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Wound Treatment by Homeopathy: Insect Bites, Dog Wounds, Punctures and Other Injuries

Updated on June 24, 2012

Stings & Bites Wounds

Stings and bites leave your skin almost inviolate; the wounded place is only pierced by the insect’s proboscis or by teeth of the animal. The bleeding is usually feeble or is absent at all. But the bleeding and skin violations are not the danger when you deal with stings or bites wounds. Some cases of stings and bites by poison insects or animals may lead to swelling of tissues and impede the respiratory; others may cause tetanus or hydrophobia (from rabies animals, especially wild).

When applied immediately, the homeopathic treatment of stings and bites shall relief the negative sensations, stop the spread of poisons and lead to complete cure. However, you must be on your guard and not to ignore the possible need of medical observation for a certain period.

Homeopathic Treatment of Stings, Bites and Wounds

Insect bites are something that almost everyone suffers from. Of the entire insect world the most unpleasant are mosquitoes bites of course, but we often face other, more dangerous bites, and not only from insects. Homeopathy is highly effective treatment of stings and bites from insects like mosquitoes, bees or wasps.

However, bites оther from members of the animal kingdom may cause serious troubles, like snakes or dogs bites, or cat scratches, especially if wounds get infected. Here you shall find few homeopathic remedies that help with pain and shock from the wound, but also go further and eliminate possibilities for inflammations or spread of poisons throughout the body.

Master Injuries by Homeopathy

No less dangerous than stings & bites may be the puncture wounds, caused by sharp thin foreign bodies like nails, needles, pins, splinters. Here you shall find useful advice on how to treat such injuries by few homeopathic remedies and tinctures.

Relief for Parents

Quite often as parents we seek emergency help for our children, who stepped on a nail or cut their hands, or what ever you may think or not think about! Incised and lacerated injuries happen all the time; they are the most common domestic accidents. Homeopathic remedies act swiftly, reduce the pain in few minutes and help for complete healing of the injured part of the child. All this happens so softly, that children grow accustomed to their use and prefer homeopathic treatment when injured, because it doesn’t hurt, stitch or burn.

Ledum Palustre - Wild Rosemary
Ledum Palustre - Wild Rosemary | Source
Honey-bee | Source
Hypericum Perforatum - Common St. John's Wort
Hypericum Perforatum - Common St. John's Wort | Source

First Aid to Stings & Bites

Ledum Palustre (Led.)

Its common name is March Labrador Tea, or wild rosemary. It has remarkable effect in most cases of bites and insect stings. The homeopathic remedy Led. could save you, if you were often a victim of the boring mosquitoes. When you temporary stay in such area, one doze of Led. 6C in the morning and one in the evening for a few days will lead to fewer stings and will make it easier for you to endure the itching.

Led. is the homeopathic remedy No.1 when it comes to wasps or bees stings, dog bites, cat scratches, bites from contagious animals like rats or wild animals, and bites from snakes. When Led. is the applicable homeopathic remedy, you will experience certain symptoms. The affected part will be cold when touched, and highly sensitive or entirely insensitive. The sting spot may be infected, look swollen and inflamed and feel better from application of cold external compress, even from immerse into cold water.

Led. reliefs the pain, reduces the swelling and helps for resorbing the local haemorhages. When applied immediately after the incident, it will prevent the eventual development of tetanus. The potency should be 30 C.

Apis Mellifica (Apis)

This homeopathic remedy is prepared from the poison of honey-bee. It looks very logically, really, that this should be the first remedy to think of, when honey-bee stings you.

Application of the homeopathic remedy Apis is justifiable when you notice redness on the skin around the sting spot, which is swelling fast while you suffer from burning or stinging pains, or both, in the area of the sting. There is great aggravation from warmth – in the forms of external applications or just for being in warm place. Like Led., Apis patient feels better from applying cold compress on the affected from the sting spot.

This homeopathic remedy may be life saving when you are developing swelling of the larynx as allergic reaction from the honey-bee sting. Apis works well in high potencies, at least 30 C, and if taken two or three times, the swelling will become smaller and disappear fast. However, if you are allergic to honey-bee poison, you may wish to follow constitutional homeopathic treatment. Allergies are subject of such homeopathic treatment, which must be conducted by a professional and takes time for one to overcome intolerance to certain allergens.

