"Michele" tells us that
Solomon's Seal in a bandage or rags gets rid of bruises within hours. She adds that dark-haired people can use it straight but people with fair hair and eyes should dilute it.
Vitamin K cream applied topically (this vitamin is not normally taken orally except through a physician) will heal most bruises within 48-72 hours by causing the blood seepage in the affected area to clot. Major food sources for Vitamin K include green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, green cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens, broccoli, tomatoes, liver and lean meats and dairy products.
From Natural First Aid Kit: Use a cloth soaked in natural apple cider vinegar and cold water as a compress. Read more on Bruises in our Victorian Cures section.
Immediately apply witch hazel to the injured area using sterile cotton. Witch hazel will stop swelling in a remarkable hurry.
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