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Clean the Wound

Proper cleaning of a wound is important to ensure optimal healing. The easiest way to clean minor wounds is with clean running water.

Use cool water under moderate pressure and a mild soap to wash the wounded area for 10 to 15 minutes. If you do not have filtered water then use boiled and cooled water, or distilled water.

This will help remove as much dirt, debris and bacteria as possible. Plus, the cool water will help lessen the pain. Gently pat the area dry using a clean towel, then cover it with a sterile dressing or bandage.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can effectively heal wounds due to its amazing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing properties. This has been proven by several studies. Coconut oil can also keep infections at bay and prevent scarring.

Apply extra-virgin coconut oil on the wounded area.
Put a bandage over it to seal in the moisture.
Reapply coconut oil and change the bandage 2 or 3 times a day.
Follow this remedy for several days to prevent scarring.

Indian Lilac

Indian lilac, also known as neem, has high content of essential fatty acids that build collagen, maintain skin elasticity and promote wound healing. Plus, it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

neem for minor wounds

Mix 1 tablespoon of neem leaves juice and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to form a paste. Apply this paste on the wound. Leave it on for several hours, then rinse it off with warm water. Reapply again and repeat for several days.
Alternatively, grind equal amounts of neem leaves, turmeric and Chebulic myrobalan (hartaki) together with a little lime juice. Apply it to the wound and allow it to dry. Follow this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.


Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent that can be used to heal minor wounds and prevent infection.

drink turmeric milk to help heal minor wounds

According to a study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, the curcumin in turmeric improves wound healing by modulating collagen and decreasing reactive oxygen species.

If there is bleeding, you can apply some turmeric powder directly on the wound. Bleeding will stop immediately.
To promote optimal healing, mix 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric in enough linseed (also known as flaxseed) oil to form a paste. Apply it on the wound 2 or 3 times a day to reduce pain and prevent infection.
You can also mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of hot milk and drink it daily for a few days before going to bed.