We all know from our First Aid classes that applying pressure will slow bleeding. But, it turns out that a common kitchen ingredient is far more beneficial when cuts, even deep cuts, are in question. It’s cayenne pepper. According to natural healers, applying some of this spice to an open wound will stop the bleeding.
In case you’re wondering how this is possible, How explains:
“Long hailed as a miracle-working substance, cayenne pepper can stop bleeding in less than one minute under most circumstances. The reason it works is because cayenne pepper reacts with the body to equalize the blood pressure, meaning an extra gushing of pressure will not be concentrated in the wound area as it normally is. Blood will quickly clot when the pressure is equalized.”
What cayenne pepper does is normalize blood pressure so that blood clots more easily. There are two ways to use it – topically, when you apply it directly to the cut, and orally, when you ingest some. Be aware that deeper cuts must be examined and treated by a professional.
In his book School of Natural Healing, Dr. John Christopher provides a guideline for oral consumption of cayenne pepper:
“…take a teaspoonful of cayenne in a glass of extra-warm water, drink it down, and by the count of ten, the bleeding will stop. Instead of all the pressure being centralized, it is equalized, and the clotting becomes more rapid. Whether the bleeding is internal or external, a teaspoon of cayenne taken orally in a glass of hot water will stop the bleeding quickly.”
An added bonus of cayenne pepper is that it also disinfects the wound thus preventing infections. In fact, this spice effectively destroys some bacteria that can occur with the cut and enter the bloodstream through the wound causing serious complications.
Don’t miss out on the videos below for more details on how to use cayenne pepper for open wounds.
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