Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Umejikwaa Au Kuumia? - Natural Home Remedies for Bruises

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• When you fall or bump into something, some blood vessels get ruptured beneath the skin leading to 
   collection of blood
• Bruises naturally heal within 2-3 weeks

Symptoms to look for:

• Black or blue discolouration of skin
• Sharp pain


• Falls or bumps
• Bleeding disorders
• Leukaemia
• Scurvy

Natural home remedy using ice:

1. Wrap some ice in a piece of cloth
2. Apply this on the affected area
3. This reduces inflammation and pain
4. Apply heating pads after 2-3 hours
5. This will improve the blood circulation

Natural home remedy using garlic, onion, turmeric powder and mustard oil:

1. Crush 3-4 garlic cloves to a paste
2. Take 3 tsp of this paste
3. Add 3 tsp of chopped onion
4. Add 3 tsp turmeric powder
5. Add 2-3 tbsp of mustard oil
6. Mix well
7. Apply on the affected area

Natural home remedy using spinach: 

1. Crush a handful of spinach leaves to a paste
2. Apply this paste on the affected area
3. Leave it for 20 min
4. Wash it off with normal water


Never apply ice directly on the skin as it can damage the skin tissue

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