Subject: Herbs for scars?
From: LVT Harrison <lvth1.unix.york.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 19:50:37 +0100
I cut myself about 8 weeks ago, only really a paper-cut but i still have a horrible light brown scar. My question is this... Are there any herbs that any of you would recommend to help heal tissue and prevent scarring? Also does anyone have any suggestions as to herbs that may still help now.. 8 weeks on... to get rid of the scar or to fade it quicker?
From: john.draper.psybbs.durham.nc.us (JOHN DRAPER)
>Are there any herbs that any of you would recommend to help heal tissue and prevent scarring?
Take a vitamin E capsule, open it, and spread the contents over the scar. If done on a regular basis, the scar should disapear or at least be very minimual. My mother burned her had badly, and spread the contents from a vitamin E capsule over her had for several weeks and had absolutely no scaring.
From: paul.maser.megasystem.com (Paul Maser)
> Are there any herbs that any of you would recommend to help heal tissue and prevent scarring?
The only preparation that I am familiar with is camphorated sweet oil (= camphorated almond oil. -Henriette) massaged into the scar a couple of times a day until the scar is not noticeable.
From: Chud <jim_corrill.vnet.ibm.com>
jcgoulet.christa.unh.edu (Jeanne C Goulet) wrote:
>I am by no means an expert, and somebody else might be able to give you a better answer, but I've heard that rubbing vitamin E on damaged skin will help prevent scarring.
I will attest to this. I have used E since I was 15 and a country doctor turned me onto it for a gash that I got across the bridge of my nose. It truly does work wonders, but I think she was asking about an after the fact scar.