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Remedies for Bruises

Posted by on Friday, May 15, 2009, 13:04
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It’s impossible to avoid bumps,thwacks,thumbs and swipes. So here are some simple tips you should know .

Ice
An ice pack, or better still, immersion to less blood spilling into the tissues around the injury.

Hazels
Hazels which contains tannins, compounds that constrict blood vessels, which is why it is an effective home remedy for cuts, bruises, hemorrhoids and sore muscles. Commercial witch hazel products made by steam distillation of the tree’s twigs do no contain much in the way of tannins. However, these products, largely because they contain alcohol, do have reported antiseptic, anesthetic, astringent and anti inflammatory action.

If you have a witch hazel shrub on your property, you can make your own tannin-rich solution by boiling one teaspoon of dried, powdered witch hazel leaves or twigs per cup of water for ten minutes. Strain and cool. Apply directly or mix with an ointment, such as petroleum jelly.

Comfrey
Comfrey has long been used for bruises and wounds, mostly as a poultice, and it has ingredients that may make it useful in this regard. It contains allantoin, a compound that promotes cell growth and is found in some over the counter skin creams. It also contains blood vessel constricting tannins.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the best preventive measure. It is essential for the body to make collagen, a touch connective tissue that, among other things, helps to form the outer cover of blood vessels. Vitamin c deficiency can lead to capillary fragility, making these tiny blood vessels under the skin leaky and prone to injury from even slight bumps.

In fact, a major symptom of scurvy the classic vitamin C deficiency disease is widespread capillary hemorrhaging. While the recommended daily value for vitamin c is only 60 milligrams , medical experts say that taking several times that much a day is safe for most people. But taking large dosage of any vitamin should be done only under the supervision of a doctor.

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