If you have small children, you almost certainly frequently find yourself needing to quickly stop the bleeding from their cuts.
The best way to stop bleeding from an open wound is cayenne pepper, and it also works on deep cuts.
eHow provides an explanation of its effectiveness:
“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.”
Namely, it regulates blood pressure and thus supports blood clotting. You can apply it topically or you can take it orally. Yet, note that you should visit a professional in the case of serious cuts.
Dr. John Christopher in his book School of Natural Healing explains the way you can use cayenne pepper orally:
“…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.”
It also alleviates infections which occur with minor cuts, as it has potent antibacterial properties which destroy bacteria that enter the body through the injury.
The following video gives additional information about cayenne pepper and its properties:
This video will reveal the effects of cayenne pepper when this man applied it on a serious cut: