Home Burn Remedies

Amongst the many home burn remedies - of which there are many -
the following are probably the most popular and sensible.

Always remember if the burn is entensive it will probably be necessary to seek professional help.

If in doubt - don't hang about, time is of the essence.

If you have a journey to make, cover the burn area with a clean cloth to reduce the risk of infection.

Do not attempt to treat a serious burn with any salve or medicine.

The home burn remedies given below are for minor burns such as those sustained in contact with a hot cooking stove or any other minor domestic type burn.


1. Top of the list is likely to be putting the burn under or into cold water. If this is a ‘household’ burn sustained whilst cooking, this is easy. Just hold the burn under the running cold water tap until the painful sensation has subsided. This is the most standard of all the home burn remedies.

2. The next of our home burn remedies is Aloe Vera show above. This is a succulent plant with fleshy ‘leaves’ that many people grow as a houseplant. It is easy to grow, requires little attention but always has plenty of leaves for use in an emergency.

To treat a burn cut off one of the fleshy leaves, split it in half with a knife and rub the moist flesh that has been exposed gently over the burn.

This plant has been used over hundreds of years for medicinal and cosmetic use and at some time in history was known as the Burn Plant.

3. The following was received via email and is passed on to you as it concerns home burn remedies:

I was cooking some corn on the cob, stuck my fork in the boiling to test the corn. I missed and my hand went In the boiling water....

As I was screaming, a friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, asked me if I had some plain old flour...I Pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He said to keep my hand In the flour for 10 mins. He said that in Vietnam , this guy was on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put out the fire. Well, it not only worked but he never even had a blister!

Sooooo, long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 mins, pulled it out and had not even a red mark or a blister and absolutely NO PAIN. Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself, I use the flour and never ONCE have I ever had a red spot, a burn or a blister! Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.

Miracle, if you ask me. Keep a bag of white flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did.

On the same lines, another remedy is described in the following email.

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him. He jumped from his truck, screaming.

His neighbour came out of her house with a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling: "bring me some more eggs!" She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks. The neighbour woman helped her to apply the whites onto the young man's face.

When the ambulance arrived and the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this.

Everyone pointed to the lady in charge. They congratulated her and said: "You have saved his face." By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was like a baby's skin.

A Healing Miracle for Burns:

Keep in mind this treatment of burns is being included in teaching beginner fireman.

First Aid consists of first spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced which stops the continued burning of all layers of the skin.

Then, spread the egg whites onto the affected area. One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water. In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet (tap) water on her hand, separated 2 egg whites from the yolks, beat them slightly and dipped her hand in the solution. The whites then dried and formed a protective layer.

She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white. By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn. 10 days later, no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal colour.

The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins.

There are many weird and wonderful burn remedies in circulation including Colgate toothpaste, raw potato, baking powder, cold vinegar, Milk of Magnesia, cold used tea bags, yellow mustard, tea tree oil – and probably many more.

None of these have been tried or tested and are therefore not included here.

If you have used any of these ingredients as burn remedies or have a tried and tested method of your own, which has proved successful, please let us know.

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