Injury inflicted on a body, either internal or external causes the wear and tear of tissues, muscles or ligaments and so on and this is visible on the skin in the form of bruises and is better known as a wounds. There are many different types of wounds such as abrasions, contusions, simple cuts ,punctures or even lacerations .The intensity of these wounds differ from one case to the other and are named accordingly.
For instance when a skin gets scraped by a rough surface, it is termed as an abrasion. It is called an open wound when tissues get exposed due to a cut or a gash. Any type of wound can be healed if it is immediately attended to. There are several chemeical based ointments , creams and other applications that are available, some are even steroids, these can be very expensive and can also have side effects. An alternative to these medicines are herbal remedies .A few of them are listed below.
Herbal Remedies For Wounds
Tea Tree Oil
The oil of tea tree herb is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia tree. This tree is found in Australia. It is an extremely powerful disinfectant as it is full of antiseptic compounds that is extremely beneficial in healing any type of wound. The best way of treating the wound is by mixing one and a half tablespoons of tea tree oil to one cup of water and using this solution to cleanse the wound by rinsing it
Sometimes infliction of the wound results in internal bleeding and Cayenne pepper is one of the most effective remedies for curing the same. To cure a wound internally , you can drink a solution of cayenne pepper. It is easily prepared by adding one tablespoon to one cup of water twice a day. This herb when dried and powdered can be applied to the wound externally as well. It is very effective and very beneficial in emergencies.
This herb is quite common and extremely effective in healing wounds. The leaves are actually, modified stems that contain a gel which has high medicinal value. This gel has antiseptic properties and can be directly applied to the wound. Juice extracted from this herb is yellow in colour and is used to rinse the wound which could be anything ranging from a slight abrasion to something as serious as a burn. Aloe Vera gel is available in the form of juices, gels, ointments and lotions for healing not only wounds but other skin ailments as well. It is an excellent first aid treatment. Aloe vera applications available at the chemists are not to be taken internally.
This herb is very effective for healing superficial abraisons and not so serious cuts. It can be used in the form of salve as well and heals wounds instantly. This is why it is readily available in first aid kits. Like Aloe Vera ,this herb is also used by herbalists and pharmaceutical companies commercially in their products. Calendula soothes the abraision and heals the wounds gradually.
This herb is an excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent that is primarily used to heal wounds very fast . It is available in the form of tincture as well as tablets and is preferred over topical drug applications. Its tincture can be applied topically as well as consumed after diluting with water.