Calendula, also known as marigold, is an antiseptic herb that can reduce inflammation, slow down bleeding, alleviate pain and encourage quick healing of cuts and grazes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dried calendula flowers to 1 cup of water and boil it for 5 minutes. Strain and allow it to cool. Use the solution to wash the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.
- You can also apply calendula creams and lotions on the affected area several times a day to promote new skin growth and quick healing.
Plantain is another popular remedy for treating minor cuts and grazes. This herb has cleansing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can reduce pain and prevent infection. Plus, it contains allantoin that can heal injured skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
- Crush a few plantain leaves to extract the potent juice. Apply the crushed leaves on the freshly cleaned area and leave it on for a few hours.
- You can also use plantain oil or ointment on cuts and grazes to facilitate the healing process.
Follow either of these remedies 2 or 3 times daily until the skin heals.