Bruising happens when the underlying tissue is damaged, without surface skin being broken. It often results in painful swelling accompanied by black and blue marks, caused by the accumulation of blood under the skin. Even though bruising can be the result of daily activity, like simply bumping into something, some people are more predisposed than others. Bruising is usually a condition of poor nutrition, especially lack of bioflavonoids. It can indicate a sluggish liver. Other things to rule out in the case of easy bruising are anaemia, excess weight, malnutrition, leukemia, and excessive use of anticlotting drugs.

Recommended Action

The most important thing to consider is adequate nutrition, especially plenty of Vitamin C, Bioflavonoids (especially rutin), and Vitamin K (high in leafy dark green vegetables). One suggestion is to add buckwheat and fresh vegetables to your diet. Stay away from aspirin-type drugs. If bruises continue, see a health practitioner.

Single Herbs: Alfalfa, Chlorella.

Combinations: Trauma Ointment, Inflammation Ointment.

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin C (3,000-10,000 mg throughout the day), Bioflavonoids (1,000-3,000 mg daily), Lactobacillus acidophilus (2 capsules, twice daily).