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Remedies for Bruises: How to Heal Bruises Fast

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Remedies for Bruises: How to Heal Bruises Fast

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark.

Cause

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark.

Symptoms

  1. Initially, a fresh bruise may actually be reddish.
  2. It will then turn blue or dark purple within a few hours
  3. Then yellow or green after a few days as it heals.

A bruise is commonly tender, and sometimes even painful for the first few days, but the pain usually goes away as the color fades. Because the skin is not broken in a bruise, there is no risk of infection.

Treatment – Food Tips

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Eat lots of fruits and veggies

Even minor deficiencies of vitamin C and possibly of flavonoids can lead to increased bruising. People who bruise easily may benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables, common sources of vitamin C and flavonoids.

Supplements Tips

Supplements that help to heal bruises fast:

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Vitamin C

An antioxidant that helps manufacture collagen, critical for healing damaged blood vessels.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids

Doctors often suggest that people who experience easy bruising supplement with 100 mg to 3 grams of vitamin C per day for several months. … Flavonoids are often recommended with vitamin C. Flavonoids are vitamin-like substances that can help strengthen capillaries and therefore may also help with bruising.

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Comfrey

It is among the oldest herbal remedies for skin problems. Poultices of the fresh leaves are a traditional home remedy for sprains, bruises, and cuts. Comfrey not only promotes the healing of tissue and bone but at the same time reduces swelling, effectively speeding up the healing process.

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Arnica

It comes from a plant in the daisy family that grows in the Rocky Mountains, and it’s wonderful for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. The active ingredient in works deep down to reduce pain, swelling and discoloration. Arnica works quickly, helping your body feel better faster.

Aloe vera juice

Aloe vera for bruises

It helps heal bruises by speeding up the repair of broken blood vessels. Also, aloe vera can help with the inflammation of a bruise that causes pain. To use aloe vera for a bruise, all you have to do is apply the gel to the black and blue area.

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Bilberry extract

It contains anthocyanosides. These are potent antioxidants that may help reduce or eliminate bruising by stabilizing collagen, increasing intracellular vitamin C levels and strengthening capillaries.

Bromelain

Bromelain

For serious bruising or deeper soft-tissue injuries take bromelain, a pineapple enzyme that speeds healing

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Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.