Kitchen Pharmacy: Healing From Cooking Burns

As any cook knows, spending a lot of time in the kitchen can lead to burns that blister and peel. TCM turns to nature for many remedies, including treatments for these painful lesions. The trick is treating the burn early.

First flush the burn area with cold water. Then beat one egg white in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and mix well. Apply this cooling mixture to the burn.

When you’re feeling a bit better, check out Irma’s story on how she healed from a hot oil burn with TCM.