Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- African Bird Peppers
- Athlete's Foot
- Bloody Noses
- Cayenne Contraindications
- Cayenne Pepper Side Effects
- Cayenne Recipes
- Cayenne Side Effects
- Cayenne Tips
- Cayenne Vs. Chili Peppers
- Chest Pain
- Clogged Ears
- Crohn's Disease
- General Feedback
- Heart Attack Recovery
- Heart Issues
- Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- High Blood Pressure
- Inner Ear Infection
- Kidney Issues
- Liquid Cayenne
- Menstrual Issues
- Multiple Cures
- Nasal Congestion
- Nose Bleeds
- Puffy Eyes
- Sore Muscles
- Sore Throat
- Straw Use
- Swelling in Legs and Ankles
- Viagra Effect
- Weight Loss
- Where to Find - India
- Where to Find: Uk
03/14/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon, Uk: "Just a quick update with regards my father in law who had the stroke after starting on cayenne pepper (originally the ambulance staff suggested a stroke) A week or so after my first warning post my father in law had another stroke/funny turn!, but according to..."
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[YEA] 08/22/2011: Virgil from Nashville, Tennessee: "I have been taking two capsule of Cayenne pepper which I prepare myself. A day for 6 months, I usally eat a bowl of noodles to keep the stomach from burning, The only side affects I have noticed is a hot sweating feeling, sometimes my lips burn a little, I am 69 years old and work every day, I feel much younger."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 08/20/2011: Michelle from Las Vegas, Nevada: "I know that the cayanne can be upsetting to those who first take it.... But read the book left for dead by dick Quinn and it is amazing the results..... Ive taken it as a suppliment for years and once I took 2 pills 180 heat units and it dilated every thing so much that I had to lie on the bed and felt sick so thats not what I ever did again... Take a pill with food and you will feel a warmth come over you but not any discomfort."
02/16/2011: Kelly from Cinti , Ohio: "Hello everyone,
I would like to hear some feedback concerning using reg cayenne from the grocery store for medicine . I tried some of what I had and it was as hot as a firecracker! So, has anyone used the grocery store kind in the large container like chefs use, with a good outcome. THANKS!"
02/16/2011: Blanche from Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa replies: "Well, yes, cayenne IS very hot. The grocery store cayenne is fine. In fact, I find it is sometimes fresher than the prepacked capsules. A bright red color is good. Just don't get it into your eyes or even under your fingernails. And you may want to try a very small amount at first. Hope it works for you."
02/27/2011: William from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada replies: "Hi Kelly,
Don't use cayenne pepper from a grocery store. Odds are it has been irradiated to kill bacteria, etc. Then it is useless... Except as a spice. All the nutrition has been destroyed, like when you microwave food... Most of the value in the food is destroyed. You need to buy organic cayenne pepper. Check out this site, it will be very helpful:
Good Luck, William"
[YEA] 05/25/2012: Cayenne619 from San Diego, Ca, San Diego replies: "I been using brand from Smart & Final. Which is a deep dark red cayenne 2 to 3 times a day for 4 years. My goals is not only for health benefits but to block the sciatic pain used to have from (shoulder & hip) old dislocations. The reason writing this is April 17, 2012 was involved in an electric skateboard accident. I am 48 years old and was not wearing a helmet. I hit my head at 24 mph. I hit my head 2 more times while trying to stabilize myself before EMT arrived. Yes, I know not very bright without a helmet. The hospital did a CT Scan there was no blood on the brain. I received 5 stitches in eyebrow, sprain my wrist and took a layer skin off my shoulder underneath my shirt. My shoulder healed in 2 weeks complete with a new tan, my wrist healed in 5 weeks, you can't even see the stitches in my eyebrow. I didn't even get a black eye at all. I had a little dizziness for about my last 3 weeks with nausea and feeling of wanting to vomit. I upped my dosage of cayenne along with 2 plain aspirin twice a day. Today, 5 weeks later had a severe headache located on the lower back part of my head that lasted 2 to 3 minutes. Afterwards my dizziness had completely vanished. I feel 99% healed from my post concussion accident in 5 weeks. I believe it was cayenne powder for my speedy recovery for my traumatic state."
