Just about everyone ends up with some scars during life, and I recently, unfortunately, added a number to my collection, so I found this information very informative and useful…
Use Nature to Safely and Effectively Lessen and Eliminate Old Scars
by Tony Isaacs
Few of us go through life without accumulating a few scars. Sometimes those scars can be unsightly and in other instances old scars and scar tissue can cause physical discomfort and other problems. If a person is persistent however, scars can often be greatly diminished and even eliminated naturally. Before opting for cosmetic surgery, chemical peels or botox, consider the following safer options:
The first item to consider is digestive enzymes, which are particularly effective in removing and reducing scar tissue. Scars are formed from fibrin as part of the body’s natural repair mechanism. Digestive enzymes dissolve and remove fibrin. Serrapeptase and nattokinase are among the best enzymes for scar tissue removal. Taking the enzymes in quantity 2-3 times daily on an empty stomach gradually dissolves scar tissue. In time even old scar tissue, including keloids, can be dissolved and “eaten away.”
For more information, see: http://www.tbyil.com/Enzymes.htm
Other natural remedies for lessening and eliminating scars are:
*Applying and massaging lavender oil directly on scars helps them fade and in time can completely eliminate scars. Lavender oil also helps newer injuries heal faster.
*Flaxseed oil is a great way to fade scars. You can buy it at almost any health food store. It is also great for new scars, helping them heal faster and keeping them from becoming as noticeable. Rub the flaxseed oil on old and new scars a few times each day, including after you shower and again before going to bed.
*Virgin, unrefined hempseed oil used twice daily often results in improvement and fading within a few weeks
*Grapeseed extract, jojoba and almond oil are all effective scar treatments, especially when combined together.
*Apply vitamin K cream topically to scars. Depending on the severity of your scars and skin type, you may see results in as little as a couple of weeks to a couple of months when used twice daily.
*Apply olive oil (100% extra virgin) to scars at least twice a day. Within a week you should start to see scars and stretch marks starting to fade.
*Organic raw honey (especially high UMF factor manuka honey) rubbed onto scars twice daily will break up scar tissue and help with healing.
*Take finely ground, powder-like, coffee and mix it with one of the oils mentioned here. Rub into scars for about 60 seconds and wipe off the coffee grounds with a warm moist towel. Do this about twice a day if possible. You should see noticeable results in a few weeks. This remedy is especially good for stretch mark scars.
*Use castor oil, plastic wrap and a heating pad. Note: Be sure to use only food grade plastic wrap that contains no bisphenol A, a dangerous substance found in many plastics. Rub plenty of castor oil on the scars and then wrap with plastic wrap. Place a heating pad turned on as high a setting as you comfortably stand and leave on for 20 to 25 minutes. You may see noticeable results in as little as a week or so.
*Use vitamin E oil from punctured gel caps and rub it into scars.
* Colloidal Silver is especially good on healing wounds. It aids in tissue repair and can result in significantly lessened scarring.
*Massaging your scars often and consistently will help break up the fibrous tissue and can be especially effective when combined with one of the oils mentioned above.
Note: The key to natural lessening and elimination of scar tissue is persistence. Serious scars may take up to several months, but with persistent and consistent effort you should eventually see good results.
About the author: Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer’s Natural Enemy.
Here are a few more tips and a recipe for healing scars from an article by The Alternative Daily…..
*Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that contains vitamin C, which helps rebuild collagen. It can be diluted in water, or for some extra antioxidants, in green tea, and then applied to the scarred area using a cotton ball.
Natural Scar-Removing Cream Recipe
For the best results, combine the following ingredients and make your very own, completely natural scar-removing cream. The following combination of lemon juice, cocoa or shea butter, and Vitamin E is highly effective for healing scars. Combine two cups of softened shea butter, 3-5 vitamin E capsules, and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice in a glass bowl. Blend the ingredients with a hand-held mixer until it is creamy. Apply the mixture twice a day for as long as necessary. Be sure to store the cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
Some scars, especially old scars, may run deep into the skin, and require patience to heal. It can take weeks or months of regular treatment to improve old scars, so the sooner you start treating your scars, the better your chances of eliminating the scar.
FYI, you can get all the items listed in this post (except fresh lemon juice) at a discount price at Vitacost.com, one of my favorite on-line places. Plus, if you are new to Vitacost and spend a certain amount (I believe it’s $25), you will get a $10 coupon to use. Iherb.com is another place with great prices; use code CJG192 and spend $40 and get a $10 off coupon. Shipping is free on orders of $20 or more and they always have some wonderful deals in their Specials and Trial Offers sections.
Also, one of my favorite lavender-infused products is the Organic Healing Moisturizing Balm from 100% Pure. I found this when I was looking for something after having surgery on my face and was in need of special help for my traumatized skin. The cream is very concentrated, so I combine it with tamanu oil to make it easier to smooth on. Tamanu reminds me of kukui nut oil in smell (umm….a little like brown sugar) and texture and is supposedly very good for scar tissue, so I end up with the best smelling (at least in my opinion), most wonderful feeling treatment for my face. 100% Pure makes the highest quality personal care items, using no synthetic fragrances, chemicals or preservatives, plus their items are vegan and gluten-free. They even use natural coloring agents from fruits and vegetables, instead of chemicals or dyes, in their mascara, lip tints, blusher, etc. They do not test on animals and proudly support a number of animal organizations such as PETA, The Humane Society, and Kitten Rescue, so I love supporting this company with my dollars.
Another personal recommendation for working on scars would be using structured water. A number of months ago I discovered Clayton Nolte’s Natural Action Technology devices that easily and quickly produce structured water and I was amazed when I read the list of all the benefits and uses structured water has. But one of the things that really peaked my interest was I heard that some of the people who were bathing in structured water were noticing that their scars were unexpectedly beginning to fade. I had recently had some surgeries and I was definitely looking for something that might help with scars. I was ready to buy a unit anyway, but that just helped seal the deal. And I have to say that the scar on my leg has definitely started fading since I started bathing in structured water. Just one of the many pluses to having one of the devices! If you’d like to know more, check out my post:
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.