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