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Best Home Remedies to Heal Burns Naturally

Although light burns (also known as the first degree burns) heal on their own but if not treated timely and appropriately these same burns can become painful and develop blisters. Thus it is imperative to provide first aid instantly when one suffers burns. However, if you don’t seem to have first aid options readily available at home, you can try out these natural remedies that can effectively minimize pain, promote healing of the affected area.

Aloe Vera Gel

How that is even possible that we don’t talk about this miracle plant while discussing health related natural remedies. Aloe Vera is a miracle plant and it is quite famous for its countless health benefits. From your skin to your hair and even your digestive health, everything can be taken care of with Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties due to which is significantly helps in healing various skin conditions, but that’s not it. Aloe Vera can be great help when you are dealing with minor burns. Due to its soothing and cooling properties it can readily alleviate pain associated with burns and even prevent the injury from developing blisters and infections.

All You Need To Do…

Extract gel from freshly cut leaf of the Aloe Vera plant. Put it in the blender, add a little turmeric to it and mix well. Apply this mixture to the affected area and continue until the burn is completely healed.

Honey Gauze Bandage

Honey can also be very useful home remedy to treat minor burns. It not only kills the infectious bacteria but also encourages skin regeneration. Honey contains compounds that fight inflammation, and these compounds are also anti bacterial in nature. When applied to the wound it prevents any possible infection that may worsen the wound, prevents formation of blisters and the chances of the wound leaving a scar behind thanks to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

All You Need To Do…

Spread a thin layer of raw organic honey on gauge bandage and then dress your wound with it, at least three times a day. Not only your burns will be healed but you will also not develop any hypertrophic scars.

Black Tea

Black tea is another natural anti-inflammatory agent. Besides that black tea also contains tonic acid which is quite helpful in drawing the heat out of the burn, and aids in alleviating pain.

All You Need To Do…

In a saucepan fill water and bring it to boil. Now to this boiling water add 3 black tea bags and let them seep until the water is completely cooled. Add ice cubes to this solution in order to make it cold. Now soak bandages, cloth or towel in this cold tea mixture and apply to the affected area. Repeat that as much as needed to minimize pain.

Raw Potato

Raw potato also possesses cooling and soothing properties and therefore, this vegetable can also be used to handle minor burns.

All You Need To Do…

Grate raw potato and apply this pulp to your burns for at least fifteen minutes and then wash it off with cool water. This would considerably soothe the burn and pain associated to it. It will also help skin by minimizing the chances of formation of scars.

Onions

A lot of people cry when they chop onions, and the trick is not to form an emotional bond with them. But did you know onions can also help wipe away your tears? Onions are useful in case you want to do away with painful burns. Onions are packed with sulfur and quercetin which are very effective for relieving pain and healing burns.

All You Need To Do…

Take a freshly cut onion and rub it gently over the burnt skin. Repeat it several times a day and it will help you relieve pain.

Pour Some Milk

Milk has cooling properties and it contains fats and enzymes that can soothe burns, reduce pain and even speed up the healing process. Milk has been used traditionally for treating burns and wounds and it is known for healing burns effectively and speedily.

All You Need To Do…

You can either soak the burn in a bowl containing milk, or you can also soak some cloth or bandage in milk and then apply it one affected area. This needs to be done every 4 to 5 hours throughout the day.

Essential Lavender Oil

The antiseptic and soothing properties of lavender oil make it a good choice when treating minor burns at home. Not only does lavender oil prevent the burns from developing infections, but it also relives pain considerably.

All You Need To Do…

Prepare a paste of 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon honey and 5 drops of essential lavender oil. Apply this paste on the affected area for few times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider is yet another great option to soothe pain, heal burns and prevent infections. Vinegar has astringent properties that make it a good anti-septic and wound healer.

All You Need To Do…

Dilute vinegar in equal amounts of water and then wash the affected area with this solution every time you dress your wound. It is recommended that you use the honey gauge bandages for dressing, afterwards.

Mustard Oil and Turmeric Paste

This is one of the traditional treatments used in the Indian Ayurveda to treat burns and pains. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and it is a natural anti-septic as well. It expedites the healing of the burn and protects it against infections. On the other hand, mustard oil is a great painkiller and it provides relief from pain.

All You Need To Do…

In 1 tablespoon of mustard oil add 1 tablespoon of turmeric. Make a thick paste and then apply it on the wound for at least 30 minutes. Then wash it off with cool water.

Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice

Once you have overcome burns and pain, it is time to take care of the scar that has developed on the affected area. In order to speed up natural healing and rejuvenation of the skin, you can use this coconut oil and lemon juice recipe. Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that are vital for skin healing and nourishment, and on the other hand lemon juice is natural bleach and it can significantly lighten the scars.

All You Need To Do…

Take coconut oil as required and add few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix well and apply on the affected area.

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