Probably one of the most common home remedies for many different things is Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera contains lots of different enzymes, which speeds up healing. Aloe Vera works by sealing off the bruised area and preventing bacteria from getting in which aids in the healing process. There are two different ways you can use Aloe Vera. First, you can get an Aloe Vera plant. Break off the top of an Aloe Vera leaf and extract the fresh gel, apply it to the bruised area and allow it to stay on it for some time. Secondly, you can purchase an Aloe Vera gel or lotion from the store and apply that to the bruised area.