Cayenne, also known as red pepper, frutescens and Capsicum annum, has been used by Native Americans for more than 9 millennia both as food and remedy.
Cayenne is rich in vitamin C and A, antioxidants, and carotenoids.
This plant originates from America and belongs to the family of nightshade plants just like eggplants, tomatoes, and potatoes.
According to many naturopaths, cayenne pepper is a spice that should be present in every household as a medicine because many studies have confirmed the health and medicinal benefits that this spice brings.
Heart attacks, cold, hemorrhage are some of the things that cayenne pepper can prevent.
However, in this article, we will concentrate on Cayenne’s ability to stop bleeding (internal and external) in dangerous situations where immediate care is needed.
How To Use Cayenne to Stop Bleeding of External Wounds
Use hot Cayenne pepper powder directly on the bleeding laceration or cut. This should stop the bleeding in just 10 to 15 seconds. In case you have a bigger wound, put one teaspoon of red pepper in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it as fast as you can. Use Cayenne tincture in case of smaller scratches and cuts.
Cayenne acts as a strong styptic, an anti-hemorrhagic substance which can prevent bleeding in a wound if applied topically. It blocks the blood flow by triggering contractions in blood vessels and tissues resulting in coagulation of the blood. In addition, it also performs disinfection of the area, so you should be protected from infections.
According to famous Dr. Schulze, red pepper should be one of the first natural remedies that people should use in case they are looking for first aid. Red pepper is packed with numerous vitamins and they have the ability to eliminate bacteria and boost the immune system at the same time.