There are several foods and essential oils that help accelerate the healing process of minor wounds.
The accidental slip of a knife, fall on concrete or the unfortunate run in with sharp corners are all everyday hazards that lead to inevitable cuts and scrapes. While minor, these open wounds can become infected if they aren’t cared for properly. Along with first aid creams, dressings and regular cleanings, there are natural solutions for minor wound treatment.
New Delhi Television Food recently published a list of effective home remedies for better wound healing. These natural solutions can help treat minor open wounds, prevent infections and reduce scarring, making them an easy remedy for cuts and scrapes – as well as a valuable supplement to chronic wound treatment plans.
Home remedies for wound healing
The list included turmeric, which is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic. If applied directly to a bleeding wound, it will clot immediately. Plus, drinking turmeric milk can accelerate the healing process. Crushed garlic cloves will also stop bleeding and reduce pain. Aloe Vera gel has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that ease the tightness of the skin, reducing pain and swelling. When coconut oil is applied to open wounds, it moisturizes the skin while also reducing scarring and preventing infection. Finally, a paste of blended of honey and onion can accelerate the healing process when applied to the wound.
Prevention magazine further extended this list of home remedies for minor cuts and scrapes to include essential oils, such as tea tree, peppermint and lavender. Chamomile can also treat several injuries, such as minor cuts, mouth sores, burns, bruises and bleeding wounds.
Benefits of natural healing solutions
These home remedies are especially beneficial for patients on a budget, as most – if not all – of these products are already in the kitchen. Further, if doctors educate patients on these easy remedies, they equip the everyday citizen with the knowledge to proactively treat wounds immediately after the injury. For families with active kids prone to falling and scraping their knees, these natural remedies will help heal the cuts quickly and effectively so they’re back up and running in no time.
Overall, these natural healing solutions can lower the risk of the potential infections and complications that hinder the healing process. Additionally, the healing properties of these natural ingredients are often applied to wound care research for the development of advanced dressings and treatment plans.
While these natural products have healing properties, doctors should also be mindful of clarifying when patients need to see a wound care professional, such as when the injury is more severe or infected.
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