It is natural for you to hesitate in emergency cases, which remedy to chose. Then, when you have no alternative for action for different reasons, I recommend applying Led. first, and observe closely if situation is becoming better. In almost every case of sting or bite, Led. will help. Apply Apis only when you really see those signs I stated, for that particular homeopathic remedy.

Hypericum perforatum (Hyper.)

Hyper. is very important homeopathic remedy in treatment of stings and bites, especially from rats. Signs for its applicability are strong when you feel sharp, cutting, excruciating pains that irradiate from the affected spot along course of nerve. Sometimes pains may occur several days after the sting or bite took place. The wound would be extremely sensitive to touch, and pains would seem to be disproportionate to the size or look of the wound.

Hyper. will prevent development of tetanus, when the wounded spot is on soles, fingers and palms of hands. Apply it in 30 C potency, two or three times should be enough.

Arnica montana - Irreplaceable, always reliable
Arnica montana - Irreplaceable, always reliable | Source
Calendula officinalis - Gentle and Powerful
Calendula officinalis - Gentle and Powerful | Source

Punctures & Cuts

Puncture Wounds

Wounds from nails, needles, pins, splinters, edge of knives, scissors or clippers may cause awful pain, though often the skin seems to be inviolate. However pain could be your least problem; depending on the place of puncture, important nerves or internal organs could be affected. Last but not least there comes the danger from infection; therefore you must not neglect punctures and treat them immediately.

You need to have at hand two homeopathic remedies from previous section: Led. and Hyper. Both prevent development of tetanus.

You should start with Led. and take it several times. If pain persists or goes along the nerve, include Hyper. Distinguish them by the same signs as described above. Use the remedies in potencies of 30 C. You won’t notice anything at all – pain will disappear, as if you’ve never been injured.

Cuts and Lacerated Injuries

The effectiveness of Homeopathy is nowhere shown as evidently, than in cases of cut injuries or lacerations, where the bleeding is sometimes abundant, and accompanied by pain, fear and shock.

When you experience cut injury, take Arnica montana (Arn.) 30 C immediately. It will stop the bleeding at once, the ends of wound will paste up; the shock and the pain will be reduced.

If the cut is deeper and keeps bleeding after Arn., take mother tincture from Calendula officinalis and prepare the following solution: 10 drops of mother tincture from Calen. in half full glass of purified water. With this solution clean the cut and keep wetting the bandage from time to time. Meanwhile do not stop to take Arn., till the blood stops and the ends of cut paste up.

Sometimes the cut is caused by unclean blade, or the wound is lacerated due to bad fall or smash. If skin and surrounding tissues or muscles are foul or dirty, or look infected, prepare solution from 10 drops of mother tincture from Hypericum perforatum in half full glass of purified water and apply it externally to clean the wound. Afterwards continue to alternate mother tinctures from Calendula and Hypericum to wet the bandage from time to time. You should also take Hyper. 30 C internally at least twice a day, until the wound is closed and there are no signs for infection. If pain persists, apply also once a day Arn. 30 C with a gap of 2-3 hours in between.

Hypericum is indispensable homeopathic remedy for smashed fingers.


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    Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

    Wonderful - thanks for that suggestion! I'll have to give that a try!

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    Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    They must look beautiful. By the way, if you need natural repelent against mosquitoes, plant such rosemary bushes into your garden. It really works, and smells very sweet.

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    Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

    Thanks for that additional information! Around here, as we approach the holiday, small rosemary "trees" can be bought. They are grown and then shaped to look like a miniature Christmas tree. They started appearing in our local food co-op a few years ago. They are always so pretty.

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    Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    It is the same plant. Wild, it grows naturally on the seaside of Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and Cyprus. In Europe rosemary was brought by monks. From biblical times is known that rosemary grew in Lebanon. And is now broadly used in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Greece, England. Now it is commonly used for essential oils manifacture, and in cooking of course, as many people grow it cultivated on their balkonies and gardens.

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    Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

    Interesting article. Is "wild rosemary" different that the standard rosemary used in cooking?