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A wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured. They often occur as a result of an accident or injury, but surgical incisions, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but even cuts and scrapes require care. Serious and infected wounds require medical attention.

Useful herbs

Abies amabilis

To treat stomach ailments, TB, haemorrhoids and various minor complaints (bark); to treat colds, sore throats, for burns, bruises, wounds and sores (resin)

Abies concolor

For cuts, wounds, in the treatment of TB (bark); for relieving rheumatism (foliage)

Abies lasiocarpa

To wounds, in the treatment of colds and flu (bark); to treat bad breath (resin); to treat chest colds and fevers (leaves); to treat the coughing up of blood, which can be the first sign of TB, and as a laxative (infusion)

Abies mariana

A folk remedy for kidney stones, stomach problems and rheumatism (inner bark); in the treatment of stomach pains, trembling and fits (root and bark); on purulent wounds, bad burns, skin rashes, scabies and persistent scabs (resin mixed with oil); in treating respiratory infections and kidney problems (gum or leaves); as a bath or a rub in treating dry skin or sores (leaves)

Acer spicatum

As eye drops to soothe irritation caused by campfire smoke (pith of young twigs); to treat sore eyes (outer bark); to wounds and abscesses (boiled root chips); to treat internal haemorrhage (roots and bark)

Adenostemma lavenia

Cuts and wounds (crushed leaves); stomachache, diarrhea (root).

Adhatoda vasica

For asthma and intermittent fever; used also as an expectorant in cases of chronic bronchitis and phthisis. On rheumatic joints, as a counter-irritant on inflammatory swellings, on fresh wounds, urticaria and in neuralgia.

Adiantum venustum

In the treatment of headaches and scorpion stings (fronds); to treat cuts and wounds (rhizome)

Aegopodium podagraria

In the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gout, sciatica and disorders of the bladder and intestines, as a poultice on burns, stings, wounds, painful joints etc (infusion)

Ageratum conyzoides

Stops bleeding from cuts (leaf juice); as an antilithic (root), styptic (leaves),to treat cuts, wounds and bruises (plant juice); to treat scabies, rheumatism, coughs and colds (flower heads).

Ailanthus excelsa

Curing wounds and sores (bark decoction); on rashes (leaf and bark); to treat asthma and bronchitis, and as an astringent for diarrhoea and dysentery.

Alangium chinense

In the treatment of rheumatism, numbness, traumatic injuries, wounds and snakebites; applied to the area around dislocated bones to help them setting (root paste)

Albizia lebbeck

For boils (flower); in leprosy, asthma, skin diseases, leucoderma, sprains, wounds, neuralgia, nightblindness, diarrhoea (stem bark).

Albizia odoratissima

For ulcers and leprosy (bark); in cough (leaf); erysipelas, wounds, dyspnoea, and as an antidote for snake bite and food poisoning.

Alchemilla alpina

For cuts and wounds, and internally in the treatment of diarrhoea and a number of women's ailments, especially menstrual problems, helps stop vaginal discharge and is also used as a treatment for excessive menstruation and to heal lesions after pregnancy

Alchemilla xanthochlora

For menstrual problems (such as dysmennorhea), vaginal discharges, gastrointestinal problems (where diarrhea and spasms are involved), inflammations within the urinary tract, mouth and throat, boils and phlebitis, in conjunctivitis, cuts and wounds.

Aloe vera

As a tonic, in amenorrhea, asthma, boils, bruises, burns (including those from radiation), stomach cancer, common cold, cough, digestive disorders, fever, hemorrhages, hysteria, inflammation, eye problems, jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis, stomach ulcers, colitis, wound, scald, dry skin, conjunctivitis, psoriasis, hair fall, rosacea, warts and eczema; prevents opportunistic infections in cases of HIV and AIDS.

Alternanthera sessilis

To treat wounds, flatulence, cough, bronchitis and diabetes, hair growth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dysentery (plant juice); for relieving indigestion and are eaten as a cooked vegetable or in soups (young shoots and leaves); to relieve inflamed wounds (root).

Anemone canadensis

To treat pain in the lumbar region, as an eye wash to treat crossed eyes, twitches and eye poisoning, for headaches and dizziness, to clear the throat (root); to wounds, nosebleeds and sores and as a wash for eye sores (roots and leaves).

Annona squamosa

Head lice removal (seed); for cancerous tumors (bruised leaves and salt combination), administered in acute dysentery and as a snuff to overcome hysteria (bruised leaves). Leaves made into a paste without adding water are applied to unhealthy ulcers and wounds. The leaf decoction is also employed in baths to alleviate rheumatic pain.

