What Helps Scars

Scars are a fibrous tissue patch replacing normal skin after an injury.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Scars

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera or Aloe barbadensis miller is a succulent plant native to the Arabian Peninsula. The name Aloe is derived from the Arabic word alloeh meaning shiny bitter substance as its fleshy leaves contain a bitter yellow sap. Uses include skin care, digestion and topical antiseptic, and it can be traced back 6,000 years to Egyptian stone carvings.


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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


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Honey

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made from regurgitated flowering plant nectar that has ripened & evaporated within the beehive’s honeycomb. Honey has had a long association with humans. 4000 years ago, Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the story of a bee’s life, though it was the ancient Greeks who first used honey medicinally. 


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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is made from pressing coconut “meat”, or the fleshy part of a mature coconut, the fruit of a Coconut Palm, or Cocos Nucifera. Primarily produced in the Philippines, the oil, rich in saturated fat, also contains medium-chain triglycerides, which are rapidly absorbed by the human body and therefore a quick energy source.


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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented apple juice, containing health-benefiting acetic acid. Used by the Ancient Greeks as an antiseptic and historically as a disinfectant and food preservative, Apple Cider Vinegar contains antioxidant-rich polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals, while reducing inflammation.


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Black Cumin Seed Oil

The seeds of Black Cumin, Nigella sativa, a flowering shrub native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia have been widely used for centuries in Ayurvedic, Muslim and Prophetic Medicine. Therapeutic properties are due to the bioactive component, thymoquinone, which exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.


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Boswellia

Boswellia, also known as Indian Frankincense, is made from Boswellia serrata tree gum-resin. Native to India, Africa and the Middle East, the branching tree has been used in African folk and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as an analgesic and in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.


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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin present in foods including vegetables (spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, collard greens, brussels sprouts), fruits (prunes, avocado, blueberries, figs), meat (beef liver, pork), dairy (cheese), eggs, and legumes (soybeans).  Responsible for blood clotting and healthy bones, Vitamin K is used in the treatment of osteoporosis and heart disease.


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