A bruise or contusion is an injury to the tissue under the skin cause by a blow from an object, the skin does not break but the blood vessels that run throughout out our bodies rupture, and blood drains into the tissue, seeping into the skin. This causes pain, swelling, and a characteristic discoloration of the skin (black and blue colors). Use the home remedies bruises below.
Some people become bruised very easily sometimes even without evidence of trauma, this is cause by lack of vitamin C, nutrients found in fresh foods (vegetable and fruits), without theses vitamins and minerals, blood vessels become weak and thin, prone to rupture when light pressure is applied another reason could be diabetes, or menstruation. If the bruise does not go away check with your doctor, it might be a sign of a more serious condition.
Some modern medicines can interfere with normal blood clotting, thus causing bruises to appear antidepressants, aspirin, anesthetics, cortisone and penicillin.
List of Home Remedies for Bruises
TIP:A home made ice pack can be made by mixing 2 parts water and 1 part alcohol in a nylon bag and freezing it, the bag will be flexible thus molding to the body and it will not sweat.
Take Vitamin K or alfalfa in tablets helps blood clotting.
Take Vitamin C to prevent bruising by thickening the walls of blood vessels.
Chinese people use a mixture of 1 part cayenne pepper and 5 parts melted Vaseline, mix and cool, apply once a day.
Make a tea with confrey root or buchu soak a rag in the tea and apply to bruised area, this has been shown to reduce pain and discoloration of the skin.
Experts say the popular muscle soreness remedy Arnica is also your best bet for minimizing bruises and healing them fast. As soon as you bump your knee or other body part or notice a swelling or discoloration, gently rub a dollop of this homeopathic cream on it. Arnica shrinks inflammation and increases circulation to flush away the stagnant blood that turns your skin black and blue.