The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.
Cuts & Scrapes-
Cuts that are large, deep or gape open will need stitches to heal properly,
large scrapes may also need medical attention. If you have not had a tetanus
shot in the last 10 years, you should have one. Bleeding should stop on
its own or with firm pressure to the wound. If bleeding is profuse or will
not stop, seek immediate medical attention. Cuts and scrapes should be
washed carefully with soap and warm water, dirt should be gently removed.
Calendula-This is my
first choice for cuts & scrapes. It is soothing, helps with healing
and is antibiotic. Apply Calendula salve to the wound and cover with a
bandaid or dressing. Change once or twice a day, reapplying the salve.
Comfrey- This is another good herb for healing and may be found
in combination with calendula.
* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate.
It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.