AS soon as the average individual has a cut, he thinks of the possibility of blood-poisoning and rushes to the chemist for disinfectants. Civilization is becoming disinfectant sodden; we sterilize and disinfect our food and ourselves. Unfortunately. most of the chemical disinfectants destroy not only disease germs but also healthy cells. If we wish to prevent a wound from healing, we need only disinfect it every day and the wound will never close.
Commonsense methods are all that is needed to produce healing of wounds. Soapy water is an excellent cleanser and a perfect disinfectant. Blood is another disinfectant. A wound which has bled adequately has been disinfected by nature. If we wish to treat the wound with a disinfectant, the best thing to use is Calendula. Tincture of Calendula can be obtained from every homoeopathic chemist and is invaluable. It is one of the most perfect disinfectants and is not a cell-poisoner and destructor; it produces rapid cleansing of the foulest wounds and is of the utmost value in such cases.