Do you feel like you have the toughest job in the world? Your job title is Superhuman. You have to bathe an injured human being, feed them and keep them company 24/7. What if I told you that there’s a way you can help your injured loved ones immensely? The answer may surprise you but yes, it’s true. Healing through natural means has been proven again and again, especially for injuries that occur from external sources such as accidents or falls. If we think about it, everything in our environment has healing properties. Plants and herbs are filled with more than 400 different types of compounds called essential oils; these oils are known to have many properties on their own but when they’re used topically they can heal too. Let me tell you why this matters to you if your life revolves around the people who depend on you (whether those people are family members or friends). When your loved ones are injured, the last thing they need is someone who’s angry at them or frustrated with how long they’re going to be in pain, right? Instead of getting frustrated and resentful if help isn’t readily available or affordable, use these tips to make their recovery as easy as possible by making healing through natural means part of your daily routine.
Make soaking a part of your routine
Salt baths have been part of the healing art since ancient civilizations. They are said to help ease sore muscles and joints, as well as ease anxiety and stress. Back in the day there were even royal families, who would get their health back by soaking in salt water, called “therapy”. There are many health benefits of salt water so make sure you have a salt shaker in your bathroom and set up a routine of soaking while your loved ones are healing at home. Experts recommend that you soak for at least 20 minutes and that you switch between warm and cold water so that you can get the best results. Salt water is also anti-bacterial, which can be useful if your loved one is experiencing a particularly nasty infection.
Eat dried fruits and nuts
These are uuugghhh so good for you, right? Yes, they are but they’re also packed with natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids that are great for healing injuries. Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory, while Vitamin E helps ease pain, builds muscles and protects the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin B6 is needed for tissue repair and helps with energy metabolism, while a diet rich in nuts and fruit can help to reduce inflammation caused by minor injuries like scrapes and bruises. Also, eating fruits and nuts can help to build muscle mass, increase your energy levels and improve your mood, which is great if your loved one is feeling depressed. Did you know that people with depression are more likely to get injured? The best part is that eating these foods has absolutely no side effects and you can do it at any time during the day.
Drink warm lemon water
This is not only a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals into your body but it’s also been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease pain and protect the body from infection. The best part is that you don’t even need to go through the trouble of opening a bottle of lemon water to have this effect. You can have the same benefits by just by drinking warm water. There are many ways to have warm water. You can put a hot water bottle in your loved one’s bed, have them drink water with a funnel or have them drink some water with lemon in it. You can even try putting a few drops of lemon essential oil in a glass of warm water. The cool water will help to soothe sore muscles, prevent infection and build muscle mass.
Incorporate essential oils into your bath routine
There are essential oils that can be taken orally, absorbed through the skin and when inhaled – they can help to ease pain and reduce inflammation. For example, lavender is known to calm nerves and relieve anxiety, while chamomile is known for anti-microbial properties that can help to prevent infection, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties too. You can also make your own bath cream by mixing a few drops of your favourite essential oil with coconut milk and honey or almond milk and some rose oil. Once your bath is over, cover your skin with a plastic bag to further protect it from germs. You can also add Epsom salts to your bath water to ease aches and pains and to improve your immune system.
Use salt to ease aches and pains
Salt has been used since ancient civilizations to help heal wounds, promote sweat and inhibiting cell growth. In fact, salt is made up of three main elements that are responsible for its healing properties: sodium, chlorine and magnesium. Salt baths are a great way to ease aches and pains, especially if your loved one is suffering from muscle spasms. They’re also known to help promote sweating and detox, which can help your loved one to lose weight and feel better about themselves. Salt baths can be extremely relaxing and can help your loved one to wind down and relax after a long day. Salt baths are also a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day. Instead of getting frustrated or stressed out, try taking a salt bath to help ease their mind and body.
When your loved ones get injured, they don’t need their friends and family mad at them or frustrated with how long they have to be in pain. Help your injured loved ones by making healing through natural means part of your daily routine by making soaking a part of your routine, eating dried fruits and nuts, drinking warm lemon water and using salt to ease aches and pains. These tips can help to heal even the most severe injuries.