Use A Teabag To Stop Bleeding
Instead of throwing your teabags away, you can keep a few to the side if you have something that refuses to quit bleeding. Tea contains tannins, which are natural compounds that have astringent properties. When a teabag is boiled in water, the tannins are released, and the resulting solution can be applied to a wound to help stop bleeding. The astringent properties of the tannins help to constrict the blood vessels, which can help slow down or stop the bleeding.
Though, this doesn’t mean you need a boiling hot teabag to put on your wound. You can set it to the side and reapply moisture for the tannins to release again. Boil a tea bag in a small amount of water for a few minutes until it is fully steeped. Remove the teabag from the water and allow it to cool. Apply the teabag directly to the wound, holding it firmly in place. Leave the teabag on the wound for several minutes, or until the bleeding has stopped. Once the bleeding has stopped, remove the teabag and clean the wound with soap and water.