Some natural home remedies for bruises are application of cold or warm packs and using arnica gel and aloe vera, as noted by Dr. Weil. When a bruise first forms, application of an ice pack for up to 30 minutes on the affected area may be useful for reducing inflammation. If a large bruise develops on a foot or leg, then elevating the limb for at least a day may be advisable, as stated by WebMD.
Two days after the formation of the bruise, place a warm towel over the affected area a few times a day to restore blood circulation. For pain, a nonprescription pain reliever may be useful, notes WebMD.
A natural remedy can be to apply aloe vera gel, or arnica tincture to the bruise. Additionally, a compress can be made by combining the natural ingredients arnica tincture, lavender essential oil, chamomile flowers, tops of St. John's wort flowers and a small amount of cold water. Taking 200 to 400 milligrams of a bromelain supplement may be useful for healing severe bruising, notes Dr. Weil.