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Cayenne pepper powder

17/09/2012

If you only master one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It’s more powerful than any other. ~Dr Richard Schulze

Cayenne pepper powder is inexpensive and the benefits are invaluable. It contains capsaicin. The amount of capsaicin is measured in heat units (HU).

A homemade tincture is easy to carry around and may provide an on-the-spot remedy for heart attack when away from home.

Cayenne powder serves as a general tonic and medicine. Ingesting cayenne daily clears clogged arteries while strengthening the whole cardiovascular system and the heart. One-half to a full cup of water can be used for to mix a half or full teaspoon of cayenne that can be quickly gulped. Allowing the heat to permeate is part of cayenne’s therapeutic value.

It is an aid for digestion and elimination which can help heal haemorrhoids and ulcers.

Cayenne studies have demonstrated an 80% reduction of prostate cancers in mice and in human prostate cancer cells in cultures. The capsaicin in cayenne actually creates accelerated cancer cell apophasis, or cellular self destruction.

Cayenne pepper contains many beneficial phytochemicals, extremely bio-available vitamins  C  and E, and minerals, including magnesium. It cleans the blood, allowing hormonal signals to make their way unimpeded through your system and enhancing the immune system.

You can stop a heart attack with cayenne pepper. The Cayenne pepper must be at least 90,000 HU to stop a heart attack. If the person is conscious, mix 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder in a glass of warm water and give it to the person to drink. If the person is unconscious then the recommendation is to use a cayenne tincture, again of at least 90,000 HU, and put a couple of full droppers underneath the tongue.

Cayenne Pepper has a stimulating effect upon the body, it speeds circulation causing it to enhance digestion as well as absorption. Therefore it can enhance or increase the effectiveness of practically any herbal formula. In fact it is used in formulas for arthritis, various female complaints, infections, heart or circulatory issues, laxatives, diuretics, ulcers, thyroid issues etc.

Cayenne has at least 26 different nutrients: minerals such as Zinc, Selenium, Calcium, and Magnesium. It contains vitamins A and C. Additionally it boasts “crude fibre” and “dietary fibre,” as well as Carbohydrates.

Cayenne is full of potassium, which is a key nutrient for the heart. Cayenne feeds the heart its desired nutrition and has a stimulating effect on the blood. It’s known to thin blood clots, improve circulation, and reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Cultures that use cayenne pepper have reduced heart attack levels, and would have even further reduced levels if they also followed a vegetarian diet. Heart disease is the number one killer. It’s odd that the solution is simple yet unknown.

Cayenne pepper helps avoid stomach aches, gas and cramps. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine recommends cayenne pepper for digestion as it stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva. Cayenne pepper improves the effectiveness of other herbs.

Topical application of cayenne pepper causes irritation in the applied area; thus, it helps distract the nerves from joint pains due to arthritis.

Cayenne added to water can be used to gargle with, to cure sore throats.

The active ingredient is capsaicin, which gives the herb its characteristic heat. The capsaicin stimulates secretions, which helps to clear the mucus from nose and lungs by clearing the sinuses and causing sweating. Cayenne pepper added tea is good for colds and flu.

When any body part is sick, the blood flow to that area is usually affected. Cayenne helps to remove that blockage and stimulates the blood flow so that the vitamins are properly delivered to all areas of the body and waste is removed.

Cayenne reduces cholesterol levels in the blood, and helps to dissolve fibrin which causes formation of blood clots and it reduces triglyceride levels.

Smelling cayenne helps cure headaches. Topical application of capsaicin also helps to relieve them.

Cayenne pepper is a source of beta-carotene which is helpful in reducing symptoms of asthma.

Vitamin A, or beta-carotene, in cayenne pepper, gives protection against invading pathogens by helping the development of healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passage, lungs and urinary tracts, thereby giving immunity to infections.

When added to food, cayenne helps weight loss due to aiding proper digestion. It also reduces excess appetite due to mal-absorption.

Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that has the ability to prevent ulcers.

Beta-carotene contained in cayenne pepper works as an antioxidant that prevents or repairs the damages caused by free radicals, helping prevent arteriosclerosis and colon cancer.

Cayenne pepper is effective in relieving diabetic complications like nerve damage and heart disease. It gives temporary relief of pain from psoriasis, herpes zoster, neuralgia, and toothache.

Cayenne tincture stops bleeding, takes away the pain of arthritis, opens the breathing passages in asthmatics, revives people who are unconscious, alleviates chest pain due to heart disease, improves circulation to local areas and works all sorts of additional wonders.

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