For proper safety, it’s always a good idea to have first aid kits handy.
Perhaps now is the time for you to consider adding cayenne pepper to your kit, or store some in your medicine cabinet to treat bleeding in case of a medical emergency.
According to Dr. Raymond Christopher, an American herbalist known for his numerous publications on herbs and natural healing, “By the time you count to ten, the heavy bleeding should stop completely after administering cayenne pepper.”
Whether the bleeding wound is external or internal, an individual can internally drink a cup of warm tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper stirred into it or externally apply cayenne powder onto the wound. The bleeding will generally stop after 10 seconds. It appears that from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, cayenne pepper equalizes the blood pressure to keep the pressure from the hemorrhage area, allowing the wound to clot naturally.
Although cayenne is a spicy herb, people have reported that cayenne powder does not sting when it’s directly applied to an open wound. What gives cayenne the ability to stop bleeding is the substance called styptic, which stops blood when applied to a wound.
Not only does cayenne stop bleeding, but it disinfects the cut, easing your worries for any potential infections that may arise. So, the next time you stock up your first aid cabinet, add some good quality cayenne pepper powder!
- Cayenne can be sprinkled directly onto the wound with no modification to the cayenne whatsoever. The cayenne can also be dissolved in a bit of water and used to saturate a piece of gauze that is placed over the wound area.
- Cayenne pepper can also be taken orally. Dissolve a teaspoon of cayenne in one cup of water and drink it down. For those who may find this distasteful, allergy and nutrition specialist Dr. James Privitera recommends dissolving a teaspoon of cayenne into the juice of half a lemon and a dash of maple syrup.