Anthriscus cerefolium

For cleansing the liver and kidneys, for settling the digestion and in treating poor memory and mental depression (herb); in the treatment of dropsy, arthritis and chronic skin ailments (juice); for slow-healing wounds, as an eyewash to treat sore or inflamed eyes (leaves)

Anthyllis vulneraria

For skin eruptions, slow-healing wounds, minor wounds, cuts and bruises (plant)

Antidesma ghaesembilla

Used as a drink to treat diarrhea, to promote menses, to recover from childbirth, and to invigorate (decoction of the bark); applied externally to relieve headache, skin diseases and abdominal swelling, to promote healing of wounds and as a water bath to reduce fever (leaves).

Aristolochia bracteolata

The leaves and root are used in the form of decoction and juice to treat wound, worms, fever and skin disease. Used to treat constipation, inflammations, amenorrhoea, syphilis, gonorrhoea, dyspepsia, arthhralgia and eczema.

Aristolochia clematitis

Stimulates the uterus, induces menstruation, controls bacterial infections and promotes healing, in the treatment of slow-healing cuts, eczema, infected toe and finger nails (herb); to induce childbirth (stem juice); as a bath in rectal and colon cancer (decoction of leaves and stems).

Aristolochia indica

For sporadic fever, worm, wounds, leucoderma, impotency, inflammations, biliousness and dry cough; promotes digestion and controls menstruation.

Aristolochia tomentosa

To promote sweating, stimulate the appetite and promote expectoration, to relieve stomach pains, for fever (root); to slow-healing wounds and in the treatment of pleurisy (chewed root or crushed leaves).

Armoracia rusticana

In the treatment of colds, fevers and flu and is of value in the treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections; to treat pleurisy, arthritis and infected wounds (root)

Arnica montana

An external treatment for bruises and sprains (Castro, 1990 and Bown, 1995); in the treatment of heart complaints and as a booster for the immune system. Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, acne, superficial phlebitis, rheumatic pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling due to fractures.

Artocarpus heterophyllus

To relieve biliousness (seed starch); promotes healing of abscesses, snakebite and glandular swellings (latex mixed with vinegar); on wounds (heated leaves); for asthma, fever and diarrhea (root extract); in dysopia, opthalmities and pharyngitis (latex)

Asarum canadense

Chronic chest complaints, asthma, coughs, colds, dropsy, painful spasms of the bowels and stomach, scanty or painful menstruation, infantile convulsions (root); applied as a poultice to wounds and inflammations, whilst a decoction or salve is applied to sores (fresh leaves)

Balanites aegyptiaca

In rheumatism (seed oil); stomach problems and as an expectorant (seed); useful in burns, wounds and ulcers, common cold, whooping cough, leucoderma, malaria, sleeping sickness and other skin diseases.

Baliospermum montanum

Rheumatism (seed oil); snakebite antidote (seed); to treat piles, anaemia, jaundice, skin diseases, cyst, as purgative, wound, conjunctivitis, diabetes, numbness, dropsy, general anasarca, asthma.

Balsamorhiza sagittata

For stomach pains, colds, whooping cough, TB, fevers and headaches (leaves, root and stem); to treat sore mouths and throats, toothaches, for body aches such as rheumatism, on wounds, blisters, bites, swellings and sores (root); for dysentery (seeds)

Bambusa arundinacea

It is used for stomach and respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders, intestinal worms, wounds, nausea, vomiting, piles, in cough, consumption, asthma and fever. In combination with other astringent medicines it is given in chronic dysentery and internal hemorrhages. The most efficacious application for dislodgement of worms in ulcers is a poultice made by pounding the young shoots of the bamboo. The decoction of the joints is supposed to have an action on the uterus, and is used by females after delivery to cause free flow of the lochial discharge. The same part of the plant pounded with water is applied to inflamed joints. The juice of the flower is dropped in the ear for earache, and in deafness. An ointment from the root is a folk remedy for cirrhosis and hard tumors, especially tumors of the abdomen, liver, spleen and stomach.

Barleria prionitis

As an expectorant (bark juice) and in catarrh (of children) (plant juice); in whooping cough and bronchitis (plant decoction); for wounds (leaf). as a poultice to promote healing of wounds and to relieve rheumatic pains, scabies and itches (crushed leaves); as a gargle to relieve toothache (leaf decoction).

Barringtonia acutangula

On glandular swellings and boils (root); toothache, diarrhoea and dysentery (leaf); dropsy (bark), to treat biliousness, diseases of the blood, bronchitis, sore eyes, headache and hallucinations, to treat gingivitis and for healing wounds (fruits).

Bellis perennis

In the treatment of catarrh, rheumatism, arthritis, liver and kidney disorders, as a blood purifier etc (herb); to wounds, bruises, for mouth ulcers (leaves); for the treatment of scorbutic complaints and eczema (root)

Benincasa hispida

Epilepsy (fruit juice); for intestinal worms (shelled seeds); dandruff (seed and peel); in periodic attacks of hysteria, peptic ulcers, coagulating blood, general debility, as a purifying agent, cancer, obesity, hemoptysis, used in the treatment of coughs, fevers, excessive thirst and tuberculosis; painful wounds (rind).

