Cuts and wounds are common everyday occurrences that can happen to anyone at anytime. The main characteristics of a wound are bleeding from the cut or wound, exposed tissue and pain. You need to treat them instantly to eliminate the risk of infections. Open wounds or cuts can easily allow bacteria and other microbes to enter the body and cause infections which can have serious health repercussions.
Superficial wounds that are not too deep can easily be treated at home by using remedies out of the kitchen cabinet which will not only heal the wound but will also eliminate the infection. Wound healing involves three phases, the first is to arrest the bleeding, the second is to kill any infection if there is one and lastly to reduce the swelling and pain and begin the healing process. Home remedies provide instant aid to prevent infection and to provide relief in the pain and discomfort.
Mustard oil widely used in cooking and pickling is always to be found at home. This oil has innumerable medicinal values which are very useful in curing and treating a wide range of diseases and disorders. It is full of antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that arrest the bleeding, prevent infection and reduce the swelling and pain.
Warm some mustard oil and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Apply this mixture gently on the wound several times a day until it is completely healed.
Alum is an age old remedy widely used for its quick healing properties. It is commonly used for treating and healing wounds. Grind some alum to a fine powder and sprinkle it on the wound. It will stop the bleeding instantly. Its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties will bring tremendous relief in the pain and swelling and eliminate the possibility of an infection.
Turmeric is the most natural remedy for wounds. Its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties address all three phases of wound healing.
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of hot milk and drink it regularly twice a day. Turmeric will also take care of any internal blood loss and internal wound and injury.
Amla is full of magnificent healing and curing powers. It is inordinately rich in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. It harnesses the body’s natural defenses and protects it from all types of damage and impairment. Grate two fresh amlas and steep it into a cup of warm water for five minutes. Drink the liquid without filtering it to gain the maximum benefit of its nutrients. Drink this, two or three times daily.
Neem is glorious tree full of healing and curative powers. It has amazing wound healing, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and ant-inflammatory properties which destroy the infection, reduce the pain and swelling and heal the wound rapidly.
Boil a handful of neem leaves in half a litre of water for ten minutes. Dip a cotton ball in this water and wash the wound with it. Then cover the wound with a paste made out of some turmeric and chuna.