[toc]En route to office, you are hurrying along and then you slip and fall, only to go flat on the ground. Covered with cuts and wounds on your elbows and knees, you are now in two minds – whether to go to office or to skip work for the day. This is one of the most common situations people face, almost every day.
However, you need not worry about skipping office for a few days once you check out our list of home remedies that help in healing wounds in no time. Parents can also benefit from these home remedies for healing simple cuts, scrapes and wounds on their children.
Effective Home Remedies For Wounds
First clean your wounds with some water and antiseptic liquid. Dry the area with a clean cloth. Following this, you can make use of these home remedies to heal wounds fast. Most of these remedies can be found in your kitchen.
You heard it right. This simple, unassuming ingredient from your kitchen cupboard can be used to heal wounds easily. Just take a spoonful of finely powdered sugar and pour it on your cleaned wounds directly.
Cover this with sterile gauze. After about three hours or so, wash it off with some lukewarm water. Repeat application thrice daily. Sugar is known to draw water out from wounds onto the gauze, resulting in speedy healing.
This plant with its thick, spiky leaves has powerful healing capabilities. Simply take an aloe leaf and cut it open from below. Scoop out some aloe gel and apply directly over the wound.
Aloe gel has powerful antioxidants that promote healing and protect your wounds from any possible infection. In addition, it is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits that reduce pain and swelling in the wound.
Apply a thin layer of coconut oil all over the wound. It stops bleeding, speeds up the healing process besides protecting the wound from dirt and dust. Coconut oil has anti microbial and anti fungal properties that protect your wounds from infection.
You can buy coconut oil at supermarkets and medicine stores. Just make sure that you do not use coconut oil that is old or has been kept open for a long time.
Take a piece of sterile gauze and put a few drops of honey on it. Apply this directly on your wound. Honey dehydrates bacteria from your wounds and keeps infections at bay. Honey is well known for its healing nature. There is a mention of honey being used in old folk remedies since ages, for the treatment of wounds.
Make a paste with 1 teaspoon turmeric powder mixed with some drops of water. Apply this paste onto sterile gauze and place it on your wound. The gauze prevents your clothes from staining. Curcumin present in turmeric inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents infections.
Turmeric stops bleeding and reduces the pain associated with your wounds. You will be amazed at the speed with which wounds heal after the application of turmeric. For added benefits you can mix turmeric powder with some coconut oil instead of plain water.
Cut half an onion and make a paste in the blender. Mix this paste with a teaspoon of honey and apply directly over the wound. Onion has an anti-microbial compound, allicin, that protects wounds from infection.
This paste accelerates healing of wounds. Make sure that you wash off the paste from the wound after two hours. Repeat application thrice a day till your wound heals completely.
Dilute 1 part white vinegar with 10 parts of distilled water. Apply this on your wounds with a sterile gauze. White vinegar has antiseptic compounds that sterilize wounds, preventing possible infections besides speeding up the healing process. Note that if used undiluted, vinegar can sting your wounds to the core.
If you cannot handle this, dilute it with some distilled water, as described above, before use. You cannot possibly avoid getting cuts and wounds. However, with these home remedies in hand, you can ensure speedy healing of wounds and scrapes.
Gently spray some powdered black coffee onto your wound or cut, forming a thin layer over it. Coffee stops bleeding instantly. It protects the wounds from getting infected and also promotes healing. Just make sure that your keep the affected area free of moisture and water as long as the powdered coffee is on. After some hours, wash this off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean cloth. Repeat application as and when necessary.