Treat Your Scars With Herbal
Scar tissue is the body’s way of patching over places where
the connective tissue has been damaged or cut. If you have ever
had a skin injury, whether it is a cut, surgical incision, or
wound, then you are probably already familiar with scar
Scar tissue is a necessary part of the healing process. It
allows an injury to close completely, protecting it from
further irritation or infection.
However, scar tissue also has its share of downsides. For
instance, some small scars can eventually form keloids. Keloids
are large, often unsightly hard growths that grow above the
Fortunately, keloids are completely harmless and benign,
although they can often become itchy, tender, and of course,
they may cause emotional and psychological problems due to
Keloid scar formations are more common among young children,
African Americans, and other dark-skinned individuals. These
populations are more prone to developing keloid scars, but they
can occur in just about anyone.
Another more serious complication of the normal scarring
process is when scar tissue from a surgical incision or other
form of trauma forms an adhesion. An adhesion is an area of
skin tissue where the tissue binds to another tissue.
This can cause pain and may even limit normal movement,
depending on the location of the scar adhesion. Most people who
experience scar adhesions will find that conventional medicine
has no real form of treatment that addresses this type of scar
growth abnormality. Depending on the degree of scar adhesion,
the scar tissue can result in many kinds of physical
Fortunately, there are many herbal remedies that can be used
to treat scarring.
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Lavender Essential Oil can be your best friend
if you are prone to scarring. Many herbalists recommend that
lavender essential oil be applied on the skin right after
incurring an injury. Put a few drops of undiluted essential oil
of lavender directly on the skin immediately after injury.
Applying lavender oil immediately after injury can help prevent
excessive scarring. Another easy way to apply a soothing
lavender healing remedy is to mix a few drops of essential
lavender oil with pure aloe Vera gel and apply it to the
injured tissue. Cover the area with a sterile adhesive pad.
Chickweed is another herb that
can be a powerful ally against scarring and scarring
abnormalities. When a wound begins to crust over an injury,
many herbalists recommend applying a chickweed compress over
the area to keep scarring to a minimum.
Chickweed is believed to have important
softening and healing properties that make it an ideal herb for
treating scars. To create chickweed oil, first make certain
that you have enough chickweed herbs to fill an eight-ounce
jar. This is about one full cup. First, wrap the chickweed herb
in cheesecloth, and then crush it with a rolling pin.
Herbs can cure many ailments.
If you have a cold, Echinacea extracts in
capsule form can help. A 5 ml tincture dose
every 2-3 hours can also be beneficial, but
check with a herbalist.
Lots of herbs have anti bacterial
properties, including Echinacea.
Milk Thistle capsules can be taken before
drinking alcohol in order to combat
Fill the jar with the crushed chickweed
herb, and then pack the herb in firmly. Add sunflower seed oil
to the jar (enough to cover the chickweed herb). Put a lid on
the jar and let it sit in a cool location for two weeks. After
two weeks, use a coffee filter to strain the oil from the jar.
Pour it into a tinted jar and refrigerate it. Your chickweed
oil is ready for use, and it can be used for up to six