Burns: Causes, Symptoms and Remedies
The burn is a lesion of the skin or mucous membrane due to the intense heat, or intense cold to very localized. Erythema is a superficial localized redness of the skin.
Burns are classified according to their degree of severity. A first degree burn consists of a superficial lesion of the epidermis. This type of burn is recognized by localized redness.
The second-degree burn is a deeper damage to the epidermis and dermis. It results in blisters and sharp pains.
Finally, a third-degree burn is a very profound attack with irreversible lesions and destruction of sensitive fibers. This last stage always represents a major medical emergency that requires hospitalization. The brownish appearance of the skin, the disappearance of pain and shock can be associated with third-degree burns.
If in doubt, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Treatments and plants for minor burns
Remember, do not attempt to heal a wound until you are sure of its cleanliness and the disappearance of any deep inflammation or infection. For the following plants, you can use a commercial preparation or make your ointment yourself by incorporating about 5% of the mother tincture into a neutral base.
For an anti-inflammatory action (external use)
Arnica: in strict local use in the form of a decoction or ointment, for unopened wounds
St John’s wort: the fresh plant in poultice or in the form of oil (mixture of equal parts of sweet almond oil and St. John’s Wort oil ), for erythema and burns.
Chamomile: in the form of oil or ointment, especially for irritative or sun erythema.
Aloe: the juice of the plant or gel form, locally applied mainly for burns.
Plantain: in ointment or fresh leaf juice applied directly to the burn.
For an anti-infectious action (external use)
Eucalyptus and lavender: in ointment for local application. Essential oils, which are very effective, must be the subject of a medical prescription
For healing action (external use)
Mix with a cream or a gel 3 to 5% of liquid extract of the following plants: marigolds (for the skin and the mucous membranes), Indian hydrocotyle (stimulates connective tissue), horsetail (generally and locally) or aloe .
In the background
Some plants promote the resolution and healing of wounds, such as echinacea, immune stimulant and anti-infective (at least 55 drops of mother tincture per day), Indian hydrocotyle (2 tablets of dry extract, 2 times per day). day) or horsetail (powder, up to 3 g per day).