This is a first aid trick that I have never heard of before and for sure I wouldn’t have ever dream to try it. But, Native Americans have used it for thousands of years.
No matter how unbelievable it sounded, cayenne pepper is a plant that everyone should own in the medicine drawer and even out of the kitchen. It should also be a part of your first aid kit at any time. Researches established that cayenne pepper has lots of other remarkable medicinal and health benefits such as cold prevention, heart attack prevention and prevention of bleeding as well.
How should we use cayenne pepper for external wounds:
Put a little bit of cayenne pepper powder directly on the bleeding cut or laceration. This should stop the bleeding in 10-15 seconds. Anyway, the trick should be kept for small cuts and scrapes, while in case when there is a larger wound, you should put a large spoon of red pepper powder in a glass of warm water and drink it quickly. Since it is a powerful substance that is able to stop the bleeding when you put it on a wound (styptic substance), the cayenne pepper does a quick equalization of blood pressure and then the blood clothing starts. At the same time, cayenne pepper disinfects the cut and removes all the potential infections.
Dr. Richard Schulze, ND, MH, once declared: “If you only master one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It`s more powerful than any other”.