Herbs for burns
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Walnut – Walnut leaf£2.80–£5.50
Young leaves collected in June, have very rich ingredients: tannins (astringent), terpenes (antibacterial), flavonoids, ellagic acid (which is an antioxidant, protects against cancer and supports the immune system), mineral salts and vitamins C, B, K and provitamin A.
St. John’s wort – St. John’s wort herb£2.50–£3.50
Currently, this plant is also used in many ailments. St. John’s wort can help for treatment of mild to moderate depression. The plant, especially its tiny yellow flowers, is high in hypericin (acts as an antidepressant and sedative) and other flavonoid compounds.
Marigold – Marigold flower£2.80–£3.50
Calendula has long been used to relieve inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach. This lovely marigoldlike flower is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity.
The best resource in treating burns is common sense. If a burn is not too serious, it’s possible to treat it with herbal remedies. Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. Many of the same treatments that heal minor burns work for sunburns as well. Herbs that discourage swelling and promote quick healing are good for treating burns.