Herbs For Burns Injuries

Burn can result from chemical, electrical accidents, of fireincluding the fire from too much sun! For best results, take care of the burn immediately. Sometimes getting burned is a careless accident because you weren't paying attention or were lackadaisical about safety.

Burns can serve as a wake-up call to pay more attention to your well-being and make you more aware of your movements and actions. The best remedy for burns of all types is aloe vera. Aloe can be taken internally as well as externally to soothe and heal tissue.

It contains special ingredients that work together when applied directly to burns to produce a pain-relieving effect. In addition, vitamin A feeds the skin, and vitamin E taken internally and also applied directly to skin can reduce scaring. Zinc helps in wound healing, and vitamin C strengthens collagen, which is helpful in all skin healing.

Calendula (usually found added to a cream) has been helpful in soothing skin irritations when applied externally. Always protect your skin from sun exposure with sunscreens and hats to keep sun off your face when outside. Air pollution is causing our earth's atmosphere to break down, which also breaks down our protection from the sun's damaging rays.

Honey has been used as beauty aid applied to the skin. I use Dr. Jensen's honey facial when I want to spruce up my skin. Here's the procedure, honey:

  1. Wash your face.
  2. Lay a hot washcloth on your face to open up pores.
  3. Slash your face with cold water to close pores and increase circulation.
  4. Apply raw honey to your face.
  5. Let the honey cool down a bit, and gently pat the honey all over your face and neck.
  6. Rinse.
  7. Splash your face with cold water and pat dry.

Your skin will look renewed and glowing! Honey (as well as pure vanilla) is also useful as an external application for burns, if nothing else, you will smell edible! Vitamin E oil can be used externally to prevent scarring from burn; a capsule may be punctured with a needle and squeezed onto the burnt or scarred area.