Herbal healing is the practice of treating diseases with the use of medicines prepared from plants.  It has been practiced for many centuries most especially in ancient cultures, and the research of many modern medicinal products are based on the healing elements found in medicinal herbs.

Herbal healing has gained popularity in advanced countries for the past 10 years.  For this reason, herbal healing products has been made available in supermarkets, drugstores and regular outlets.

Herbs are natural and they contain only natural elements.  The use of herbal products to treat ailments has been considered relatively safe because of their natural attributes.  Yet medical experts recommend the advice of people who are proficient in herbal healing due to the possibility of adverse effects a sick person might suffer because herbal medicines are so concentrated.  But Herbal medicines are known to have little or no side effects.

Nature has its own way of providing us with cures for a variety of ailments and common or minor physical injuries like cuts or small wounds.  Any person who chooses to treat ailments naturally should know these herbs and keep them in the house for quick use.

Treating wounds with herbs

It’s good for herbal healing enthusiasts to keep herbs at home especially if he has children who are susceptible to scratches and wounds while playing.  Here are some of the herbs that are known to have a healing effect on wounds:

Aloe Herb

The compound that this herb contains has anti inflammatory property that helps to reduce swelling and redness.  Treatment is done by directly applying the herb to the wound,

Calendula Officinalis

This herb contains flavanoids and antioxidants which help to heal the wound quickly.  Treatment with this herb is done by topical application.

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a North American tree.  Salves which are created from the bark of the tree can treat wounds and open sores.  It is applied by mixing the powder with warm water to produce a thick paste which is rubbed on the wound.

Lavender, Tea Tree Oil, Echinacea, Marigold, and Myrrh

Lavender and tea tree oil disinfect the wound which is an important factor in the healing process while Echinacea, Marigold, and Myrrh are classified as good healing agents.  Application of all these are done by diluting a tincture of any of these herbs with water.



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