These home remedies can help treat minor injuries

Turmeric Home Remedies for Minor Injuries and Skin Ailments

Turmeric's anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, and pain-relieving properties explain why these home remedies can help treat minor injuries. (ix.1417619497105-106)

Injury How to Make What it Does

Blunt Force

Remedy 1: (ix.124)

Mix together and apply to injured area with pressure:

  • 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric spice
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Pinch of alum
  • Enough water to make a paste

Remedy 2: (ix.124)

Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of saffron to warm milk and drink. (ix.124)

  • Prevents or inhibits bruising and blood blisters. (ix.124)
  • Reduces swelling. (ix.124)
  • Stops internal bleeding. (ix.124)

Boils

Remedy 1: (ix.124)

To get rid of painful, pus-filled boils try the following remedy:

  • Equal parts of neem and turmeric
  • Kutki herb (½ the amount used for turmeric)

Mix ½ teaspoon of mixture to warm water and drink 2-3 times a day until boil is gone.

Remedy 2: (ix.124)

Mix and apply topically to boil:

  • ½ teaspoon powdered turmeric spice
  • ½ teaspoon red sandalwood powder
  • Enough warm water to make a paste

Remedy 3: (ix.124)

Mix and apply topically to boil:

  • ½ teaspoon powdered turmeric spice
  • ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • Enough water to make a paste

Burns (mild)

After applying cold water, mix and apply the following topically: (ix.124)

  • ¼ teaspoon powdered turmeric spice
  • ¼ teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe vera gel

Herbalists also suggest the mixing a teaspoon each of aloe and turmeric for a topical burn gel. (ix.124)

Soothes burning sensation. (ix.124)

Canker Sores

Mix into a paste: (ix.124)

  • ¼ teaspoon powdered turmeric spice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Rub onto sore. (ix.124)

Although it may cause a slight burning sensation when first applied, the turmeric paste will help the canker sore heal faster. (ix.124)

Corns

Mix turmeric powder and honey and apply to corns. (ix.125)

Softens hardened skin. (ix.124)

Cuts

Although turmeric has anticoagulant properties, Ayurveda medical experts recommend mixing aloe gel and turmeric powder and applying it topically to cuts. (ix.124)

Stops bleeding. (ix.124)

Rashes

Make a paste with the following and apply to rash: (ix.124)

  • Relieves symptoms. (ix.124)
  • Helps heal the skin. (ix.124)
  • Can be used to treat hives as well. (ix.124)

Chicken Pox Rash

First, lightly toast some uncooked rice in a pan without oil, and then soak in water. (ix.127)

Add to the rice: (ix.127)

Once the mixture becomes soft and pasty, apply to itchy chicken pox spots. (ix.127)

Healing symptom relief. (ix.127)

Swollen toes

Mix equal parts of turmeric and red sandalwood powders with water to make a paste and apply to swollen toes. Avoid getting paste into the eye because it can cause irritation. (ix.124)

Reduces inflammation. (ix.124)

Sprains

Make a paste of ground turmeric, lime, and salt and apply to sprained area. (ix.126)

Reduces inflammation and relieves swelling. (ix.126)

You can substitute cow's milk, but Ayurveda health experts prefer goat's milk. (ix.124)

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