Home Remedies

5 Home Remedies For Minor Wounds

It is a common experience that we get minor wounds while doing household or office chores, during playing cooking etc. it can be in the form of cuts, bruises, sores or mild burn injuries. This can lead to swelling, bleeding, pain or pus.

Below Are 5 Home Remedies For Minor Wounds

1. Turmeric

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It can be applied directly on the wound or consumed. In case of cuts and bruises, take some turmeric powder and apply it on the affected areas to stop bleeding immediately [1]. Drink a glass of hot milk with turmeric to get relief from pain.


2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is very effective on sores and swellings along with cut wounds. Extract fresh Aloe Vera juice from the leaf and apply it on the cut wound. Let the skin absorb the gel completely, then carefully with the help of a cotton ball clean the area with warm water. Gently massage Aloe Vera gel on sores, swelling and burns [2]. The cooling sensation of the gel provides immediate relief.

Aloe Vera

3. Indian Lilac

Indian lilac leaves are well known for their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Take 4-5 indian lilac leaves and blend it properly to form a fine paste. Add a teaspoon of turmeric to it and apply it on the affected areas. Let it dry completely; remove the mix carefully with warm water. Repeat this process regularly till the wound heals completely [3].

indian lilac

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has antiseptic as well as moisturizing properties. Usually the skin around the wound becomes dry, therefore it is necessary to moisturize and keep it smooth [4]. Take a spoonful of coconut oil and apply it on the affected areas, it will heal the wound and keep the skin nourished and soft. Repeat this process regularly for a month.

Coconut Oil

5. Potato

Potato is also good for healing and moisturizing. Grate 1-2 potato and prepare a poultice out of it [5]. Place the grated potato on a clean cloth and apply it on the wound for 3-4 hours. Gently remove the cloth and clean the surface with warm water. Repeat this process daily till the wound is healed completely. Also it will keep the skin moisturized.

grated potato

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