Knowing emergency first aid will be crucial for survival or when an emergency occurs. Any injury that leads to bleeding can be treated in many ways. If a simple cut occurs and a band aid is not available for first aid, then you should know how to stop bleeding.
The steps for how to stop bleeding are not hard to do. You just need to have the supplies on hard to use when circumstances arise. One of the best ways to stop bleeding is to use cayenne pepper. Compounds that are in the pepper will help blood clot faster which stops bleeding.
One of the best things about knowing how to stop bleeding is you are also disinfecting the wound with the pepper. This means an infection will not be a worry. All you need to do is put some cayenne pepper in your a aid kit or in an emergency pack.
Indians were using this vegetable as a food and medicine before about 9000 years ago. Chilies belong to the nightshade family, as well as tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants. They originate from America.
Cayenne pepper is a plant that should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet as a part of the emergency first aid. The research reveals that cayenne pepper has many other exceptional health and medicinal benefits, including the prevention of heart attack, cold, and prevent bleeding.
However, this article focuses on how to use the Cayenne and stop internal and external bleeding in emergency situations.
How to Use Cayenne for external wounds:
By the time you count to ten, heavy bleeding should stop completely after putting cayenne pepper.
Take a little hot pepper powder and put directly into the bleeding cut or laceration. The bleeding should stop within 10-15 seconds. Cayenne tincture should be reserved for small cuts and scrapes.
If it is a larger wound, take a teaspoon of red pepper powder, dispersed in a glass of warm water and drink it quickly.
Cayenne is a powerful styptic (a substance able to stop the bleeding when applied to the wound.) It does a quick equalization of blood pressure and blood clotting starts. Not only to stop bleeding quickly, it also disinfects the cut, so you don’t need to worry about infections.
Dr. Schulze strongly proclaims that red pepper is number one when it comes to first aid! It should be used whenever there is a problem with blood – blood loss, illness clots. There are vitamins in red pepper that can destroy bacteria and increase the immune system.
Cayenne also contains vitamins A and C, and carotenoids, and plenty of antioxidants.
A hemostatic agent is a powder, granules, or dressing that is applied directly to a wound or used on a wound to help arrest (STOP) bleeding. It sometimes simply is called a hemostat.
Although platelets, a component of blood, are involved in triggering the formation of blood clots to help prevent life-threatening hemorrhaging, or bleeding, there are times when hemostats are needed. The use of a hemostatic agent joins the list of equipment and procedures for the control of bleeding such as direct pressure, bandaging and elevation. These methods sometimes do not control hemorrhaging sufficiently, especially if a person is taking prescription blood thinners or aspirin or suffers from hemophilia.
Cayenne Pepper Powder (Capsicum annum) – Causic in nature (Burning sensation) Stops bleeding immediately in as little as 10 seconds. Wound stayed closed in subsequent days and healed much faster than expected. Cayenne can be sprinkled directly onto the wound with no modification to the cayenne whatsoever. Cayenne Pepper sprinkled on the inside of a banana skin and placed on the skin with a bandage will draw out any foreign object (splinters, etc) embedded in the flesh.
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. For external bleeding:Cayenne can also be placed directly on an external cut to stop bleeding. You may completely pack the wound if you have enough pepper.
In addition to stopping the bleeding from exterior wounds, cayenne also works for internal hemorrhages inside the nose, stomach and throat. In these cases, of course, the cayenne must be taken orally. For internal bleeding: Take one tablespoon of cayenne in a cup of water to stop the bleeding. Taken in capsule form works also. (Recommended)
Cayenne also works to improve blood circulation, assist digestion, stimulate perspiration and saliva, and lessen pain from swollen or arthritic joints and limbs.
Dissolve a teaspoon of cayenne in one cup of water and drink it down or dissolve a teaspoon of cayenne into the juice of half a lemon and a dash of maple syrup.
While cayenne pepper can be put in an open wound, either in a fresh wound or an old ulcer, and it is very healing instead of irritating; but black pepper, mustard, and vinegar are irritating to an open wound and do not promote healing.
Using Cayenne For Wounds
It’s simple really. Just pour the cayenne pepper powder directly onto the cut or laceration. There is no modification whatsoever required. Be liberal with it. 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. Alternately you can use a cayenne tincture and rub it into the wound with a clean cloth or cotton ball. Cayenne tincture would be used for smaller cuts and scrapes. If it is large wound and bleeding profusely, just start dumping cayenne powder directly on it.
Cayenne pepper can also be taken orally. Put a teaspoon of cayenne in one cup of water and drink it down. It is not necessary to wait for it to dissolve completely. Warm water works best, but cold water will work too. For those who don’t want their mouth on fire, dissolving a teaspoon of cayenne into the juice of half a lemon and a dash of maple syrup will take the edge off.
Legendary herbalist, Dr. Christopher, talks of using cayenne for emergency heart attack treatments, and stopping bleeding from even very severe wounds including gunshots. It is a remarkable herb with uses that go far beyond treating wounds.
For more information from Dr. Christopher on cayenne visit Herballegacy.com. Another great resource for the many uses of cayenne is cayennepepper.info.
In my experience with my thumb the cayenne pepper worked wonderfully. The combination of the external application and drinking it in water slowed the bleeding dramatically within just a few seconds and stopped the bleeding completely within a couple of minutes. Not only that, but I had no pain either. That amazed me more than anything. The pain just stopped.