Home Remedies Bleeding

While any excessive or unusual bleeding is certainly a medical emergency, herbs can also be very effective for bleeding from a wide variety of causes. Check out the home remedies bleeding below.

Traditionally these anti-hemorrhagic herbs are called styptics. Indeed, their unique ability to both prevent and arrest bleeding should make them part of every emergency kit. Botanical medicines can work speedily for bleeding from injuries or wounds. They are also very effective for ruptures of capillaries or small veins in the nose, gums or around hemorrhoids.

Several herbs are particularly effective as a compress, wash or lotion for these types of external bleeding, especially calendula, St. John’s wort and witch hazel. These vulnerary herbs also have the advantage of accelerating wound healing, while being antiseptic. Additionally, herbs rich in collagen-building nutrients, bioflavonoids and vitamin C can strengthen blood vessels to prevent excess bruising or bleeding.


Other plants are effective for internal bleeding as well, affecting organs that include the stomach, intestines and bronchial tubes. Geranium, lesser periwinkle and lady’s mantle are good examples. Excess menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (metrorrhagia) require attention and specific herbs such as trillium and shepherd’s purse. Naturally, any underlying causes of bleeding, such as hormonal imbalance, need to be discovered and dealt with. See also Anemia – Cuts –Menopause


List of Home Remedies for Bleeding

  • Calendula**—Marigold/Calendula officinalis: Stops bleeding from wounds, or from the scalp, mouth or gums. For external use on wounds, scrapes, cuts. Antiseptic and disinfectant, while accelerating tissue healing and prevents secondary infection.


  • Cayenne***—Capsicum frutescens: Extract or powder applied externally stops bleeding in small wounds. Speeds healing by improving circulation and has antiseptic effects.Capsules or tea reduce internal bleeding. Useful for nosebleeds.


  • Geranium**—Cranesbill/Geranium maculatum: An astringent and styptic; decreases clotting time in external wounds. Especially for bleeding in the digestive tract, including stomach ulcers, bleeding and diarrhea in irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease. May also be used in excess menstrual or vaginal bleeding.


  • Lady’s Mantle*—Alchemilla vulgaris: Promotes blood coagulation and is a strong astringent for internal bleeding, heavy menstrual flow or bloody diarrhea. Useful as a rinse after dental surgery or as a douche for vaginitis.
  • Lesser Periwinkle**—Vinca minor: Astringent/styptic for internal bleeding, bloody diarrhea or heavy menses. Reduces bleeding from nose, gums, mouth or after tooth extractions.  Useful for arteriosclerosis and insufficient blood flow to the brain.


  • Raspberry Leaf*—Rubus idaeus: Traditional use to prevent or treat bleeding during pregnancy or labor. Used to stop bleeding from skin ulcers, wounds, gums or sore throat. An effective astringent used to treat conjunctivitis, diarrhea, vaginitis.


  • Shepherd’s Purse***—Thlaspi bursa pastoris: A strong styptic; stops bleeding from external wounds, nosebleeds. Internally for bloody diarrhea and dysentery or urinary tract bleeding. Used for heavy uterine bleeding during or between menses or due to fibroids, miscarriage, menopause or post-partum bleeding.


  • St. John’s Wort***—Hypericum perfoliatum: Stops bleeding from injuries and open wounds, puncture wounds, abrasions, irritated gums or hemorrhoids (take internally and externally). Internally: effective for various kinds of bleeding or bleeding tendency. Externally: antiseptic and antiviral, speeds healing of wounds, burns.


  • Trillium***—Birthroot/Trillium erectum or pratense: Excellent for excess bleeding associated with fibroids, too frequent or prolonged periods, bleeding between periods or uterine prolapse. Specific benefit for excess blood loss during menopause. Uterine tonic; relieves pain in the back, hip and pelvis.


  • Witch liazel***—Hamamehs virginiana: Apply to wounds, cuts, nosebleeds, or for injury to veins, eyes. Good for chronic effects of trauma, for bruising; relieves pain, soreness. Stops bleeding, prevents infection, promotes healing in ragged wounds.


  • Yarrow***—Achillea millefolium: An astringent healing herb, effective for hemorrhage from wounds, internal injuries, hemorrhoids, after surgery or childbirth, nosebleed. Internal use to staunch bleeding from lungs, bladder, bowels, uterus. Specifically benefits endometriosis, bleeding from varicose veins.

Note: Other astringents that arrest bleeding include oak, bistort and plantain. For hormone-related bleeding, consider vitex, rnaca and especially clong quai to regulate menses.

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17 Response to "Home Remedies Bleeding"

  • Judy Marshall

    I had prolapsed bladder surgery twice in 3 weeks. I was told by my Dr. I have weak tissue and therefore the stitches are not holding. I am starting to bleed again because of sneezing and coughing. I sit all day and do not lift or strain. Is there anything I can take to increase the strength of my tissues to help speed up my recovery?

    • Stanford

      For bleeding in the bladder research Marshmallow Root Tea, Aloe Vera, and try to drink tons of clean water. Keeping urine alkalinity above 7.0 will also help. There are a few Herbal blends available on Amazon that help rebuild the bladder lining, like Bladder Q, or Cysto Renew

  • Perlita

    I want to know the quick remedy of why i bleed through my mouth & nose.. i did some labtest xray, ultrasounds & thyroid all the result is negative..whats my problem?

    • Wilma Balingit

      You should see an ENT specialist and ask for CT scan

  • Ramsey

    Trillium***—where can we find this medication

  • Dave Brickey

    Question, I am 63 and having trouble with my right eye
    bleeding. Retina Dr. is trying drops to stop my WET bleeding in the Macula. But the drops are for pressure in the eye and the other for inflammation. I need something natural to help arrest the bleeding. The bleeding is causing the retina to be pushed forward causing blurred vision. Your thoughts please.

  • Robert

    What do the asterisks mean after the name of the herb?
    Looks like a very valuable article.

    • Hello Robert,

      The asterisks represent the effectiveness of the remedy, more asterisks means more powerful remedies.

  • Parmodh malhotra

    i am 62year man passing blood scane reslt shows as under .small urinary bladder polyps ?nature. prostatic hypplasia grade 1. simple hepatic doctor giving me millefolium medican but no result.kindly suggest me i dont want to oprate

  • Sandy

    Where can I find these medicines. Please let me know. I recently had an car accident and my belt held my stomach so tightly. I just want to take some medicine if there is an internal wound

  • Rajesh dutta

    When I speak lound & harsh for long, i have bleeding in my throat. There are no permanent cysts.ENT & ultrasound reports are negative on anything specific ally wrong. WHAT DO I DO?

    • Greg

      Me too…my throat and nose are bleeding…and I dont know what to do?can you help me plsss?

    • Perlita

      I want to know the quick remedy of why i bleed through my mouth & nose.. i did some labtest xray, ultrasounds & thyroid all the result is negative..whats my problem?

  • Elberta McCoskey

    Bleeding from rectum. Need something I may have on hand. I do have witch hazel. Can not take it orally.

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