Burns and Blisters

Working in the kitchen can make you prone to minor burns; and if you’re fed up of applying skin creams and lotions to soothe it down, why not try some natural herbs to reduce the pain and inflammation?

While serious burns do need medical attention, you can at least try and calm down some minor burns using the power of some herbs and natural botanicals.

Here we’ve listed down some amazing herbs that you can use to deal with burns and blisters.

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Burns Natural Remedy

Coconut Oil & Raw Potato

How The Burns Natural Remedy Works

While major burns require immediate medical attention to prevent permanent damage, natural remedies are a great solution for minor burns.

This coconut oil and raw potato remedy helps to soothe minor burns in the following ways:

  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is loaded with fatty acids and vitamin E which collectively help to soothe and refresh burnt skin.
  • Raw Potato: Raw potatoes help to cool and moisturize burns which limits the associated pain and discomfort.

How To Prepare The Burns Remedy

1. Massage 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into the burnt skin for 1 minute.
2. After 1 minute, cut a slice of raw potato and rub it into the burn for a further minute.
3. Use this remedy every couple of hours until the pain, redness and swelling from the burn subsides.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is undoubtedly by far, the most effective remedy for burns, blisters and many other skin conditions. Its cooling and soothing properties reduce pain and burning sensation associated with the burn, and its anti-inflammatory properties prevent worsening of the conditions.

The antibacterial action of aloe vera also helps prevent the burnt skin from being infected by bacteria. Just using the plain pulp directly extracted from the aloe vera leaf can be helpful.

Potato

Raw potato is also widely used as a natural treatment for burns and other skin problems thanks to its cooling, anti-irritating and soothing properties. Placing a slice of raw potato onto the affected area can reduce your chances of developing a blister following a burn. If the potato is dry, try crushing it and use the juice secreted to apply to the area affected- doing this immediately after a burn can bring about best results.

Black Tea

Used tea bags are another great remedy to deal with wounds. The tannic acid present in black tea and many other forms of tea is believed to help draw heat from the burn and leave it feeling cooler.

Place spent tea bags directly to the burn wound and let it remain for some time.

Honey

Honey is well known for its antimicrobial properties, and is one of the best remedies when it comes to dealing with skin-related conditions naturally. Honey is one of the best natural disinfectants- it cleans the burn and speeds up its healing process.

It is also believed that when honey is applied to a wound, it draws liquid from that area and helps the wound heal faster. You can apply pure honey directly to the wound and wrap a light bandage around the area.

Essential Oils

While essential oils used in aromatherapy are concentrated, their diluted form could be helpful in the treatment of minor burns and blisters. Coconut oil, lavender oil, and oil extracted from St John’s Wort can act as a wonderful remedy for skin conditions and burns. They help decrease local inflammation and speed up healing of wounds.

Pineapple

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that works as an effective treatment against skin conditions and first-degree burns. Slices of this fruit, when applied to the burnt area, can soothe the area and reduce redness.

Herbal Compresses

A compress made of certain herbs, when placed on the burn, can also promote healing and reduce burn inflammation and irritation. Popular herbs used in the treatment of burns include witch hazel, comfrey, elder flowers and chamomile flowers.

The extracts of these herbs, when taken in the tincture form can also speed up healing of the affected area.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is yet another effective remedy when it comes to dealing with wounds and burns that are itchy and difficult to manage. Crumble some oatmeal into your hands and add it to your bathwater in the tub- soak in this bathwater for some time – this will relieve itchy and inflammation associated with the burn.

Vinegar

Applying vinegar to a burn wound may sound scary, but in reality, vinegar works as a great antiseptic and astringent agent and calms down minor burns wonderfully. It also cleans the affected area and prevents infection. Make sure you dilute the vinegar before applying it onto the wound- wash the area with this vinegar solution and then rinse with water.

Calendula

We’ve saved the best for the last- calendula extracts are known for their ability to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and repair damaged skin. In fact, it is believed that calendula can heal the burn wound even more quickly than using any other OTC cream or medication.

Make sure you use these herbs after an indication by your physician. Make sure you don’t have any allergies to any of these.