Ups and downs are a part of everyone’s life, so like wounds. We all experience injuries sooner or later in life. It is quite astonishing that the remedial elements we are looking for may be found in the Granny’s recipes, kitchen cupboards or refrigerator kinds of stuff. Burns, Bruisers, Cuts, Scrapes are the common wound forms. Many times such Granny’s methods prove to be a magical boon not only in driving off the infection but also in helping them to recover faster.
Some of such panacean homely and Ayurveda remedies and their medications are:-
It is an ultimate blend of antibacterial and antifungal properties, can be used in treating and recovering minor wounds. It also aids in reducing inflammation and moisturizing injuries. Applying coconut oil on the targeted area may not only assist in keeping the bacterial infections at bay but also in preventing scars to develop. It can be medicated daily on wounds and should be sealed retaining moisture with a bandage. Reapply the oil and change the dressing at least 2-3 times a day. Follow this medication until wound recovers entirely.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Endowed with the goodness of vitamin C, is a powerful antioxidant which aids in curing and healing wounds. Supporting body’s natural immunity and helping to protect from all types of injury and inefficiency. Grate gooseberries and soak it in lukewarm water for a few minutes and drink the mixture without straining to gain maximum benefits. Ensure this medication for 2-3 times regularly to avail health benefits.
What a claptrap if one says that potato can heal wounds! It’s our pretty fault that we have thought beyond using it as a core cooking ingredient. Researchers found that it has this type of gravitational pull which eliminates the chance of infection from various kind of wound or blister. Potato poultice has been in use for a long time to relieve inflammation and recover infection. Prepare poultice either by grating or chopping potato. After preparing poultice then wrap the potato in a muslin cloth and place it over the wound. Place a few slices of raw potato directly to the injury leave it for a few hours(4-5) then discard the potato slices and wash the wound with lukewarm water. Practicing these medications will encourage wound’s healing.
It is one of the oldest known ingredients to treat wounds. Endowed with natural antiseptic and antibiotic attributes aid in healing wounds and preventing infection to develop. Researchers have found that turmeric contains an element ‘curcumin’ which regulates collagen and decreases reactive oxygen species and thus aid wound to recover. Applying turmeric powder directly to the wound aids bleeding to stop. Applying a paste formed by mixing (half tablespoon turmeric linseed/flaxseed oil) boosts wound healing. Ensuring this medication 2-3 times a day will aid in reducing pain and preventing infection to develop. Drinking regularly a mixture of (hot milk+ a pinch of turmeric powder) will relieve in wound’s pain.
Possessing analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and palliative attributes. It has been in use from our ancestors time in treating wounds. The richness of phytochemicals in aloe-vera gel reduces inflammation, elevates moisture content, mitigate pain and speed up the healing process. On the darker side, several researchers have revealed in their study that it seemed to delay the healing of surgical wounds. Extract the gel from aloe-vera leaf and apply it on the affected area, let it dry and clean it with lukewarm water and dab it with a clean, soft cloth or towel and ensure this medication many times a day until complete recovery of wounds.
It helps in the clotting of the blood in the wounded region. Its natural fiber richness helps to repair the damaged tissues magically. It is highly antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal in nature. Most of it fundamental similarities matches to India Lilac. If it could get arranged at the bleeding time of wounds and applied suddenly, then it has potential to stop the blood overflow within seconds.
It even helps when you consume it through mouth if you are wounded. Take a tablespoon of cayenne pepper with one glass of purified water for more additional and fast relief.
Indian Lilac (Neem)
This medicinal herb possessing myriad qualities has been used since our granny’s time in treating the wounds. The goodness of essential fatty acids along with the richness of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory attributes promotes collagen-building, prolong skin elasticity and favors wound to recover faster.
Form a paste by mixing (1 tablespoon neem leaves juice+1 teaspoon turmeric powder).
Its antibiotic nature help in healing wounds faster than any other homely item. It is one of the best ways to heal wounds in a faster way because its components are found to damage the bacteria of the wounds, which protects wound from getting infected. You must always use raw honey to heal your wounds because the cooked honey has a lesser amount of essential enzymes which are must to heal an injury in a better and faster way.
The reaction which takes place after mixing honey with the blood of your wound is superstitious. The high amount of Hydrogen Peroxide is generated by the boosting ability of the glucose oxidizing enzyme, which is the only factor in healing the wound but in a slow process. Being slow it doesn’t mean that it would take a long time to heal your wound. You can directly apply the raw honey to your injury to keep your injured tissues healthy and away from infection. And a simple, clean dressing can be done to cover it to avoid dust, and other impurities may not affect the wound anymore
Roots of Comfrey
It has excellent healing power which can heal wounds in a safer and faster way. It includes a significant component named as allantoin which is responsible for quickly increasing the growth of cells. Its rich properties of healing can work in the burned cases and even can cure the severe wounds. Allantoin is a significant component which generated naturally in the womb or placenta of a woman when one is pregnant. It helps the fetus to grow into a baby and provide every essential support to the baby in the womb to develop the bones better. So from now when you get bone fractured, burned or wounded you must prefer the comfrey roots to heal them.
The major component of the goldenseal plant is alkaloids which commonly known as Hydrastine and Berberine. The elements can keep you away from many viral infections and can help to deplete or even destroy the bacteria of wounds. The plant is highly antiseptic and astringent. It can be used to overcome the sting of insects, bites, and bruises, even the significant problems like intestinal infections.
Roots of Marshmallow
The plant has perfect healing properties of wounds. It can be readily available at the grocery store of your local. If marshmallow is used as a poultice, then it can damage the infection causing bacteria found in the wounds. It can speed up the rate healing by sketching out the contaminated bacteria from injuries. It is useful even for the burned skin, cuts and the allergic wounds.
A perfect wound healing agent in the natural form of a beautiful flower. It is a moderate antimicrobial but profoundly anti-inflammatory in nature. It can be used as a primary wound healer and infection curer. The consumption of Calendula can treat even some minor internal infection. It can be purchased from Ayurveda or health food supplements store.
It can be directly applied to external wounds to heal them or can be consumed via mouth for internal infection.