home remedies to heal open wounds
Symptoms of wounds
Cut, scraped, and torn the skin from collisions, falls, or cutting with glass, metal
How to heal a wound fast with home remedies
- If the wound is small, let the blood flow for a short time as you clean it. This helps cleanse the wound better. If the wound is larger, then you need to stop the bleeding first, and then cleanse the wound. Superficial cuts can be cleaned with soap and water or 3% hydrogen peroxide.
- Goldenseal root powder helps stop bleeding and promote healing.
- Wounds may be bathed with several herbal washes or poultices, including aloe vera, comfrey, or plantain.
- Squeeze together the edges of the wound and place a butterfly bandage, or something similar, over it. Apply one for every inch of the cut.
- A small cut can be closed up and sealed with a Band-Aid or gauze wrapped enough to seal it, but not tight enough to hinder circulation.
- To stop bleeding, apply direct pressure. If an artery has been cut, the blood will spurt with each heartbeat. Small artery cuts should receive direct pressure by your finger, pressed down over the clean cloth on the wound. Larger ones may require a tourniquet to control it until you get help. But do not use a tourniquet unless you have to, for they can be dangerous if left too tight and too long. Placing the wound in ice-cold water will also tend to stop the bleeding.
- If blood soaks through your bandage, add a new one to the old one. If applying pressure does not solve the problem, elevate the limb above the level of the heart, all the while applying pressure with your finger.
- If inflammation or redness occurs later where the cut was, make a strong tea of a nonpoisonous, green herb (Goldenseal powder is the best), and soak the injured area in this hot tea for about an hour every day until it is all right. Re-bandage after each soaking.
- If a finger, etc., is cut all the way off—and there is no help available—quickly place it right back in its own blood, and hold it in place with a wrapping till you can get help. Healing will often occur. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- Give vitamin C orally, to bowel tolerance (1-5 grams).
- Apply tea tree oil to prevent infection, and reapply every 2-3 hours. To accelerate healing, apply locally one or more of the following: vitamin E (it will also reduce scarring), fresh aloe vera juice, or a comfrey poultice.
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