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
07/03/2012: Sam from Portland, Oregon: "Absolutly true! Cayenne pepper does heal ulcers. As does Manuka honey and sea- buckthorn oil (the real ..."
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|Cayenne Tips||7 YEAS|
[YEA] Ray from VA: "Any time I am stuffed up, I add a little cayenne powder to my food and instantly my sinuses clear up! I also add cayenne to apple cider vinegar and water... that too is another good remedy for sinus congestion."
11/06/2010: Dan from Austin, Texas, Usa: "First of all, I love the site. Browsing through here has definitely helped my overall health and wellness and definitely cured a few ailments over the past few years. Next I would like to say that the most unpleasant feeling in the world for me is nasal congestion. I absolutely hate it when my nose is plugged.
One day, I awoke and couldn't breathe through my nose at all. Unfortunately it stayed like this all day. I headed to Earth Clinic where I found the suggestion to snort some cayenne. I could hear my mother's voice in my head questioning whether this was really such a good idea. I didn't listen to mother, and used the "it sounds the most extreme and must therefore work the best" logic. I started off by taking about 1/4tbs of cayenne and split it into two separate piles on my right and left index fingers, prayed to every religious figure I could think of, and snorted as hard as I could, one index finger into each nostril. At first it burned. I told myself to man up and deal with it and it will be fine. Then, it blazed. My eyes were watering attempting to put out the fire that was now in my nasal passages. Being the genius that I am, I attempted to wipe the tears with my hands. Turns out there was still cayenne the fingers I used to wipe my eyes. I've been poked in the eye, punched in the eye, spit in the eye, kicked in the eye, scratched in the eye--none of which compared to what I was experiencing. Frantically trying to rinse my eyes out to ease the pain and gulping down milk as the blaze had gone down the back of my throat I had nearly given up hope. I was convinced my eyes were ready to fall out and I had destroyed what was left of my sinuses. Ready to end it all I headed to get my rifle (or possibly some whiskey) when I took a deep breath through my nose. Sweet clarity. Sweet, sweet nasal clarity."
[YEA] 01/11/2009: Mak from Perth, Australia: "Dear All,
Most of us only believe something if it's happened to us or we 'saw' it with our own eyes. Cayenne Pepper helps me with my neutropenia condition (low white cell count) in that, it doesn't raise the count but keeps bacteria away and stops food bacteria from making me sick. I got those empty gel capsules from most health shops and shake a small amount in a dish and then fill about 1/2 the capsule with it and then close capsule and swallow with juice. Always after eating a meal, and it never burns and stops your food bacteria in it's tracks if you have been out for a meal and come home and your tummy is churning and you know whats going to happen!! Take a capsule as above and it won't get to the vomit stage if you take within 1/2 hour of feeling unwell. Only make as you need not storing them. Keep cayenne in it's packet till you need to make up a capsule.(Caps size vary, get small ones).
Also my husband cut himself deep on his hand and was bleeding bad, I said "at last we can see if that cayenne works"!
Wow we covered it and it was all red and like a crust, left it on for about 1/2 hour then cleaned and re-applied then covered with bandaid and within a few weeks he just has a thin line like a faint scratch. I swear by cayenne but even that amazed me, he said it didn't hurt but just felt warm.
Famous saying: Above many graves grow the herbs that could have cured those that lay below them.
07/10/2011: Barbara from Manchester, Uk replies: "I have neutropenia (low neutrophils), I have read on this forum that shark liver oil and lithium help, has anyone experienced and positive inreases.... PLEASE any advice would be helpful....."
11/28/2011: George from Melbourne, Vic replies: "I was taking shark liver oil for about 7 months but have stopped as I believe it caused me watery eyes, but I do believe it helped me with loe neutrophils. I also take AHCC which I believe has helped me tremendously. I also have a glass of honey with garlic every morning and I believe that has helped me as well for low neutrophils..."
[YEA] 10/30/2009: Matt from Millbrook, Ny: "Every winter for several years now, I would get awful nosebleeds, and they were very difficult to stop. Sometimes they would stop only to start again within a few minutes. After reading about cayenne on this site, I began to take it in a capsule, maybe three times a day. After the very first capsule, the nosebleeds never returned. These days I use 1/2 tsp of cayenne in warm water to make a tea. It's easier on my stomach and I feel its effects faster."