Blepharis persica

Impotency and rheumatism (plant); headache (leaf paste); in wounds, ulcers, nasal haemorrhage, asthma, throat inflammation, ascites, and disorders of liver and spleen, and as a purgative (leaves).

Boehmeria nivea

Used to prevent miscarriages and promote the drainage of pus (plant); in the treatment of fluxes and wounds (leaves); in the treatment of threatened abortions, colic of pregnancy, haemorrhoids, leukorrhoea, impetigo etc (root)

Boenninghausenia albiflora

To cuts and wounds (leaves), crushed leaves are placed in the nostrils in the treatment of malaria, to relieve headaches.

Borago officinalis

In depression, fever, skin and mucous membrane inflammations, wounds and as an aid with urinary infections in juveniles and the old; may help in menopause.

Brassica oleracea

Hemorrhoids, as a poultice to cleanse infected wounds and skin diseases, to lower blood sugar,in the treatment of asthma, gout and rheumatism (leaf); increases secretion of gastric juices (leaf and seed).

Bridelia retusa

On wounds (bark); as a contraceptive, in hypertension and diarrhea (stem bark decoction).

Caesalpinia sappan

Dysentery and diarrhea, and its paste in rheumatism, haemorrhages and to treat wounds (wood decoction)

Caesulia axillaris

Wound healing and baldness.

Calendula arvensis

As a tonic, for regulating menstruation, in jaundice and ulcers of the stomach (flower); for skin problems and is applied externally to bites and stings, sprains, wounds, sore eyes, varicose veins etc

Calendula officinalis

HIV, wounds (plant); eye diseases (flower infusion);in ointments for treating wounds, malignant ulcers, frost-bite and skin-damage, and scars; in dental pharmacology and for fumigation amenorrhea, cancer, conjunctivitis, corns, as a depurative agent, in fever, influenza, Hodgkin's disease, internal ulcers, vomiting, sore muscles, sprains, minor burns.

Calotropis procera

Dysentery, diarrhea, indigestion, reducing fever, leprosy, skin diseases and eczema (root bark); cough, cold and asthma (flower and root bark); toothache (latex); rheumatism and syphilis; to relieve stomach pain (leaves); cures piles, asthma, cholera and wounds (flowers).

Careya arborea

Snakebite antidote (fruit and bark), in treating body pain, fever, cold, cough, and leucoderma. The plant parts are used to treat snakebite, ulcers, healing wound, cough, cold, abscesses and dysentery.

Carlina acaulis

In the treatment of spasms of the digestive tract, gall bladder and liver disorders, dropsy, urine retention etc (plant); for skin complaints such as acne and eczema, to cleanse wounds or as an antiseptic gargle (root)

Casearia sylvestris

For diarrhea, chest colds and flu (bark); to treat wounds and leprosy (roots or seeds);for skin diseases, to treat rheumatism, syphilis, herpes, stomach and skin ulcers, edema, fevers of all kinds, diarrhea, a topical pain-reliever and as an anti-ulcer drug (plant)

Catalpa bignonioides

On wounds and abrasions (leaves); in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis and is applied externally to wounds (seed)

Catharanthus roseus

Diabetes and as a wasp sting antidote; for cancer (dried plant); to Hodgkin's disease, menorrhagia and diabetes (dried leaves); mixed with cow dung is used externally for cuts and wounds (pulp of nodes); diabetes, menorrhagia, leukemia and stomach-ache (whole plant); in menorrhagia and the juice for wasp-stings (leaf infusion).

Celastrus paniculatus

In rheumatism, treats scabies, pains and wounds, intestinal ulcers, tuberculosis, epilepsy, stomach disorders, psychosis, oedema, disorder of nervous system, leprosy (seed oil); in gout, external wounds, beriberi and as a sedative in anxiety and other nervous problems, intestinal diseases, wound, drowsiness in fever and amenorrhoea, sharpens the memory, cures sores, ulcers, rheumatism and gout; to treat pneumonia (crushed root).

Centaurium erythraea

Acts on the liver and kidneys, purifies the blood and is an excellent tonic for the digestive system; good application to wounds and sores (fresh herb), Anorexia, kidney stones, anemia, as well as all digestive problems, including dyspepsia, constipation, flatulence, heartburn, etc.

Centella asiatica

For healing wounds (plant extract); in tuberculosis and leprosy (plant decoction); improves intellectual capacity, concentration and memory of children, in skin diseases, asthma, bronchitis, gastric problems, leucorrhea, catarrh, as an antidote in cholera; on boils and tumours (plant paste); to cure severe headache, to prevent and cure urinary tract infections and the growth of kidney stones (leaf juice).

