Nobody likes to deal with open wounds. Not only are they painful and quite messy, but they also end up taking a lot of time to actually heal. They also tend to leave a permanent mark on your skin, which no one would want. Sure, you could put quite a few ointments and creams in the hopes of trying to heal it faster, but did you know that home remedies can be as effective as over-the-counter medications? Certain ingredients that are used in a ton of culinary delicacies also have multiple healing properties. We have curated a list of the most popular kitchen ingredients that can help you deal with wounds and scrapes.
Turmeric is quite an essential kitchen spice. This humble ingredient has natural antiseptic properties and even an antibiotic agent, which is why it has been used for a long time for its medicinal properties. In a study that was published in the journal of cellular and molecular biochemistry, it was found that turmeric can help boost the healing of wounds because of the curcumin present in it. This helps modulate collagen and thereby promotes healing. Did you know that turmeric can instantly stop the bleeding as well? You can even drink a glass of turmeric milk to help your body from the inside as well. There are quite a few more benefits of this magnificent root.
Manuka honey originates from New Zealand and Australia. This special honey is made by specific bees that help pollinate the native lepto spermum scoparium bush. This isn’t like just any other raw honey, it is bacterial resistant and quite antibacterial. This can help treat almost anything, such as blemishes, a sore throat, and especially cuts. The bacteria is dehydrated from the honey and it keeps the infection at bay. Some people even buy manuka honey ointment specifically for dealing with bruises and cuts. It is also well known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It acts as a protective barrier between your surroundings and the affected area.
Aloe vera has been used by countless people for its amazing advantages. It is a well-known analgesic that has immense anti-inflammatory properties. This helps ease the healing process tremendously due to its soothing properties. The gel inside aloe vera contains phytochemicals that can help reduce your inflammation along with easing the pain. You can apply the gel on the wound and let it dry for it to work best. You can clean the area with warm water later on, and use a towel to pat dry your skin.
Before you get disappointed, hear us out. It might not be a well-known fact, but garlic has amazing antibiotic and antimicrobial properties that help promote healing and stop bleeding. It also helps reduce pain. Did you know that it helps boost our body’s defense against infections? A few crushed garlic cloves are perfect for applying to your wound, only if you do not mind the smell.
Before you go out to start your search for good medicine, try these useful kitchen ingredients. This helps promote healing in a much natural and faster way.
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