Wounds, cuts, rips, and burns are parts of life. Generally, they happen suddenly and unexpectedly. And we do not know how to treat wounds or burns in different ways. We are used to curing it as our parents or grandparents have done it in their childhoods. Of course, old school is good, but the treatment must be effective, quick, and it should not leave any scars. Many modern-day chemical products can help you heal cuts, wounds, and burns efficiently. Wounds and burns are not similar skin injuries—that’s why they need various treatments. You will find a special cure for both of them in the article.
Why is the Use of Band-Aids and Antibiotics not Always Good?
There is no doubt that products of modern medicine are the best things for a person’s health. They help us anytime and anywhere quickly and easily. But we should not overuse them, because chemical medicines have bad sides, too—to most, they are called side effects. Is your skin injury so serious? There are no reasons to resort to the use Band-Aids or antibiotics.
Did you cut yourself or get burned when you were cooking? Do not hurry to take antibiotics to prevent inflammation and infection. It would be good if we refrained from taking anti-biotics sometimes. Anti-biotics treat one part of a body but damage other ones. In your case, a natural solution is the best way to sterilize your wound.
Band-Aid is a good protector for your skin injury. It does not let any infection come in to the wound. But it should be dry to be recovered; Band-Aid makes it wet, so it is better to expose the injury sometimes.
3 Natural Remedies for Healing Wounds and Cuts
Honey is amazing, and it has great superpower to heal skin injuries. It is also a widely used natural method to remedy wounds. Honey is saturated with sugars, which have a strong interaction with water molecules. The lack of ‘free’ water inhibits the growth of microorganisms. In other words, it is antimicrobial action. Honey reduces edema, provides a soothing effect, and minimizes scarring. It has direct anti-inflammatory activity. Honey removes inflammation-causing bacteria. The rate of healing wounds and cuts increases upon the application of honey.
How to Use
- 1.Spread the honey on a bandage and apply it to the wound.
- 2.The amount of honey depends on the amount of fluid exuding from the wound. If a large amount of fluid exudes from the wound, the injury requires substantial amounts of honey to be applied.
- Change the bandage if honey is being diluted by the exudate rapidly.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It is extracted from the Melaleuca tree, native to the Australian coast. Tea tree oil kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It combats infections, which are resistant to antibiotics and alleviates inflammation.
How to Use
- Add two drops of tea tree oil in one cup of warm water (around 350 ml of water).
- Put a cotton ball in the solution, and then apply it to your wound.
- Do it twice a day until your skin heals.
Shilajit is one of the most powerful organic healing ayurvedic superfood in the world. It is rich in retinol, Vitamin B, and copper, which are necessary for each step in healing skin injury. It also has fulvic acid, which reduces the inflammation. All these components will speed up new tissue formation.
How to Use
- Just apply on skin injury. Do it until your skin heals.
The Best Natural Remedy for Treating Burns
Aloe Vera is a unique plant with high-healing power. Studies show that aloe Vera is effective and perfect for healing minor, first-degree burns, and some second-degree burns. Aloe has anti-inflammatory power; it promotes circulation and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Aloe Vera is often called “burn plant” because of its cooling and soothing effect.
How to Use
- Cut aloe from a plant. If you have the plant in your home, cut aloe from a plant.
- Cut the leaves in half. It will release the aloe from the leaves. Collect the aloe in a dish.
- Repeat until you have enough aloe to cover all place of your burn.
- Rub it gently on to the burned skin area. Do it 2–3 times a day until the burn is no longer painful.
Never use butter, ice, and, milk to treat burns. These products will slow down the healing process. It is the common misconception that milk or ice can cure your injury. Now you know the products you should always have at your home.
Author Bio – Polly Tlg
Polly Tlg has always been interested in holistic and alternative ways of healing. Ayurveda and yoga are the best medicines for her. Deeply intuitive she finds that true healing surpasses the boundaries of the physical body and embraces the emotional, energetic and subtlest layers of our being. Polly helps people to know how to be healthy using only natural remedies. She is an expert in Shilajit, what is one of the main superfood of Ayurveda. She believes that nature is the best source of human health.