Cayenne pepper does more than add a dash of spice to a plate of eggs. Long hailed as a miracle-working substance, cayenne pepper can stop bleeding in less than one minute under most circumstances. The reason it works is because cayenne pepper reacts with the body to equalize the blood pressure, meaning an extra gushing of pressure will not be concentrated in the wound area as it normally is. Blood will quickly clot when the pressure is equalized.
Cayenne can be sprinkled directly onto the wound with no modification to the cayenne whatsoever. The cayenne can also be dissolved in a bit of water and used to saturate a piece of gauze that is placed over the wound area.
In addition to stopping the bleeding from exterior wounds, cayenne also works for internal hemorrhages inside the nose, stomach and throat. In these cases, of course, the cayenne must be taken orally. Cayenne also works to improve blood circulation, assist digestion, stimulate perspiration and saliva, and lessen pain from swollen or arthritic joints and limbs.
You will reap the benefits of cayenne if you include it in your daily diet. You will, however, have to eat quite a bit of it to equal one teaspoon per serving, but this hot pepper adds zing to a number of food items. Especially pizza, will benefit from cayenne, eggs, sauces, gravies, stews and anything else you may normally sprinkle with other kitchen herbs and or spices.