There are a number of things which may help you speed up your recovery from bruises. Look at some of these steps and also the data in the related articles.
Arnica treatment for bruises
Arnica has long been valued as a folk remedy for bruises and sprains. It has great pain-relieving, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Although widely used in forms of pills, creams and tinctures, it is best reserved for use on the skin. Add 10 to 15 drops of the tincture to a cup of water, soak a clean cloth and then apply as part of the bandaging. Alternatively apply in a cream or make you own liniment*.
( *liniment: a warming rub, often made by mixing tinctures with olive, coconut oil or a herbal infused oil. )
Parsley and Witch Hazel
Parsley is a common garden herb, rich in vitamins and therapeutic properties. Parsley has the ability to shrink small blood vessels and is helpful in treating piles, broken or thread veins and bruising. Crush a handful of parsley and apply to bruised area. Repeat regularly with the fresh herb and the leaves will clear up the black-and-blue marks in a few days.
Witch Hazel is a flowering bush most commonly found in America, but now grows quite happily in many countries. It is often found in gardens and parks.
The bark and leaves of the plant are the main things that are used to make products, and it is commonly used to help with a number of skins problems.
When used on a bruise, you would bathe the area (externally) with Witch Hazel liquid or cream. This helps to disperse the blood and encourages healing. Witch hazel helps to reduce swelling in an area, and can also act as a kind of antiseptic.
A great way to speed up recovery
Probably the single best way to speed up recovery from bruises is to improve the circulation of the blood. By doing this internally, and by doing some of the above external treatments, the bruise can be handled swiftly.
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