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Home Remedies for Burns

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Home Remedies for Burns

Have you got a skin burn? Is it horrible painful? Are you keen on how to treat burns? Act fast and find a couple of good home remedies for burns injury and skin burn treatment.

Home remedies for burnsFirst Aid Skin Burn Treatment

The best first aid for burns injury is diluted vinegar. Vinegar is luckily available nearly in all households. Cover the injured area with a cloth, soaked in diluted vinegar of any kind. Vinegar acts painkilling and relaxing. If pains become stronger again, change the compress for a fresh one. Refresh the vinegar compress as often as needed.

Home Remedies for Burns

Home Remedies for Burns

Another good first aid for burns is Lavender essential oil. Immediately put some neat Lavender oil onto the burned skin area. Lavender is not only a very effective antiseptic, but is also painkilling, helps to reduce the pain of the burn injuries and promotes rapid healing. It will reduce eventual scaring. Lavender, applied to a burn very quickly, will often heal it with no scarring at all. For larger burns injury, Lavender oil should be poured neat onto a gauze or cloth, and applied to the burn injury, and renewed every few hours.

It is a good idea to grow an Aloe vera plant in the sunny kitchen window. For a burn first aid, slice off a small piece of the fleshy leaf, open it, and apply the fresh sap directly on the skin burn. Aloe vera has astringent and tissue-healing properties works fabulous for skin burns.


The following time proved remedy is according to ancient Indian Yunani healing-art, and has been used for many centuries to treat even severe burn injuries. You may find odd for first sight, but believe me, it works fantastic. Incredible. Amazing. The very best first aid burn treatment.


1. Take a large piece of cotton wool (or any kind of pure, white cotton fabric) and burn it (perhaps in a metal pot).
2. Use the ash of the burned cotton and mix with
3. olive oil (or any kind of cooking oil available at home),
4. to get a thick paste.
5. Spread this black paste on the burned skin.
6. Cover it with a cling film.

Stunning, that the pain disappears in seconds and even the accompanied shock ameliorates. No other remedy is needed. If the pain comes back again refresh the poultice, use fresh paste on the wound. Use the paste for a week or so, depending the severity of the burns. Usually healing occurs within a week.
No other treatment can beat Cotton-Ash Paste for burns. It is simply the best burn treatment.

Other First Aid for Burns
skin burnsKitchen Remedies for Treating Skin Burns

* Diluted vinegar, as mentioned above, is an outstanding first aid burn treatment.
* If you do not have access to vinegar, use honey to cover the skin burns. Researchers in India found, that burns dressed with honey healed faster and with less pain and scarring.
* If you have neither vinegar nor honey at home, soak a flannel in whole milk and apply to the burn.
* Did you know, that ancient Egyptians used leeks for treating skin burns? Maybe it is worth a try.

Herbal Treatment for Burns

* Apply neat Lavender essential oil directly on the burn injury. It helps immediately. (see above)
* Put some fresh sap of Aloe vera leaf on the burned area or make yourself an Aloe Vera Burn Remedy. Ingredients:
o 60g (2oz) peeled, sliced aloe leaf
o 1000mg powdered vitamin C
o 800 IU vitamin E oil (open a capsule)
o 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil. Place all the ingredients into a clean blender and blend thoroughly. Store the mixture in a clean glass jar in the fridge, and apply it several times a day to your burn injury. This mixture will stay fresh for approximately two months in the fridge. (Vitamin C preserves the fresh aloe.)
* Apply a compress soaked lukewarm St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) tea or put little St John’s wort infused oil onto the skin burns. (Put 1 teaspoon of the dried herb into a cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, then strain; the tea is ready.)
* Use Marigold (Calendula officinalis) as a first aid for burns injury. Apply Calendula infused oil or Calendula ointment; or make a soothing Marigold compress for your burn injury.

How to Treat Burns Injury from the Inside Out?

There are many possibilities to strengthen the body’s overall healing forces. Both homeopathic remedies and herbs can speed up the healing process of burn injuries. How to treat a burn injury inside out? Let’s see…

Homeopathic Burn Remedies

Homeopathic remedies stimulate the healing forces (so called vital force) of our body, and promote faster cure of skin burns. How to treat burns with

Arnica 30C: initial remedy to take after any trauma. Acts as painkiller and helps for shock. Take 2-3 pills every 15 minutes for four doses. It is a good first aid burn care for first degree burns.

Cantharis 30C: for more severe burns (second degree burns) with blisters. Severe burning pains, as if it is raw, are better for cold. I advice taking it before the blisters form; the remedy can prevent blistering. Dissolve 2-3 pills under the tongue every 10 minutes for half an hour.

Causticum 30C: for serious, third degree burns, chemical burns, or scalds, with burning, raw, terrible pain. The remedy can also help to cure soreness that remains at the site of old burns. To heal old burns and scars take Causticum 30C twice a week for a month.

Herbs for Treating Skin Burns
Herbs can be used as internal treatment for burns. How to treat a burn internally? Just see….

* Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia):
Immune system boosting echinacea can help your skin to repair itself, and fight off infection. Take from the tincture 15 drops in water times a day.

* Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): The leaves of this small tropical plant have valuable wound healing properties. For burns, take one or two capsules with food, up to three times a day.

First Aid for Burns: General Measurements


Remove burned clothing, unless it is stuck to the burn.

Remove all jewelry that may constrict the area, if swelling occurs.

Cover with a clean, non-fluffy material, such as a clean pillowcase, a plastic bag or cling film.

Take care of not to break any blisters. They are nature’s protective coating.

Use only first aid burn treatment, and leave the burn alone for 24 hours.

Share your experiences: Post from Hannah Hitzeroth Elgin IL US

It all started when my friend came over for a sleepover and when she got to my home she told me that she had gottena new hair straitner called the “in-styler”. we decided to do each others hair with her new straitner and it all went down hill from their anyway while i was straitening her hair i told her to hold this one piece of hair and she reached for the piece but instead stuck her finger in the straightner!!! i looked everywhere for burn cream but we couldn’t find it so we looked up christinas site and tried the cotton swab and olive oil remedie and she emediately found relief!!!

Classification of Skin Burns Injury

First degree burns: Mildest burns injury. Superficial lesions on the outer layer of the skin, localized redness (erythema) with some swelling and soreness.

Second degree burns: More serious damage to the outer layer of skin and tissue below, in the form of blisters. Redness, swelling, intense pain, blisters.

Third degree burns: Very severe damage, brown, black even burnt look to skin, irreversible lesions and destruction of nerve endings; disappearance of pain. There is no blistering but serious swelling. State of shock (fainting, pale skin, sweating). This burns injury state always requires urgent medical attention and hospitalization.

When should you call the doctor?

If you suffer a severe burn injury, including chemical burns injury or electrical burns injury, you need urgent medical attention. Mild skin burns injury need medical treatment if they cover a large area or are very painful. Seek medical advice for a burn injury on the face or hands, or if the burns injury cover an area larger than the hand of the person affected. It means this area is smaller for a baby, than for an adult.

Also see a doctor if the victim has a fever, chills, vomiting or swollen glands; or if the site of the burns injury smells unpleasant or oozes pus.

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