What are Styptics?
Styptic herbs are astringent herbs that can be applied to the skin directly to the wound to stop the bleeding. They are also known as hemostatic or antihemorrhagic. They work by contracting the blood vessels and tissues to staunch the bleeding.
They work by triggering the extrinsic coagulation pathway that initiates the cascade involving clotting factors. These factors make up for the missing ones that start platelet plug formation. Together with plug and vessel constriction, the wound seals up and the bleeding stops.
What are the benefits of Styptic?
Styptic herbs are applied topically to minor scrapes and wounds to stop bleeding.