Chamomilla recutita

For treating various digestive disorders, nervous tension and irritability and is also used externally to treat skin problems (herb); in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, peptic ulcers and hiatus hernia (flower infusion); to treat wounds, sunburn, burns, haemorrhoids, mastitis and leg ulcers (flowers)

Chenopodium ambrosioides

To expel parasitic worms from the body , for haemorrhoids, as a poultice to detoxify snake bites and other poisons and is thought to have wound-healing properties (herb); reduce flatulence (leaves).

Cibotium barometz

In the treatment of rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, leucorrhoea, dysuria, polyuria in the aged, on wounds to stop bleeding etc (rhizome)

Cleome isocandra

They are used as an external application to wounds and ulcers. The juice of the leaves has been used to relieve earache. The seed contains 0.1% viscosic acid and 0.04% viscosin. Used in the treatment of ulcers and wounds, oedema, inflammation in the ear, piles, splenic, liver disorders and syphilis.

Cleome viscosa

Bronchitis and gonorrhea (plant); ear infections (leaf juice); an external application to wounds and ulcers, in treating oedema, inflammation in the ear, treat piles, splenic and liver disorders and syphilis (leaves).

Colebrookea oppositifolia

Epilepsy (root) and for bruises and wounds (leaf).

Commiphora myrrha

Athlete's foot, bed sores, mouth sores, pyorrhea, throat ailments, ulcers, wounds, in perfumery, mouth washes, dentrifice.in vitiated conditions of vata, pitta and kapha, stomatitis, dyspepsia, helminthiasis, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoes and other menstrual disorders, bronchitis, asthma, phthisis, spongy gum, pharyngodynia, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, inflammations, strangury and skin diseases.

Convolvulus arvensis

In the treatment of fevers and wounds. A cold tea made from the leaves is laxative and is also used as a wash for spider bites or taken internally to reduce excessive menstrual flow.

Croton bonplandianum

For cuts and wounds (latex); ringworm (leaf paste).

Cryptolepis buchanani

For rickets and stimulating lactation (plant); cuts (latex). Used to treat polyuria, haemorrhage, gout, wounds, leprosy and jaundice.

Cuminum cyminum

As a remedy for colic and dyspeptic headache, as a cure for stitches and pains in the side caused by the sluggish congestion of indolent parts. It is bruised and applied externally in the form of a plaster for wounds. Used in the treatment of insomnia, bloating, cough, diarrhea, indigestion, morning sickness, colds and fevers and to improve milk production in nursing mothers and also as a general tonic to the whole digestive system, it is used in the treatment of flatulence and bloating, reducing intestinal gas and relaxing the gut as a whole (seeds); Ground into a powder and mixed into a paste with onion juice, it has been applied to scorpion stings.

Cynodon dactylon

Hemorrhoids, dropsy, to stop bleeding from piles and syphilis (root), ophthalmia, cuts and wounds (plant juice); anasarca and dropsy (plant decoction); chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, hysteria, epilepsy and insanity; in the treatment of hysteria, epilepsy and insanity (leaf juice)

Dactylorhiza hatagirea

To treat cuts, wounds, cough and anemia (tuber)

Datura stramonium

For boils and testicle enlargement (leaf); relieving pain and headaches (roasted leaves); earache (flower); asthma (inhalation of burning leaves) and other pulmonary and respiratory ailments (such as pneumonia, cough and severe chest colds); used internally in the treatment of asthma and Parkinson's disease, excess causes giddiness, dry mouth, hallucinations and coma (plant); externally, as a poultice or wash in the treatment of fistulas, abscesses wounds and severe neuralgia (plant).

Delphinium denudatum

Healing wounds, hemorrhoids, gout and as a brain tonic (root); abdominal pain and hookworm disease (root decoction).

Dendrophthoe falcata

As an abortifacient (stem); brain tonic and in skin diseases (plant); menstrual problems, wounds and asthma (bark); is used to treat wounds, as emmenagogue and as a remedy for consumption, asthma and mania. The lukewarm leaf juice is used as an eardrop to cure earache.

Desmodium triflorum

In diarrhea, dysentery, to relieve burns, to promote healing of wounds and abscesses, convulsions and stimulating the flow and/or secretion of milk (leaf); to treat bilious complaints, diarrhoea and galactagogue (root)

Dioscorea dregeana

To treat cramps, epilepsy, hysteria, insanity, nervousness, scabies, sore, wound.

Diospyros malabarica

To treat diarrhea, dysentery and fever, and as an antidote for snake poisoning (fruits); in blood diseases, gonorrhea and leprosy (ripe fruits); as a vaginal injection in gonorrhea (extract of the fruit); used to heal sores and wounds (juice of fruits); as a good application to boils and tumors (bark); useful in bilious fever (juice of bark); in diarrhea (seeds)

Diospyros peregrina

For wounds and ulcers;in vitiated conditions of pitta, burning sensation, inflammations, diarrhea, dysentery, leprosy, skin diseases, pruritus, dyspepsia, haemorrhages, burns, diabetes, fever, spermatorrhea and vaginal disorders (bark); in strangury, dyspepsia, flatulence, scotoma, nyctalopia, opthalamia, epistaxis, haemoptysis, burns, tubercular glands, scabies and wounds (leaves); in leucorrhoea, urethrorrhea, splenomegaly, nyctalopia, anaemia and scabies (flowers).

