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Tag: Ledum

How to Heal from Surgery Naturally

Reader question: “My question is ….. i had done labiaplasty last week. i am not fully recover still my stitches bleed and little bit pain. can i use apple cider vinegar for healing.”
~Xara C., Karachi, Sindh

Hi Xara! Ouch! Luckily, regardless of where the surgery occurred on the body, there are some natural remedies for recovering from surgery that you can use to help speed your healing and feel better.

Open Wound Remedies

While I suspect that apple cider vinegar might sting an open wound –though can be helpful for loosening scabs later– my go-to herb is Calendula when addressing broken skin. Coat the wound with calendula oil or jelly and then cover with a bandage. Change the bandage 4x/daily while the wound oozes.

Colloidial Silver can also be helpful to use on an open wound for its antiseptic and healing properties. Apply it before the calendula.

Wound Healing Remedies

Once the wound stops oozing, continue with the calendula and also coat with Vitamin E frequently. You can continue to keep it bandaged, but better to leave it open to air as much as possible. For your wounds, I might suggest wearing an organic cotton pantiliner during this time.

There are also some homeopathic remedies to help you with the pain from the tissue trauma. First should always be Arnica Montana to address the bruising and swelling from the procedure. You could start with one pellet of Arnica Montana 200C underneath the tongue and then take a 30C pellet if you have any more pain, but if you don’t have the higher level, just take a 30C pellet every 4 hours for a day or two, then only if there is continued pain.

Homeopathic Ledum is helpful for puncture wounds and surgeries. Take one pellet of Ledum 30C underneath the tongue as soon as possible after surgery and daily for the next several days during healing. Even though your surgery was a week ago, Xara, you could still benefit from Ledum.

Post-Surgical Vitamins

Whenever you are post-surgery, taking additional Vitamin C and Zinc are recommended. I would do a big boost of 1000 mg of a Vitamin C complex for several days to speed healing.

It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to take Vitamin D3 (be sure to take it with a fat for better absorption). Calcium, Sulfur, and Magnesium, too, if a broken bone is involved.

Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

Natural first aid for bee stings

Last weekend, my 36-year old sister got stung by a bee. It was in my house, of all places, where a bee had landed on the back of a chair as we were going in and out to a block party all afternoon.

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

My sister has been stung twice before, and each time had a reaction of increasing severity so she was terrified to have been stung. The danger with bee stings, of course, are that they can trigger anaphalactic shock quickly, and each incident can be worse than the previous.

After removing the bee from the house, I moved quickly and gave her 3 pellets of homeopathic Apis underneath her tongue. We coated the sting area with calamine lotion, though mud works just as well, if not better, and let it dry to leach the toxin out. About 15 minutes later I gave her 3 pellets of homeopathic Ledum as a follow up. (I also keep Benedryl and an EpiPen in the house, just in case, but they weren’t needed.)

The result of our homeopathic first aid? No breathing difficulties, no swelling in the throat, not even any swelling at the sting site. She was amazed.

Basic 36 Homeopathic Remedy Kit
Basic 36 Homeopathic Remedy Kit

I was up on my bee sting procedure as the week before my 3-year old daughter had been stung while on the slide in a playground. We were lucky because it had rained the night before and we found some great mud in the baseball diamond in the park. We packed it onto the sting sites and it gave her some immediate relief. We were not home until an hour later, at which point I gave her an Apis pellet shortly followed by a Ledum. She was able to sleep comfortably that night, and by the next day had no swelling at all.

I find this Basic 36 Homeopathy Kit at handy to have around for times like these.