There are lots of great ways to heal burns.
Potato Peels--- Potato peels, make them thin and use them on areas that are badly burned. In fact in India they’re experimenting with potato peels as short term skin replacement for burn victims. And it seems to be working!
Aluminum Foil--- Wrap the burned area in aluminum foil and the pain will subside and healing process will speed up, some people swear by it.
Honey -- Honey is another great healing agent and has been used for years to heal burns and does a really great job.
Mustard -- Mustard is something you have around the house that works great for burns, use ice at first and then spread on regular old yellow mustard... it will do the trick.
Egg Whites -- Egg Whites are cooling, soothing, and will protect. First cool down the burn with ice then apply egg whites and wrap with plastic wrap to keep in place... does a great job.
Vinegar -- Vinegar has been used for years, your grandmother probably used it for burns, and it works best of all for sunburns, put a cup of white vinegar in your bath and let the heat flow away.
Toothpaste -- Toothpaste works great for a few things including burns. If you get burned on the stove and don’t have anything else, dab on some toothpaste, it works! And Toothpaste works great for insect bits!
Baking Soda -- Baking Soda (Not Baking Powder) works great, make a paste and put that on the burn and it will take away the pain, this remedy has been around for years.
White Flour -- White Flour may not be good for eating... but it has been used for burns and even prevents blistering, not bad.
Slipper Elm -- Slippery Elm comes from the inner back of the Elm Tree and when made into a paste it’s very slippery and healing. Used on burns it does a great job... and also it works well on gastric ulcers too!
Aloe -- Aloe Vera is a good old standby for burns and still works great... I always have some growing around our house.
Comfrey -- Comfrey can be used externally to treat burns and does an excellent job, plus it also helps with pain.
Calendula -- Calendula is great for burns... healing skin quickly... and it’s anti-inflammatory in action and antiseptic too.
Chamomile -- Chamomile Tea can sooth away the pain and help with the inflammation too.
Plus check out this video about a new discovery for burn treatment -- Powerful
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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