Elephantopus scaber

Skin diseases and wounds (leaf), jaundice (rhizome) and as a snakebite antidote (plant). Decoction of the root and leaves with cumin and buttermilk is given in dysuria and other urethral discharges or complaints. The drug is used in snake-bite also.

Emilia sonchifolia

Problems with the bowel, to treat infantile tympanites, to relieve cuts and wounds, breast abcesses (plant); to relieve sore ears, headache, night blindness and eye inflammations (leaf); to treat diarrhoea, cataracts and redness of the eyes (root).

Eupatorium triplinerve

As an expectorant, diaphoretic, laxative and tonic (plant); applied to fresh wounds (aqueous extract of shoots)

Ficus religiosa

For skin diseases (leaf), dysentery, diarrhea and gonorrhea (bark decoction); in heart arrhythmia and sexual disorders, such as spermatorrhea and premature ejaculation, as an astringent (bark),in anal fistula, ulcer and wounds as an absorbent in inflammatory swellings (dried bark),for inflammatory ulcers (tender fresh leaves),in stomach ache and constipation (ripe fruits). The aerial roots are chewed by women to induce conception.

Galium odoratum

To wounds and cuts, in the treatment of digestive and liver problems. In thrombophlebitis and varicose veins; digestive maladies, insomnia and irritability (related to nervousness) and as a diuretic for those with hypertension.

Garuga pinnata

In asthma (leaf) and increasing the secretion of gastric juices (fruit); as an eye-drop to cure opacities of the eye (stem juice); to treat dislocated bones and to heal wounds (bark juice); for curing skin diseases (root bark).

Gloriosa superba

Antimalarial, increasing the secretion of gastric juices, laxative and as a tonic (tuber); leprosy and anthelmintic (root); to treat arthritis , piles, boils, for extraction of foreign body, for easy delivery, baldness, scrofula and ear diseases (root powder); effective against paralysis, rheumatism, snake bite, insect bites and leaf-juice effective against lice (root-paste). Various ethnic medical practices across India employ this plant for gout, stomachache,intermittent fevers, wounds, spleen complaints, syphilis, tumours, asthma, cholera, gonorrhoea, leprosy, piles, dropsy, labour pain and for acute spasmodic pain.

Gmelina arborea

In rheumatism and stomach problems (root decoction); gonorrhea and as an anthelmintic (leaf juice); for cough (root decoction and leaf juice); making prosthetics (wood); increasing the secretion of gastric juices and as a tonic (bark); in fever (root decoction); for headache, anasarca, asthma, bronchitis, cholera, colic pain, diarrhoea, dropsy, dyspepsia, epilepsy, fever, phthisis, rheumatism, small pox, sore, spleen complaints, syphilis, throat swelling, urticaria, fever, urinary complaints, urticaria, consumption, wounds and leucorrhoea (herb).

Grewia hirsuta

For heart disease, cough, wounds and dyspnoea (root); in diarrhoea and dysentery (drupes); heart disease, fever (plant).

Guazuma ulmifolia

To treat diarrhea, hemorrhages and uterine pain (dried bark, fruit); to aid in childbirth, for gastrointestinal pain, asthma, diarrhea and dysentery, wounds, and fevers (fresh bark)

Hamiltonia suaveolens

For wounds, in puerperal fever; in diarrhoea, courbature (root)

Holarrhena antidysenterica

In dysentery and diarrhea (especially that which is caused by an amoeba) (bark and seed); in jaundice and stones within the bladder, to treat fever, bleeding piles, leprosy and skin diseases, cough, calculi, gravels, wound and diabetes. Bark-powder is used in abdominal and glandular tumours. Fruit has anticancer, anti protozoa, hypoglycaemic, astringent and febrifuge properties.

Hordeum vulgare

Cholera (plant); as an emollient for inflammations of the skin, a demulcent and in fever (seed decoction). They are used in the treatment of dyspepsia caused by cereals, infantile lacto-dyspepsia, regurgitation of milk and breast distension. It is taken internally as a nutritious food or as barley water and is of special use for babies and invalids, to reduce excessive lactation. Barley is also used as a poultice for burns and wounds.

Hydnocarpus laurifolia

For leprosy, chronic skin affections and ophthalmia, and as dressing for wounds and ulcers (seeds); in rheumatism, sprains and bruises, sciatica and chest affections (seed oil);

Hypericum perforatum

As an antidepressant, in mania, apathy, hypersomnia, and insomnia, anorexia, psychomotor retardation, depression feelings of worthlessness, anxiety disorders and aids in healing wounds and ulcers (for nervous disorders. the drug may take as long as a month before any effects are noticed). It is also used for menopausal changes triggering irritability and anxiety. In addition to neuralgic pain, it will ease fibrositis, sciatica and rheumatic pain.

