Wounds and scars: natural remedies to heal and reduce them

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Wounds and scars, natural remedies to take care of them. How to heal wounds and scars naturally.

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Wounds e scars, how can we take care of it naturally? There alternative medicine suggests numerous remedies to be able to deal with wounds and scars with extracts derived from flowers and medicinal plants present in nature. In this way the skin is led towards healing in a non-aggressive way.

I natural remedies they must always be applied consistently and under the guidance of an expert who can evaluate the best treatment according to your health situation, especially in the case of scars and serious wounds.

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How to take care of wounds

It is possible to take care of wounds in a natural way using essential oils and numerous remedies from alternative medicine. Some interesting tips on using essential oils in the natural healing of wounds they come from guide of the naturopath Luca Fortuna. The expert suggests replacing essential oils for common wound care products and often ineffective, mostly based on substances derived from petroleum.

1) Healing and cleaning of wounds. - essential oils most useful for wound healing are Tea Tree and Ravitsara. They are used in place of hydrogen peroxide, diluted in a few drops with sterilized water, i.e. brought to a boil and then brought back to room temperature. Other useful essential oils: blue chamomile, lavender and copaiba.

2) To stop bleeding the expert recommends the essential oil of helichrysum, considered the best for controlling bleeding. It is recommended to use a cold compress until the bleeding stops.

3) For infected wounds clove and myrrh essential oils are recommended, while for the natural treatment of scratches the expert suggests essential oils of lavender, tea tree and cypress to be used for preparation of a compound based on water and clay to spray on wounds.



Wounds can heal naturally, without the formation of inflammation, or in a more difficult and slow way, due to the appearance of pus, which may be accompanied by fever. The encyclopedia “Health without medicine” (Librex, 1992) suggests the following alternative wound remedies.

Alternative remedies for wounds

1) Cure with herbs

You can use herbs if you don't have or don't want to use a regular one disinfectant. The herbs suitable for the preparation of infusions for washing wounds are centaurea minor, comfrey and yarrow.

2) Macrobiotic

Macrobiotics suggests resorting to an eggplant-based home remedy. You need to cook one aubergine baked until charred. The most aucuba part of the stem must be reduced to a powder and mixed with 30-50% of sea ​​salt before being applied to the affected areas.

3) Homeopathy

Homeopathy indicates thearnica (Arnica montana) as the major remedy for wounds. It can be harvested above all in alpine pastures and in sandy lowland areas. It has medicinal properties known since ancient times and contains useful substances for wound care. To know its use according to your health conditions, it is necessary to consult an expert homeopathic doctor.

How to take care of scars

How to take care of scars naturally? The most visible scars can occur as a result of deep wounds or surgery. The skin in the area where the scars have formed is usually very fragile, thin and sensitive. For this reason it is good to try to repair the scars fromsun exposure, once any bandages have been removed, and from overly aggressive skin products.



1) Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is one of the most renowned and effective natural remedies for scarring. It can be purchased online or in herbal medicine. It is a very concentrated vegetable oil and ricco of vitamin E. It is possible to apply it on scars in a few drops, every day, massaging gently. It helps to make the skin more elastic and promotes cell regeneration and resorption of the scar.

2) Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is considered one of the most delicate essences. It has an effect soothing e disinfectant. Contributes to the natural regeneration of skin cells. It should be applied to scars in minimal quantities, preferably diluted in a base vegetable oil, such as sweet almond oil.

3) Essential oil of neroli

The essential oil of neroli, also known as essential oil of orange blossom, is a natural product considered suitable for the treatment of scars, including the marks left on the skin byacne. Helps cell regeneration and improve skin elasticity. Heals and prevents scars and stretch marks.

4) Vitamin E

Vitamin E is essential for our body to promote the processes of cell regeneration in case of scars on the body. Vitamin E can be taken in supplement form or through food. Wheat germ, sweet almonds, hazelnuts, extra virgin olive oil, walnuts and avocados are among the foods richer in vitamin E.

5) Wheat germ oil

Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E. Precisely for this characteristic it is considered suitable for taking care of scars in a natural way. It helps the skin to elasticise and the cells to renew themselves. It can be purchased in herbalist's shop and in natural product stores, preferably organic and without preservatives.

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