In human terms, we may not be able to grow a new limb but we do have some important repairing ability
Our skin is a wonderful example of regeneration. It is constantly shedding old skin and regenerating new skin cells. Bones, muscles and some nerve fibres can grow to repair themselves. Like a machine, our bodies can make minor repairs. All wounds heal using the same intrinsic process.
If we take a simple laceration or cut inflammation begins after injury and the wound site swells as the biochemical ingredients needed for wound healing gather: leukocytes and monocytes fibrinogen, histamine, prostaglandins, and vasoactive substances. A great deal happens during this stage it must occur to prepare the wound for the succeeding phases of wound healing. In fact, conventional drugs that limit inflammation such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s) will slow the healing of a wound.
TIPS FOR HEALING
- Eat a healthy balanced diet, to give your body nutritional back up on a cellular level.
- Drink 8 glasses of water and keep hydrated.
- Get sufficient, good quality sleep each night.
- Take it easy, and try to ease back into activities gradually.
- Accept a helping hand or a family member offer to help you until you are recovered.
- Don’t be tempted to disobey your doctor’s advice if you have been told not to exercise, don’t sneak in a workout. This may lead to further injury, complications and pain.
HEALING HOME REMEDIES
- Apply corn starch paste to heal the cold sores.
- Mix up some spirits of camphor and dab it on the sore with the help of a cotton ball. This is one of the greatest in healing cold sores.
- Make a salve by grinding up walnuts into walnut butter. This is said to heal a sore in 7 days or less.
- Honey is excellent to put on your sore when nothing else works. Honey has been used for thousands of years for treating wounds.
- Apply a tea bag for 5-10 minutes each hour at the start. The tannic acid present in tea has antiviral properties and helps in preventing the further development of cold sores.
- Prepare a paste of baking soda and water. The paste will then be applied over the affected part and left for some time.
- Apply tea tree oil over the scabs with the help of a cotton ball.
- On boiling water, place crushed fresh linseed to create a paste. Put it on the affected area of the skin and cover it with a clean cloth.
- Cut the lemon in half and place it on the boil.
- Combine comfrey with garlic and honey. Apply it to a boil.
- Make a paste of cumin seeds, along with water. Apply this paste to a boil and leave overnight.
- Turmeric heals boils effectively. Roast a few dry roots of turmeric and dissolves the ashes in a cup of water. After five minutes, apply the solution over the affected areas.
- Gently warm betel leaves and coats them with castor oil. Spread the leaves on the boil and cover with a bandage. Change the leaves with new ones after every few hours.
- Another efficient remedy would be to apply a mixture of 1 tsp milk cream, 1 tsp vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder, on the boils.
- Tea tree oil is thought to minimize scar tissue formation and disinfect the wound.
- Salvia leaves are spread on the affected region and are then wrapped by a bandage.
- Steep some mullein flowers in olive oil and apply them to the affected area. This will result in early recovery of cut wounds.
- Grind a little amount of black coffee and apply it over the cut.
- On the bruised portion some lavender oil can also be applied. This gives relief from pain.