FIRST AIDa — On Set

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Healing tea

If you’ve ever tried to talk to camera while wielding a large chef’s knife, you’d know that it’s easy to mistake your finger for a piece of produce. You might also know that thumb wounds seem to bleed disproportionately to the severity of the cut. At least we found that out on set at Ask Aida, Season 2.

It was Shoot Day One and all was going as smoothly as ever, until poor Aida missed the preserved lemon and got her thumb instead. Ever the trooper, she wanted to patch and get back into action, but her thumb was not cooperating. I immediately thought of liquid bandage, but it turns out that stuff doesn’t work well on cuts that are still bleeding. The first aid kit had clotting spray, but that failed as well.

Producer Matt applied pressure, but all that did was make it hurt even worse. It wasn’t until a crew member suggested a wet tea bag that we found our solution. Who knew? Apparently the tannic acid in tea is a natural coagulant. It’s a common remedy after getting wisdom teeth pulled or for problematic cuts on pets. For all that we know about food, our ‘food as first aid knowledge is pretty light! Learn something new every day — particularly on set.

- FN Fay, Program Manager

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Comments (16)

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    I wish Aida and her thumb a speedy recovery! Who knew that tea bags had a secret life as a natural coagulant…Makes me wonder how many other everyday foods I have in my cabinets are living a double life!

  2. Dear Aida, Please tell me how do I
    season or “clean” an iron pan? The pan is quite rusty – I need your help. Thankyou – Connie

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      She took everyday spices easily found in the normal store and combined them to make the meal extraordinary. The only thing the same is North Africa.

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