A bruises is also known as a contusion or ecchymosis. It is a kind of injury of biological tissue due to which the capillaries present within the area gets damaged. This results in allowing blood to ooze into the surrounding tissue.

The bruises are generally caused by a blunt impact. They often induce pain but normally are not considered as dangerous. However, some stubborn bruises can be serious and may lead to other more life threatening forms of hematoma. They can also be associated with serious injuries such as fractures and internal hemorrhage. Minor bruises can be easily recognized, in people with fair complexion, by their characteristic blue or purple appearance (ideally known as "black and blue") in the days after getting an injury.

Causes for Bruises

  • Accidental injury
  • Physical abuse
  • Falls
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Hemophilia
  • Immune disorders
  • Leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Scurvy
  • Blood vessel hemorrhage

Home Remedies for Bruises - Bruises Cure

One of the best home remedies for bruises is to take Vitamin K or alfalfa in tablet forms. This helps in regulation of the procedure for blood clotting.  

Home Remedies for Bruises also includes consuming Vitamin C to prevent bruising that is caused by thickening the walls of blood vessels.  Vitamin C helps in healing the skin problem and internal hemorrhage.

One of the old natural remedy for bruises used by Chinese people since years is mixing one part of cayenne pepper and five parts melted Vaseline, mix and cool, applying that once a day.   

You can also prepare a tea with confrey root or buchu. Soak a rag in the tea and apply onto the affected area.  This has shown evidence to reduce pain and improve the discoloration of the skin.This is one of the best bruises remedy.

Many health advisors say that the proven home remedy for bruises includes Arnica that can also be useful minimizing bruises and healing them fast. As soon as one bump on the knee or other body part, detects a swelling or discoloration, one should softly rub a dollop of this homeopathic cream on it will be extreme useful. Arnica has property to shrink an inflammation and to increase circulation to flush away the dead blood that turns your skin black and blue.  

Mixture that works as great bruises remedy include herbal infusion prepared out of Arnica, Yarrow, and Chamomile that contains minimal proportion of antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

One can also make a plaster out of fresh Comfrey leaves. This is the ultimate home remedy for sprains, bruises and cuts.   Another effective bruises treatment is to take cabbage contains anti-inflammatory properties that can be applied in emaciated form on bruises or swelling. This may help the healing procedure and cure the bruise faster.

Parsley is another herb that works as natural remedy for bruises. The parsley has ample supply of vitamins and will work as a therapeutic treatment for the wound. For this, one should apply crushed parsley on the affected area. Continue this treatment till the blue or black marks go off.

Having a calming bath with Witch Hazel will help in circulation of the blood and so it will heal the bruise faster. Witch Hazel carries potent stringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities that make it as a great home remedy for bruises.

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Ice does well for a quick fix.The poor way of a cure if you don't have these other methods handy
#1 - jud - 11/25/2009 - 19:48
the cabbage thing works.:-):-):-):-)thiak
#2 - jessiepieisgood - 12/29/2009 - 14:04
About 2 months ago sadly I was in a bad relationship,I'm happy to say its over!But a few months ago my now ex-boyfriend took it upon himself to beat on me,1 time.Thankfully,that's the first and only time it happened because he is now in prison.Sadly so many women are too scared to tell someone.Anyways about my black eye.I no longer have the "black eye"from 2 months ago but 2 months later I have is some type of discoloration under my eye.It is still the same exact shape and everything,almost like it didn't fade all of the way.Sadly I think this will be permanant if I don't find a remedie soon.Make-up covers it(A yellow-tinied conceler along w/1 shade lighter then your foundation applied around my eyes)I've always used this application before this happened.I am truly blessed as far as my skin(I think anyways lol)its pretty even so sometimes I used to just apply a little bronzer and gloss and I'd be out the door.So I'm desperate to find a remedie so I'm not putting on make-up every single day.I appreciate it and good luck to everyone,I hope my story helps.
#3 - Antonia - 04/24/2010 - 21:43
I have always bruised very easily, but lately I can go to bed with no bruises and I wake up sore and bruised. I don't know where they are coming from. Don't you have to have some kind of trauma to create a bruise? Does anyone else have this problem or have any idea what is going on with me? I have no insurance and can't go see a physician. I'm not too concerned about the discoloration itself, and if this happens regularly then I'll quit worrying.. it just seems odd to me. Help!
#4 - Allie - 06/07/2010 - 08:56
Whenevr I used to get bruises as a child, my mother always told me to "rub it in" to increase blood circulation to make it go away faster. However, it never really seemed to work on me. I'm assuming this means I have thin blood?
#5 - Nikki - 07/29/2010 - 15:38
for allie i had this happen to a friend of mine she turned out to have epilepsy during sleep. i think you might want to have that tested if it occurs frequently
#6 - for allie - 01/17/2011 - 11:03
@Nikki: It's not that you have thin blood. Bruises are a result of broken cappilaries. You "rubbing it in" only causes the cappilaries to become more irritated.
#7 - Sarah - 02/13/2011 - 21:02
I have a bruise and i don't know exactly where it came from it appears dramatically ugly spots on my arm...i felt so ashamed when people stared at me....what should i do to get rid of this unwanted bruises in a fast and effective way of healing?
#8 - mieng - 04/07/2011 - 18:29
it sounds like you might be low on iron. I had the same problem since i was young so when i start to feel run down or start bruising in my sleep i simply eat something high in iron. To most people that means liver but there are many types of food high in iron many of which are fruits and veggies i like dehydrated apricots but look on line and there are many choices.
#9 - julia - 06/01/2011 - 14:43
If bruises are just appearing on different parts of ur body u could have ITP. Its very serious. Ur platelet levels get very low n u may need a transfusion.u can also bleed internally.it can be treated w steroids and Rituxin infusions. In my case it has not returned since the transfusions and treatments
#10 - Roz - 10/28/2011 - 09:26
I fell on bug spray. hit side of my face, slit the side of my eye, jaw hit the floor. Looks as though I been in a fight. I have bruised from eye to neck. Black eye. 7 days, no impovement. I have tried every bruise cream. Will try the comfrey tea today. I live along.
#11 - Dara - 06/28/2012 - 11:05
To Allie: You may need to take 500 mg of Vitamin C daily. Try to get a good quality vitamin, or get powdered acerola cherry and take a heaping tablespoon in a beverage several times a day. When your blood vessels get weak you tend to bruise for no reason. Vitamin C is said to strengthen the blood vessels.
#12 - Ad - 02/18/2014 - 06:21
Easy bruising can occur when the blood vessels are weakened by diseases (such as scurvy), medications (such as aspirin, prednisone, and prednisolone), and aging. Easy bruising can also occur because of absent or deficient blood-clotting elements.
Follow this remedy to prevent yourself https://youtu.be/oaPa8PzhlJ8
#13 - George - 03/31/2017 - 02:54
Antonio, I am seeing your post several years later. 2018. It still hits MANY hearts. I pray you 're doing well.
#14 - Judi - 02/11/2018 - 01:54
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