Styptic: Herbs To Stop Bleeding

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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.