Natural Alternatives To Healing Bruises

Treat Bruises Using Potatoes – Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase which is found in most cosmetic products. It is used to lighten the skin. Peel a potato and run it through your processor. Put the processed on a piece of cheesecloth and place it over the bruise. This is also good for them dark circles under the eye.

Ice – Use an ice pack to treat any injury that might lead to a bruise. The ice pack will need to be applied as quickly as possible following the injury and treatment continued for 24 hours if you suspect that the bump will blossom into a severe bruise. Apply the ice pack at 15-minute intervals. Cooling constricts the blood vessels, and that means less blood spills into the tissues to cause the bruise. A cold pack also minimizes the swelling and numbs the area, so it won’t hurt as much as a bruise left unchilled.

Heat – After applying the ice pack for 24 hours, use a heat pack to dilate the blood vessels and improve circulation in the area of the bruise.

Sit With Your Feet Up – Bruises are little reservoirs of blood. Blood, like any liquid will run down if you are standing. Blood that has collected in a bruise will seep down through soft tissues and find other places to puddle.

Vitamin C – Add vitamin C to your daily diet. People who lack vitamin C in their diets tend to bruise more easily. And their wounds heal more slowly. Vitamin C helps build protective collagen tissue around blood vessels in the skin. If you tend to bruise easily, it is suggested you take 500mg of vitamin C each day

Watch The Medications – People who take aspirin to protect against heart disease will find that a bump turns into a bruise very easily. Some people taking blood thinners will find they bruise easily, too. Other drugs such as anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, or asthma medicines can inhibit clotting under the skin and cause larger bruises. Alcoholics or drug abusers tend to bruise easily, too.

Natural Alternatives For Treating Colic

Treat Colic Using Onion – Peel and cut one whole onion up and boil it in water until the onion is soft. Drain the water from the pan. After it has cooled, feed your baby 2 to 4 ounces.

Treat Colic Using Asafetida – Asafetida can be purchased from an Indian or health food store. Heat a pinch of asafetida in a tablespoon of water. When it is just warm place it in the babies belly button. It may sound strange but it really does work wonders.

Treat Colic Using Corn Syrup – Mix a drizzle of corn syrup in a spoonful of warm water and feed to your baby. This will help calm them down and help them to get to sleep.

Treat Colic Using Peppermint Candy – Take a glass of warm water and then a peppermint candy soak in it for a couple of hours. Warm about 10ml up at a time and feed your baby. The left over can be saved in the fridge and used when needed. Discard any left overs after 24 hours.

Treat Colic Using Peppermint Extract – This remedy is similar to the above remedy except it uses peppermint extract. A couple of drops of peppermint extract can be added to the baby bottles

Boils Home Remedies

Treat boils using vinegar – Cut a brown paper bag big enough to cover the boil. Make several layers the same size out of the brown paper bag. Soak each piece of paper in distilled vinegar until they are saturated. Place each layer over the boil. Tape in place and leave it on overnight. When you take it off in the morning the boil would have burst or very close to bursting. If it is close to bursting just a very very slight pull will burst it. Make sure you keep the area clean.

Treat boils using parsley flakes – The parsley has to be dry parsley flakes. DO NOT moisten the flakes. Place dry parsley flakes on and around the boil. Cover the area with a bandage and leave on overnight. This may have to be repeated if the pus is deep. Parsley is one of mother natures strongest drawing agents and is guaranteed to work.

Treat boils using tomato paste – Apply tomato paste on and around the boil. Cover this with a piece of gauze and tape and leave it on overnight. The next morning the boil would have burst or is about to burst. Repeat this remedy if necessary.

Treat boils using Epsom salt – Get a container of water, as hot as you can possibly stand. Dip a washcloth in the hot water and then quickly into the Epsom salt and place over the boil. When it looses the heat repeat as many times as necessary until the boil bursts.

Treat boils using camphor phenique – Cut a piece of gauze large enough to cover the boil. Put some campho phenique on the gauze and press onto the boil. Apply a little pressure for about 5 minutes. You should start to see results in minutes, or you may also leave the gauze on overnight.

Corns And Calluses Remedies

Corns and calluses treatment using oils – To soften the corns and calluses try applying any of the following oils as much as possible through the day, day after day. Wheat germ oil, castor oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil.

Corns and calluses treatment using wet sand – Walking on sand with bare feet works well. It is better if the sand is wet. Wet sand acts as an abrasion that will help removal of the dead skin which causes corns and calluses.

Corns and calluses treatment using baking soda – Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to a foot spa, basin or anything your feet can soak in. Fill it half way with warm water and soak your feet for at least half an hour. Then with a pumice stone carefully file away the hardened skin.

Corns and calluses treatment using onions – Choose an onion big enough to cover the callus area. Cut the onion in half and leave it to soak in wine vinegar for 4 hours. Apply the onion to the calluses and wrap your feet in plastic wrap. Leave this on overnight. The next morning the calluses should be soft enough to scrape away.

Corns and calluses treatment using lemon peel – Cut strips of lemon peel from 1 lemon and place the peel on your corns or calluses. Put a bandage on around the peel to keep it in place. In a few days the corn or callus will be gone.

Corns and calluses treatment using bread and vinegar – Make a poultice by crumbling a piece of bread and soaking it in 1 quarter cup of vinegar for at least half an hour. Apply this poultice to the corn or callus and hold it in place with plastic wrap. Leave this on overnight. In the morning the corn or callus should peel off. If the corn or callus is stubborn you may need to reapply the poultice the following night.

Corns and calluses treatment using pineapple peel – Cut strips of pineapple peel from a pineapple and place the peel on your corns or calluses. Tape it in place and within a week the corn or callus will be gone thanks to the enzymes and acid content of the fresh pineapple.

Corns and calluses treatment using dandelions – It is believed that Australian shepherds squeezed the juice from the stems of dandelions and applied it to the corn or callus every day until it disappeared. It usually cleared within a week or two.

Apple Cider Vinegar & White Vinegar Uses

A note to remember is to use apple cider vinegar for personal care and health and use white vinegar for cleaning and cleaning products.

Apple cider vinegar is well known for helping with many illnesses, cleaning products and personal care products so we have put together a section on this site only for apple cider vinegar uses.

Always have a small spray bottle filled with apple cider vinegar for personal care and one filled with white vinegar for cleaning and odor uses. Personal Care, Medicinal Uses, Pets and Animals, Outdoor Uses, Laundry Uses, Cooking, Cleaning Uses, Odor Control, Miscellaneous Uses.