Table of Contents
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Copper Sulfate
- Arnica Gel
- Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Cream
- Bee Propolis
- Black Pepper
- Coconut Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Fresh Broccoli Juice
- Garlic-Infused Yogurt
- General Feedback
- Ice Cube
- Neem Juice and Tulsi
- Oregano Oil
- Remedies Needed
- Royal Jelly
- Tea Tree and Lavender Oils
- Witch Hazel
[YEA] 02/13/2012: Kareng from Sugarland, Texas, Usa: "My daughter had a 2inch wide 1inch deep gash in the bend of her leg; probably from an abcess. I searched EC for help but could find nothing on Open Wounds. I began with GoldenSeal and Honey from my own bees. There was no infection..."
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[YEA] 10/07/2006: R.K. from Biloxi, MS: "IT HURTS LIKE HELL BUT IT WILL CLEAN IT AT LEAST 3 TIMES FASTER. THAT'S ALL I USE... I DONT WASTE MONEY ON NEOSPORIN, ETC."
Neem Juice and Tulsi
[YEA] 02/27/2007: Mary from Phoenix, AZ: "There are two more treatments i have heard used in india for bacterial infections:
1.neem juice. neem or other name is margosa it seems to be king of herbs
2.holy basil. its called tulsi in india. somewaht related to basil herb in US. but i dont know if the basil herb available in US has same medicinal properties. they both smell similar but they appear different."
[YEA] 07/17/2010: Leriejane from Seattle, Wa, Usa: "If you have a cut, putting a piece of onion skin, the transparent film, onto it will stop it from bleeding immediately. I got this tip from a magazine and tried it when I cut myself chopping vegetables. The onion instantly stopped the bleeding. The cut was no longer than 1 inch, and not seriously deep, just enough to gross one out."
[YEA] 03/05/2008: Michelle from West Palm Beach, Florida: "I couldn't find this one so here goes. Best for kids, as it helps whatever is causing the fever, especially virus. Two drops of Oreganol Oil, on each foot rub it in and fever will break in a matter of five (5) minutes. I have four kids and have used this on ALL of them. It has absolutely always worked.
You can rub a few drops on chest for congestion or sinus trouble too. I have used two drops behind ear (rub all around area) for curing ear infections, ear pain, etc.
You can't beat it for cuts, they will never get infected! Best for little finger cuts as they are hard to keep clean! Also cures toenail fungus, especially seriously infected ones, drop several drops around nail bed, under nail, and around affected toe, with in hours, the pain is gone! Three times a day and the toe infection will be gone in a few days. My friend 6'11" male, was about to go to the ER when I told him to try this, he could barely walk! It was easy to walk in a matter of hours and completely cured in a few days! Three times a day several drops. Epsom salt soaks help to draw out infection and help pain too.
Earth Clinic is my Favorite for everything!"
[YEA] 05/09/2009: Mary Lou Rogers from Brighton, Michigan: "As a child, I fell riding my bicycle. The handlebar, on which my face hit, did not have a protective grip and the metal sliced my cheek completely. The wound was sutured and subsequently became infected. My mother applied plantain leaves to my swollen, red, painful wound. Within hours, yellow purulent drainage poured out of my cheek wound. The relieve and healing were rapid. It's been a long time, but I think I was better in two days, no antibiotics. My mother calles them pig leaves and learned of them from her Lithuanian mother. As a nurse, I so wish I could use them on the horrific wounds I see."
06/22/2010: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi: "can anyone tell me how to draw an infection to a head? i have a very painful thumb with something going on where the nail and skin meet down one side. there isn't an opening and i don't recall getting anything in it. it looks like it is forming a white area. this has been going on for 3 days or so. thanks in advance for any help."Replies
06/23/2010: Isabelle from Garden Grove, Ca replies: "hello i am sorry that you are in pain. here is the technique i use since it was given to me by the elderly mother of a friend, when i was 16 years old, more than 50 years ago. i used it every time i need it, several times a year because i do a lot of things with my hands without being careful and it starts an infection, so as soon as i become aware of the pain i take a rubber band and i put it around the painful finger. it must be enough tight so that it slows down the circulation a bit (really just a bit NOT to the extend that the finger become swollen from it, just before that) and i leave it until its healed, generally a few days. i check by pressing on the area and if i still feel the slightest pain i leave it another day and so on until i don't feel any pain at all then, i take the rubber band off. the time vary from a couple of days to a couple of weeks: it all depend on how early i put the rubber band on. i do not know WHY it works but it does each time. (if i don't have a rubber band exactly the right size i cut it and make a knot or go around 2 times the importance is to slow down the circulation just a BIT and not to much). hoping that it will help as it is helping me. PEACE!"
06/23/2010: Isabelle from Garden Grove, Ca Usa replies: "i apologize, i was not enough precise as where on the finger you put the rubber band; it has to look like you wear a ring, the closest to your palm. PEACE"
05/07/2010: Adam 9670 from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: "I have an open wound 2.5cm across and icm deep, I was wondering what supplements and or therapies I should be taking to improve the healing time?"Replies
05/07/2010: Lita209 from Sanford, Fl, Usa replies: "Adam: I cannot say that I have tried it, but search for ribwort plantain and you'll read a lot of interesting things. I hope it works for you, good luck!"
EC: We have a few photos (warning - graphic) of ribwort plaintain healing a severe wound on a horse here: http://earthclinic.com/Pets/wounds.html#RP
05/07/2010: Kerry from Port Alberni, Bc, Canada replies: "I've always used Vitamin E on my cuts and they heal up quickly. Just open up a 400 IU capsule, put it on the cut and cover it up with a bandaid. Repeat every day."
