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Can fruit be used to treat bruises?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Enzymes called bromelain and papain, found in pineapple and papaya can both be helpful for treating injuries such as bruises. Watch as Dr. Oz discusses their use.



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