Vitamins and Herbs can work as magic in healing wounds
Many herbs and vitamins can be very helpful in keeping the inner functions of the body healthy and promoting the healing of wounds on internal and external surfaces of the human body. People might know that vitamin A and D are very important for the growth of bones, but they may not know that these vitamins are also concerned with curing of wounds. However in an experiment conducted on animals, it was found that large doses of these vitamins reduce the healing of wounds. It means that fixing the deficit will improve the healing of wounds; while escalating the intake further would be harmful for the body.
Vitamin K is necessary for the first step in healing the wound, i.e. stopping the blood. Without this vitamin, cure of wound would not even proceed as the blood would not start clotting. There will be an extreme surge of blood from the injured part. Vitamin K is taken together with calcium to aid the blood to clot. Vitamin C is another vitamin that is essential for building collagen & capillaries in curing wounds.
Collagens build the scar which holds the wound together and maintains the skin structure. C vitamin is also important for expansion and development of fresh tissues and repair of old tissues. Low quantity of this vitamin is usually given to the patients with injury disruption and deficiency of C vitamin.
Zinc is a mineral very important to cure the wounds. There are about 300 enzymes in the human body that need zinc to perform their tasks. Many enzymes are related directly to the curing of wounds such as producing collagen. Zinc plays a big role in the human body and makes it able to utilize proteins and also helps in division of cells.
However, too much zinc in the body will harm the process of healing of wounds. The human body always operates on a balanced chemical system which must not be tampered, and one has to make sure that any vitamin and mineral should not exceed the required quantity. In addition to Zinc, Copper is another mineral used in healing of wounds. It is a component of many enzymes and plays many roles in the human body, especially forming collagen.
Comfrey (or knit bone) is a miracle herb is used in the healing process and includes a lot of minerals and vitamins. The dietary value of this herb can be compared to many green leafy vegetables which are consumed by most of the people daily in their regular diet. It has been used in the past for healing bruises, sprains and dislocations.
All the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients support one or the other processes related to the mind and body. The process of curing wounds is also necessary for the body and required nutrition will help in this process to operate well. Dietary supplements available in the market are safe and convenient to aid in the healing process that can be taken after consulting a doctor.