Externally it is a healing and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a lotion it will speed the healing of wounds and bruises, varicose veins and mild burns. The oil is especially useful for the healing of sunburn. It has the calming properties, useful in treating bedwetting, insomnia, and other nervous conditions, as well as some form of melancholy. An oil extract of the herb can be taken for stomach ache, colic, intestinal problems, and as an expectorant for the congestion in the lungs. A tea made from the flowers is good for anemia, headache, insomnia, jaundice, chest congestion, and catarrh. A tea made from the herb has been used for uterine cramping and menstrual difficulties. The oil extract also make a good external application for burns, wounds, sores, bruises, and other skin problems.

Ipomoea fistulosa

For cuts and wounds (leaf paste)

Jatropha multifida

Ulcers and wounds (latex); as a laxative and for scabies (leaf); for indigestion and colic (decoction of dried root); for treating ascites, gout, paralysis and skin diseases (seeds); rheumatic conditions, itch and parasitic skin diseases, and in the treatment of fever, jaundice and gonorrhoea (seed oil)

Juglans nigra

In the treatment of skin diseases, scrofulous diseases, herpes, eczema etc; diarrhoea and also to stop the production of milk, to allay the pain of toothache, headache (bark); for ringworm, colic and applied as a poultice to inflammations (husk); in the treatment of gangrene, leprosy, and wounds (oil from ripe seeds)

Jussiaea repens

As a paste or in poultices for ulcers and skin complaints (plant).

Kaempferia rotunda

Mumps, wounds and swellings. Tubers and whole plant in the form of powder or ointment is applied to wounds and bruises to reduce swellings; used in mumps and cancerous swellings also. It is given internally in cases of pyaemia with the idea of removing blood or pus from the body.

Kalanchoe pinnata

Boils, wounds, swellings and insect bites. For all types of pain and inflammation. For earaches (leaf juice dropped into ear); for upper respiratory infections, flu, and fever.

Lamium album

For diseases of the upper respiratory tract, depression, digestive disorders, inflammations of the prostate, for abnormal vaginal discharge and is sometimes taken to relieve painful periods, kidney and urinary tract and in skin maladies (such as wounds and rashes).In haemorrhages of the uterus, nose etc (decoction); in bleeding piles, against fluor albus, chlorosis and debilities (flowers)

Lannea coromandelica

Indigestion, toothache and debility (bark decoction); sprains and body aches (leaf); as a lotion for bruises, wounds, sores, and ulcers (due to leprosy) (bark); in asthma and as a cordial to women during lactation (gum); in sprains and bruises, local swellings, pains of body and in elephantiasis (boiled leaf)

Lavandula stoechas

For wounds, ulcers, sores etc and as a relaxing oil for massage (essential oil); used in teas to soothe headaches and relax the nerves.

Leea macrophylla

Applied to wounds and sores and used for guineaworm and ringworm infection (root tubers).

Leptadenia reticulata

Skin disorders and wounds (root and leaf).

Liquidambar orientalis

In the treatment of strokes, infantile convulsions, coma, cancer, heart disease, pruritis, scabies, wounds, ulcers etc

Lithospermum officinale

In the treatment of bladder stones, arthritis and febrile conditions (seed); in the treatment of eruptive diseases such as smallpox, measles and itch (root decoction); in cuts, wounds, old sores, gunshot wounds, eczema and burns (plant)

Macaranga tanarius

Used to induce vomiting, to treat haemoptysis and fever (roots); Applied to wounds to promote healing (juice of bark); to stop dysentery (decoction of the bark); to heal wounds (leaves).

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Dysentery and cough (plant); to inflamed sores and wounds (leaves)

Martynia annua

Scorpion sting (plant); and in epilepsy, and applied to tuberculous glands of the neck (leaf); for sore throat (juice); in inflammations (fruit); to the bites of venomous insects (Nut paste); on wounds (leaf paste); in itching and abscess (seed oil)

Megacodon stylophorus

To wounds and swellings (root paste)

Melastoma malabathricum

For smallpox (leaf paste), diarrhea (leaf powder) and wounds (bark paste); in diarrhoea, dysentery, cancer and leucorrhoea (plant); for healing wounds and other skin diseases (bark and roots)

Mesua ferrea

To treat diarrhoea with blood, hiccough, leucorrhoea for conception and bleeding piles (stamens and flowers), the leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds, for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism (seed oil), antidote for snake poison (roots), for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus (dried flowers), are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion (fresh flowers).

