Yes that’s right! The humble spice that burns tongues the world over, and is utilized for its spicy accent, does more than just cause one to go running for some milk to wash it down with (FYI, when eating something spicy, milk is more effective than water).
The active ingredient in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, which gives the pepper its spicy bite, interacts with the circulatory system to normalize blood pressure, allowing for clotting at the sight of a laceration. (Cayenne Pepper Stops Bleeding)
The healing properties of cayenne have been known for centuries, and it is still commonly used today as a natural alternative to costly and sometimes dangerous pharmaceuticals. “According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, cayenne has been used in Indian Ayurvedic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicines to help relieve problems with digestion, blood circulation and loss of appetite. Capsaicin can be used topically for muscle aches and arthritis.”
So the next time you have your skin breeched unintentionally, slight or major, pack on some cayenne pepper. Additionally, it is also helpful to ingest it, mixed with water if the cut is really bad. (Cayenne Pepper Stops Bleeding)
IMPORTANT: TSM does not encourage anyone to employ methods against one’s own discretion and medical professional’s advice.