A spicy Remedy for Bruises
From Michael Castleman's The Healing Herbs, this is an alternative to menthol or other warming oils designed to help bruising.
- 1 cup vegetable oil, warmed
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
Mix the cayenne into the oil. One day after the initial injury, (the first day apply ice), gently rub the oil onto the affected area several times a day until the bruise clears. However, make sure you do not apply this to an area with broken skin.