Breaking a bone in a body is termed as fracture. Fractures may be open, as in ones where the broken bone breaks open the skin, or closed, where the skin remains intact. Fractures are generally treated by surgery and/ or plasters. However, a key to healing a fracture lies in bone health.
Though you will find numerous medicines in the drug store, it is always better to opt for natural remedies as they have no side effects. Hence, this article will help you know about a few natural remedies that help fractures heal quicker.
Natural Cures For Fractures
Intake Of Calcium
The key mineral to maintain bone health is calcium and hence upon having a fracture intake of Calcium is vital. Foods like milk, eggs, carrots, green leafy vegetables are rich in Calcium and must be taken in extra amounts to ensure proper healing of the fracture.
Cheese, yogurt, soymilk, and bread are also rich in Calcium and can be incorporated in the diet. Salmon and mackerel and other fatty fishes are good for the bones as well.
Silica Rich Foods
Silica plays a vital role in building bone health. Hence, adequate amounts of silica in the diet induce healing of the bone. Silica can be found primarily in oats. Oats may be taken in as porridge, cooked in milk.
Also, oats can be incorporated in as muesli. Green vegetables and light spices may be added to oats to make it tastier as well as build bone strength.
Vitamin C as well as well as Vitamin D is thought of as essential agents that help in bone formation as well as dental health.
Foods, especially citrus rich foods such as oranges, lemons, apricots, cantaloupe along with papaya and other fresh fruits are a rich source of vitamin C. Figs are also helpful in bone formation.
This is another helpful remedy. One may add five to ten drops of horsetail oil into hot water and use it for bath. The horsetail oil helps the body in absorption of calcium. It also works effectively in reducing pain and swelling around broken bones.
Certain herbs come handy when it comes to fractures and help in reducing pain and inflammation. Green tea has anti oxidants and helps in controlling inflammatory activity. Similarly, a tincture made of Arnica can be applied to the affected area soon after the fracture to soothe it.
Just a few drops of this tincture every 4 hours is effective. Another herb called “wild comfrey” is also very beneficial. However, never confuse it with its poisonous counterpart. An infusion of comfrey in the form of tea can be taken to help ease the pain and also relieve swelling.
Once the fracture cast is taken off, certain exercises may be done to reinstate strength within the bones. The best form of exercise after a fracture is water exercise. Water helps in healing of the bones and mild swimming exercises help the bones in regaining strength.
Also, yoga, and light stretching can be used to build core strength because one the cast has been removed, motion needs to be encouraged in order to get the bone functioning well and ensure fluidity in movement.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.