Herbs that can be used for Bruises

What are Bruises?

A bruise is a phenomenon that indicates skin or tissue injury that occurs when the blood capillaries rupture, resulting in leakage of blood from the small vessels. The leaked blood gets trapped under the skin, establishing a discolored mark that is tender to touch. Oftentimes, bruises or contusions are painful and inflamed, usually appearing on skin, muscles, and bones. They can last for about two weeks, starting off as a red mark that turns into a bluish-purple. When it reaches greenish-yellow, it is an indicator that the injury is near to almost being recovered. Generally, bruises do not require any medical attention but an unexplained bruising without pain and or injury needs to be addressed immediately to diagnose the underlying problem.

Symptoms of Bruises

  • Bluish-purple color beneath the skin (classic sign of bruise)
  • Discoloration of the injured area
  • Pain at the site of injury
  • Tenderness

3 Herbs Recommended for Bruises

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

From depression to bruises, St. John’s Wort is hands-down right for shining bright in the world of herbalism. It is one of nature’s oldest remedies for curing wounds, cuts, bruises, sores, varicose veins, ulcers, burns, arthritis, myalgia, and even sciatica. Its oil, when applied topically, can accelerate the healing of both internal and external conditions.

Gently massage St. John’s Wort Oil by deeply pressing into the sight of injury (bruise). For quick relief, apply twice a day.

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow is for the times when the person is severely bruised and needs oral treatment to avoid any cardiac shock due to the injuries. Use Yarrow Tincture in water or tea up to 3 times a day to thin the blood and avoid excessive clotting that aids in dissipating the heavily stagnant bruises. Yarrow is a blessing of nature when it comes to improving blood circulation, normalizing blood pressure, and managing varicose veins.

Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile is mostly famous for its sleep-inducing and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects but it is miraculously effective in cuts, bumps, and bruises too. Use fresh or dried chamomile flower tea bags steeped in water then chill in the refrigerator. Apply it on the bruised area to taper the redness and inflammation.

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