Accidents can happen at any time, no one is totally safe from getting scratches, gashes, cuts, and wounds. They are so painful and can really disturb how you go about your day. Some open wounds need more attention because of how severe they are and take a longer time to heal. What’s worse is that they leave a permanent mark on your skin. Another thing to remember when dealing with open wounds is that you have to ensure that the wound is prevented from contacting any infection or else serious complications may arise.
What you could do to address open wounds is to apply commercial ointments that can be bought over the counter. Although most ointments do not really cost a lot, did you know that you can use home remedies that can be found at your own kitchen counter? Yes, that is true! Some of the ingredients that you use to make great meals, stews, desserts, and whatnot can actually be applied on open wounds to make them heal. That’s because they have healing properties that can heal minor wounds. In the case of major wounds, it is best that you consult with a medical expert to get the best help. In minor cases, try using these home remedies to heal open wounds.
Turmeric is a popular kitchen spice that has a lot of uses. It has long been used for medicinal purposes because of its antibiotic and antiseptic properties. There has been a study that found out the effectiveness of turmeric in healing open wounds by modulating collagen. The curcumin in turmeric does the job hence boosts the healing process. To use turmeric, you can apply it directly on a bleeding wound to stop the bleeding immediately. You can also drink a glass of turmeric milk to speed up the healing process and enjoy more health benefits.
Garlic is another kitchen ingredient that is known not only for its flavor but also for its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties. Garlic is found out to immediately stop bleeding (like turmeric), reduce pain, and promote the healing process in wounds. Garlic is also claimed to help the body’s immune system in fighting infections.
This sweet food substance that never spoils yet again has another medicinal purpose. Honey is famously used for skin care and in the cosmetics world but also has a lot of medicinal purposes to offer. You can apply honey on open wounds so that the bacteria get dehydrated. This will lessen the risk of getting an infection.
Aloe vera is widely used in hair care products but is now also widely used as a skin care regimen. It can also be used in healing wounds because it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. To use aloe vera in healing wounds, cut an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel. Apply the extracted gel on the open wound and wait for a few minutes until it dries. Then, clean the affected area with warm water and dry it down with a towel.