The EclecticPhysician

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 broken skin.
Do not take Arnica oil or liquid extract internally, only the homeopathic form is safe for internally use.

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