Home Remedies For Cuts And Grazes
Cuts and grazes have a habit of looking far worse than they really are, but once minor injuries are cleaned up there are several remedies which can be used to help. If a cut is bleeding profusely, elevate the injured part and press a clean cloth directly onto the wound. The most important thing with any cut or graze is to get the affected area as clean as possible before applying any covering.
Home remedies for Cuts and Grazes
Wash cuts and grazes with diluted witch hazel to prevent infection.You can also use Friar's balsam or a few drops of calendula in warm water. If none of this is to hand, warm, soapy water with a few drops of lemon juice or a teaspoon of salt added will do the trick. If you are really out in the sticks, then plain spittle can be a great healer.
Parsley juice or thick cream can be placed directly onto a wound and covered with a gauze dressing. Change it every two hours to make sure the wound is cleansed efficiently.
Try washing the wound with the water from boiled parsnips and apply the warm pulp as a poultice.
Garlic acts as a marvellous natural antiseptic, so make up a mixture of crushed garlic and honey for a healing poultice and apply it directly to cuts and grazes. Use honey neat and cover with a bandage to prevent air or moisture penetrating the wound.
For a gravel graze, apply bread mixed with egg yolk and warm milk directly to the graze in order to gently draw out any small pieces of grit. Mash up raw avocado and cover with sterile gauze to prevent infection and promote healing.
Honey is particularly effective at drawing out the tiny pieces of gravel that tend to be found in children's cuts and grazes. Lemon is one of nature's most powerful astringents, so use it raw on cuts and grazes to stop bleeding. It will sting like mad but it really does the trick.
Drinking a cup of peppermint tea will immediately help to clot blood. It is particularly useful for nosebleeds.
Garlic wine made from chopped garlic steeped in white wine for several hours will cleanse and prevent infections in wounds and cuts.
In order to protect the area after cleaning, you should apply a paste of garlic and honey and cover with some fine gauze
Use the following for washing wounds:
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