treating wounds with simple ingredients found in a
household is not uncommon.
If you are a person who prefers to treat ailments the natural way take
the time to compile a simple list of some common herbs and keep
these herbs at hand for quick and easy use.
Always handy to have some knowledge on herbs used for treating
wounds, and having quick easy remedies
available would eliminate the need to run to a medical facility often.
Aloe Vera contains compounds that can reduce inflammation,
swelling, and redness of wounds. This herb should be applied directly
to the wound after a simple cleaning exercise is done to rid the wound
of any unwanted particles. The naturally secreted gel works wonders
for superficial wounds.
For stopping profuse bleeding, try powdered
Cayenne to speed up the coagulation process and close the wound.
Calendula officinalis is another herb that can successfully treat
wounds. The flavanoids and antioxidants it contain helps to speed up
the healing process by increasing the blood flow to the wound.
This ingredient can be applied topically and is also a popular
ingredient in creams and ointments.
All wounds can benefit from a Garlic water rinse as an antiseptic.
Or Slippery Elm in powdered form
alone or mixed with other herbs with a bit of honey on the wound.
You might try Yarrow fresh or dried in a poultice.
Other more familiar herbs used to treat wounds are Lavender which
not only helps the healing process but also acts as a germ killing
agent. Tea tree oil also disinfects while healing wounds.
This particular herb works at quite a fast pace in the healing process.
Echinacea, Marigold, and
Myrrh are also good healing agents for wounds.
All these can be applied to the wounds by simply diluting a
little herbal tincture with water.
Just a few ideas to have handy that have worked for me.