Heal a cut
Some people swear by black pepper as a home remedy to stop small cuts and scrapes from bleeding. Pepper has antibacterial properties and also appears to makes blood coagulate, stopping bleeding. Legend has it that WWII soldiers used black pepper on the battlefield. The People’s Pharmacy acknowledges that black pepper may help, but recommends applying pressure as a primary way to stop bleeding; in addition, people should always seek immediate medical attention for serious
injuries that won’t stop bleeding.
Sources: whfoods.com; health.com; suzannebovenizer.com; peoplespharmacy.com; Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things; Kitchen Cures; Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Keep colors bright in the laundry
Are your favorite bright shirts becoming dull in the wash? Next time, sprinkle a teaspoon of black pepper over your clothing when it’s in the washing machine before you run the load. It will keep your colors bright and also prevent colors from running.