Stop the bleeding. The fastest way to stop bleeding is to apply direct pressure. Place a clean, absorbent cloth—a bandage or a towel—over the cut, then press your hand against it firmly. If you don't have a cloth, use your fingers. This will usually stop the bleeding within a minute or two. If blood soaks through your first bandage, add a second one and press steadily. Add new bandages over old ones because removing a cloth may tear off coagulating blood cells.

Herbal Remedies For Cuts and Scrapes

ALOE GEL Gel activates macrophages that fight bacterial infection, helps reduce pain & swelling.

BAYBERRY compress helps prevent bacterial infections.

CALENDULA Stimulates collagen production and helps prevent infection.

CHAMOMMILE Used as an infusion or poultice, stops cuts & scrapes from oozing.

COMFREY Used in a salve or cream to help relieve pain and accelerate healing.

GOLDENSEAL Has antibacterial properties which help fight infection. Applied as a paste.

GOTU KOLA Taken internally accelerates healing, reduces scarring.

ST. JOHN'S WORT OIL Prevents infection, reduces inflammation, relieves pain.


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  • Aloe vera gel, using fresh leaf of aloe vera or store-bought gel, apply it to wounds three to four times daily.
  • Echinacea, after adding three drops of Echinacea tincture to one tsp water, apply to cut. Additionally, drink one cup of goldenseal-Echinacea tea three times daily until wound heals.
  • Lavender oil, after cleansing, apply one or two drops of lavender oil to wound.
  • Calendula cream, apply calendula cream to cut three times daily instead of aloe vera. A combination of goldenseal and calendula is also effective.
  • Tea tree oil, cleans and apply one or two drops of tea tree oil to wound. Can be used instead of lavender oil.
  • Vitamin E, use 400 IU capsule topically. Break the capsule and apply directly to wound.
  • Vitamin A, 25,000 IU two times daily for five days. If you are pregnant or consider pregnancy, do not exceed 5,000 IU daily.
  • Bromelain, 500 mg of bromelain three times daily, for 5 days on an empty stomach. Eliminate after two weeks if no beneficial effects noted.

  • Aloe is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial - helps heal wounds of all kinds. Aloe makes a great houseplant, both decorative and useful. Buy only the 100% pure organic aloe vera gel and keep it handy in your home first aid kit.
  • Comfrey is a time honored treatment for healing sores, bruises and healing broken bones.4 Comfrey is a cell proliferant, speeding healing to skin. Though comfrey has recently become controversial for internal use, it is considered safe for short term use on tough skin problems. 5
  • The bright orange blossoms of calendula are anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic, calendula promotes new skin growth and inhibits bleeding. Gentle enough for children and the most sensitive of skin.

Plantain in the driveway

Backyard Remedies:
Plantain leaves are best used fresh, the plant can be put in the blender roots and all. The macerated fresh leaves are put on bee stings and used for all kinds of skin irritations.
Honeysuckle flowers act as natural antihistamine, although they are more useful for treating rashes and inflammation than for treating coughing and sneezing. They are traditionally combined with mint for rashes or outbreaks on the skin following nervous tension, and with scutellaria to treat boils.2
Speedwell is a simple and effective as a lotion or skin wash applied to the skin to speed wound healing and relieve

This article is informative, not all the alternatives are natural. And a tetanus shot is irrelevant for a current wound exposure.

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Comment by Gilla Weiss on June 20, 2010 at 12:32pm
I would also add "Sangre de Drago"(croton lechien) a totally amazing product!!
It is the sap from a plant that grows in the rain forest with I think some similarities to the gum plants.
THe sap is a dark red/brown color and kinda sticky....kinda looks like blood, hence the name :)
It not only stops the bleeding and actually forms like a scab, it has been shown to prevent growth of pathogens and all those "super buggies"!!
Comment by Pat Robinson on June 20, 2010 at 6:20pm
I'm going to look into that!


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