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When skin is torn, cut or punctured, it can be termed as a small wound. Accidents or injuries are the most common cause of these types of wounds. Some of the risk factors that can make a person more prone to wounds include age, illness, steroid use, radiation and chemotherapy, diabetes and excessive smoking.Though minor wounds can be healed at home with natural treatments, but serious, deep or infected wounds require a doctor’s care.

Here are some of the ways to heal minor wounds.

  1. Clean the Wound

First of all, clean the wound to ensure optimal healing. The easiest way is with the help of clean running water. Use cool water and a mild soap to wash the wounded area for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also use boiled and cooled water, or distilled water.This will help remove as much dirt, debris and bacteria as possible. It will also help lessen the pain. Gently pat the area dry using a clean towel and cover it with a sterile dressing or bandage.

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has amazing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing properties. It also prevents scarring. Here’s how to use it: Apply extra-virgin coconut oil on the wounded area and put a bandage over it to seal in the moisture. Reapply coconut oil and change the bandage 2 or 3 times a day. This method will also prevent scarring.

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  1. Indian Lilac

Commonly known in India as neem, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix 1 tablespoon of neem leaves juice and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder to form a paste and apply it on the wound. Leave it on for several hours and rinse it off with warm water. Repeat the process for a few days.You can also grind equal amounts of neem leaves, turmeric and Chebulic myrobalan (hartaki) together with a little lime juice. Apply it to the wound and allow it to dry. Follow this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent that can be used to heal minor wounds and prevent infection. If there is any type of bleeding, then apply turmeric powder on the wound directly. To promote optimal healing, mix 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric in enough linseed (also known as flaxseed) oil to form a paste. Apply it on the wound 2 or 3 times a day to reduce pain and prevent infection. You can also mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of hot milk and drink it daily.

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is being used to treat wounds since many centuries. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can ease pain, reduce inflammation, increase the moisture content in the skin and promote healing.But at the same time, scientific studies about its effectiveness have shown mixed results. As far as using it is concerned, cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it. Apply the gel on the wound and allow it to dry on its own. Post that, clean the area with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Repeat several times a day until the wound heals.

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  1. Garlic

Garlic has been used to heal wounds for years due to its antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. It can stop bleeding, reduce pain and promote healing. Also, garlic boosts the body’s natural defenses to prevent infection.In case of bleeding, clean with wound with water and apply a few crushed garlic cloves on it. The pain and bleeding will stop immediately.

To help the wound heal, crush a few garlic cloves into a paste, and spread it on a piece of sterile gauze. Put the gauze over the wound and wrap a sterile bandage around it. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat the process twice daily until the wound heals completely.


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