Friday, July 6, 2018

Stopped Bleeding With Cayenne

This is my incredible story regarding home remedies!
I found out the hard way that Cayenne pepper or cayenne liquid extract  is a great way to stop bleeding !

It all started when I bought a new chopping knife that was razor sharp.

As I was cutting tomatoes for our salad,  I accidentally sliced my finger,
Immediately, blood gushing out before I even knew what happened.

Instinctively, I pressed my thumb against the sliced flesh and pressed hard to stop the flow of blood.
My strategy worked as long as I didn't remove my thumb. When I let go, the blood began to gush again . I  tried wrapping my finger in paper towel and pressed hard on the finger.
 Results: Red , bloody, paper towel . I couldn't get the blooding to stop.

 I had a friend over who said, " you've got to stop that bleeding." "If it doesn't stop soon , you may need to get stitches".

 I decided to call my holistic practitioner who told me that he uses Cayenne  Liquid Extract or I could use regular powdered cayenne ( the spice)  to stop bleeding.

Remarkably, I had a small bottle of Cayenne  Liquid Extract in a dropper bottle in the house.
I applied it to the underneath cut part of the skin.
It burned like the Dickens, but the bleeding slowed down.
I applied it again and the bleeding slowed down even more.

Finally after the 4th application , the bleeding actually stopped! It was within 5 minutes!

Yes, I said STOPPED!!~

I couldn't believe it. That was half hour ago .. Now I'm using the finger to type.

That's my story.

This liquid Cayenne is staying in my medicine closet.

I did a little research to find out about Cayenne has qualities that help blood to clot.

PS- Yes, I had to discard the chopped tomatoes - there was probably blood in them too...

Disclaimer: You might want to do some of your own research. I'm just sharing what my holistic practitioner suggested for me. I am not a medical doctor and I am not suggesting that you try it without checking with your medical doctor to see what is best for you. Always consult your medical doctor when and  if you have a medical problem.

Cayenne Alcohol-FREE Liquid Extract, Organic Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) Dried Pepper Tincture Supplement (2 FL OZ)

Have you ever tried it? Tell me about your experience in the comments -


  1. Hopefully that I don't need this remedy, but you never know! So I must remember this home remedy! Amazing, isn't it?

    1. I hope you won't need it but it is a surpassingly good home remedy

  2. Wow! Have never heard of this supplement/way to stop blooding! So glad it worked for you, Judee!


  3. I never heard of this or of cayenne being able to stop the bleeding. But it's definitely something I'll remember next time I chop my finger (which will happen sooner or later!)

  4. Hi Judee,
    I have never heard of Cayenne liquid extract...and so glad that you have it available to was sure a pretty bad cut. Thank for the tip!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  5. I HATE WHEN I CUT MYSELF WHEN I AM COOKING!!! IT NEVER STOPS BLEEDING! UGH! But I appreciate this little TIP!!! Sooooo going to use it!

  6. I hope your wound is all healed by now. I notice that you are only posting very old recipes for Weekend Cooking, so hope all is well.

    best... mae at

  7. Mae,
    I always look forward to your comments-I looked for a good summer recipe from the pasty because I tend to make a lot of soup and as you commented - too hot for soup- hope you like my salsa


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