Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, shares a useful home remedy to reduce swelling and bruising resulting from a black eye.
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Parsley Ice to Reduce Bruising Travis Stork: That’s a great tip and even though we do usually tell you there are no health shortcuts, they show one exception to the rule because we are bringing you some quick fixes and great home remedies with our special guest co-host Liz Vaccariello from Prevention Magazine. Liz, you got something for adults? Liz Vaccariello: I have got parsley ice. This is a great thing for moms to have on hand. It addresses bruising, black eyes and swelling. What you do is you take about a cup of parsley. You mix it with two tablespoons of water, put it on ice cube tray and then put it on the eye or the area that’s bruised. Can I use you as a model? Jim Sears: Okay, sure. Liz Vaccariello: Yeah, it works really nicely. I think we just put it right on Jim’s eye right there. Jim Sears: That’s cold. Liz Vaccariello: Yeah, the cold. The ice reduces swelling and then the parsley, because it has vitamin K, has anticoagulant property, so it is going to stop the bruising. Drew Ordon: Liz, you know what we do at my house? An ice pack of frozen breast implant. We have frozen breasts in the refrigerator. My kids grew up that way and the kids would play, one of them would fall and get bruised, we just take one of them out and -- Jim Sears: You call it the boobooboob. Drew Ordon: So, they grab the frozen breast and put wherever you need it. Liz Vaccariello: A chicken breast works okay, is that inventive? Travis Stork: It is remarkable how wonderful your kids come out. Drew Ordon: It is a miracle. Lisa Masterson: They may need someone better than you.