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
03/11/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada: "Hi Jo, store bought cayenne pepper is more superior than capsules. Or you can try to get it from an Indian grocery store. It will be labelled as CHILLI POWDER and comes in 100gm, 200gms packet. Will not be more than 1 ..."
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|Multiple Cures||17 YEAS|
|Sore Throat||9 YEAS|
|Cayenne Tips||7 YEAS|
[YEA] 02/11/2006: Aaron from New Port Richey, FL: "Well, where to begin. I got up Sunday with a tickle in my throat. I was suppose to sing at church and by the time I arrive could not. By half time of Superbowl the sore throat an congestion had set in. Worked Mon, Tues and Wed thinking I could get through it, but after not sleeping Tues and Wed, I was simply put exhausted and tired of being sick. Called in sick Thurs, figuring I really needed to rest to beat this, since I had not been this sick in 5 years. Missed work again Fri. By Fri evening I decided to look online for natural remedies. My symptoms, sore (strep throat), hard packed congestion, coughing up the vilest green/yellow crap I have ever seen. Having diagnosed myself with strep throat, I search Dogpile with ("strep throat" "natural cures"). This is how I found the Earthclinic website, of which I consider myself blessed to have found. Under the "sore throat" section I read the "Penny's cayenne pepper remedy". I thought to myself, you have got to be kidding me. However, I was so miserable I figured what do I have to loose. So I sprinkled some cayenne in a glass, mixed in some warm water and gargled about 5 times (swallowing only a very small amount each time). By the time I was done I could tell there was something good happening. I waited 15 minutes and repeated the same procedure. When I finished I just couldn't believe it. My swollen sore glands were all but gone and the thick green/yellow was breaking up. I said "praise God", took a Melatonin (for sleeping) and crashed. I woke up about 3 hours later, hawked a few loogies (no where near as bad as before), gargled again and went back to sleep. When I got up in the morning I simply could not believe how good my throat felt, so I gargled again thinking if what I did makes me feel this good, doing it again will make me feel even better. However, my sinuses were still pretty packed and discharge still fairly green/yellow. By now Doris, my wife had arose around 6:00 a.m. (she had the same thing prior to my getting it and still had not fully recovered now almost 2 weeks after it started). I told her the above, she then asked where did I get the info and what do they say about sinus infections. We both looked at the site this morning and saw the info about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). We looked at each other in amazement, looked at the ACV on the top of the stove and made a couple of ACV cocktails for breakfast. Within an hour I had no more green/yellow snot. It is now 10:30 a.m. and my nose still runs abit but clear discharge verses the vile stuff previously mentioned. I simply cannot put into words how much better my throat feels. 12 hours earlier I told my wife the best thing I could use for my throat would be a knife. :-) I am still coughing a little but nothing like the 4 days prior that make your head ache and pound. Even sitting here finishing this script, I keep saying outloud to myself, "I can't believe how good my throat feels! I can't believe how good my throat feels! ..." I am a skeptic who has been turned into an advocate. The only thing you have to loose is sleepless nights and a smaller pay check. Are you with me??"Replies
10/21/2011: Rogar from New Bern, Nc replies: "The peppers work I put half a tablespoon in 1 cup of hot water sprinkled a little salt n chickin bouillon cubes for flavor and it works great- its like hot soup."
[YEA] 02/01/2006: Penny : "If it is too late, as in strep, it takes gargling with cayenne in water every fifteen minutes until it goes, and be patient, because it GOES. I haven't had a sore throat take hold in 15 years or more, though many have tried to start up, which also is a way for many illnesses to sprout. I generally will gargle cayenne in water at whatever strength I like and do it as much as I can until I tire of it, and then repeat every fifteen minutes, each time swallowing a tiny bit real slowly (not necessary). It only stings the tongue a little when spitting out, otherwise, no discomfort, you can get used to even the swallowing part when you see how well it works. I use the cheap Mex. stuff, but also keep on hand in refir the pesticide free stuff from health store. Cayenne is a miracle cure for ulcers and so many other conditions, plus aids assimilation of nutrients and vitamins. I will keep cayenne in water in the bathroom in case I get up in the night, so I can gargle once in the night if I am very sick, but if it is in water, it will go bad quickly and needs to be put back in refridge in morning. Afterwards suck on a clove (see below). I have never seen a sore throat that won't succumb to it."
[YEA] Edwin from Brooklyn, NY: "I tried gargling 1 tbls of cayenne pepper with very warm water for about 10 min straight and it helped me so much with my sore throat and cough."
