Nature gives us many home remedies that work very well and sometimes even better than the medications prescribed today. I believe a lot in home remedies, and although I take prescription drugs when I need to. I have replaced some treatments with natural home remedies, and they have worked just as well as the prescribed medications.

Imagine that you are in a bug-out situation, in the woods and suddenly you have a deep cut on your arm, the first thing to do if there is bleeding is quickly apply pressure and lift your arm until the wound stop bleeding. The second thing to do, and here is the subject of this article is to clean the wound to avoid an infection.

There are several ways to clean and disinfect the wound with natural home remedies. Here are 5 of the many natural home remedies available to cleanse wounds and cuts when no over the counter or prescribed medications are available.

Home RemediesGarlic

Garlic it’s used for many generations as a natural antiseptic. It has anti-bacterial and antivirus properties. Garlic should always be used fresh, and the fresher, the more reliable its the healing power. The main healing ingredient in garlic is the “allicin.” It gets extracted the moment the garlic is crushed or chopped. The allicin is what gives the peculiar aroma of garlic. The crushed garlic should be applied immediately, as it loses its healing properties quickly. Once used, the wound should be cleaned with a clean cloth with more fresh crushed garlic, dipped in boiling water to sterilize it, and do this if you do not have a sterilized gauze available.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has become very famous for its healing properties. It is crucial to make it clear that it can be poisonous if digested. After cleaning the wound, you could place a few drops of this oil and put a clean bandage on it. Use tea tree oil to prevent infections caused by microbes.

Home RemediesHoney

Of all-natural remedies and antiseptics, bee honey is among the most used around the world and with various uses. For wounds and cuts, bee honey is the natural product with the broadest anti-bacterial capacity. Its high acidity, osmolarity, and its natural content of hydrogen peroxide make it effective in its healing power. The fresher the honey, the stronger its healing power. Honey also has anti-inflammatory elements, and because it is thick and sticky, it is easy to keep in the wound and cover the injury from exposure to bacteria. Keep the wound well covered to avoid attracting insects.

Sugar

Another way to protect a wound after cleaning is to apply sugar. The sugar absorbs all moisture from the injury and dehydrates any presence of bacteria in the wound. Keeping the wound clean, sterile, and free of bacteria will cause the wound or cut to heal quickly. For the sugar to do its healing function, it must be changed from the injury whenever it looks that have absorbed moisture from the wound. Like honey, the wound must be well covered to avoid attracting insects.

Home RemediesAloe Vera

There is not much to say about aloe since the aloe vera plant has an international reputation for being one of the best plants with dermatological properties and used in many beauty products and skin medications. Aloe should be used fresh; just removed the skin from the leaf. You only have to peel it with a sharp knife and extract the pulp. The pulp can be crushed and applied to the wound, or you can put the aloe vera pulp in a cloth and squeeze it until you extract drops of juice and place several drops of that juice extract on the wound. Its healing power against infections makes that every day more people include this plant in their urban garden. 

Share this knowledge with your family and remember that these five remedies are just some of the thousands of natural home remedies that exist, and they all work amazingly. If not, ask your mom or grandma, they know much more about this!!!

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