Whether you're a parent of young children, you're a little clumsy, or you work in a kitchen—you probably see your share of cuts.
And while we all know that it's important to quickly stop cuts from bleeding, you don't always have Band-Aids at your side.
However, you probably have something that can stop bleeding fast right in your spice cabinet.
Cleaning a cut with alcohol, applying some antibiotic cream on it, and wrapping it up in a bandage is the best way to treat a cut. But what if you need to quickly stop a minor cut from bleeding and aren't near a first-aid kit?
If you're in the kitchen, head for your pice cabinet and grab some cayenne pepper.
Since ancient times, this spice has been used by Native American for its health benefits and positive qualities. In the 16th century, the spice was brought to Europe, following one of Christofer Columbus' voyages.
It's easy to apply cayenne pepper if you cut yourself. Just sprinkle some directly on your wound. In 10 to 20 seconds, the bleeding will stop.
Cayenne pepper is also thought to help protect minor cuts from becoming infected because the spice has potent antibacterial properties.
And relieves pain
Capsaicin, which provides the spicy heat in peppers, can also alleviate pain, according to a British study. Capsaicin reduces the amount of a peptide hormone called P depletor that signals pain to the brain. Not bad, right?
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