Wound healing requires optimal nutrition, circulation, lymphatic flow and immunity. Using a topical cream would benefit the wound and inflammation present so that the area does not become infected, however improving the internal health of the body will also help to improve wound healing.
NUTRIENTS TO ASSIST WOUND HEALING, REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND SCAR FORMATION:
- Zinc is a common nutritional deficiency in many people and it may benefit skin by improving wound healing and decreasing inflammation.
- Squeeze out the oil from a capsule of Vitamin E oil and massage into the area or use a cream which contains Vitamin E and Vitamin C to promote healing of the tissue and reduce the risk of scarring to the area.
- Take the mineral Silica internally, this is readily available at a health food store. This mineral is an important factor in skin regeneration and may help to reduce scarring when used over time. You may also use Silica sheets topically on the area.
- Herbs used topically which may help to slowly break down scars and reduce inflammation are Rose hip oil, Lavender, Calendula, Golden Seal, Aloe Vera Gel, Gotu Kola and Comfrey. Also taking these internally (except for Comfrey) may help the wound to heal faster.
- Vitamin C and bioflavinoids including Quercetin may help to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing due to their role in production of collagen in the skin. You may take a Vitamin C powder internally to improve immunity and also use it topically in a cream. Rose hip oil contains high levels of Vitamin C.
- Topical creams would be of benefit to improve wound healing, choose one which does not contain mineral oils (petroleum) as the base ingredient, instead choose one which is a aqueous (water) based cream or oil (Apricot oil, Avocado oil, Jojoba oil) based cream.
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