Edible Folk Remedies for Burns and Scarring

While in the kitchen with some friends,  I witnessed her get burned.  She immediately went into the refrigerator and slathered mustard on the burned area of her arm.  Her son immediately testified to healing power of mustard in his life to experiencing burns while working in a kitchen.

Folk- info from Health911.com

Aloe Cover the burned area with aloe vera gel.

Honey has antibacterial properties and will promote healing. After applying honey cover the area with some gauze.

Milk For a minor (first degree) burn, soak the burned area in whole milk for 15 minutes or so. You may also apply a cloth soaked in milk to the area. Repeat every few hours to relieve pain. Be sure to wash out the cloth after use, as it will smell badly.

Mustard For minor burns rub some mustard (hot dog style) on the burned area. It may sting a little, but it takes away the pain and reduces blisters and scarring. This remedy was provided by James R., CA.

  • Another variation of this remedy was provided by Joe Brinkley: Apply a thick coating of table mustard (preferably cool) to the burn and wrap loosely with a bandage. Do not remove for several hours (12 hours seems to work the best), then gently wash away the excess mustard. Don’t worry about your yellowed skin! For the next few days treat as you would typically treat a burn. Using this remedy immediately after getting burned will minimize discomfort. This method should also prevent scarring.

Vitamin E Puncture a capsule and squeeze onto the burn. This will promote quick healing and prevent scarring.

Willard water This modified water can be found in health food stores. Anecdotes tell of its ability to promote healing and prevent scars.

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