Bruises happen as a consequence of a sudden and strong impact which damages the vessels under your skin. The blood leaks into the neighboring tissue, thereby leading to marks which are purple/blue/black of color and which are quite painful. They are natural occurrence, but they can be very unpleasant. Bruises appear few minutes after receiving a blow and the healing process can last for up to three weeks. Luckily, there are a number of natural remedies for bruises and in this article read about the best of them.

  1. Arnica

People have been using Arnica for hundreds of years as a treatment for swelling and bruises. It belongs to the daisy family. It can be bought in various forms including tablet form, oil or gel and it is most potent if applied topically.

  1. Papaya and Pineapple

Both of these contain high levels of bromelain, which is an enzyme which reduces swelling and blood clots. The healing of bruises can be speed up by adding 500 milligrams of bromelain at the minimum every day.

  1. Vitamin K

This is a powerful way for treating tissue damage and blood clots and this vitamin can be found in dark leafy green vegetables like Brussels sprouts and broccoli. You need to incorporate as much Vitamin K in your diet and for even more powerful results rub some Vitamin K cream directly on your bruises.

  1. Warm Water and Vinegar

Vinegar is a powerful way of breaking up blood clots. David Wolfe, who is a wellness gury recommends that a person applies a mixture of warm water and vinegar immediately after the bruise starts to show.

  1. Herbal Tea Compress

Teas are rich in tannis, which is very powerful and able to constrict blood vessels and decrease swollen tissue. Green and black tea are great and also a lavender and chamomile combination is especially popular. Take a tea bag, dip in onto hot water and put it directly on the bruise.

  1. Onion

Onions are natural anti-inflammatory and they are helpful in repairing damaged skin cells. They also offer pain relief. According to Home Remedy Hacks applying onion juice on the bruise directly is the best way.

  1. Bilberry

Bilberries are rich in anthocyanosides, which are antioxidants and which make blood vessels stronger and balance the vital collagen. This is vital for renewal of the skin. Since bruises form as a consequence of broken capillaries, it is essential to have strong walls of the capillaries. You can find bilberry extract as supplemental pill form or liquid form.

  1. Parsley

Apart from controlling inflammation and blood clot of bruising, parsley also reduces pain. Just crush some parsley leaves and put them directly on the bruise. Bandage the area. Do this again a few hours later.

The treatment of bruises can be done in a number of ways and most of the time, the necessary items are ones which you have in your kitchen. Vegetables and fruits which are rich in vitamins, teas and vinegars are easily accessible and very effective. Remember that it is necessary to act as soon as possible in order to heal a bruise. The results will be more effective and faster if you treat the bruise earlier.

Make sure not to move around much after getting a bruise since running, jumping or walking can increase the damage. Also, avoid taking aspirin, since it makes the bruise worse and leads to unpleasant side effects.


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