Many astringent herbs when applied externally to stop bleeding are called styptics.
They are also reffered to as antihemorrhagic: To stop internal bleeding. Yarrow was once known as "nosebleed", it's feathery leaves making an ideal astringent swab. See also Hemostatics, herbs that encourage clotting. Herbs with these properties are often useful in healing wound and cuts and should be represented in your herbal first aid kit.
Herbaceous Perennial :
This most famous of the medieval wound herbs is a member of the rose family and like all it's more glamorous relatives is highly astringent. Agrimony is mild enough to use for children and strong enough stop bleeding from cuts and heavy menstruation. Agri...
Deciduous tree :
Oak bark is a powerful astringent, and has been used by herbalists for thousands of years. Decoctions of oak bark are used for throat infections, acute diarrhea, and bleeding, and have been studies for use in kidney infections and stones....
Self-heal, Heal-all, Blue Curls, Heart-of-the-Earth, Brunella Carpenter-weed
Fresh leaves and flowers may be applied directly to a fresh wound. While self-heal is not so immediately effective as comfrey, yarrow, or bugle, it is a good herb to know about because of its almost universal presence and availability. ...
Perennial herb :
Yarrow is one of the best-known herbal remedies for fevers and bleeding. The chemical makeup of yarrow is complex, containing many active medicinal compounds ...
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