Herbs that can be used as a vulnerary

What are vulneraries?

Vulnerary is a hybrid of Latin and Greek words that refers to the remedy or action that heals the wound. Vulnerology, though new, is a true discipline and a new appellation of wound management to promote the science and practice of wound healing.

The vulnerary activity of leaves and herbal infusions is employed in wound healing. This herbal action helps in the reduction of the wound surface area, establishment of granulation tissues, epithelization, wound contraction, and enhanced regeneration. 

What are the benefits of Vulnerary Action?

Vulnerary action is a combination of rich compounds that help:

  • Prevent infection
  • Stimulate cellular renewal
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Prevents the formation of large scars

3 Herbs that act as Vulneraries

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is the first vulnerary herb that controls bleeding. Its decoction and dried powder are applied in different cultures to cater to a bleeding wound. It's strong tea is consumed to stop internal bleeding or hemorrhage by contracting the blood vessels. It's anti-inflammatory action reduces swelling and aids in healing inflamed wounds and cuts. 

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

St. John’s Wort Oil has been in use for centuries fairly because of its remarkable vulnerary action. It is applied topically to the affected area to improve the healing rate injury. It works by reducing inflammation, stimulating cellular regeneration, and kick-starting the remodeling process to avoid the formation of big scars. Its antibacterial and antioxidant property also complements wound healing management by preventing the colonization of bacteria and reducing the chances of infection. 

Horehound

Horehound

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is prominently known for helping poorly healing wounds. It imparts its phenomenal vulnerary action by virtue of its high antioxidant content. It's decoction or strong tea is used in poultices to amplify the healing rate and trigger a physiologic cascade that culminates in initiating the repairing process. 

Other Medicinal Plants that Act as a vulnerary