From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Burns:

  • Aloe

Natural Cures and Remedies for Burns

Free radicals are found in virtually all dangerous chemicals, including air pollutants and cigarette smoke, and are generated when your body is exposed to radiation (even from sunlight). They are also created when your body burns food for energy, breaks down harmful chemicals in the liver, or fights infections. Indeed, your body’s white blood cells generate large quantities of free radicals to destroy bacteria and virus-infected cells.

Cool, soothing and sedative, blue alleviates pain, reducing bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of dysentery, colic, asthma, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations. IN a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25


Small cuts, scrapes, and burns are common injuries: I cannot tell you how many times my husband has burnt himself in the kitchen, only to shrug o? my o?er of a little burn salve. I often look at him perplexed, not understanding why he wouldn’t accept the simple act of a quick swipe of cooling goo to soothe the stinging burn. But I pick my battles. Whether it’s a burn, a cut, or a scrape, we need to be proactive. A little salve goes a long way to promote skin repair, fight infection, and cool inflammation. Most salves, including the formulas here, have antimicrobial action, meaning they fight infections of all types. Whenever I have a cut, I apply my salve 4 to 6 times per day. Bandages are rarely necessary, because the salve acts as a protective barrier, and bandages often increase unwanted heat to an injured area.

associated with the beneficial effect on asthma. Gel reported effective in mouth ulcers. Gel preparations reported effective against peptic ulcers (unless stress-induced), radiation burns, and skin ulcers, ineffective against stress-induced gastric and peptic ulcers. Healing wounds (10 mg/kg scu rat; 100 mg/kg scu mouse).

Apply thyme tincture diluted with cold water as a gentle wipe; this is suitable for minor sunburns. Dosage: 20ml of tincture per cup of cool water; apply hourly 2-3 times.

Poultices and fomentations are suitable for strains, sprains, cuts, stings, burns, skin conditions, abscesses, and pain. Depending on the problem, I typically recommend using one or the other for 10 to 30 minutes at a time. I’ve found it helpful in some cases to apply gentle heat over the herbs or saturated cloth. When possible, combining an external treatment such as these with an internal treatment is your best approach to healing.