The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.
Result from blood which leaks out of capillaries into the skin, usually
after an injury. Easy bruising may result from a deficiency of Vitamin
C and/or bioflavonoids, hypothyroidism, menopause, excessive intake of
aspirin, ibuprofen or other "blood thinners", and platelet disorders. If
you experience significant bruising following even minor trauma, check
with your health care provider.
Arnica- an excellent herb for
topical use on bruises from trauma. It has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory
properties. Apply arnica oil or arnica cream or ointment to the area 3
times a day. You can also take homeopathic Arnica tablets or pills as directed
on the package.
Caution: Do not apply Arnica products to
Do not take Arnica oil or liquid extract internally,
only the homeopathic form is safe for internally use.
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