Mikania glomerata

Cough, bronchitis, throat inflammation, pleurisy, colds, flu, asthma, sore throats, laryngitis, and fever (Leaves); Neuralgia, rheumatic pain, eczema, pruritus and wounds (decoction of the leaves).

Mirabilis jalapa

It is used in the treatment of dropsy. The leaves are used to reduce inflammation. A decoction of them is used to treat abscesses. The leaf juice is used to treat wounds, conjunctivitis, edema, diarrhoea, indigestion,fungal infections, inflammation, pains and swellings.A paste of the root is applied as a poultice to treat scabies and muscular swellings.

Myrica esculenta

In dysentery, in asthma, diarrhoea, fevers, coughs, catarrh, chronic bronchitis, rheumatism and diuresis (bark); used as a poultice (for external ulcers and wounds).

Myroxylon balsamum

For asthma, colds and flu, rheumatism and external wounds (leaves and fruit); for abscesses, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, headache, rheumatism, sores, sprains, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, and wounds (sap)

Oldenlandia auricularia

For dysentery, colitis, diarrhea and cholera (plant decoction); also used as an emollient application to abscesses and as a salve for wounds.

Perilla frutescens

For alleviating spasms, as a sedative, antiasthmatic, stimulating the secretion of gastric juices and as a tonic (plant); colds, chest stuffiness, vomiting, abdominal pain etc (leaves); to cuts and wounds (leaf juice); for morning sickness (stem)

Persea americana

For dysentery (fruit skin); as a remedy for pyorrhea, on wounds, to relieve neuralgia, for diarrhea, sore throat and hemorrhage (leaves); to cure dandruff (seed powder); relieve toothache (seed); on skin eruptions (oil from seed)

Persea macrantha

For ulcers and wounds (leaf); as an antiasthmatic, antirheumatic and laxative (bark); lowers blood pressure (root).

Pimpinella saxifraga

Disorders of the upper respiratory tract, including asthma (mainly used as a last resort), inflammations of the urinary tract and preventing stones there; also in healing wounds; for soothing coughs or the effects of laryngitis, bronchitis, for wounds, bleeding of nose and headache (root)

Pinus gerardiana

As a dressing on wounds, ulcers,in the treatment of head diseases (seed oil); in the treatment of kidney and bladder complaints and is used both internally and as a rub and steam bath in the treatment of rheumatic affections (resin); is useful in treating diseases of the mucous membranes and respiratory complaints such as coughs, colds, influenza and TB.

Pinus roxburghii

In lumbago, rheumatism, in chronic bronchitis, neuralgia, arthritis, skin complaints, wounds, sores, burns, boils etc and is used in the form of liniment plasters, poultices, herbal steam baths and inhalers (oil).

Plantago lanceolata

For healing wounds, ulcers, cuts, swellings and in coughs (root and leaf); diarrhoea, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhage, haemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, asthma and hay fever (leaf; used in the treatment of parasitic worms and constipation (seed)

Plantago major

It is used in inflammation of the skin, malignant ulcers, intermittent fever, etc., and as a vulnerary, and externally as a stimulant application to sores. The leaves arrest external haemorrhage. The fresh leaves are applied whole or bruised in the form of a poultice. Rubbed on parts of the body stung by insects, nettles, etc., or as an application to burns and scalds. Internally, they are used in the treatment of a wide range of complaints including diarrhoea, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhage, haemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, asthma and hay fever. They are used externally in treating skin inflammations, malignant ulcers, cuts, stings etc. The heated leaves are used as a wet dressing for wounds, swellings etc. The root is a remedy for the bite of rattlesnakes. The seeds are used in the treatment of parasitic worms. Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes. A distilled water made from the plant makes an excellent eye lotion.

Pogostemon benghalensis

For sterilizing and healing wounds (leaf); bleeding in the uterus (root); Lowers blood pressure (plant).

Pogostemon pubescens

Sterlilizing wounds (leaf); bleeding in the uterus (root).

Pometia pinnata

Used externally to counteract the putrefaction of wounds (bark); used to make a bath for fever (leaves and bark).

Psoralea corylifolia

Skin diseases, vitiligo, poisoning, for conception, caries, deafness, filaria, wound, as rejuvinative, febrile diseases, premature ejaculation, impotence, lower back pains, frequent urination, incontinence, bed wetting etc. It is also used externally to treat various skin ailments including leprosy, leucoderma and hair loss.

Pterospermum acerifolium

As a tonic, as a cure for blood troubles, inflammation, ulcers, tumours and leprosy (flower); stops hemorrhaging from wounds (leaf); glandular swellings (especially in the ears and neck) (plaster from calyx); in smallpox (bark).

Rauvolfia caffra

For enterosis, fever, itch, malaria, measles, nervousness, scrofula, swelling, water retention and on wound; pneumonia, rheumatism, colic, coughs and toothaches (bark); insomnia and intestinal worms (root).

