Aloe vera is often called the “burn plant.” There is research evidence that says aloe vera heals first- to second-degree burns. Aloe vera also has anti-inflammatory properties. It not only promotes circulation but also inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Types of Burns :
Knowing the level of severity of the burn is of utmost importance to treat the burns:
First-degree burns: First-degree burns turn out to be red and painful. They tend to swell and turn white when pressure is applied to the skin.
Second-degree burns: The second-degree burns produce blisters. They are thicker, very painful, cause the skin to turn red and swollen.
Third-degree burns: Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention. The damage all layers of the skin leaving the skin white or charred. As these burns damage the nerves and tissues, they may cause little or no pain.
Basic recommendation for burns with less severity :
The very first action recommended for a skin burn is to immediately immerse the burnt area in cool water or place gently under running cool water for a minimum of five minutes. This step will halt the burning process and numbs the pain which prevents or reduces swelling.
Aloe vera gel preparation:
Peel the aloe vera skin and scoop the gel with a spoon into your blender. Try avoiding the skin. Blend until the gel gets the liquid consistency and frothy. This process may take less than 10mins.
Aloe Vera Cubes for burns :
- Add some fresh water to aloe vera extract fill the ice cube tray with this mixture.
- Freeze them till they turn solid
- Once frozen, you can wrap them in a light-weighted cloth and apply them to the skin avoiding direct application on the burnt or affected area.
- It relieves the pain and heals the scars.
Home remedies for Instant relief for burns:
Tomatoes: Putting tomato slices on the burnt area after keeping under cool water can be helpful as well. The lycopene in tomatoes soothes the pain, reduces inflammation, prevents blistering, and promotes healing.
Potatoes: Potatoes contain a rich source of anti-inflammatory properties and soothe the rash. The potato starch neutralizes the burn and helps prevent scarring.
Soy Sauce: To relieve the pain and limit the redness, Douse the burned skin with soy sauce.
Onion juice: Onion is rich in Sulphur compounds and quercetin helps to heal superficial burns. Squeeze the juice from a half onion and apply. It is also an effective pain reliever and lowers the occurrence of blisters.
Lavender oil: Lavender is also considered a great burn healer. Apart from relieving pain, reducing inflammation, it also controls antimicrobial activity. Soak a cloth in Lavender oil and place it on the affected area. Remove it after an hour repeating 3-4 times a day
Black tea bag: The tannic acid in black tea draws heat from burns making them less painful. Using gauze, Place two or three cool, wet black tea bags on the burn.
Yoghurt/ Full fat milk: Apply milk for 15 minutes for quick relief. Full-fat, whole-milk yoghurt can also help cool and hydrate the parched skin.