Natural First Aid for Wounds

Apple Cider Vinegar and Copper Sulfate
Posted by Liz (Stuttgart, Germany) on 07/06/2008
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i mix 40 ml of cider vinegar with 20 grams of copper sulphate into a one liter spray bottle..top with water and it makes the most effective wound spray i have ever used (been using on it on my horses for over 20 years) .. it works equally as well on skin conditions .. copper sulphate prevents proud flesh and kills all skin fungus.


Honey
Posted by Linda (New Port Richey, FL) on 06/27/2008
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Manuka Honey from New Zealand. My son, Brad, had a lymph node removed from behind his heart. There was a tube inserted in his lung so it wouldn't collapse. When the tube was removed the would care team at the childrens hospital was he was being treated for Hodgkins tried everything to close the hole where the tube came out. One day a young doctor which was not part of the wound team told us that Manuka Honey was used at this hospital but because it was termed alternative they discontinued using it. At that time I had to order it from England. It comes in the kind you eat and the medicinal kind. I applied it to Brad's wound and the next day it had closed up by 50%. In a week it was completely. Just any honey will not work. If you investigate Manuka Honey you will find that honey is rated by a IMP factor and Manuka is the highest. Try it, it works. Linda Brads Ma and Champion


Sugar
Posted by Sandi (Oroville, CA) on 05/17/2008
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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?

Sugar
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 05/18/2008 510 posts

Yes, I have heard of this before. It was an old folks remedy and has also been used for healing bedsores (decubiti).


Sugar
Posted by Lisa (Lawton, OK) on 05/20/2008
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Yes, I have heard nurses at work talking about using sugar and betadine/iodine to heal wounds.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Sandy (Bangalore, India) on 03/05/2008
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For overnight miraculous healing of wounds, apply coconut oil to it. This will also ensure that no scar is left behind.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Dean (Los Angeles, California) on 01/03/2012
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2 weeks ago I cut my middle finger right in the inside of my middle digit. It was very deep and bleed for over 24 hours. I knew I didn't hit a main artery but it was just flowing out at a steady rate not squirting. I wrapped it up with some non-stick gauze and tape and the next morning I washed off most of the blood and put some coconut oil over the wound, I wasn't too sure if it would help due to the fact that blood was till coming out of the cut but not as fast as the night before. I took off the bandage again that night and the bleeding has stopped so I put some ACV on a paper towel and wiped my finger down and put the coconut oil back on the wound and continued to change the bandage and reapply the coconut oil for the next 3 days.

On the 4th day I noticed the wound had closed with no sign of infection. I stopped wearing the bandage and just switched to a large athletic band aid and now 10 days later it is completely healed up with no infection. I have never used coconut oil on a cut before but it did speed up the healing process and I believe kept it free of infection. I get cuts quite a bit (I work with glass) so I have a good idea of how long a deep cut takes to heal and this time by using the coconut oil it cut down the healing time by at least half.


Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Cream
Posted by Ecologist Jim McMahon (USA) on 05/13/2007
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For a cut - I recommend Bach's Rescue Remedy cream. It will hasten the healing process and I've had cuts seal up over night.

Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Cream
Posted by Blaseyblase (San Francisco, California) on 02/07/2010
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The first time I used this cream I was six years old, and had been scalded on half my body very badly. My mom immediately applied the cream and you couldn't even tell the next day. I still use it all the time, for burns and bruises. Its amazing. Do note, the older it is, the better it works.


Neem Juice and Tulsi
Posted by Mary (Phoenix, AZ) on 02/27/2007
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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.


Turmeric
Posted by Marty (Phoenix, AZ) on 02/07/2007
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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".


Cayenne
Posted by Elizabeth (Gulfport, Mississippi) on 12/11/2006
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I used cayenne pepper on a fresh cut on my arm. The cayenne pepper stopped the bleeding. The cayenne pepper will only sting for a second.

Mustard
Posted by R.K. (Biloxi, MS) on 10/07/2006
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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.

Mustard
Posted by Sharon C (Sparks, Nv) on 05/07/2021

What kind of mustard?


Cayenne
Posted by Douglas (Monticello, FL) on 09/03/2006
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Cayenne pepper stops bleeding and heals the wound, even one that the bone could be seen in the heel of the hand. The scar is almost nil.


Cayenne
Posted by Amydearmas (Las Vegas, Nv) on 10/12/2009

I cut off part of my finger chopping green onions. I put on organic cayenne powder. The cayenne BURNED LIKE I WAS ON FIRE. HOLY COW! It is still bleeding. I put on a feminine mini pad and I'm pressing. Hope this works!!

EC: Chopped off part of your finger? Sometimes stitches are a better idea than cayenne!!


Cayenne
Posted by Amydearmas (Las Vegas, Nv) on 11/03/2009
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Update: My finger stopped bleeding about 10 minutes after the cayenne. The wound sort of "seared" shut. I kept it clean, changed my bandages daily and I actually healed in a week. My finger nail has not returned yet, but the healing was really amazing! The finger healed to normal! I also applied ozonated olive oil. I highly recommend the cayenne- but be prepared for the burning if it's a bad cut.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Verna (Bellingham, WA)
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My husband cut his hand and it bled horribly. I poured vinegar on it and it clotted up and quit bleeding.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Kate (Kingston, Ny) on 06/27/2011
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Aloe is great! Topically applied, the gel from the cut stem of the plant dries to form a protective layer on the skin's surface, preventing any dirt or bacteria from entering. Aloe contains a concentrated mix of enzymes, anti-inflammatory fatty acids, and compounds that boost the immune system and speed healing. I found some good information on how to use aloe at home here:

www.aloeplant.info


Aloe Vera
Posted by Jessica (Boston) on 03/25/2016

Couldn't agree more the best way to heal a cut or abrasion is to use the Gel cut straight from the Aloe Vera leaf and placed over the wound. It will cut healing time in half and also improve the look of any scaring that may be left behind after the healing process. An Aloe Vera plant is a great thing to keep at home for such instances. Natures natural remedies are always the best.



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