[YEA] 01/18/2010: Sybilg from Sainte Eugene De Ladriere , Prov.quebec Canada: "i had pain for years in my bones a month ago i started to take cayenne pepper capsules and i now am pain free.i continue to take 1 capsule per day. its nice to be pain free.i started off with 2 daily then i increased the dose 1 per day untill i reached 5 i stayed at 5 a day for a week. then i decreased then to 1 works well on the heart, diabetes, and diverticolosis which i have. a big improvement. oh 400 gram capsules they were."
[YEA] 02/19/2009: Nick from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng South Africa: "One week before I turned 40 I became very ill- flue like symptoms. Docter told me I had prostrate problems. Since then, urinating wasn't what it use to be! 2 years ago I met this friend who only took natural medicines, and she recommended Cayenne Pepper. I've been taking it in powder form -3x per day with luke warm water- and I can honestly say i pee like a 30 year old!"
10/08/2006: Elizabeth : "I have been on a regimen of 2 tbls of ACV and 1 tbls of blackstrap molasses 2x's a day for about 4 months now. I've just recently in the last month added 1/2 tsp of cayenne (1 tsp/day total) to my ACV and chase it with a glass of water. I read on your site that cayenne helps circulation and that was the primary reason I started adding it to my ACV. Before that I would cook with it and added it to my food everyday as I really like hot food. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with what happen next... The puffiness around my eyes (due to some kind of allergies food or airborne I'm guessing) and face is COMPLETELY gone! No kidding! I have a healthy glow to me now and the puffiness around my eyes that would make me look tired all the time, has vanished. The next thing I noticed is that my sinus' are clear, the dull sinus headache that I lived with for so long is gone and I can breath through my nose at night. As a result I think I'm getting more oxygen to my brain and body now and I definitely feel much more clear headed. I had no idea how much congestion was in my sinus' that I had just learned to live with. After ingesting a teaspoon a day for about a month, although results came within a couple of days, I look and feel so much better. The only thing I can attribute to the changes to is the cayenne. Thank you so much for posting this remedy. Makes me want to kiss you guys right on the lips! SMACK!"Replies
03/30/2009: Karen from Lawrenceburg, Ky replies: "This is a reply for elizabeth-I can't believe how well you completely and easily summed up a problem I've been trying to get rid of for years. You are amaizing, and your info is a blessing. I'm only 26, and have these horrible under eye bags that are too big, and darkness abounds under my eyes. It is terrible, and I believe it is due to the horrendous diet I have always had (it consists of a lot of margarine)! Anyways, I guess maybe I have bad circulation since the c.p. helps with that. I can't wait to see if I get the same results. Contact me if you want-apache_10[@]hotmail.com. Anyone else welcome too, to talk about dark circles. Thank you again! ~Karen"
01/03/2010: Karen from Lawrenceburg, Ky, Usa replies: "Oh, sorry, email is apache_106 [@] hotmail. com"
06/09/2010: Dylan Bobbie from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Hey guys loving all the information available :) i just purchased cayenne powder today at my local health store,and put a little into a cup of warm water but didnt seem to feel anything and didnt find it hot at all am i using too little? ive had huge puffy eyes all my life and dont know why. ive been to so many doctors, bought every cream available. does this really work for puffy eyes? also my nose is always blocked, have red eye too, so i think it could be allergies. i take anti histamines but get no relief at all. how often should i take the cayenne? any feedback would be soooooo helpful, im desperate!"
06/10/2010: Rainman from Central, Vt, Usa replies: "Not sure about the cayenee for puffy eyes. But, you should really take a look at oil pulling for that stuffy nose. I have had a deviated septum problem for 20yrs with chronic stuffy nose. Been oil pulling every night and can finally breathe through my nose. I can't say that I have had all of the success as other have had. But, the fact that I can breathe again will keep going at it. Not too mention my snoring is 100 times better (according to my wife). :)
If you are not familiar... start here. www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/oil_pulling.html
There is also a website dedicated to the subject if you do an internet search."
09/21/2006: Vince from Phila, PA: "I make up a plaster with cayenne and salt to cure muscle strains and pains. I wet a paper towel and sprinkle just a little of both on it, and apply. The salt is rough being crystals, and irritates the skin a bit, so I make a saline solution and wet the paper towel with that. The cayenne may irritate some peoples skin, but it is used for irritated skin, so isn't a big problem. I even heard of using it on sunburn.) It usually takes 20min to cure pains or strains. I once had a really strained back and leg. The back came from working under a car, laying on concrete, and the leg was sciatica from sitting on a wooden bench after it. My back hurt from my neck to my foot, and my thigh would hurt SO bad I could only walk about 75' before I had to sit down. I decided to do the cayenne plaster, and I was sO bad I felt I had to really heat it up. I used a piece of paper/plastic drop cloth, since I was going to add a heating pad, and didn't want it to dry out or wet the pad. I cut a piece to reach from my neck to my butt, applied it and heated it up. The regular plaster usually only needs to stay in place till the heat of the cayenne dissipates. I kept this on a while longer, and after I removed it the pain was gone."
