Minor wounds including cuts and scrapes can be easily and naturally treatable at home. Home treatment can help prevent infection and promote healing. If you want to try the all natural treatment, here are few of the remedies to treat minor cuts and scrapes wounds faster.
Turmeric powder is known for its antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Just dabbing a small amount of turmeric powder on a fresh minor cut could help stop the oozing of blood and also prevent infections.
Honey acts as an antibacterial agent that could heal superficial cuts and wounds. The idea of using honey as a medicine is not new and has been used in carious traditional medicine for treating various ailments. Nutrients like antioxidants, minerals and vitamins in honey make it an effective remedy for killing bacteria and fungi that infect wounds.
Honey not only helps clean the wound but also prevent further infection and inflammation. Its viscous texture also cut to heal in a moist environment, leaving a soft looking scar or no scar at all. Studies have shown that honey can be effective on treating burns.
Aloe Vera gel can be applied directly to the wound. It soothes the burning and itching sensation and also reduces inflammation and help in healing minor cuts and wounds.
Peppermint Oil and Cinnamon
Several studies have shown that peppermint and cinnamon together can be a potential bacteria busting agent. Compounds present in peppermint and cinnamon which gives them antimicrobial properties can kill variety of bacteria. Researchers recommend it for infected cuts that still haven’t healed for a month. Downside is that the peppermint-cinnamon paste could sting like crazy and so far, the bacteria fighting duo hasn’t yet been made into a medicine one can buy.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is also an effective natural remedy to heal a cut quickly. Tea tree oil has antibacterial qualities which is essential for wound care. Studies have shown that Tea tree oil treats a minor cut and wound much quicker than treated with conventional antibiotics. It only prevent infections but also help to cut down inflammation
Chamomile and its oil has been used in treating various ailments including sciatica, hemorrhoids, burns and bruises. It has been found to be effective on minor cuts, bleeding or infected wounds due to the presence of flavonoids and essential oils present in them, which can penetrate deep into skin and heal. Chamomile cream or ointment can be directly applied to your cut, eczema, insect bites etc.
Lavender oil not only prevents infections and keep them at bay, but it also cuts down on pain, inflammation and irritated skin. Studies have shown that it can be an effective natural remedy for healing wounds from childbirth.