June 25, 2018
It happens constantly to children: they do not watch for a moment, stumble and dig up their knees. Then mum and dad comfort the little tragedy and quickly the mishap is forgotten.
So that soon nothing reminds of the injury, the valuable ingredients of chamomile, calendula and Co. support wound healing – not only for the little ones.
In a grave wound are often sand, earth or small stones. Therefore, it is particularly important to clean them first under running water or with a rinse from chamomile or sage tea .
The medicinal herbs have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
For particularly soiled wounds, a disinfectant spray from the pharmacy is helpful. It kills germs and prevents infections.
If no disinfectant spray is on hand, tea tree oil is a good alternative. By rinsing with lukewarm water and a few drops of the plantsubstance, dirt and germs can be removed from the abrasion.
Less common than calendula and yet full of healthy ingredients is the birch bark. Among other things, it stimulates the body to form new skin cells, so that abrasions heal faster .
You can get these and other ointments with natural extracts in your healthy living pharmacy.
Calendula, as the marigold is also known, has long been known as a medicinal herb. It is especially recommended for superficial injuries , as its ingredients not only kill off pathogens, they also promote wound healing.