Cold and hot go hand-in-hand. While an ice compress is good during the initial 24 hours, a warm compress is what you do to relieve pain and bruises after that. A warm compress reduces discoloration and speeds up the healing.
You can apply a warm compress by soaking a cloth in warm water and then applying it on the affected area.
For almost any problem you’ll encounter, you can find an essential oil to fix it. Massaging the area with essential oils is an age-old trick to treat bruises and many other skin conditions. A massage helps to improve blood circulation, which is the key element in treating bruises.
When you want to massage the area with essential oils, you need a mix of lavender, geranium, cypress, lemongrass and helichrysum. However, if you do not have all of them, even one of those oils will help, as all will penetrate deep enough into the skin and provide a soothing effect.
Apply a Live Leech
Word of caution: try this treatment only if can find a farm-raised leech that is free of disease. A holistic medicine supply store or a Chinese medicine store probably has such live leeches.
Apply the leech to the bruised area, and it will soak up the blood in a matter of seconds. The saliva of the leech serves as a painkiller, and you won’t even feel the bite. After the leech has done its job, rub some alcohol on the spot to remove it.
Now we’re getting into the herb part of the bruise-elimination menu.Parsley leaves are one of the most common ingredients we can use for bruises. Parsley is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K, two vitamins that reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
Just cut some parsley leaves and apply them to the affected area. The skin will absorb the ingredients from parsley leaves in a matter of seconds, and in a day or two, the bruises will be gone.