If you've cut yourself but don't have a bandage nearby, you can stop the bleeding quickly with a bit of cayenne pepper.
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Cayenne pepper equalises the blood pressure and allows cuts — even deep cuts — to clot quickly so you can keep all your blood inside your body, where it belongs. You can either sprinkle it on dry, or mix it with some water to form impromptu gauze. It'll sting a bit of course, but it's actually a tried and true healer — so it's good to have some handy. Hit the link for more household health remedies from Mint.com.