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How to Heal Minor Wounds at Home

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9. Plantain

plantain leaves

The natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of plantain help heal minor wounds. It can even reduce associated itching or pain.

  1. Pound a few fresh plantain leaves into a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on the wound.
  3. Allow it to dry, then rinse it off with warm water.
  4. Follow this remedy several times a day until the wound gets better.

10. Eat Healthy

eat healthy

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There are several vitamins and minerals that can help in the healing process of different types of wounds.

  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A like carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkin, apricots and tomatoes to promote new cell growth.
  • Eat vitamin C-rich foods like broccoli, grapefruits, kiwi, oranges and peppers to help your body make collagen and new skin tissue.
  • Eat foods with vitamin E like wheat germ, hazelnuts, almonds and spinach to promote healing.
  • Eat zinc-based foods like whole grains, nuts and seeds to stimulate wound healing.
  • Eat foods with B-complex vitamins like cheese, spinach, legumes and fish to aid wound healing and skin health.

Additional Tips

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  • Apply ice if there is bruising or swelling to reduce pain.
  • Apply lavender essential oil on the affected area to help promote healing.
  • Apply tea tree oil after diluting it with olive oil on the wound 3 to 5 times a day.
  • Soak a cloth in some witch hazel and apply it to the wound to reduce swelling and speed up recovery.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking as it can delay healing.
  • Eat healthy and drink ample amounts of water to promote healing.
  • Keep the wound clean and exposed to the air at regular intervals.
  • Do not pick at wounds as it can cause infection.
  • Avoid stress as it may interfere with healing.
  • If possible, do some light exercise.

If signs of infection develop, such as increased pain, pus or fever, have the wound examined by a doctor.

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How to Heal Minor Wounds at Home was last modified: April 7th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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