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How to Stop a Nose Bleed and Treat Skin Cuts

Learn how to stop a nose bleed and treat skin cuts in the People’s Pharmacy Video with Joe and Terry Graedon.

Now that it is getting colder and the heat is on, dry air can make nose bleeds more common. What can you do? Here are a few tips along with some home remedies for kitchen cuts.

Here is one person’s experience with black pepper:

“I’m a huge skeptic when it comes to all kinds of ‘alternative’ medicine, because most of the time it’s just useless, silly and even dangerous. But I can vouch that black pepper on a cut works like magic!

“I’ve cut myself in the kitchen numerous times and every time I apply black pepper on my wounds they stop bleeding and there is no pain! It’s amazing, I can’t believe it works so good, but it does.

“People, I advise you to try it. The only thing that bugs me about this black pepper is whether or not side effects exist.”


No one has complained of side effects yet. As far as we can tell, it does not sting or burn.

If you love these sorts of home remedies and would like to share them with friends, colleagues and loved ones, now is a perfect time to get your holiday shopping out of the way. Here is a link to our store with Quick & Handy Home Remedies plus Bed Soap, MoM deodorant and People’s Pharmacy all natural Lip Balm.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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