09/16/2010: Fey from Hilo, Hawaii: "Hi I am a nobody college student. I have had a sore throat for two days and it has been hurting like none other. Web Md suggests warm salt water and that will last you some 5 minuets. Google pointed me here. CAYENNE pepper mixed with warm water and gargled appears to be the top pick and it is for a reason. 2 minuets after the taste of pepper left my mouth I was so much better. Try it, it works so well."
[YEA] 04/16/2009: Dan Rodriguez from Clarksville, TN: "Cayenne Pepper is the man!!!!!!!!! I love it. I drink it as a tea on a daily basis. When I have sore throat, I mixed it with H2O2 and salt and gargle with it. It kills anything that is not supposed to be there. I've got so used to it that I can actually placed it on my tongue and swallow it like candy powder. ( Don't try this with large amounts at first, you'll get a good burn) It is awesome."Replies
04/30/2009: Eric from Boston, MASS replies: "how do you guys drink it its hot as hell i couldnt drink a glass of it some stuff added helped initially but the heat was still there any suggestions would be great hot hot hot i used 1 tsp in 10 oz of water"
06/09/2009: The Hawk from DeKalb, Il. replies: "I actually take 1/8th teaspoon of 250,000 heat units with my breakfast almost every morning. What I do is take a small glass and just fill the bottom with white grape juice then put the pepper in. I have cheerios every morning and love thick cream, so I use that instead of milk. Here's what I do. I take a couple of spoonfuls making sure I have more cream than cereal then I tip the glass up and drink the pepper and white grape juice and immediately take another spoonful of cream and cereal. Milk products tame the heat from the pepper. What you have to watch for is that you don't have so much liquid that you choke and it goes up your nose. OUCH!!!!"
04/18/2010: Brenda from Salt Lake City, Utah replies: "I had read that milk, cream, ice cream will neutralize the capsicum and that the holistic benefits of the cayenne will be moot. Worth checking in to as you may be doing this for no benefit if this is true."
02/17/2012: Jake from Raliegh, Nc replies: "Mix the cayenne pepper with tomato juice or vegetable juice. It goes down much easier than mixing it with water."
12/26/2007: Barbara from Baltimore, MD: "From infancy through childhood, teenage years, young and middle adulthood I have always been blessed with excellent health -- with one exception. I suffered from one cold and sore throat after another. While none ever progressed to pneumonia, I would recover from one and then two weeks later feel the start of the next cold. Yet I have never smoked and have had excellent health habits. For whatever reason, about 15 years ago I started to take two to four cayenne pepper capsules a day. A miracle occured. Since then, I rarely contract a cold -- maybe one a year and not as severe as the ones I used to experience. I can't laud the properties of cayenne enough. Be sure to swallow the capsule with enough liquid and you'll have no uncomfortable effect."
[YEA] 07/17/2007: Patrick from Conowingo, Maryland: "Hello, I've been visiting your site for a while, but I would like to be added to the "YEA'S" on a few home remedies.
Cayenne Pepper for Sore Throat. This is how I first found your site. Nothing is worse than a sore throat, last year I had a killer sore throat with no other symptoms. After reading about cayenne pepper I decided to gargle it. Gargling a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in about 6 oz of warm water every couple of hours did a great job of healing my sore throat really quickly. However it was really nasty and made me dry heave a couple times. I just discovered a new sore throat yesterday. This time I am simply warming up about a cup of water in the microwave, adding some honey for taste, and dashing in a good amount of cayenne pepper (3-4 dashes). I am not gargling with it, because I'm just not good at gargling, So I let each sip sit in the back of my mouth a bit and then I swallow it. It actually taste pretty good. It's like tea with a little kick!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne. My wife has always had trouble spots for acne right on her cheek next to her ears. Apple Cider Vinegar is the only thing that has had a real effect. She applies it once or twice a day, with a cotton ball. Great results. We also just received Apple Cider Vinegar capsule that we can take to avoid drinking it. They are available at GNC, but we order them online for cheaper.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Sunburn. I recently went boating and got sunburn on both my ankles from sitting funny. When I got home both ankles seemed to have about the same amount of burn, however the right ankle was hurting me slightly more at the time. I decided to try an experiment. I applied Apple Cider Vinegar to only my right ankle and left the left ankle untreated. I simply applied Apple cider vinegar with a Cotton ball 2 or 3 times a day. After the first night, my right ankle was in a great deal less pain than my left ankle. I kept applying it to my right ankle and by the second day there was no pain at all, while my left ankle was severely painful and sensitive to touch. I stopped applying apple cider vinegar to my right ankle after about 3 days because it just didn't hurt. My left ankle continued to hurt until day 7 when it the skin started peeling. The skin on my right ankle did not start peeling until day 9. Everyone should try this to convince themselves that Apple Cider Vinegar really works!"
