Native Americans have used Cayenne (frutescens or Capsicum annuum or red pepper) for around 9,000 years as food and medicine. It also contains vitamins A and C, as well as carotenoids and antioxidants.
Chilies, which originated from America, are one of the nightshade families of plants, like potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes.
Cayenne pepper is something that everyone would need to have as a medicine because research reveals that it has medicinal and health improvement properties, not to mention the ability to prevent hemorrhage, heart attacks and cold. But, we’re going to focus on using Cayenne in stopping external and internal bleeding in critical situations that require immediate action.
Using Cayenne for external wounds:
Apply hot pepper powder directly on the bleeding cut or laceration. Doing so should stop the bleeding in 10-15 seconds. If the wound is bigger, dissolve a teaspoon of red pepper powder in a glass of warm water and drink it as quickly as you can. For smaller cuts and scratches use Cayenne tincture.
Cayenne is a powerful styptic (anti-hemorrhagic substance which has the ability to stop bleeding in a wound when applied on it). It stops the flow of blood by contracting tissues or blood vessels, coagulating the blood. It also disinfects the wound, so you don’t have to worry about any infection.
According to Dr. Schulze red pepper should come first when concerning first aid! The vitamins found in red pepper serve to destroy bacteria, at the same time boosting the immune system.