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Treat Wounds with These 6 Home Remedies

 We all get wounds every now and then, and depending on the features and symptoms of the wound, we can determine the proper solution.  For example, if the wound in question is a minor one, you could use some natural home remedies to treat it. Below you will find 6 relatively unknown natural home remedies that are fantastic for healing small wounds.
 
1. Coconut Oil

If you have coconut oil available, you can use this to treat a minor wound. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of this oil make it great for cleaning small injuries. To add to this, it also helps to reduce inflammation and moisturize the wound. If this wasn’t enough, it can also help to reduce scarring as well.

How to use it:

1. Apply some coconut oil to the wound and surrounding area.

2. Seal in the moisture using a bandage.

3. During the day, change the bandage and reapply the oil two or three times.

4. do this for several days until the wound is completely healed.


2. Potatoes

If you think that potatoes are only useful when cooking, you’re making a big mistake. Research has shown that potatoes are effective at cleaning wounds and keeping infections at bay. Furthermore, they moisturize the wound and encourage quick healing as well.

How to use it:

1. Grate a potato, then spread onto a clean cloth.

2. Place over the wounded area.

3. Leave it for 4-5 hours before removing and cleaning with warm water.

4. Reapply fresh potato several times per day and keep doing so until the wound has completely healed.

 

3. Garlic

Thanks to its strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, garlic is great when it comes healing any minor wounds.

How to use it:

1. Crush 3 garlic cloves, and mix with wine.

2. Leave if for 2-3 hours, then strain.

3. Use a clean cloth to apply the solution to your wound.

4. Do this until your wound has healed.


4. Chamomile

Chamomile is a great for treating small wounds. This flower is well-known for its many health benefits and is often consumed in a tea. However, people are starting to realize that it can also be used to ttreat wounds. According to some studies, chamomile is faster at healing wounds than some corticosteroids. You can use chamomile tea bags to heal your wounds.

How to use it:

1. Soak the tea bag in hot water.

2. Place the soaked tea bag on the wounded area.

3. Secure the tea bag in place with some gauze.

4. Reapply several times a day until better.

 
5. Cayenne Pepper

Not many people would consider this spicy food to be a good home remedy, but for thousands of years, it has been used to deal with many health issues. The fact that it contains capsaicin is what makes it useful to us. Cayenne pepper acts as a healing agent as it can stop a wound bleeding in as little as 15 seconds.

How to use it:

1. Add one tablespoon of cayenne pepper to an 8-oz. glass of water, and drink it. It will not taste nice, but it’ll do the trick.


6. Calendula

This beautiful flower contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial functions that can be used topically to heal skin infections, abrasions, and infected mucus membranes.

How to use it:

1. Drop a tablespoon of calendula flowers into a cup of warm or hot water.

2. cover it, and let it steep for around 10 minutes.

3. Drink the tea.

 

Source: vkool
Images: depositphotos

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