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A bruise occurs when the tissues underlying the skin become injured. The skin is not broken, but the delicate capillaries below the skin surface rupture and blood drains out into the surrounding area. This seeping blood results in pain, swelling and black and blue marks. People who do not eat enough fresh, uncooked fruit and vegetables are prone to easy bruising. Eat lots of dark leafy vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, spinach and buckwheat are amongst good. People who sail  a lot on yachts are candidates for a lot of bruising because they get banged about at times.


The following may be needed if you bruise easily.

Vitamin C. Vitamin K. Vitamin E.



Citrus Bioflavanoids.

Rosehips and or bilberry.


Pycnogenol/Grapeseed Extract.

Connective Tissue formula.

Bromelain and or Serrapeptase Enzymes.


Topical Vitamin K cream.

Comfrey Root compress.

Apply a cloth soaked in iced water to relieve some of the immediate pain and swelling.

Herbs include calendula, elder flowers, horse chestnut, St John’s Wort, curcumin, alfalfa, daisy, witch hazel, yarrow, crushed parsley leaves, oil of origano, wild pansy(external) and horsetail.


Arnica cream and or tablets. D6or 30.

Hypericum D6 or 30

Ledum D6 or 30 Black Eyes.

Ruta D6 or 30. Bruises of bone eg shins

A popular formula is Traumeel tablets and cream/ointment.


Lavender, Hyssop, Marigold, Marjoram applied topically as a compress. Lavender can be tolerated neat by most people.

Bach Flower Remedies:

Rescue cream externally.

Rescue Remedy internally.