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Home Remedies for Bleeding or bruising easily

Arnica

Arnica is accessible in various forms such as creams, gels, and oral pellets. For topical treatments, apply a thin layer of arnica cream or gel to the affected area 2-3 times daily. As a homeopathic remedy, oral pellets' dosages vary, so follow the package's instructions. Not for broken skin or prolonged use without consulting a healthcare provider.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is critical for skin health and wound healing. Aim for a daily intake of at least 65 to 90 mg, and avoid exceeding the upper limit of 2,000 mg for adults. Consume more citrus fruits, berries, and vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli. Supplements are an option if dietary intake is insufficient.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel has astringent properties. For minor bleeding, apply with a clean cloth directly to the area. Soak the cloth in witch hazel extract and hold it against the wound for up to 30 minutes, repeating the process if necessary. Always test a small area first to ensure no allergic reaction occurs.

Vitamin K

Essential for blood clotting. Increase intake by consuming more green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli. Topical creams are also available, apply as directed on the product's packaging to the affected areas to potentially reduce bruising.

Bromelain

Available in supplement form, bromelain is an enzyme that may reduce bruising and swelling. The typical dose is 200-400 mg, 2-3 times daily, taken between meals. Consult with a healthcare provider before starting, especially if taking prescription medication, as interactions are possible.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can be applied topically to soothe and heal the skin. Use pure aloe vera gel and apply a thin layer to the bruised area 2-3 times daily. Make sure the product is free from additives that can irritate the skin.

Comfrey

Available as a cream or as a poultice. Apply a moderate layer of comfrey cream to the affected area, usually no more than 2-3 times daily. Do not use on broken skin or for more than 10 consecutive days. Comfrey contains compounds that can be toxic to the liver if used improperly.

St. John

The oil, known for anti-inflammatory properties, can be applied directly to bruises. Gently massage a few drops onto the affected area 2-3 times daily. Avoid exposure to the sun in the application area, as St. John's Wort can increase photosensitivity.

Calendula

Calendula creams or gels can be applied to the skin to promote healing. Apply a thin layer to the affected areas 2-3 times daily. Ensure you're not allergic by testing a small area first.

Bioflavonoids

Consume more bioflavonoid-rich foods like citrus fruits, berries, onions, and green tea. If considering supplements, typical dosages range from 500-1,000 mg daily, often taken in divided doses. Always consult with a healthcare provider before supplementing, especially if on medication.

Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut supplements, often used for vein health, are available. Typical dosages for capsules are 300 mg twice daily of an extract standardized to 50 mg aescin per dose. Consult a healthcare provider before use, especially if you have liver or kidney conditions.

Cayenne Pepper

In the event of minor external bleeding, a paste made from cayenne pepper and water can be applied. Use sparingly and with caution, as applying too much can cause burning. Not recommended for deep wounds or internal use.

Yarrow

Fresh yarrow leaves can be crushed and applied to minor cuts to promote clotting. Use a clean cloth to hold the leaves in place. Do not use for deep wounds or ingest yarrow without consulting a healthcare provider.

Stone Root

Stone root is available in tincture or capsule form, with dosages varying based on the specific preparation. Follow the manufacturer's instructions, and consult with a healthcare provider before starting use, especially if you're on medications.

Zinc

Zinc is crucial for skin health. Aim for the RDA of 8-11 mg for adults. Zinc is present in foods like seeds, lentils. Excessive amounts (above 40 mg daily) can cause adverse effects. If considering supplements, consult with a healthcare provider first.

Pine Bark Extract

Often used to support capillary health. Dosages of pine bark extract supplements vary, but commonly are around 100-200 mg daily. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider before starting, due to potential drug interactions and side effects.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids can support vascular health. They are found in citrus fruits, berries, dark chocolate, and more. If considering supplements, typical dosages range from 500-1,000 mg daily, but it's vital to consult with a healthcare provider first.

Iron

If deficient, iron can lead to easy bruising. Aim for the RDA of 8-18 mg for adults, depending on age and gender. Foods like lentils, and spinach are rich in iron. If considering supplements, consult with a healthcare provider due to potential side effects and proper dosing.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract may strengthen capillaries. Typical supplement dosages are 100-300 mg daily. Consult with a healthcare provider before starting any grape seed extract regimen, especially if on medication.

Bilberry

Bilberry might help reduce bruising by strengthening capillaries. When considering supplements, dosages often range from 80-160 mg twice daily of a standardized extract. Alternatively, fresh bilberries can be consumed. Always consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any supplementation.


Disclaimer:
The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

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