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    Default natural blood clotting remedies

    does anyone know of ways to clot blood with out some chemical?

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    Depends on the severity of the wound.For superficial wounds then puff ball spore or cobb webs work wonders. I have heard canyenne pepper works but have never used it.
    For more serious wounds then your are going to need a clotting agent or use pressure points to control bleeding.
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    in one of the books about the War of Northern Aggression I read, floor was mentioned as a clotting agent, but I have no idea if that's accurate or if it works. I don't recall in being mentioned in other books
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    what the heck is floor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lute747 View Post
    what the heck is floor?
    my bad flour
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    oh...would corn starch work too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lute747 View Post
    oh...would corn starch work too?
    no idea. I have no idea if flour would work. Just something I read in a history book. My guess is the theory is flour and blood equals mud and clogs the wound.

    I know tampons and Quick Clot work; but that's the extent of my 1st hand knowledge.
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    If I remember correctly flour and later sugar was used in amputations during the civil war more as drying agent than clotting. It was used to draw moisture out of the wound or stump so that gangrene and infection causing bacteria could not survive.
    One of the most common means of controlling blood loss other than the use of a tourniquet was through cauterization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by militiaof1 View Post
    If I remember correctly flour and later sugar was used in amputations during the civil war more as drying agent than clotting. It was used to draw moisture out of the wound or stump so that gangrene and infection causing bacteria could not survive.
    One of the most common means of controlling blood loss other than the use of a tourniquet was through cauterization.
    You a Ga boy called it the "civil" war. Hang your head in shame sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mean_whitey View Post
    You a Ga boy called it the "civil" war. Hang your head in shame sir!
    LOL now MW , with all those southern gentlemen involved in that conflict how could it have been anything but civil ?
    I am sure our boys honored their maws and paws by politely kicking those northerners butts. I even read once that after a rather "heated" exchange with a regiment from New York (and we all know how well them "Yorkers" can use the F word) and while them Yorkers were skedaddling back across the field of battle our boys were polite enough to invite them back by calling after them to "yall come on back now ya hear".
    Now if that ain't "civil" I don't know what is.
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