7 Natural Home Remedies To Heal Wounds

natural remedies to heal wounds

Wounds can be caused due to anything at all. However, the degree of the wound and how much pain it causes depends on what lead to it.

Wounds can include cuts, scrapes, scratches, or punctured skin that can make you susceptible to infections if not cleaned and disinfected. When you have small cuts or superficial wounds, it will heal over time. Use ingredients like honey, turmeric, potatoes, coconut oil, or garlic as a natural way to get rid of the bacteria and heal the wound.

Unless the bleeding doesn’t stop or there is a deep cut, you can use these home remedies to speed up the healing process of the wound.

1. Grate Potatoes

potatoes to heal wounds

Potatoes have astringent and antibacterial properties, making it effective in healing wounds. It also moisturizes your skin, thus promoting the healing process. Potatoes can also reduce the risk of infections.

You can use potatoes on minor wounds. Place grated potatoes on a clean cloth. Keep this on your wound and leave it for

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about 5 hours. This procedure can be repeated several times in a day for positive results.

2. Spread Honey

honey to heal wounds

Honey is a healthy ingredient. It has several benefits, which include healing burn wounds and bacterial infections. It has been used for thousands of years for treating and healing wounds. Honey can also be used for ulcers.1

It can inhibit the growth of microorganisms and has antimicrobial properties. Additionally, honey also stimulates lymphocytic and phagocytic activity that helps the body fight against infections. Depending on the size of your wound, spread honey on the dressing and apply it to the wound. This technique is more effective than applying it directly.

3. Dab Turmeric

turmeric to heal wounds

Turmeric is known for its antiseptic properties and has been

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used for wound healing for the same reason. Not only can it prevent an infection but also reduces inflammation and relieves pain, as it is also an analgesic. It contains curcumin, a compound that has wound healing properties.2 It also helps in closing the wound by promoting the formation of new skin cells.

You can dab a generous amount of turmeric powder on your wound. If you have a cut, the turmeric powder can help you stop the bleeding.

4. Apply Coconut Oil

coconut oil to heal wounds

Coconut oil can prevent or reduce the risk of an infection. This can help your wound heal faster. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can also reduce redness, irritation, and swelling. Coconut oil promotes faster skin regeneration and also reduce pain in the affected area. It moisturizing properties will prevent itchiness.

You can apply coconut oil directly to the wound

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using your hands or a cotton ball.

5. Apply Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil to heal wounds

Tea tree oil when applied externally can activate the WBCs or white blood corpuses which are responsible for keeping the bacteria and viruses away. It can be used to reduce the inflammation, in addition to keeping you from contracting an infection.3

Before using it on your wound, ensure that you are not allergic to it. You can apply tea tree oil directly on your wound twice a day.

6. Use Aloe Vera

aloe vera to heal wounds

While some studies suggest that aloe vera slows the healing of the wound, others show that aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.4 It can also soothe the skin, reduce swelling, and relieve pain around the wound.

The aloe vera gel can be applied directly on the wound.

7. Try Garlic

garlic to heal wounds

Garlic is used to treat wounds and infections as it contains an antimicrobial agent called allicin that can protect you against infection. It also has anti-fungal properties and is effective against viruses.

Blend 3 cloves of garlic and 1 cup of wine. Let this sit for a few hours. After you strain the mixture, apply it to the clean wound one or times a day. Don’t leave it on for a long time as it can irritate the skin.

Note: Don’t use these remedies as an alternative to medical advice if the wounds are big or deep.

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