Bruises/ Abrasions/ Cuts

With bruising, tissues underlying the skin are damaged and this results in pain, swelling, and black/blue marks where the blood collects. The skin is not broken with bruises. Contributing factors include injury, anemia, malnutrition, obesity, leukemia, high use of anti-clotting drugs, clotting, and thrombosis. Bruising can be an early warning sign of cancer.

Place an ice pack over the bruise for the first 30 minutes. Vitamin C and bioflavinoids help to strengthen blood vessels and to prevent bruising. Include more green, leafy vegetables and fresh fruits in the diet.

Herbal teas, poultices, and oils can be used externally to effectively stop bleeding from cuts and scrapes. Aloe is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial – helps heal wounds of all kinds. Salves and balms good for all manner of abrasions, cuts, blisters.

This salve is good for all manner of abrasions, cuts, blisters, and is a great addition to any home first aid kit.

1 tablespoon dried calendula flowers

2 cups almond or olive oil

1 tablespoon beeswax (apx)

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops tea tree essential oil

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