Apart from treating the wounds, one also has to be careful to ensure that the wound does not get infected. These natural treatments which are readily available at home will cure the symptoms of your minor wounds in a jiffy, and also prevent any kind of infection from developing.

If despite these remedies the wound does not get better, or if the wound is rather deep and serious, then you need to visit a doctor immediately and get it treated under professional care. If the wound has already developed an infection, then too, you need to consult a physician to prevent the infection from spreading further.

Home remedies for wounds

Here are the 10 best natural remedies that will help you treat minor wounds in no time.

1. Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is being used for ages to heal minor wounds. It is antibacterial and so you need not worry about your wounds developing any kind of infection.

Coconut oil is also anti-inflammatory, and its therapeutic properties help treat the symptoms associated with wounds, such as pain and swelling. Coconut oil, as we know, is an amazing moisturizer, and that property of its helps speed up the recovery of a minor wound, while preventing the formation of scars.

For the remedy, take some extra-virgin coconut oil, and apply it on the wound. You need to bandage the area so that the oil moisturizes the wound and the skin around it.

You should change the bandage and reapply the oil every 3 hours to speed up the recovery.

2. Indian Lilac

Neem or Indian lilac treats minor wounds due to the essential fatty acids in it. These acids build collagen which improve skin elasticity, thus speeding up the wound healing process.

For the remedy, you need a tablespoon of Indian lilac juice. Mix it with a teaspoon of turmeric powder, naturally ground. Now apply this consistent paste on the wound, and leave it on for 4 to 5 hours. You can now wash the paste with warm water.

3. Turmeric

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The next remedy is a natural antiseptic and a popular homemade treatment for minor wounds. Applying turmeric, which is an antibiotic agent, on the wound also prevents the development of infection.

For the remedy, apply the powder directly on the wound, if you are bleeding. This will help stop the bleeding instantly. You can also mix half a tablespoon of turmeric with some flaxseed oil to prepare a paste. Thrice a day apply this paste on your wound to heal it quickly.

Every night drink a glass of warm milk with a tablespoon of turmeric powder to build overall strength.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used for years to treat minor wounds and inflammations. Aloe vera’s soothing properties make it one of the most effective natural treatments against abrasions and itching.

Aloe vera contains phytochemicals that treat pain efficiently, and provide moisture and nourishment to the skin to treat the wound quickly.

For the remedy, take an aloe vera leaf, and extract the gel. You need to apply this gel on the wound and leave it on until it dries on its own. Clean the wound with lukewarm water and pat it dry using a clean and soft towel. Do not rub the area as it can further aggravate the wound.

You need to repeat the remedy several times through the day to treat the wound as quickly as possible.

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5. Garlic

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Garlic, due to its antibiotic and antimicrobial properties, helps treat minor wounds in no time. To stop bleeding or to reduce the inflammation, try applying a crushed garlic clove on the wound.

Since garlic improves our immune system, expect to not develop an infection.

Prepare a paste by crushing a few garlic cloves, and take a sterile gauze and spread the paste on it. Apply the gauze on the wound, and wrap it around to form a bandage. After leaving it on for 20 minutes, wash the wound with warm water and pat it dry.

6. Calendula

To treat minor wounds effectively, try calendula. The herb is anti-inflammatory, which makes it one of the best treatments for all kind of minor wounds.

Calendula is also antimicrobial, which prevents further infection from developing.

For the remedy, you need some calendula flowers, and crush them to extract fresh juice. Apply the juice about thrice a day, and repeat it until the wound is treated.

7. Raw Potato


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Did you know raw potato can heal minor wounds? Well, potatoes are natural moisturizers, and they help nourish the wound, thus speeding up recovery.

For the remedy, grate two potatoes. Now spread it onto a soft and clean washcloth. Place the wrapping on your wound, and leave it on for at least a couple of hours if not more. Now remove the bandage and clean the area with lukewarm water. Remember to dry it well with a soft and dry washcloth to prevent infection.

Reapply a new poultice and repeat the process.

8. Plantain

The next remedy on our list is plantain, which owing to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities heals wounds in no time. The itching that is a common symptom of some wounds is also treated by plantain.

For the remedy, you will need to pound clean plantain leaves to prepare a paste. Now gently apply this consistent paste on your wound. Leave it on to dry, and then wash with lukewarm water. Remember to pat it complete dry with a soft and clean cloth to prevent infection.

You should follow this remedy at least 3 times a day until the wound heals.

9. Eat Healthy

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The last remedy on our list is a habit you need to develop; you need to eat healthy. Eating different sources of vitamins and essential minerals that your body might be lacking, can help treat a number of minor wounds.

For the remedy, you will have to include carrots into your diet as carrots are a rich source of vitamin A. Other good sources of the vitamin include cantaloupe, pumpkin, apricots, and tomatoes. Vitamin A promotes cell growth and that is vital to treat wounds.

Also include in your daily diet veggies such as broccoli grapefruits, kiwi and oranges. Peppers are also a rich source of the vitamin. Vitamin C is important to treat wounds as it helps the body produce collagen as well as new skin tissue.

Wheat germ, hazelnuts, spinach and almonds promote healing as they are full of vitamin E.

Try to also include zinc-based foods such as seeds, nuts and whole grains. These will stimulate the healing of the minor wound. Foods with B-complex vitamins, also heal wounds and make the skin healthier. Therefore, eat cheese, spinach, fish and legumes too.

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Additional tips for wounds

  • Try applying ice to reduce pain. This particularly works if you wound is caused by bruising, or if there is swelling.
  • Try applying lavender essential oil on the wound. It will reduce pain and quicken the healing process.
  • Tea tree oil also works wonders on wounds. However, you need to dilute it first with olive oil before applying it on the affected area.
  • Take some witch hazel, and soak a clean and soft cloth in it. Now place the cloth on the wound. This will reduce the swelling and inflammation, two of the most common symptoms associated with wounds.
  • To speed up the healing process, avoid smoking or drinking.
  • You need to not only eat healthy as I mentioned in one of the remedies, you also need to eat clean. Drink a lot of water as it promotes healing by releasing toxins from the body.
  • You need to keep the wound clean at all times to avoid developing an infection.
  • People usually have a habit of picking at wounds. If you are doing it too, then stop immediately, or else you will develop an infection.
  • Stop taking stress and tension as that inhibits the healing process.
  • Perform some light form of exercise to build strength.

If despite these home remedies an infection develops or the pain increases, then you need to get your wound examined by a primary healthcare provider.

That is all we have on today’s post on home remedies for wounds. Was this helpful? Will you be recommending it to others too? If you have some remedies that you would like to share with us, then please do so in the comment section below.

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Most Effective Home Remedies for Wounds
Though they are called minor, the pain and discomfort they cause shouldn't be ignored. You can treat them with these most effective home remedies for wounds.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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