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What are Scrapes, How to Treat Them Naturally

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Jan 20th

What are Scrapes, How to Treat Them Naturally

We are all prone to cuts and scrapes. No matter how conscious you may tend to be, you can get scraped and cut from anything. You may be chopping through the vegetables and an accidental slip of the knife can leave you bruised. The cat trying to be friendly with you can leave you with a scraped arm. What do you do? Yes, the instinctive bit is to draw out a medicated cream and fill the wound with it.Skin Scrape

The idea of covering the wound with chemical laden creams and gels can be a little sketchy. It is therefore recommended to use natural ways to heal the cuts and scrapes. Since, you are unaware of the kind of natural remedies for scrapes, we have here tried to discuss a few for your understanding.

Using honey as a medicine

Honey has been used as a healing medication for minor cuts and abrasions since time immemorial. If you go through the Bible or Quran, you can find references of honey being used for medication. The ability of honey as a wound healer was first recorded in Egypt. According to scientific researches, the amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins present in honey work as disinfectants to kill bacteria and virus in the wounds. Honey is viscous in texture, which allows the wound to be healed in moisture, and leaves the skin with almost no scars.

Tea tree oil is really helpful in treating scrapes

Tea tree oil has various properties. It makes for an excellent shampoo and it also has great healing properties, which can help you treat minor cuts and scrapes. Tea tree oil can heal cuts and scrapes quickly and efficiently. According to various studies, tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that makes it efficient in wound care. Researchers have proven that tea tree oil is a better and quicker healer than traditional antibiotics and creams.

Using peppermint oil and cinnamon for healing wounds

American scientists have found that peppermint and cinnamon can in collaboration work as great antibacterial agents. The antimicrobial compounds in peppermint and cinnamon together can kill many kinds of bacteria including an antibiotic-resistant strain. The scientist who successfully tested the combination recommend the compound to patients with infected wounds that haven’t healed in months.

Since the Peppermint oil and cinnamon combination have only been tested at the labs, it is just too early to have it in your first aid box.

Lavender oil to your assistance

Lavender oil is a helpful agent for healing cuts and scrapes and reducing the pain associated with the same. Lavender essential oil has been used by doctors to speedily heal wounds caused by childbirth – especially for healing the incision made between the women’s vaginal opening and the anus. The test results have shown that women recovering with Lavender treatment showed faster and more effective healing as compared with the traditional healing creams and ointments.