Damage to the skin or underlying tissues. Any type of injury to the skin
poses a threat due to the risk for infection or further
damage if the wound becomes complicated.
If you are
wounded, seek immediate medical attention.
symptoms and healing times can vary greatly. Acute wounds
can be as simple as a minor cut or scratch that require
little more than cleansing and bandaging, or as complicated
as a wound requiring surgical closure (stitches or suturing)
or even greater care. Chronic wounds, such as arterial,
venous, or diabetic ulcers, may involve greater time
for healing to occur. The primary symptom of all wounds
is pain to a lesser or greater degree. Bruising and/or
bleeding can also occur. If left untreated, wounds can
also lead to infection.
are many types of wounds, including superficial paper
cuts, surgical wounds, pressure sores, diabetic ulcers,
and wounds due to trauma (accidents, cuts, etc.).
can be caused by cuts, surgical procedures, bites, or
trauma (blows to the body), or they can result as a
complication from a disease, such as diabetic ulcers,
or from prolonged bed rest (bed sores).
Useful essential oils include lavender, myrrh,
bergamot, chamomile, tea tree, eucalyptus, juniper,
A diet rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc
enhances wound healing. Foods high in these nutrients
include green and yellow vegetables, raw seeds and nuts,
eggs, and cold-water fish, as well as fresh organic
fruits and vegetables. Avoid all saturated and processed
fats, as well as refined and processed foods, sugars,
caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol.
Calendula lotion can help to speed wound healing
and also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Other useful herbal remedies are echinacea ointment,
comfrey root powder (applied as a salve), and goldenseal
(also applied as a salve). Distilled witch hazel can
Useful juices include beet greens, which are
rich in beta carotene, vitamins C, vitamin E, and magnesium;
beet root, which is rich in potassium, folic acid, and
glutathione; carrot, which is rich in vitamin A, beta
carotene, potassium, trace minerals, and antioxidants;
and celery, which is rich in potassium, sodium, and
The three most useful homeopathic remedies
are Calendula, Hypericum, and Ledum.
Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene,
vitamin B complex, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and
zinc. Noni fruit extract is also useful because of its
ability to improve immune function, stimulates cell
regeneration, and fight pain and inflammation.
Unprocessed honey applied topically can help to disinfect
wounds, sores, and actively promote wound healing.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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