(TRFW News) Famous healer Dr. Schulze once said, “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”

Cayenne pepper just may be the ‘king of all herbs.’ The red pepper has been used for thousands of years for healing and has produced tremendous results treating baffling symptoms. Cayenne has been used to help relieve migraines, reduce cholesterol, alleviate asthma symptoms, fight infections, stop a heart attack, indigestion, and much more. (1,2)

Why stop there? It appears that cayenne pepper can also help stop bleeding in 10 seconds!

Your #1 emergency medicine – cayenne pepper

For proper safety, it’s always a good idea to have first aid kits handy. Perhaps now is the time for you to consider adding cayenne pepper to your kit, or store some in your medicine cabinet to treat bleeding in case of a medical emergency.

According to Dr. Raymond Christopher, an American herbalist known for his numerous publications on herbs and natural healing, “By the time you count to ten, the heavy bleeding should stop completely after administering cayenne pepper.” (1,3)

Whether the bleeding wound is external or internal, an individual can internally drink a cup of warm tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper stirred into it or externally apply cayenne powder onto the wound. The bleeding will generally stop after 10 seconds. It appears that from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, cayenne pepper equalizes the blood pressure to keep the pressure from the hemorrhage area, allowing the wound to clot naturally. (4)

Simple procedure to use cayenne pepper for external wounds

Following this protocol is simple and anyone can do it.

  1. Use cayenne pepper powder and generously apply it directly onto the bleeding cut or laceration, or
  2. Take some cayenne tincture and use a dropper to drip onto the wound, or
  3. Pour tincture solution into a bowl and use a cotton ball to soak and pat onto the wound.
  4. In about 10 to 15 seconds, the bleeding should stop. (2,5)

Cayenne tincture is ideal for small cuts and scrapes, however, if dealing with a large wound that’s bleeding more profusely, call 911 and use cayenne pepper powder to stop the bleeding. You may also need to take an additional glass of warm water with a teaspoon of cayenne powder and drink it down fast. (2,4)

It’s powerful and will not burn

Although cayenne is a spicy herb, people have reported that cayenne powder does not sting when it’s directly applied to an open wound. What gives cayenne the ability to stop bleeding is the substance called styptic, which stops blood when applied to a wound. (2)

Not only does cayenne stop bleeding, but it disinfects the cut, easing your worries for any potential infections that may arise. (2) So, the next time you stock up your first aid cabinet, add some good quality cayenne pepper powder!