Herbal remedies for minor wounds & bruises
Minor wounds, bruises and grazes are part of everyday life and the remedies listed make effective home treatments. Witch hazel is a very good astringent for minor grazes, bruises and swellings, protecting and soothing the damaged area. Arnica can be used to relieve bruising, pain and swelling, and it combines well with witch hazel. Wounds can be cleansed with aloe vera gel which, like comfrey, is an excellent wound healer. Comfrey ointment is helpful in clearing old scars.