[toc]A cut in simple words refers to an opening made on the skin by a sharp object which causes bleeding. A cut can be on the peripheral surface of the skin or may run deep and even expose tissues, fats, tendons and bones. The first and foremost symptom of a cut is bleeding, which usually subside within a few minutes. However, if the cut is deep, it may require medical attention and stitching.
An open cut can become dangerous, if it becomes infected by a bacterial, viral or fungal infections, leading to other serious diseases in the body. A cut is usually treated with application of antiseptic creams, followed by bandaging and a tetanus shot to prevent infections. Below mentioned are some useful herbal remedies for treating Cuts of all types.
Best Herbal Remedies For Cuts
Aloe Vera is one of the best herbal remedies available for treating cuts and wounds of various types. Aloe vera helps in reducing the inflammation of the skin tissues and fights against the bacterial, viral and fungal infections which may affect the cut area of the skin. It also has astringent properties, which provide a cooling and soothing effect and helps in reducing the throbbing pain associated with a cut.
Aloe Vera is also beneficial in healing the cut skin by stimulating collagen synthesis and instantly helps in staunching the bleeding from the cut. Aloe Vera can be applied directly to the cut skin area in form of aloe vera gel, lotions, creams etc to provide instant relief.
Agrimony is another excellent herb used for treating various types of cuts. Agrimony is renowned for its property to staunch the bleeding in a very short time and promote coagulation of blood, thereby helping immensely with cuts. This herb is also very effective in providing a cooling and soothing effect to the throbbing cut area and helps in reducing inflammation of the skin tissues associated with it.
Agrimony has been used since ancient times in various ways to staunch the bleeding from the cuts. It can be used in form of skin wash, herbal compress, salves etc.
Calendula is very effective herbal remedy for treating cuts,wounds, scrapes etc. Calendula is very effective in reducing the inflammation of the cut skin and helps in providing an astringent effect to it. Calendula also helps in fighting against the various bacterial and viral infections, thus keeping the cut infection free. This herb promotes fast healing of the skin and reduces skin irritation due to the cut.
Calendula flowers are rich in medicinal properties and can be applied on the cut area in form of salves, ointments, lotions etc., to provide relief. An herbal tea prepared using Calendula can be used both as a skin wash and for consumption to fight against the infections.
Goldenseal has been used widely by Chinese people to treat the skin cuts. This herb is very useful in fighting against the bacterial, viral and fungal infections which can affect the cut and cause infection. It is also very effective in reducing the inflammation and irritation of the skin caused due to cuts.
Goldenseal is also very helpful in reducing the burning pain associated with a cut. Goldenseal can be applied to the cut area in form of infusion, skin wash, salves, poultice etc., to relieve the symptoms of cuts.
Turmeric is the most popularly used herbal remedy for cuts and wounds of all types. Turmeric is a very good naturally found antiseptic and helps in protecting the cuts against infections. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is very useful in reducing inflammation and pain associated with cuts of the skin.
Turmeric is a very cheap and easily available herbal remedy for cuts. It can be applied externally in form of salves, pastes, poultice, herbal compress etc., to provide relief. Alternatively, it can also be consumed internally as part of daily food or mixed with milk and consumed for boosting immunity and preventing septic due to the cuts.
Geranium is yet another very valuable herbal remedy available for treating cuts of any kinds. Geranium is very effective in instantly coagulating blood and stopping the bleeding. It also helps in providing a soothing effect on the inflamed skin tissues caused due to cuts. Geranium is an excellent skin tonic and promotes its speedy healing. It is also very effective in reducing the throbbing burning pain associated with cuts of the skin.
The leaves of Geranium can be applied on the cut skin area in form of fresh salve to provide instant relief. It can also be used in form of herbal compress, leaf infusion, essential oil, poultice etc.
Comfrey is one of the most effective herbal remedies used for treating cuts and wounds of any type. Comfrey is rich in tannins, which help in forming a protective covering over the cuts and wounds, thereby preventing them from getting infected by other germs and promote healing. Comfrey is also a well-known astringent and helps in providing a cooling and soothing effect to the cut skin area.
A salve prepared using leaves and roots of Comfrey is especially very effective in quickly healing the cuts and wounds. Comfrey can also be applied on the cuts in form of essential oil, poultice, skin wash etc., to provide relief.
Yarrow is another very useful herbal remedy for cuts. This herb is very effective in stopping the bleeding from the cuts, reducing the skin inflammations, elevating pain and fever associated with cuts.
It also provides a soothing effect to the cut area and is very useful in keeping infections at bay. The fresh leaves of Yarrow make a very effective poultice against cuts of the skin. It can also be applied in form of salves, skin wash, herbal compress etc.
The bark and leaves of Witch hazel has been used since ancient times to provide relief against pain caused by cuts. Witch hazel contains tannins, which help in forming a protective covering over the cuts, thereby promoting its healing and preventing infections.
This herb is also useful in reducing skin inflammation and provide a cooling and soothing effect to the skin tissues. This herb is available in form of skin sprays, lotions, salves, poultice, skin wash etc., to provide relief from cuts and wounds.