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.
Here are some home remedies to ensure quick healing and prevent from getting infection; make sure you keep them handy.
The humble kitchen spice is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent that has been used for years for its medicinal uses. As per a study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, the curcumin in turmeric helps boost wound healing by modulating collagen. If the wound is bleeding, apply turmeric on the wound; bleeding will immediately stop. Also drink a glass of turmeric milk every night before bedtime to heal completely.
Garlic has been known for its anti-microbial and antibiotic properties; that is, it can instantly help stop bleeding, reduce pain and promote healing. In fact, garlic also boosts body’s natural defences against infection. If the wound is bleeding, just apply a few crushed garlic cloves on it.
Applying honey on the open wound helps dehydrate the bacteria from it and keeps infections at bay. Honey is well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Apply honey directly on the wound regularly before washing it.
4. Limestone powder
Limestone powder also known as chuna is commonly used in paan, has healing properties. All you need to do is to take some turmeric and chuna and heat the two and apply the mixture on the wound. This will help the wound heal completely.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that ease the healing process. In fact, its gel has phytochemicals that help ease the pain and reduce inflammation. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel. Apply the gel on the wound and let it dry. Clean the area with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.