It is pretty natural to get wounds if you are involved in sports or are proactive during your everyday routine. Children and adults also get wounded during various situations such as exercising, walking, running, or cycling.
Taking care of your wounds is extremely necessary. In addition to this, injuries also require aftercare so that they don’t lead to severe conditions.
Most of us are pretty familiar with the allopathic and homeopathic treatments of wounds—however, few of us know-how ways to treat wounds naturally.
If you are looking for natural remedies, you are looking for overall holistic options, here is what you need to know.
Below are natural remedies for injuries.
Turmeric is well known as an antimicrobial. It has an anti-bacterial activity that prevents the invasion of bacteria. Hence, it can be beneficial to treat minor cuts, scrapes and open wounds. You can easily make a thick turmeric paste with a small amount of water and lather it on your injury. Also, apply the paste to your wound edges. This is because turmeric helps subside the inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties attributed to a constituent named curcumin.
Aloe Vera has been used for ages as a beautifying agent. It is a famous ingredient in hair masks and facial products due to its antibacterial properties, which prevent dandruff and acne. Similarly, Aloe Vera possesses healing properties too, and that’s why it’s recommended for wounds. The gel in the leaves of Aloe Vera contains multiple vitamins and minerals which promote rapid wound healing. In addition to this, it contains collagen and a compound called glucomannan, which helps form new cells.
It can heal wounds that have penetrated multiple skin layers and improve inflammation. You can apply a thick layer of Aloe Vera gel and cover it with a gauze or bandage to heal your wound.
Coconut oil is regarded as a good wound healer due to its constituent named monolaurin. Monolaurin is a fatty acid that promotes wound healing due to its antimicrobial activity. Moreover, since coconut oil resists water, it blocks moisture and prevents further multiplication and proliferation of bacteria within the wound.
You can apply a generous amount of good quality coconut oil to your wound and around the edges to help it heal and prevent the incidence of infections in the future.
Garlic is widely used for multiple health benefits, including heart problems and blood pressure. However, in a different domain, garlic also helps in wound healing. This is because it contains a component named allicin which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can either apply garlic ointment topically or increase the amount of garlic in your diet to promote wound healing.
According to a study conducted in 2014 on rats, healing with an ointment containing 30 percent garlic was much more effective than that with Vaseline.
Conclusively, we should always opt for natural remedies first instead of looking for allopathic treatments as natural remedies have lesser side effects and multiple added benefits. Besides the natural remedies mentioned above, numerous other remedies promote wound healing.