The Power of Herbs for Preppers Series “Wound Management”
How to stop any bleeding naturally.
There are many synthetics out there to stop bleeding but what if you run out or if it’s not available? No Worries! If you get cut and its bleeding pretty good some freshly picked and torn plantain leaves will begin the clotting process,
Secondly, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a 8 ounce glass of water will stop any form of bleeding both internally or externally.
Sanitizing the wound: because of its powerful infection fighting antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Using a Goldenseal tea will not only sanitize the wound but also stop the bleeding.
Vervain is another powerhouse of a herb to stop bleeding. This is a traditional herb used centuries to stop wounds from bleeding.
A few other herbs used to stop bleeding:
Comfrey, Blackberry, yellow dock, Mullen Leaf
Echinacea Tea will help fight bacterial infection simply by using the cooled tea and washing he wound then flushing it gently.
Making the washes for sanitizing and to stop bleeding.
Echinacea: (Root) Use 2 tablespoons of dried herb and place in boiling water lower heat to a light simmer thus making sure it never comes to a hard boil. simmer on low for about 30 minutes. strain and press(this is very important because this is were all the vital enzymes needed reside always put a great effort in pressing your herbs and it will pay off two fold. Let your concoction cool and bottle and use as needed Ue as a primary antibacterial wash.
Golden Seal: Use (ROOT) 1 teaspoons of dried herb and place in boiling water lower heat to a light simmer thus making sure it never comes to a hard boil. simmer on low for about 30 minutes. strain and press(this is very important because this is were all the vital enzymes needed reside always put a great effort in pressing your herbs and it will pay off two fold. Let your concoction cool and bottle and use as needed Ue as a primary antiseptic wash.
Making a Wound Poultice to stop bleeding and keep wound sanitized.
Take tour sanitized tea (cooled) and take a sterile gauze roll an soak it completely in your Cooled Concoction. Secondly,sprinkle some cayenne powder ,Mullen leaf and Comfey leaf.on the wound and wrap with the soaked gauze roll thus applying slight to medium pressure to the wound but not to much as to cut off circulation.
The cayenne powder will stop the bleeding, the mullein will help stop bleeding as well as having antiviral properties and the Comfrey leaves will begin the overall healing process with minimal scaring.
For potential internal bleeding e.g. gunshot wound use 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne in 8-10 ounces of warm water.
Flushing the wound:
Very gently using distilled water or flush the wound as clean as possible when possible. Then use the Goldenseal cooled concoction to thoroughly and gently sanitize the wound. Once complete apply poultice and change daily.
Other wounds know as irritants such as bug bite be stings a combination of echinacea and comfrey can be made into a tea strained and pressed and one cooled can be used as a antibacterial wash and the comfrey will begin the healing process with minimal scaring.