Believe it or not, you can use cayenne peppers to stop bleeding immediately, even in just 10 seconds.
How to use cayenne peppers for small external wounds?
Take a little cayenne pepper powder and put directly into the bleeding wound or laceration. Bleeding should stop immediately.
What to do for big wounds?
If it is a larger wound, take a teaspoon of red pepper powder, dispersed in a glass of warm water and drink it fast. If you don’t want your 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.
How it works?
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.
Besides! cayenne pepper is a remarkable herb with uses that go far beyond treating wounds. It has anti- inflammatory, anti- allergen, anti-fungal and anti-irritant properties. It also contains vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, as well as beta-carotene, manganese and potassium, which are good for overall health.
Read below to know more benefits of cayenne pepper:
1. Cayenne peppers have amazingly very high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of Recommended daily allowance):
- 127% of vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid),
- 39% of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine),
- 54% of niacin,
- 71% of riboflavin,
- 1387% of vitamin A,
- 97.5% of iron,
- 41% of copper,
- 43% of potassium,
- but no cholesterol!
2. Cayenne pepper can speed up your metabolism thus boosting weight loss process. So if you want to lose these unwanted fats, include cayenne pepper in your meals.
3. Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also balances the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
4. Cayenne pepper helps in pain relief caused by toothache, headache and gum disease. This may be related to the pepper’s ability to stimulate a pain response in a different area of the body, thus reverting the brain’s attention to the new site.
5. Cayenne has been widely used to treat indigestion. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins).
6. If you are suffering from sore throat, mix cayenne pepper while gargling with water, it helps in quick recovery from the sore throat.
7. Cayenne pepper also helps in dealing with common cold and flu, this is because it aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.
8. One most important benefit of cayenne pepper is that it may helps in preventing cancer. This may be related to cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that might help stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors.
9. Cayenne Pepper has often been referred to as the master herb for skin benefits, as it is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and several anti-oxidants which are all essential for maintaining a good skin condition.
10. Cayenne pepper has strong anti-bacterial properties, making it is an excellent preservative and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria.