We have all experienced wounds at some point in our life. There are many home remedies for cuts, scrapes, burns, and other wounds that can help stave away infection and even help the wound to heal faster.
First, wash and disinfect the wound to remove all dirt. Minor cuts and scrapes usually stop bleeding on their own.
If not, apply gentle pressure with a sterile bandage or clean cloth and elevate the wound. A wound or cut on your body needs an antibiotic to keep it safe from being infected with germs and bacteria. You’ll need to keep the wound clean and dry for five days.
4 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Wounds
Allicin in garlic is a great anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and can help heal almost any wound.
Mix 3 crushed garlic cloves and 1 cup of wine, blended, let stand for 2-3 hours and strain. Apply to the wound with a clean cloth 1-2 times a day.
Notice: Garlic can cause damage to the skin, so making sure you don’t leave it on the skin for longer than 20 minutes.
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent that can be used to heal minor wounds and prevent infection.
Mix 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric in enough linseed flaxseed oil to form a paste. Apply it on the wound 2 or 3 times a day to reduce pain and prevent infection.
3. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe can inhibit inflammatory activity of wound and help heal the wound fast.
Simply, you can cut off a stalk of the aloe vera plant and applying it to the wound every couple hours can significantly reduce healing time.
Notice: It can help heal minor wounds; but it should not be used on deep or surgical wounds as it has been shown to delay healing.
4. Cayenne Pepper
Apply cayenne pepper powder on a wound that is bleeding. Wrap the wound with a clean bandage. It contains capsaicin, which helps in the treatment of pain.
Notice: You should not use cayenne pepper on wounds that need stitches.
Important: If the injured person hasn’t had a tetanus shot in the past five years and the wound is deep or dirty, he or she may need a booster shot, as soon as possible.