One of the herbs you should try is the green part of garden thyme. Boil it in water for a few minutes, cool it down for a while and add it to your hot bath. Relax in the bath for a couple of minutes to eliminate bruises from your skin.
Comfrey is another herb which can prevent and reduce inflammation of your skin as well as it can alleviate the pain and swelling. You can use either dried or fresh leaves to a comfrey therapy. Just boil them in water for 15 minutes and apply the liquid on the bruise.
You can also purchase a comfrey ointment and rub it into your skin before going to sleep. There are also extracts from the comfrey root available, which have similar qualities to leaves and creams.
It has already been mentioned that vitamin K is essential when it comes to healing bruises that’s why you should include it in your diet. A very rich source of vitamin K is parsley, but you should not only consume it, but you can also crush some fresh parsley leaves and apply them on your bruise. Wrap it with an elastic bandage to get rid of your injuries naturally and fast.
Fenugreek seeds are also a good option for a bruise treatment. Just crush the seeds and boil them to prepare some kind of a tea. Apply the liquid on the affected area of your skin, it should be as hot as you can manage.
Additional Tips to Get Rid of Bruises Fast
There are some rules which you can apply to all the above methods. Remember that if it’s really important to you to heal the bruises quickly, use the described solutions as many times as possible during a day.
Don’t stick to just one way, but try different methods. For example, use both cold and hot compresses, but have a 2 hours gap between the therapies.
After you used a hot or cold compress, massage your skin gently for even better results.
If the bruise has occurred in the summer time, expose it to the sun for a while as it will fade the colors away faster. Don’t get sunburnt, though, as the effect may be the opposite.
If the bruise is located on your arm or leg, try to keep it lifted as it will shorten the healing process.
Always try to start the treatment within 24 hours from the hit that may lead to bruise. If you need some painkiller, don’t choose aspirin as it can weaken your blood vessels.
If you notice that the bruise starts to develop, avoid moving around as intensive walking, running, or jumping may cause that the bruise will get bigger.
If you cure the bruises on your legs or hands, treat it from the top of the irritated area.
If you feel much pain or your bruise is swollen and you experience discomfort, you don’t have to stick only to natural remedies. You can combine them with over-the-counter medications.
The best known ointment for bruises is Hirudoidcream. It boosts the regeneration of tissues and it reduces swelling quickly. It penetrates deeply into your skin and sometimes it may fade your bruise in just one day.
Arnicare Gelworks are also effective for small wounds, cuts, and bruises. Just massage the gel into your skin and leave it overnight.