Mix cayenne pepper into some Vaseline for a surpising effect on your body

Bruises are a result of some kind of injury. When the tiny vessels beneath the skin get damaged due to sudden injury, the blood gets trapped under the skin. This causes blood leaks into the adjacent tissue and makes the skin turn purplish black, which is referred to as a bruise.

Bruises can be quite difficult to treat as the injury is mostly under the skin. Moreover, how much time it will take to heal entirely depends on the sensitivity of your skin.

But here are home remedies that are safe to treat bruising and may help get rid of them faster:

1. Cayenne pepper and vaseline.

To speed up the healing process of a bruise, Skin Again recommends mixing 1 part cayenne pepper with 5 parts vaseline. Mix well and let the solution cool before applying to the bruise.

2. Vinegar and warm water.

Vinegar increases blood flow near the surface of the skin. This is why applying a homemade solution of vinegar and warm water to the bruise will help dissipate the blood under the skin more quickly. Reader’s Digest Best Health Magazine also recommends trying witch hazel for the same effect.

3. Parsley.

This herb is known to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and make a bruise fade more quickly, says Reader’s Digest Best Health Magazine. This home remedy requires crushing a handful of parsley leaves and spreading them over the bruise. Wrap the parsley-covered bruise in an elastic bandage and let the herb work its magic.

4. Cabbage.

Heal With Food explains cabbage is a super food against bruising because it is full of Vitamin K and C. To use cabbage topically, break the ridges of a few cabbage leaves and dip them in hot water. Then apply the strips to the bruise. If you are prone to bruising, try adding sauerkraut, or fermented cabbage, to your diet.

5. Tea bags.

Green and black tea are rich in tannins effective in shrinking swollen tissue and narrowing blood vessels. Take the advice of Annie’s Remedies and apply a tea bag dipped in hot water to a bruise to help it heal.

6. Boiled egg.

An old-wives tale that actually works is the boiled egg for a black eye. Livestrong advises wrapping the egg white from a boiled egg together with a silver ring in a thin handkerchief or cloth. You should do this when the egg is still hot. Apply the cloth to the bruise, rubbing and moving the egg until it cools.

7. Onion.

Herbalist Hut claims onion is one of the best natural remedies for bruises. This is because onions are natural pain relievers and contain properties that aid the healing process. The best way to benefit from onion is to apply freshly cut onion mixed with salt directly to the bruise.

8. Pineapple.

Pineapple and papaya have high levels of bromelain, an enzyme helpful in breaking down blood clots and reducing swelling, reports Skin Again. Make a bruise healing super smoothie by mixing together pineapple, papaya, and ginger. You can also add cayenne pepper for an added kick.

Bruises are a natural part of life. But what if you could heal them faster and more efficiently? Wouldn’t you at least try it?

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