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How To Treat Wounds With Herbs

by Fred
Categories: Herbal Healing
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Published on: August 30, 2011

There are lots of different herbs for different uses, made available by nature itself. Treating wounds with simple ingredients found in a household is not uncommon.

A person who prefers to treat ailments the natural way should take the time to compile a simple list of some common herbs and keep these herbs at hand to quick and easy use.

Wounds

It’s very handy to have some knowledge on herbs used for treating wound for children. Almost every day a child will manage to get him or herself hurt while playing, thus having these quick easy remedies available would eliminate the need to run to a medical facility often.

The aloe herb contains compounds that can reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness of wounds. This herb should be applied directly to the wound after a simple cleaning exercise is done to rid the wound of any unwanted particles. The naturally secreted gel works wonders for superficial wounds.

Calendula officinalis is another herd that can successfully treat wounds. The flavanoids and antioxidants it contain helps to speed up the healing process by increasing the blood flow to the wound. This ingredient can be applied topically and is also a popular ingredient in creams and ointments.

Ulmus rubra leafSlippery elm, a tree native to North America can also be used to treat wounds. Slippery elm is also found in powder form, but should be applied around the wound and not directly into an open wound.

Other more familiar herbs used to treat wounds are lavender which not only helps the healing process but also acts as a germ killing agent. Tea tree oil also disinfects while healing wounds. This particular herb works at quite a fast pace in the healing process. Echinacea, Marigold, and Myrrh are also good healing agents for wounds. All these can be applied to the wounds by simply diluting a little herbal tincture with water.

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