For topical treatment, stock your first aid kit with one or more of these: ALOE VERA GEL: Get the most concentrated product you can find, or even better, use a fresh piece from a plant. PROPOLIS: A resin made by bees, propolis is found in some natural burn ointments. Don’t use propolis ( or honey) if you’re allergic to bee products. MEDICINAL HONEY: Choose an ointment that contains pure honey and is designed for therapeutic use. HOMEOPATHIC SPRAYS OR OINTMENTS: Some common ingredients for healing burns include belladonna, cantharis, Ranunculus bulbosus, Urtica dioica, and a homeopathic form of calendula. CALENDULA: Use a gel or ointment designed for treating burns, rather than a skin care product for general use. VITAMIN E OINTMENT, CREAM, OR OIL: Once skin has healed, use to reduce scars. Choose a concentrated product designed to be therapeutic, rather than a basic moisturizer with vitamin E.
For healing from within:
VITAMIN C: Choose a form that makes it easy to take large doses, such as a high- strength powder that can easily be mixed with water. Take 500 mg, twice daily. VITAMIN E: Holistic healers generally recommend a supplement with a family of vitamin E forms, including mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols, rather than only alpha- tocopherol. For adults, 200– 400 IU is a typical daily dose. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: A multivitamin is the best source of other key healing nutrients, especially zinc, beta- carotene, vitamin A, and selenium.