Fracture is a common problem that almost all are familiar. In medical terms fractures is defined as crack of bones in which any particular bone either completely or partially broken. Many of us have experienced it. Fracture occurs when extreme high force is applied on the bone that can’t be withstood by tissues of the bones and results in bone fractures. According to the nature and location, fractures are divided into different categories like pathological fracture, complete fracture, traumatic fracture, spinal fracture, oblique fracture, open fracture, compression fracture and many others.
Various reasons for causing fractures includes injury, older age, some chronic disease like cancer, weak bones, because of osteoporosis, sudden impact and various other reasons. The symptoms of fracture includes swelling, pain, rashes around the fractured bone, unable to move that particular part and tenderness around the fractured area.
Fracture is not a serious problem if limited to arms and legs that can be treated. While many other fractures like spinal fracture and fracture in femur can be fatal and cause complete body disability. Herbal remedies are found effective in many cases of fractures, some of them are mentioned here.
Herbal Remedies For Fractures
Arnica is considered as one of the best herbal remedy for fractures. Arnica contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, rheumatic, antiseptic, and analgesic properties that make it suitable in countering fractures. Arnica is effective eliminating the bruises and swelling around the fractured bone. You can use arnica as ointment, creams and tincture. For using arnica in fractures you can use its ointment and creams for applying to the fractured area. Another way is arnica oil for slow massage over the bone .
Comfrey is another herbal remedy to can be useful in fractures along with various other problems like wound, skin irritations, asthma and many more. It has anti inflammatory properties that are useful in healing infections, minor injuries, swelling & bruises. Comfrey also contains calcium, sulphur, fiber, iron, Vitamin C and vitamin A. For using comfrey in fractures, make paste with mustered oil and make a poultice with it. Cover the fractured area with this poultice and then wrap some cotton bandages around it. Keep it for 2-3 days and then remove the poultice. You will see its effect .
Garlic is also very useful in case of fractures as it has many useful medicinal qualities like anti inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic along with various other valuable properties. For using garlic in fractures make a poultice with crushed garlic cloves, add little turmeric and few drops of mustered oil. Wrap this poultice around the affected bone for 1-2 days and then remove it. You can also use garlic paste diluted in water and slowly rubbing over the fractured bone .
4. Horsetail Herb
Horsetail herb is well known herbal remedy useful in bone fractures. It has a wonderful content called silicon which very useful in healing the fractures. It also reduces swelling and bruises around the fractured bone. Horsetail herb contains potassium, iron, glycosides, calcium and silica that help in restoring bones. It has medicinal properties like anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti oxidant for various uses. Best way to use horsetail herbs in fracture is to massage its oil. Oil of horsetail herb is easily available in local market and drugstores .
Turmeric is also found useful in fractures. Its various medicinal properties are very useful various health problems. Its anti inflammatory properties help in bone strengthening. Turmeric has various uses in medicinal problems. Here we are suggesting how to use turmeric in case of bone fracture. Use turmeric, meshed onions and mastered oil to make paste and then heat the mixture for 15-20 mints. Make a poultice with this mixture and wrap around the bone. Cover it with cotton cloth for 2-3 days. It will help in speedy bone fracture recovery .