Wound Healing

What is Wound Healing?

When you cut, burn, or otherwise damage your skin, healing forces immediately spring into action. In the first 48 hours, your body's repair cells begin to quickly lay down new fibers of connective tissue to bridge the gap or patch the damaged area. Over the next couple of weeks, this first wave of repair completes the initial job of scarring the wound closed. Over a period of the next 2 years, slower-working artisans of repair move into the area to remodel the quick initial work, improving the appearance and strength of the scar. Nutrition plays an important role in healing wounds. Let us show you how.

Wound Healing Wound Healing Herbal remedies

•  Tea tree oil makes an excellent wound healer due to its antiseptic action, which fights bacteria and fungi. If you have sensitive skin, pure oil may irritate it. If mis is the case, dilute by putting several drops in a couple teaspoons of vegetable oil.

• Commission E advises using calendula to reduce inflammation and heal wounds. It is probably most effective in cream form for this purpose.

• Comfrey contains allantoin, which heals wounds. Apply it directly to the wound, either by rubbing fresh leaves on the area, or by using commercial creams.

• Arnica disinfects cuts and other wounds. Commission E recommends that you apply arnica flowers directly to wounds. For a compress, use 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water. Steep until cool, soak a clean cloth in it, and apply.

• Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Cut a clove and apply it directly to the wound.

Dosages may vary, depending on the duration and severity of your symptoms. Follow package directions, or consult a qualified herbal practitioner.

What makes Wound Healing worse?

•  We know of no specific nutrients that of themselves impede wound healing.

 
 
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