Hemorrhage plant

A plant from African folkore has been tested successfully for its ability to stop bleeding. Aspilia africana is widespread across Africa and used traditionally to stop bleeding from wounds, clean sores, treat rheumatic pains, as well as bee and scorpion stings. Writing in the journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from the University of Nigeria and the University of New South Wales, Australia, explain how extracts of the plant contain demonstrable bleeding inhibitors as well as being able to slow the growth of microbes, including Pseudomonas fluorescens and Staphylococcus aureus.