HOME REMEDY: Burns
Thursday, 01 November 2012

HOME REMEDY: Burns

Written by Sof McVeigh
With Guy Fawkes Night approaching, it’s a good idea to have a few burn remedies to hand, though hopefully you won’t need them.

Serious burns require a 999 call and need to be held under cool running water until help arrives, this reduces pain and swelling. Don’t remove any clothing if stuck to the skin, and don’t apply any creams or gels.

However, minor or superficial burns can be soothed with several plant-based creams or gels. A favourite of mine is aloe vera, which can be used directly from the plant. Just break off a leaf, cut it in half and apply the clear gel in the centre directly to the skin.

Another favourite is witch hazel: a well-known astringent, as it’s packed with tannins. It can also help to contract the swelling of varicose veins, piles and minor capillary problems.

Homeopathically, I use cantharis. Made from the Spanish fly, this can relieve pain from burns, especially blistering ones. It can be taken orally or applied as a ready-made cream. As a cream it’s often combined with urtica – the common stinging nettle, which has a soothing effect.

Sof McVeigh: www.thehomemadecompany.com


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