05/09/2010: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "Reply to Adam: I strongly recommend you read up on urine therapy (with regard to compresses). It is highly effective on open wounds, and is I believe the only known natural cure for gangrene. Don't be put off by the idea of it..as you will read urine consists of filtered blood and also sterile. Do check it out, best of luck."
[YEA] 02/13/2012: Kareng from Sugarland, Texas, Usa: "My daughter had a 2inch wide 1inch deep gash in the bend of her leg; probably from an abcess. I searched EC for help but could find nothing on Open Wounds. I began with GoldenSeal and Honey from my own bees. There was no infection but I wanted to avoid Staph and get the wound closed up asap.
I finally went by my local Vitamin Store and asked for help. They suggested cleaning the wound with Black Soap and then applying Royal Jelly-also from those precious bees. I began applying only the Royal Jelly in the wound and after only 3 days the wound is almost totally closed. I only applied the Royal Jelly twice a day and bathed her once a day with the Black Soap.
Everyone needs to know how AWESOME this stuff is!"Replies
02/13/2012: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "Hey! I too had an open wound about same size of your daughters and had put honey with the same success! I suggest you don't stop; keep going until wound is totally healed! I also suggest applying coconut oil & castor oil once its closed to minimize scarring!
FYI; I have read here on EC that cayenne pepper heals open wounds too with no scars! Awsome!"
[YEA] 11/28/2008: Juanita from N. O., La. USA: "For years I have used sugar (straight out of the sugar bowl) mixed in a bit of antibiotic ointment to make a paste and applied it on a bandage to cure cuts... The sugar will not allow bacteria to grow... and will heal the cut twice as fast! When I was a kid (40 years ago) my grandmother used to make a paste of sugar, shaved pure Octogen soap (do they still sell it?) and a few drops of Mineral Spirits and apply that mix on a bandage to treat deep cuts and it worked like a miracle!
I modified grams recipe using the antibiotic ointment and it seems to work as well...
Sugar can also be used to treat bedsores with amazing results... I used it to cure my sisters bedsore after she suffered a stroke and was bedridden for 4 months... the doctors in the hospital tried to treat it unsuccessfully for 6 weeks! They would not allow me to put the suger mix on it at all in the hospital. When she was released, I used the sugar mix and it was well in a little over a week! Her doctor was very surprised at that result!
Thanks for this lovely site and to all those who contribute to the info! God bless...
[YEA] 05/17/2008: Sandi from Oroville, CA: "Have you ever heard of using "sugar" to heal wounds? When I was young, our dog opened a large area near his scrotum that would not heal..My father suggested we pour sugar on it. The wound healed in less than one week. Has anyone else heard of this?"Replies
05/18/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn. replies: "Yes, I have heard of this before. It was an old folks remedy and has also been used for healing bedsores (decubiti)."
[YEA] 05/20/2008: Lisa from Lawton, OK replies: "Yes, I have heard nurses at work talking about using sugar and betadine/iodine to heal wounds."
Tea Tree and Lavender Oils
[YEA] 06/02/2010: Regulator555 from Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa: "In my house, essential oils are a must for their medicinal uses. The staple two are tea tree and lavender. Best healing tale: My husband caught his finger in the band saw at his work. As you can imagine, his finger was a mangled mass of meat. There was nothing to stitch together. Gross. Anyway, he applied a drop of tea tree and a drop of lavender, neat, to the wound twice daily and kept it clean, dry, and bandaged. He would air it out a bit once a day for a few minutes. It never became infected - never. It healed well with virtually no scarring."
[YEA] 06/17/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa: "A tomato remedy that I learned at one of my old jobs - This is apparently an every day "cure" in traditional Mexican areas. I cut my finger on a broken coffee pot and one of my Mexican coworkers threw a tomato slice at me and told me to put it on there. It stopped the bleeding right away... I have no idea how but it did and it worked. She said leave it on for 5 minutes. Even the manager was amused."
[YEA] 11/08/2007: Steph Williams from Danville, VA: "I've had great success with turmeric to stop wounds from bleeding. If you catch a slice by the kitchen knife quick enough, the blood will coagulate behind a layer of turmeric. I also add turmeric to a warm water soak with sea salt or epsom salt to draw out infection/inflammation from wounds for my family. I treated our dog's copper head bite with a turmeric poultice. Her leg was swollen and the skin around the 2 puncture wounds was necrotic and oozing and after many soaks and poultices, it healed leaving no scar."
[YEA] 02/07/2007: Marty from Phoenix, AZ: "From what I heard staphylococcus, which causes boils, is hard to get rid of as these organisms naturally live on skin surface and in nostrils. Why it infects some people is a medical mystery, especially people who are healthy. For people with weakened immune system it sounds natural that they get this infection. But I'm a healthy person and i never seem to get rid of it. So far I've tried: dicoloxacillin, erythomycin, doxycycline and lots of topicals. They don't give lasting effect. Looks like I get reinfected. I regularly wash all the clothes in dial antibacterial. But never got rid of it completely though its much better now. Now me being of indian origin I know how much turmeric is valued as a medicine in india. My mom used to put it on me for every kind of infection including cuts ,injuries etc and i never thought it is a wonderful stuff unless I saw it on internet. We used to in childhood days apply oil boiled with turmeric powder all over body once a week while we were kids and then wash it off during bath. I have come to realize that ethnic and home remedies should be stuck on to without a question. but I realize that only lately. Anyway, I'm gonna try the turmeric treatment today for next 3 weeks. I will keep posting under name "marty"."
[YEA] 05/15/2009: Tanya from Hailey, ID: "Witch Hazel is in my "first-line-of-defense" first aid kit. ESPECIALLY for small cuts, bruises and scrapes."