Do you have access to "Wise WOman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" By Susun Weed?
I recommend getting it. It covers so many things.
In the book she actually advises NOT to use cayenne.
Here is an exerpt:
Cayenne Caution: Although Capsicum is recommended by some herbalists as a successful in controlling postpartum bleeding, this fast-acting herb is in disfavor among midwives; some go so far as to call it dangerous. It does slow down a hemorrhage, but it also stimulates circulation. The danger hides in a false sense of security: Having seemingly aleviated the problem, the midwife tends to other concerns, only to find that the hemorrhage has returned with increased vigor behind her back. In addition, Cayenne does not contract the uterus, a necissity if bleeding is to be totally controlled.
For hemorrhage when the PLACENTA IS ALREADY OUT! Shepards purse is the best recommendation. 20-40 drops (of fresh herb tincture) under the tongue can stop hemorrhage in 5 seconds.
Don't use it if the placenta is still in the uterus. It can cause huge clots in the uterus because the placenta is preventing them from being passed.
I'm getting a Sheperds Purse Tincture made from only fresh herb (not dried).
Because Susun weed recommends using single herbs.
For retained placenta: Angelica root tincture. 30-50 drops under tongue
-Witch Hazel Tincture (10-20 drops) is very effective at stopping bleeding, but it does'nt cause the uterus to contract which is essential to stopping hemmorage, but it can help slow bleeding while the placenta is still in the uterus.
For retained placenta and Hemorrhage:50 drops of Angelica and 20 drops Blue Cohosh of immediate clamping and emptying of uterus.
For hemorrhage after delivery of placenta: 20-40 drops under tongue
Hope this helps!!!!
SLC vegan mom to 2 boys- &