[YEA] 02/16/2011: Kelly from Cinti, Ohio: "Thanks for the suggestion of using a straw! I mixed a tsp. of lemon juice(bottle), a tsp of honey, in 2tbsp of yogurt, w/ a pinch of cayenne(1/4 tsp. on a small plate to keep track of tolerance). Using a straw did the trick. The way I tried it before felt like getting punched in the chest. This way it is just warm going down and I can feel clearer breathing after 5 min. I also started burping quite a bit ( had a meal about 1-1/2 hrs. ago. I'll keep upping my dose and keep you posted. God Bless!"
Swelling in Legs and Ankles
06/14/2010: Firfightr3 from St Louis, Missouri: "I just started taking Cayenne Pepper (pill form capsule with powder) 40,000 heating units..two in the morning two in the evening.. Can you tell me how long before I should see some effects towards my swelling legs and ankles.. Thank you"
08/11/2011: Helpyourself from Houston, Texas, Usa: "About Tabasco recipe...
By taper off I mean follow the recipe for a few weeks, cut back to once per week and then stop and take as needed. Everything in moderation. That's how I do it. Don't want to burn my intestines or anything else and when I need it my body reacts to it in a positive way."
[YEA] 07/02/2012: Gareth Arthur from Northampton, United Kingdom: "Great site EarthClinic, what about a must have box of basics that every house should have and a list of wholesome foods to compliment them, when required they would hopefully be at hand, ie. Cayenne pepper, acv, garlic, manuka etc. Nb. My own yea! Was cayenne pepper sorting a tummy ulcer in3 weeks, no antibiotics needed, wow! Thanks to your goodselves and reader input. Gareth, northants uk"Replies
07/03/2012: Sam from Portland, Oregon replies: "Absolutly true! Cayenne pepper does heal ulcers. As does Manuka honey and sea- buckthorn oil (the real one)."
01/02/2008: Lisa from Southeast, USA: "12 years ago I finally got healed of an ulcer for which I'd been taking medication for several years. So when I recently began having that telltale burning, gnawing pain in my stomach, I knew exactly what was happening.
I also knew the whole routine...doctor's appointment, upper GI, ultrasound etc etc., just to have them tell me what I already knew. PLUS, they'd prescribe medications which my insurance will no longer cover because there are now non-prescription strengths of them available over-the-counter. Needless to say, I was willing to try an alternative method to save myself the time and expense. If you've ever had an ulcer, you usually don't have to have someone tell you what one feels like.
Anyway, I read somewhere about cayenne's healing effects. A week ago, I was up and down through the night with that burning, and all the antacids I could chew were simply giving me no relief. So Thursday morning I got up, got brave, and mixed a full measuring teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a teacup of very warm water and drank it down on an empty stomach.
It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected! And while I was warm all over and my stomach burned a little more when the fluid first hit that spot, the pain quickly diminished. Within minutes, I felt better than I had the day before, and as the day wore on, I continued to feel even better.
Anyway, I've repeated this every day now for the past week, and by day 3 the burning pain in my stomach was COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY GONE, even first thing in the morning. I'm continuing the regimen for therapeutic and preventive purposes, just to see if it cures my allergies and other problems. I'll probably reduce the daily dosage now that the stomach problem has subsided, but I'm a believer! And I'm a lifelong advocate of that little red pepper...this is news worth sharing!
Thank God for natural remedies..."
[YEA] 10/31/2012: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon, Uk replies: "Cayenne does indeed heal ulcers, Mine were caused after injuring my back and taking ibuprofen, the ulcers came on a few months after them, I tried cabbage, pine nut oil, oats etc. etc., these things helped a little but none of them were able to get me back to my previous perfect health, at first I was a little unsure about taking cayenne as I thought it wold burn and make things far worse, but this turned out not to be the case, The little jar of shop bought cayenne had been sat in the spice cupboard beckoning me for weeks, eventually, after months of ulcer discomfort I was forced to act, I only took about an 1/8 tsp. 2 -3 times daily, I noticed improvements after day 1, about a week or 10 days later my pain and discomfort had all gone and has never returned, I still take a pinch daily for its health benefits, it also cured my coccyx pain after my back injury."
