As soon as you fall or bump into something, there is a good possibility of seeing a “beautiful” bruise appear… Unless you know natural treatments against bruises… That’s good, we have several to present to you!
Embarrassing and painful in addition to being unsightly, bruises or hematomas are the sign of small blood vessels that have given way following a shock, a blow, a fall, and sometimes even after an overly intensive sports session.
These are manifested by sensitivity, inflammation, and contusion of the skin… blue! Hematomas whose appearance can be controlled or accelerated by a few natural tricks.
4 Natural Cures for Bruises
Yes, you read that right! The onion is not just a vegetable intended to make you cry when you peel it. On the contrary, it is used in many home remedies, starting with treating bruises.
The latter indeed contains alliinase, a substance that stings the eyes but which is also very useful against hematomas: it triggers the lymphatic flow and thus prevents the blood from accumulating and forming a bruise.
As soon as you bump, quickly apply a large onion ring to the affected area for about ten minutes. Results guaranteed!
A great classic but it has always proven itself! Ice is known to cause blood vessels to constrict, and therefore reduce inflammation. The blood flow is also reduced and the bruise does not appear or barely appears.
Also, note that the cold puts the affected area of the body to sleep and therefore aids to calm the pain. The sooner you can apply it after receiving a blow or shock, the less you will suffer.
Be cautious, however, not to put ice cubes directly on your skin: always wrap them in a cloth or a towel.
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An important natural product for everyday little ailments, arnica can be employed in the form of an oily macerate or an infusion. Very powerful anti-inflammatory, it will prevent the appearance of hematomas and stem the affected area from swelling too much.
All you need to do is apply a few drops of oil to the bump, or soak a wipe with an infusion of arnica flowers and use it to the selected location, twice a day for one or two days.
Be careful, however, not to use it if the injury has an open wound. In this case, pick ice cubes.
Better known for lightening blond hair, chamomile is also very adequate in preventing the appearance of bruises, and/or in reducing their size if they have already formed. This is an easy recipe to prepare yourself!
Soak a small handful of dried chamomile flowers in boiling water for 10 minutes. Filter, and let it cool. You can keep this decoction in the refrigerator for a few days.
All you have to do is soak a compress or wipe and apply it to the area to be treated, for 30 minutes three times a day.
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