The People's Pharmacy: Four crazy home remedies that really work

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Pepper to stop bleeding
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Pepper to stop bleeding
Cutting yourself in the kitchen is never fun, but, the Graedons explain, liberally-applied black pepper can help staunch blood flow quick. And this quick trick doesn't exactly take a lot of time to prove its worth. "Either you're bleeding or you're not bleeding…You'll know in a heartbeat if it works," Joe laughed.