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Daisies as an anti-inflammatory. Use two handfuls of daisy flowers. Cover with olive oil. Let it sit in a jar covered for two weeks in sun. After that, strain out daisy flowers and save oil. You can use as a salve for bumps and bruises.
Source: Crunchy Betty
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Source: My Grandma
By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO
Apply any hemmoroid cream to a bruise that you want to clear up sooner than the waiting for a normal bruise to heal.
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A while ago, someone asked how to get bruises to heal quickly and what to use on them. Could you repeat this request for me? Thank you.
I have fair skin I bruise easy. It looks bad because I do bruise easy. I asked a nurse about that she said just put some ice I guess a ice pack after you bump your self to stop it from getting worse other than that let time heal it. (04/01/2010)
Arnica cream is supposed to work well on bruises. (04/02/2010)
Dr. Oz just talked about bruises on his show the other day, here's a link to the video on his website:
I'm with Tapestry Lady, arnica cream or Jamison makes a gel. It's my favorite remedy for bruising, and boy do I bruise! It eases any pain by bringing the bruise out quicker. Has not much odor and usually available in health food stores and organic areas of some pharmacies.
I am not sure it's available, arnica itself (dried) could be steeped like herbal tea and used as a wash I would think. (04/03/2010)
By Mary Lou
Arnica gel or cream. Buy the one with the highest percentage of arnica. Been using it for years. Works wonders.
I get it at the health food store.
Nothing I have ever tried beats Vicks vapor rub. The ingredients make a bruise yellow up quickly and work every time. Vicks is a miracle product in my opinion. (04/04/2010)
Good old Vaseline, it makes them fade faster. (04/07/2010)
Rub the inside of a banana peel on the fresh bruise to help the discoloration fade faster or not appear.
By lindajean gi
Please extend my thanks to everyone who replied to my request for help in my bruises.(04/24/2010)