[YEA] 02/16/2011: Blanche from Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa: "This pepper is easily grown from seed where the weather is warm. I grow my own.
When it is a bright red color, I pick it from the plant, then, wearing gloves, I cut it open to scrape out the seeds. Then slice the pepper in thin slices and dry on paper towels. In less than a week, they are completely dry and can be stored in a jar. Then whenever I want to add it to whatever hot drink I am making, I just add a half teaspoon or so and let it steep a few minutes. You may like to use more or less. I like this better because I get the essence of the pepper without choking on the dried grounds."
10/17/2010: Katiew from Calgary, Alberta: "I have a question about using Cayenne pepper. I was just sipping on warm tea made of one teaspoon of cayenne and a teaspoon of honey to help with a chronic sinus issue. A couple months ago I received a burst blood vessel on my eye from taking aspirin. Would the same risk be present from taking cayenne since it also has blood thinning properties?"
Heart Attack Recovery
[YEA] 04/25/2011: Paul from Swatara, Minnesota: "I had a heart attack on 1/27/2008 in the early hours which is typical as is having a stroke or heart attack in cold climates more often. I woke up soaking wet with pain in my chest and left wrist, it didn't take long to realize what was going on. I got online and checked in here to see what other people did for a heart attack and found cayenne was the key.
So I took a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of room temp. Water (use warm water if you can) and around 5 minutes later I took it again. I then went and took a shower, got dressed and woke my wife up about 3 hours after I woke up. We then drove to the hospital where I got my only helicopter ride, they were acting like it was a big deal and time was of the essence but I felt otherwise. Anyway after a week in the hospital I realized I could of just stayed home. I had no surgery, no stents put in and am on no drugs for proffit. We take vitamins, fish oil, iodine/iodide, use full spectrum salt and eat organic whenever possible. I have never suffered from one episode of angina either. I also had low cholesteral which most heart attack victims have so DO NOT buy into you needing statins, they put me on them for three days till I got home and threw them in the trash. They will damage your body and not help you live one day longer.
God bless you all
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[YEA] 01/02/2012: Solomon from Whitefield, Bury, England replies: "IT WORKS! A Herbal Doctor (also a Naqshabindi Sheikh) advised my Dad that of if he were to ever recognise the first signs of heart attack occurring, he should take a few tablespoons of the stuff.
My Dad thought he might as well stick to a diet (HIGH CHOLESTROL) and take cayenne (as well as ACV, Cocunut Oil, Oil pulling using sunflower oil, red yeast rice as well as metabolism increaser tablets). After the 1-day diet, he went back to curries, chips, etc.
It's been a week, and he (who has chances of heart attack and yet eats curries), is perfectly FINE!"
[YEA] 12/02/2008: Tiger Dunn from Jandowae Qld, Australia: "Heart attack relief with Cayenne Pepper:
The thirty second cure from the symptoms of a heart attack coming on: One level teaspoon full of cayenne pepper into a glass of hot water and stir well. when cool enough drink down and wait for some relief if symptions persist have another glass of cayenne pepper the gap should be 15 minutes. If you are not near a doctor or help this will help stimulate the system."Replies
[WARNING!] 10/31/2012: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon Uk replies: "CAYENNE PEPPER WARNING- My 80 year old father in law recently had neck surgery to replace 2 discs that had trapped his nerves, he was becoming paralysed, he lost his bladder control and had to have a bag and catheter fitted, on removal the doc notice that his prostrate was hard and enlarged, We recommended that he start on cayenne pepper slowly and build up over a few weeks, the hope is that pepper should improve his blood circulation which will help his nerves heal quicker as well as de-clog his prostrate that was probably blocked from the catheter and poor flow, well he loves curry and all things hot so took quite a lot from the start, after 10 days or so my wife received a phone call from her mother saying her father had had a stroke! He was ok but it had set his recovery back (from nerve damage) a few weeks, when I quizzed him about the pepper he confessed to liking it and taking a lot more than suggested, (more than ½ tsp. 2 x daily) he just can't taste it like most do! It was a pretty hot one too, not a cheap store bought.