Reinwardtia indica

For paralysis (plant). The crushed leaves and stems are applied to wounds infested with maggots

Reissantia indica

Respiratory problems including those associated with the inflammation of the mucosa of the nasopharynx, to ease constipation (root bark); for wounds and sores (root).

Rosa damascena

In heart problems, as a tonic and gentle laxative (flower bud); in intestinal ulcers, rickets, haemorrhages and diarrhoea (roots); in treating wounds, ophthalmia, hepatopathy and haemorrhoids (leaves)

Rosa indica

For sprains, ulcers and wounds (fruit); in dysmenorrhoea, poor circulation, stomach pains and swellings (flower buds); used in the treatment of arthritis, boils, coughs etc (decoction of leaves, fruits and roots).

Saussurea heteromalla

In wounds (leaf); for animal bites and as a carminative (seed).

Scutellaria barbata

In the treatment of liver, lung and rectal tumors (Wang et al., 1996); hepatitis, cirrhosis, ascites, abscesses, ulcers in stomach, pharyngitis, arthritis, hay fever and poisonous bites (Whole herb); to wounds (plant juice)

Sedum crassipes

Healing wounds and as an emollient.

Sida cordata

For wounds and in diarrhea (leaf); in spermatorrhea (plant juice).

Solanum nigrum

Hemorrhoids, liver problems (including cirrhosis), as an emollient, eye-diseases, rat poisoning, skin diseases, oedema, cough, urticarial patches, for achieving conception and to relieve from difficult labour and as a rejuvinative(plant); used externally ease pain and abate inflammation, and are applied to burns and ulcers (fresh leaves); for ringworm, gout and earache, and mixed with vinegar, is said to be good as a gargle and mouthwash (leaf juice); used externally as a poultice, wash etc in the treatment of cancerous sores, boils, leucoderma and wounds (leaves, stem and root); as an analgesic for toothaches (fruit juice).

Sonchus oleraceus

Reducing fever, in indigestion and intestinal worms (root an leaf); as a laxative and liver tonic (gum); to dress wounds and ulcers (decoction)

Symphytum officinale

For healing wounds, in hemorrhoids, varicose ulcers, thromboses, inflamed tendons and joints and long-term bone and joint diseases.

Tamarix gallica

To wounds to stop the bleeding, diarrhoea and dysentery

Terminalia arjuna

As a tonic (fruit); treating people with high levels of blood triglycerides and cholesterol, to treat heart diseases, consumption, spermaturia, skin diseases, fracture, intrinsic haemorrhage, wounds, piles, diarrhoea and as a liver tonic (bark).

Terminalia chebula

Stomach problems, tooth decay, hemorrhoids, external wounds, ulcers, scalds, inflammation of the mouth mucosa, increases the secretion of gastric juices (fruit); in asthma, sore throat, vomiting, sore eyes, heart diseases, hiccups, indigestion, constipation etc.

Trichosanthes dioica

For constipation, fever, skin infections / wounds

Vallaris solanacea

Older, inflamed wounds, for toothache and sores (plant juice).

Verbena officinalis

In liver and gallbladder complaints, chronic eczema and bronchitis,insomnia, menstrual pain, in the treatment of headaches, fevers, nervous exhaustion, depression, insufficient lactation (plant); in rheumatism, healing of wounds, for the swellings of womb (leaves)

Waltheria indica

For drying and healing of wounds, against cough (plant powder) and in internal bleeding and syphilis (root); in skin-eruptions and for cleansing wounds (aerial parts)

Woodfordia floribunda

For diarrhea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds.

Zanthoxylum alatum

Leucoderma, problems with the spleen, diseases of the eye and ear, asthma and tumors (fruit); for gastrointestinal disorders; in treating tumours, odontalgia, cephalagia, opthalmia, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, helminthiasis, diarrhoea, hepatopathy, splenitis, strangury, fever, leucoderma, leprosy, skin diseases, cough, asthma, paralysis, gout, convulsions, diabetes, wounds, ulcers, stomatitis, pharyngitis, cardiac debility and general debility (bark and fruit)

Zizyphus jujuba

It aids weight gain, improves muscular strength and increases stamina. It is a tonic to strengthen liver function and increases immune-system resistance. It promotes the growth of hair. It is used to form a plaster in the treatment of strangury. It purifies blood and aid digestion. They are used internally in the treatment of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, anaemia, irritability and hysteria. It is used internally in the treatment of palpitations, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, night sweats and excessive perspiration. The root is used in the treatment of dyspepsia. A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of fevers. The root is made into a powder and applied to old wounds and ulcers. The plant is a folk remedy for anaemia, hypertonia, nephritis and nervous diseases.

Zizyphus vulgaris

In fevers and dyspepsia (roots); externally applied to old wounds and ulcers (root powder); in the treatment of palpitations, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, night sweats and excessive perspiration (seeds); in the treatment of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, anaemia, irritability and hysteria (dried fruits).




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