Bumps and Bruises – Keep The Fun Going Outside This Summer With Natural Remedies To Speed Up The Healing Process

The summer is here and so too are; bumps, bruises, scrapes, cuts, burns and bites. Ouch! Conventional medicine is limited when it comes to healing these situations, relying mostly on time to heal wounds or antibiotic creams to ward away infections.  For today’s Wellbeing Wednesday tip, I am sharing natural treatment options that can speed up the healing process, so everyone can get back to having lots of outdoor summer fun.

Rescue Remedy:

This is a great remedy to take at the onset of an accident. This product has been researched to reduce anxiety and stress, calming a frantic child, immediately. This is one remedy I always have in my handbag. You simply place a few drops directly under the tongue. It is safe at any age, excellent for children and can be taken with any medication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnica montana:

Arnica, is a well known homeopathic remedy, used acutely when trauma occurs. It is the first remedy to be thought of when hurt. It’s amazing for bruises, cuts and broken bones to help them heal quicker. It can be purchased for internal or external use and is safe to use at any age and with any medication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendula officinalis:

This beautiful yellow herb is from the pot marigold flower. It has been used for centuries by Native cultures and is one of the best herbs to heal minor wounds and skin irritations. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties and is perfect for cuts, wounds, bruises, burns and rashes. You can purchase calendula as a cream, lotion or salve and can apply it to the affected area. It’s very gentle and soothing to the skin and can be used even on the sweetest newborn skin.

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe Vera:

 

Fresh aloe, is a classic burn remedy that goes back in time. Research shows, that aloe heals partially burned skin faster when compared to other methods.  Aloe’s medicinal properties help relieve pain and itch, and reduces both bleeding time and healing time. This is a great medicinal plant to have at home where you simply cut the leaves or you can purchase aloe in a gel form and apply as needed.

 

 

 

 

Tea Tree Oil:

 

Tea tree is a great oil to apply directly to any cuts or scrapes, for its anti-bacterial and disinfectant properties of cleaning the skin. You can purchase the oil diluted as you don’t want to apply the undiluted oil directly on the skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Essential Oil:

Lavender oil has been used as a bug repellent for centuries and can also prevent bites from mosquitoes and other insects. The diluted oil can also be applied directly to bites to relieve itching and inflammation.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful, not only during the summer months but all year round. I wish you all a happy, healthy and safe summer season with lots of outdoor fun.

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