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Here are some relatively unknown natural home remedies that are fantastic for healing small wounds.

  • Coconut Oil

If you have coconut oil available, you can use this to treat a minor wound. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of this oil make it great for cleaning small injuries. To add to this, it also helps to reduce inflammation and moisturize the wound. If this wasn’t enough, it can also help to reduce scarring as well. It is especially good to treat abrasions, chaffing and cold induced skin cuts.

How to use it:

1. Apply some coconut oil to the wound and surrounding area.

2. Seal in the moisture using a bandage.

3. During the day, change the bandage and reapply the oil two or three times.

4. do this for several days until the wound is completely healed.

  • Potatoes

Research has shown that potatoes are effective at cleaning wounds and keeping infections at bay. Furthermore, they moisturize the wound and encourage quick healing as well.

How to use it:

  1. Grate a potato, then spread onto a clean cloth.
  2. Place over the wounded area.
  3. Leave it for 4-5 hours before removing and cleaning with warm water.
  4. Reapply fresh potato several times per day and keep doing so until the wound has completely healed.
  • Garlic

Thanks to its strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, garlic is great when it comes healing any minor wounds.

How to use it:

  1. Crush 3 garlic cloves, and mix with wine.
  2. Leave if for 2-3 hours, then strain.
  3. Use a clean cloth to apply the solution to your wound.
  4. Do this until your wound has healed.
  • Chamomile

Chamomile is a great for treating small wounds. This flower is well-known for its many health benefits and is often consumed in a tea. However, people are starting to realize that it can also be used to treat wounds. According to some studies, chamomile is faster at healing wounds than some corticosteroids. You can use chamomile tea bags to heal your wounds.

How to use it:

  1. Soak the tea bag in hot water.
  2. Place the soaked tea bag on the wounded area.
  3. Secure the tea bag in place with some gauze.
  4. Reapply several times a day until better.
  • Cayenne Pepper

Not many people would consider this spicy food to be a good home remedy, but for thousands of years, it has been used to deal with many health issues. The fact that it contains capsaicin is what makes it useful to us. Cayenne pepper acts as a healing agent as it can stop a wound bleeding in as little as 15 seconds.

How to use it:

  1. Add one tablespoon of cayenne pepper to an 8-oz. glass of water, and drink it. It will not taste nice, but it’ll do the trick.

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The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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