11 Best Home Remedies for Abrasions

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Home remedies for abrasions include the cleaning of the wound, applying aloe vera gel, honey, dock leaves, and more.
These home remedies are useful for treating skin injuries, either caused by falling down or by getting the skin rubbed against a hard/rough surface. They are also effective in treating abrasions or road rashes and corneal abrasion, where a clear part of the eye surface is scratched or injured.

Home Remedies for Abrasions

It is good to know that abrasions can be treated easily using popular home remedies. Let us discuss them in detail below.

Cleaning the Wound

First of all, cleaning the wound is essential to prevent any type of infection caused by microbes. This must be done by washing the wound with antiseptic soap and warm water before drying it with a clean cloth.

Wound Dressing

It is very important to regularly change the dressing of your wound for hygiene reasons. It also promotes a faster healing of the wounds.


Aloe vera gel

Aloe gel is one of the most popular home remedy used for the treatment of abrasions. It is recommended to keep this gel in your home at all times to serve as a quick home remedy for abrasions.


Honey is also used as a remedy to facilitate the fast healing of wounds caused by abrasions. You can spread a layer of honey over the infected area for quick relief. It will also help reduce itching.

Marigold Flowers and Parsley Leaves

You can crush marigold flowers, parsley leaves, or plantain leaves to form a paste and then apply it over the wound to treat abrasions.

Dock Leaves

Dock leaves can be applied directly on the surface of the wound to treat abrasions.

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Lard and Horehound

The ointment prepared from lard and white horehound also serves as one of the most efficient home remedy for the treatment of abrasions.

Elderflowers and Lard

Another unique idea is to mix elderflowers with lard and then heat this mixture for a small period of time. The ointment formed is an excellent home remedy for treating skin wounds.


Warm water infused with different types of oils like frankincense oil, lavender oil, myrrh oil, neroli oil, red thyme, and tea tree oil is also considered as a great remedy.

Iodine and vinegar

Iodine and vinegar can also play very useful roles in the treatment of skin abrasions.

Healthy diet

More than anything else, a proper diet with balanced nutritional value is of significant help to make these wounds disappear. This is because the essential nutrients boost the immune system which ultimately heals the wound at a faster rate.

Reference: The Doctors Book of Home Remedies

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Kiran Patil is the founder of Organic Facts. He has a keen interest in health, nutrition, and organic living. He completed his B.Tech and M. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay and has been actively writing about health and nutrition since over past 12 years. When not working he likes to trek and do gardening.

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