Bruises a common injury to the skin, which usually appear as black or blue discolouration after a bump or injury. Young, accident-prone children are often susceptible to bumps and bruises, as well as the elderly because the skin becomes thinner with age. In most cases, bruises will not warrant any serious medical attention as they tend to disappear after approximately two weeks. However, if you start to bruise for no obvious reason or suddenly get lots of bruises, its important to seek immediate medical consultation.
As a bruise can often prove to be painful and unsightly, Natures Healthbox offer a range of natural, homeopathic and herbal Remedies that may help to reduce pain & swelling, and encourage a quicker healing process. For example, Arnica is a herb that contains a compound known to reduce inflammation and swelling, while St. John's Wort is rich in tannins, which control capillary bleeding and shrink tissue.