Haritaki Benefits, Cleansing Wounds from Infection

How to use Haritaki for the cleansing of wounds.

It is reported in the ancient literature that Haritaki being a highly beneficial as a cleanser of cuts and wounds. It is also recommended as aiding in the healing of a variety of skin problems including sores, skin fungus, and other skin ailments. For instance, wounds of the mouth including ulcers, lip sores  and gingivitis  have been assisted by Haritaki.

Haritaki user Teresa Allen reports 

“I started applying it to a postoperative wound and bruised area as an ointment, mixed in with coconut oil, it really does wonders to the area.”

Haritaki is  recognized as being an anti-bacterial, anti fungal and anti inflammatory in nature. This is why it has such powerful effects on skin conditions.

This is how to use Haritaki as a wound cleanser. In this information substitute a mixture of Haritaki and water for the standard irrigation. This information is from Wound Care Advisor

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Manual cleansing technique
For a linear wound or incision:
1. Pour irrigation solution into the irrigation tray. Moisten clean 4″×4″ gauze pads in the solution; squeeze out excess.
2. Gently wipe the wound from top to bottom in one motion, starting directly over the wound.
3. Discard the used gauze pad.
4. Using a new moistened 4″×4″ gauze pad, repeat cleaning, using a gentle downward stroke parallel to the incision.
5. Repeat steps, working outward from the incision in lines parallel to the incision.
6. Remember to use a new 4″×4″ gauze pad for each downward stroke.
7. If needed, dry the wound, following the same procedure as for cleaning, using dry gauze pads.

For an open wound:
1. Pour the irrigation solution into the irrigation tray. Moisten 4″×4″ gauze pads in the solution; squeeze out excess.
2. Gently clean the wound in a full or half circle, beginning in the center and working toward the outside.
3. Use a new 4″×4″ gauze pad for each circle.
4. Clean at least 1 inch beyond the end of the new dressing or 2 inches beyond the wound margins if you aren’t applying a dressing.
5. If needed, dry the wound, using the same procedure as for cleaning. Gently pat the wound dry, using dry gauze pads.

There are various ways to use Haritaki in this regard;

  • The powder can be made into a paste that is then put on the wound or ulcer. This has been effective in reducing swelling, and decreasing the time taken in healing the wound.
  • If the eyelids are swollen or suffering from conjunctivitis the paste can be applied to assist in reducing that issue.
  • Taken orally, n the mouth the Haritaki has proven useful for clearing up bleeding and ulceration’s of the gums.
  • Use the Haritaki in an enema to flush the anal passage.

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Haritaki powder is good for wound cleansing
Haritaki powder is good for wound cleansing