Any how, he has had 2 heart attacks and a quadruple bypass many , many years ago ( even though he is has never smoked and was a keen athlete! ) I suspect he is a little clogged up and the pepper acted to unblock him just a little too quickly removing all sorts of nasty stuff from his arteries and possible causing the stroke? he has resumed the pepper but at a pinch daily with the aim of increasing slowly over the weeks, fingers crossed this time, ironically cayenne is touted to stop strokes!
The lesson here is if you are just starting on cayenne pepper don't take the whole jar in one go! Build up slowly- its powerful stuff!"
11/01/2012: Kathy from Ontario, Nv replies: "OMG.... The same thing happened to my mother in law. I gave her tea with 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper and ACV and 15 minutes later she had a stroke! She is OK now but I felt and still do feel very badly."
03/14/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon, Uk replies: "Just a quick update with regards my father in law who had the stroke after starting on cayenne pepper (originally the ambulance staff suggested a stroke)
A week or so after my first warning post my father in law had another stroke/funny turn!, but according to the attending Dr he only fainted (on both occasions) and did not have a stroke, it makes me think the pepper lowered his already normal blood pressure even more or at the very least caused some form of extreme light headedness, this happened upon waking in the morning on both occasions. Anyhow he is recovering pretty well all things considered, he still takes a little pepper daily and he can now walk again, albeit a little wobbly."
03/15/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippinesla Union replies: "Hi Mark... Your father fainted probably because of the low blood pressure caused by the cayenne."
[YEA] 04/08/2008: Doris from Santa Ana, CA USA: "Had 2 slight heart attacks age 28 and 32. Scary one at age 34. Always felt so frail, tho ok health but high stress work and poor diet-sooo much coffee. At 38 yrs was electrocuted by faulty computer eqpmt, lost left-side arm use 1 and half to 2 yrs. During that 1 and half, at about 1 yr, strain from the injury caused a 30-second stroke. I watch clock, fully mentally ok, but was physically immobile entire time, couldn't breath, no heartbeat, nothing. Then it just stopped. I was SO weak always from then on. 3 yrs later married, had child, was always terribly tired. Read in heart surgery book about cayenne being able to stop even a heart attack while in progress. I take a pinch (1/4 tsp) cayenne in 4oz water 2 times wkly. Feel better with 5 minutes - energy stamina breathing is easier, circulation feels ramped up to normal. Still tire, not not as without cayenne. Never regained full strength or mobility from electr. injury but dexterity in fingers did return. Strength is still 3lbs., Best, not nearly so drag-out tired. Cayenne is great - in tomato juice or water. Only a pinch is needed. In V8 or regular tomato juice, cayenne goes easy. I put cayenne on hard boiled eggs, hot flavor hides well in grape or orange juice too. Has improved my cholesterol too."
01/25/2008: Jenny from Atlanta: "My husband used to take cayenne every morning and never got colds flu or any sicknesses. Cayenne is good for the heart, circulation etc and he got it from the Native Americans who take the extra strength (heat) powder and have a lot less heart problems. We used to make a shake every morning with cayenne, carrot ,celery, garlic and ginger. I can't say it tasted very good but he downed about a pint. Paradoxically he then stopped off at 711 for a flavored coffee -- ugh!"Replies
[YEA] 09/02/2009: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "My Mother was up for a bypass about 20 years ago. She's been taking cayenne pepper for years, and she swears it's kept her alive this whole time. She has hardening of the arteries, aswell. You can use EXTRA hot or african bird pepper too, although it may kill your stomach you need to take milk or cheese with it, to coat your stomach. She eats alot of dairy and butter in her diet, and she doesn't have the healthiest diet in the world but the cayenne pepper has done wonders for her."
Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
12/16/2010: Evangeline from San Jose, Ca: "i bought a book about the coconut cures, it tells in the book that coconut oil and cayenne powder mix equal parts to make a poultice. and apply to the affected area followed a coat of coconut oil several times throughout the day to speed healing it stop itching and it truly works. then take 100 mg of grape seed extract and a capsule of cayenne pepper with each meal till the hemorrhoids regress. i didnt know about cayenne pepper capsule thought it comes only in powder so i went online and found out about the healing cures of cayenne, my hemorrhoids was so severe that i was almost make an appt with my doctor but scared of surgery, i am healed no ibs or itchy butt syndrome, it works and i believed cayenne, i am taking a capsule of cayenne after breakfast meal everyday i feel good."
High Blood Pressure
[YEA] 06/10/2008: Gabi from Toronto, Canada: "When I red about cayenne at Earth Clinic first time I run to the kitchen to try it. I had wonderful experience! It was almost nirvana like. I was rested and full of energy. Since then I take it usually before bed time. I wake up in the morning without awful bags under my eyes and my feet aren't swollen at all. I told about cayenne paper one of my clients who is over 2 years on chemotherapy. She decided to try it. Most difficult for that lady are mornings (blood pressure is about 50/80!). Guess what happened? After 20 min we checked and her blood pressure was 127/73! We didn't check again but for the next couple hrs which are usually most difficult to get through during the day, she was OK! I got this idea from information to use cayenne paper as a first aid in a case of heart attack. Thank you Earth Clinic. If it didn't save a life it made it possible to live!"Replies
06/22/2008: Bobbie from Lowell, USA replies: "WHEN GABI RAN TO THE KITCHEN TO TRY HOW MUCH DID SHE CONSUME AND HOW DID SHE GET IT DOWN?"
11/04/2007: Boyd from Manchester, New Hampshire: "I had high blood pressure 165 over 100 i started taking the cayenne pepper pills from gnc 6 pills a day and the same day after taking the pills my blood pressure was 130 over 74 and now after 2 months of taking 2 cayenne pepper pills a day and 1 hawthron pill a day my blood pressure stays 130 over 71 hawthron and cayenne works both are pills at gnc"
[YEA] 07/23/2007: MIKI from HOUSTON, TX: "I began reading about cayenne pepper and acv after realizing the pills i take for my heart, high bp, circulation and high colesterol were not working. B4 i started drinking the cayenne pepper tea i could not walk a half a block. Now, i can walk for one mile and my leg does not hurt. I have had heart attack, two leg by-pass surgeries. My energy level is great and I just can't believe my leg does not hurt. I also went to the doctor after not taking my bp medicine for 5 days and drinking the tea 2-3 times a day. Usually if i go that long w/out my medicine, my bp is sky high. This time my bp was norman. I mean normal. I was amazed. I still take my fluid pill to release those fluids but I feel great. thx ever so much"
[YEA] 01/23/2006: Tameka from Glen Burnie, MD: "I have tried the Cayenne Pepper and Golden Seal capsules. I would generally take two in the morning and 2 in the evening. Worked pretty good. I also have tried the apple cider vinegar and that works well too. 2 to 3 tsp 3 times a day did it for me."
[YEA] Lisa from Egg Harbor Twp, NJ: "I luv to share this. I was told as a 40-something Af. Amer women, that I was borderline hypertensive and put on meds. Not good. I was falling asleep. Also no good to cut the dose -- comatose. A friend told me about a folk remedy - cayenne pepper. She said it needed to be organic cayenne- it's stronger, I guess. I am now over 50 and my pressure is usually in the range of 110/70. I do take a 12mg. water pill to keep me from retaining water also. I started with @1/4 tsp (of cayenne) in any liquid you want 2x a day. If needed, you can up this to 1/2 tsp but do this slowly so your body can adjust to the increase. Now I do watch my salt intake but I only use the cayenne when I have had a particularly salty dish."Replies
01/12/2010: Tamara from Boaz, Alabama replies: "Does anyone know if cayenne capsules work the same as the powder? Thanks"