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Most of you apply antibiotic cream on skin burns, hoping it will make you feel better. However, ointments only target the upper layer of the skin. While it can bring momentary relief, it doesn’t heal the wound from the root. Ayurveda, however, has a different approach, read on to find out more.
According to Ayurveda, burns and wounds go much deeper than what we what see on the surface of our skin. They pollute the rakhta dhatu (blood) and once this dhatu is infected, it carries the infection to the entire body, if ignored. The pitta and vata are the doshas that get aggravated at this time.
Clean the affected area with cucumber water. Its astringent properties prevent the wound from getting infected.
Apply a lep (pack) made with cucumbers, carrots, and aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is cooling in nature while carrots work to cleanse the rakhta dhatu (blood).
Apply ghee to the wound or burn for a cooling and healing effect.
Combine equal parts honey and coconut oil and apply as a lep. Honey soothes pain and has antiseptic properties while coconut oil cools the pitta, hence easing the burning sensation of the wound.
Try the Jatyadi oil for a soothing application that’ll help ease your discomfort.
These home remedies should bring you some relief, but if you notice that the burn or wound isn’t healing properly, you should consult a Jiva doctor. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.
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