A serious cut can be a ticking time bomb. Assuming the paramedics have been notified, or the bleeding victim is speeding in a vehicle to the hospital, blood loss is nonetheless ensuing and can seriously impact the victim’s chances of recovery. What to do during that interim, before proper sanitary sealing of the wound can commence in the hospital? Applying pressure will hopefully help stop the flow somewhat. But, how about a substance that brings the pressure down, allowing the wound to essentially cautertize itself by quickly commencing the natural process of clotting? Cayenne pepper has the aforementioned capability. The wonder herb equalizes pressure where it is applied, just sprinkle it on. In doing so, by taking a gushing flow down to a manageable trickle, the body can start to clot the blood, helping to heal the wound further. Cayenne is not just helpful as a topical solution. It can be ingested in warm water to promote the same effect on an exterior or interior wound. Moreover, since cayenne also has antibacterial properties, it is excellent for preventing sepsis.
- To take cayenne pepper internally, drink a glass of warm water to which you have added one teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
- Drink your water slowly and count to ten, by which time the pepper’s properties should be kicking in.
- Cayenne pepper is a useful adjunct to any first aid kit, both for its blood clotting facility and for its antibacterial properties.
“Cayenne pepper returns blood pressure to normal so that clotting is easier. It can be used on any cut to stop bleeding and can be applied topically or taken orally. (However, serious cuts need to be treated by a professional. Cayenne pepper is just a way to prevent blood loss on your way to the doctor.)”