[YEA] 01/17/2007: Stacee from Rexburg, ID: "Wow! This works so well! I have spent the last 4 days in be with strep that even antibiotics hadn't seemed to help. I was taking everything I could think of to make it go away. My throat remained swollen and painful. After not being able to crawl out of bed for 4 days I drug myself to the computer and found this site.I tried your cayenne pepper remedy and it was instant relief! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I can actually swallow now with out feeling like my head will explode. After not getting any sleep because of the pain I am looking forward to getting a full night of sleep. Thanks again for the great cure! PS the cayenne also worked on the migraine that I have had along with the strep, so I had 2 cures for the price of one!"Replies
[YEA] 05/29/2009: Peggy from Blairsville, GA replies: "I had a horrible sore throat and read on EC about using cayenne pepper. I actually had some of the full peppers. I got of cup of water, 3 chicken boullion cubes, and a couple of the peppers and heated it up in the microwave and drank this. It gave me immediate relief. Tasted like chicken soup (HOT!!) It did burn a little but a soothing kind of burn. I have told everybody about this. I know you can use Hot sauce, but I wanted to use the pepper pods. Thanks to EC and everyone that is trying to use herbal, natural remedies."
[YEA] 10/23/2006: Gerry from Seattle: "Cayenne pepper cured a sore throat that had expanded and totally shut down all breathing including through the nose and mouth. I take 1/2 tsp of 90k heat units of cayenne daily in my protein drink along with several fruits and herbs etc. This past Friday night my throat became very sore and I could not swallow. The throat swelled and totally closed off. Breathing through the nostrils ceased as well. I put my fingers down my throat to give a convulsive reaction and try to get some air. My wife was going to call 911 and I waved her off. Finally after several tries to throw up I was able to get a little air. I had my wife drive to the store for some expectorants/lozenges etc. (the usual things we try).
I jumped on the net and found your site about the cayenne and gargle. I could not gargle so put 1/2 tsp of cayenne in warm water and sipped it down. The breathing started to come back almost instantly. After 3 cups of 1.2 tsp each my breathing was back to normal and I was able to sleep for 5 hours without any discomfort. When I woke up my throat was still a little sore so I drank a cup of "brew" 5 times during the day. The breathing was fine and the sore throat was gone but I still had some "cold" symptoms. After two days I feel great. Being able to take a deep unrestricted breath has never felt so good.I noticed on your responses I was reading some people say they "sprinkle" some on and it doesn't work. Others are afraid to swallow some for fear it will hurt them.
Cayenne is one of the best herbs we have and has many uses. I would not use less than 1/2 tsp in a cup of water either warm or cold it still works. Cayenne will heal internal bleeding and ulcers. It helps the heart and helps clear the arteries. Next time you have a cut and are bleeding take cayenne and "sprinkle" it liberally over the cut and watch it stop bleeding almost instantaneously. A great drink for hiking or driving long distances is about 20 ounces of fresh grape juice that you make in the blender and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne. It takes a short while to get used to it BUT you will not fall asleep at the wheel and it is great for extra energy on a hike. We have used it for years.
I am glad I found your site and kick myself I did not think to put cayenne in water and drink it myself when I was in total oxygen deprivation. A little trick to cut down on the really "hot" feel when swallowing cayenne. Take a couple of swallows of cayenne then immediately close your mouth and do not breathe either through your nose or mouth. Wait about 10 seconds and drink a couple of swallows of water etc. Also the "cayenne heat" slows down with each swallow until after awhile you barely notice it. Please notice that the store bought cayenne in the bottles is normally 5k heat units and some from health food stores is 40k heat units and some will be 90k heat units. You can also special order it up to over 200k heat units. If you are using 5k heat units it will take a little more to get the desired results. As for swallowing cayenne it is good stuff for your system and has vitamin "C" to boot."
[YEA] 03/03/2006: Kendall from Atlantic, IA: "This worked great, i could feel the difference within ten minutes of my first time gargling."