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Home Remedies for Bleeding

Home Remedies for Bleeding

  1. Calendula-Marigold/Calendula officinalis
    • Stops bleeding from wounds, or from the scalp, mouth or gums.
    • For external use on wounds, scrapes, cuts. Antiseptic and disinfectant, while accelerating tissue healing and prevents secondary infection.
  2. Cayenne-Capsicum frutescens
    • Extract or powder applied externally stops bleeding in small wounds.
    • Speeds healing by improving circulation and has antiseptic effects.
    • Capsules or tea reduce internal bleeding. Useful for nosebleeds.
  3. Geranium-Cranesbill/Geranium maculatum
    • An astringent and styptic; decreases clotting time in external wounds.
    • Especially for bleeding in the digestive tract, including stomach ulcers, bleeding and diarrhea in irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease.
    • May also be used in excess menstrual or vaginal bleeding.
  4. Lady’s Mantle-Alchemilla vulgaris
    • Promotes blood coagulation and is a strong astringent for internal bleeding, heavy menstrual flow or bloody diarrhea.
    • Useful as a rinse after dental surgery or as a douche for vaginitis.
  5. Lesser Periwinkle-Vinca minor
    • Astringent/styptic for internal bleeding, bloody diarrhea or heavy menses.
    • Reduces bleeding from nose, gums, mouth or after tooth extractions.
    • Useful for arteriosclerosis and insufficient blood flow to the brain.
  6. Raspberry Leaf-Rubus idaeus
    • Traditional use to prevent or treat bleeding during pregnancy or labor.
    • Used to stop bleeding from skin ulcers, wounds, gums or sore throat.
    • An effective astringent used to treat conjunctivitis, diarrhea, vaginitis.
  7. Shepherd’s Purse-Thlaspi bursa pastoris
    • A strong styptic; stops bleeding from external wounds, nosebleeds.
    • Internally for bloody diarrhea and dysentery or urinary tract bleeding.
    • Used for heavy uterine bleeding during or between menses or due to fibroids, miscarriage, menopause or post-partum bleeding.
  8. St. John’s Wort-Hypericum perfoliatum
    • Stops bleeding from injuries and open wounds, puncture wounds, abrasions, irritated gums or hemorrhoids (take internally and externally).
    • Internally: effective for various kinds of bleeding or bleeding tendency.
    • Externally: antiseptic and antiviral, speeds healing of wounds, burns. 9. Trillium-Birthroot/Trillium erectum or pratense
    • Excellent for excess bleeding associated with fibroids, too frequent or prolonged periods, bleeding between periods or uterine prolapse.
    • Specific benefit for excess blood loss during menopause.
    • Uterine tonic; relieves pain in the back, hip and pelvis.
  9. Witch liazel-Hamamehs virginiana
    • Apply to wounds, cuts, nosebleeds, or for injury to veins, eyes.
    • Good for chronic effects of trauma, for bruising; relieves pain, soreness.
    • Stops bleeding, prevents infection, promotes healing in ragged wounds.
  10. Yarrow-Achillea millefolium
    • An astringent healing herb, effective for hemorrhage from wounds, internal injuries, hemorrhoids, after surgery or childbirth, nosebleed.
    • Internal use to staunch bleeding from lungs, bladder, bowels, uterus.
    • Specifically benefits endometriosis, bleeding from varicose veins.

Note: Other astringents that arrest bleeding include oak, bistort and plantain. For hormone-related bleeding, consider vitex, rnaca and especially clong quai to regulate menses.