Aromatherapy Treatment for Cuts and Grazes
The two oils of choice are probably Lavender and Tea Tree. These may be used neat on small cuts and scratches; they will sting temporarily but this soon passes. They can be added to a bowl of water for bathing and cleaning the affected area initially or a couple of drops may be placed on plaster or other clean dressing and applied over the site of the injury. Both these oils faith any infection as well as stimulating healing and are generally very safe to use neat in this way.
Herbalism Treatment for Cuts and Grazes
Wash the area with distilled WitchHazel (Hamamelis virginiana), or apply is diluted (15 ml (1 tbsp) to 300 ml ( 1/3 pt / 1 ½ cups) of water on a dressing. Tinctures of Marigold (Calendula officinalis) or Myrrh. (Commipbobra molmol) similarly diluted are alternatives for use on a dressing or use an infusion of Yarrow (Acbilleamillefolium). Marigold creams is an ideal soothing healer applied to minor cuts and grazes. Comfrey (Sympbytum officinale) ointment is a powerful tissue healer so much so that it should only be used on clean cuts as it can seal dirt inside the wound. Fresh get from Aloe vera is both soothing and healing and should be applied 2 or3 times a day until fully healed.
Homeopathy Treatment for Cuts and Grazes
Externally, a compress with either Hypericum or Calendula tinctures, 2 drops in15 ml (1 tbsp) of water may be used. this can be followed up by an ointment from either these ( or any commercial cream made from both) Internally take up to4 doses of either Hypericum especially if the injury has affected the finger or toes and damagaed local nerves or Amices for the shock of the injury at 4 hourly. Interval for anything more serious gets professional treatment.
Naturopathy Treatment for Cuts and Grazes
Clean your own hands thoroughly before cleaning the cut or graze and apply a little honey or a Vitamin E cream on minor injuries. Keep the area covered if possible to avoid infection, and watch out for any swelling or inflammation.