Natural Remedies for Cuts and Scrapes
It always breaks my heart when one of my children gets hurt. After I hug and love on them for a while I love that I have in my “natural medicine cupboard” everything I need to care for them immediately. I want to share with you a few of the natural remedies I keep on hand.
**If any wound is deep or penetrated by any object please seek medical attention, this information is for minor cuts & scrapes.
Most importantlymake sure the cut is cleaned with soap and water, this will prevent infection.
Here is a list of items and their uses:
Garlic – helps the wound to heal faster. Apply garlic juice to a clean cut and the healing time will be shorter.
Lavender, Geranium, and Rosemary are great to use as an antiseptic.
You can also use many herbal teas and apply to the cut to help prevent infection. Brew Echinacea, wormwood, Oregon grape or goldenseal, allow to cool, and then apply to the affected area.
Juniper leaves are used externally to treat infections and wounds.
Yarrow is used for cleaning wounds and helping the blood to clot faster,
Witch hazel and cayenne pepper are also used to stop the bleeding.
Herbs to always have on hand:
Garlic, Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Juniper Leaves, Yarrow, Witch Hazel & Cayenne Pepper.