[YEA] 07/04/2007: Bruce from firstname.lastname@example.org: "On the subject of acid reflux and heartburn, I have all but eliminated it after 20 or so years of suffering. I used to keep a large bottle of Tums with me at all times. The acid reflux was horrible, waking me up in bed with searing pain in my throat and gasping for air, not knowing if this would be the end. The choking went on for half an hour or more. Milk, more Tums, water, juice, nothing gave instant relief. Like magic, after about three months, I had lost almost all of the symtoms of the acid reflux and heartburn. You can cure yourself easily if you are determined. It will take perseverence and patience and will gradually go from bad to good in three months or so. Cayenne Pepper is the answer! Now on a regular basis I take from one to two heaping tablespoons of granulated cayenne with my meals. Not on any cereal though! Usually if you can start off with a litle and work up to a large dose like I did, it will become easy and things after a while will not seem to taste right without it. I am so happy I don't use Tums anymore and I don't have stomach problems. I would encourage anyone to read about "cayenne pepper healing effects." Do a Google search and you will be surprised at what you read about its healing effects. I get my cayenne from a wholesale club in bulk containers. I use Tone's ground cayenne pepper and it is about $4.00 for a 1 LB container. That should last you about six months or more. Good luck and remember, you will have to get used to the heat or it won't work. In addition to taking the cayenne pepper, don't go to sleep on a full stomach. Give it 3 or 4 hours before you go to sleep. Bruce N. Strnad"
[YEA] 10/21/2008: Gary from Mobile, AL: "I have been using cayenne pepper for years on food since I love spicy foods. Since I have been taking it as a tea my sinus issues have finished! However, I have found one side-effect that may not be a bad thing; at times about 30 minutes after drinking the tea I get a Viagra effect. Must be increased circulation? I am a believer and always take it with me when traveling."
[YEA] 11/10/2008: Rita Cachia from Melbourne, Victoria Australia: "Vision improvment
I have been taking 3 cayenne pepper caps a day and I cannot believe how i can see better. I am typing away without glasses this evening. My vision is +2.5 on the left and +2.00 on the right.
Also I suffer from a bad cocxyx (tail bone pain) since I started the caps my pain has halved. I read somewhere it heals nerves I think its true.
I am telling everyone about it.I take a capsule with everymeal.Its working. I had a brand new wart which became sore so I mixed cayenne pepper with a drop of water to make a little paste and put it on the wart. Put a bandaid on it and now its gone. Try it."
[YEA] 04/15/2007: Carol from OKC, U. S. A.: "...Cayenne pepper is awesome! My husband used it to reduce his weight. 1 tspn cayenne pepper in a 1/2 cup of hot water, 3 times a day. It speeds up the metabolism."Replies
12/13/2009: Ani from Redwood City, Ca replies: "Hi Carol,
You were saying that your husband was using cayenne pepper to lose weight. Did he succeed and is he still taking it?
Also I have a question for everybody: Does the cayenne pepper have to be a particular kind? I see someone wrote that he is taking 100000 heat, what does that mean? Thank you
P.S. I have been drinking apple cider vinegar and it has totally cured my arthritis. Miracle site, thank you everyone."
04/18/2010: C from Maize, Ks replies: "Usually STU is a form of measuring how hot the cayenne pepper is that you are taking, it is safe when you first start taking it to start with 30,000 - 50,000 STU You can buy Cayenne Fruit Pills really cheap :) Hope this helps"
03/10/2012: Nightfire from Danville, Illinois, United States replies: "I don't know about weight loss just yet (but if this keeps up, tee hee), but I do know that I have grown accustomed to taking it so decided to try the lemon, cayenne drink 'before' eating anything this morning and WOW not only did it ENERGIZE me, when I went to eat breakfast I only ate a third about what I would usually eat AND an hour later still NOT hungry and still energized. ALSO *ha ha* I found out yesterday when I took my lemon cayenne drink in warm water religiously through the day and got on my stay ball (actually on this site for a long period... Can't help it I'm aging backwards and 'hooked') that my shoulder which usually aches horribly (had torn the muscles in both left and right some years ago and never felt right since) HAD NOT GIVEN ME ANY PROBLEMS, I had only sat in a normal chair to eat dinner... Curbs appetite, pain reliever, energizer (also a never ending list haha, glad I'm half Mexican and love HOT spices)... No downfalls I'm aware of, better and cheaper then any 'Energy drink' out there (but don't keep me up at night : ) Enjoy the benefits pibbles (ppl) I know I am."
03/10/2012: Nightfire from Danville, Illinois, United States replies: "OH and pibbles just thought I would also mention that since taking my awesome lemon cayenne tea I just found out something wonderful. Since starting VCO I had gotten 'puffy' from the dregs, BUT I had also forgotten to take my awesome (bears repeating XD) elixir... So yesterday I took it religiously (like I stated) and had just noticed that sitting here with my lap board that my belly no longer sat above it (gah). My poofiness was going down and the lap board sat comfortably in 'front' of my shrinking pudge. Sooo enjoy your new found health guys and thanx for all the input I'm not only hooked on EC but from the input I see here everyday from ppl just like me who has suffered for years with various ailments (again gah) Peace pibbles!"
Where to Find - India
[QUESTION] 04/26/2009: Shobha Charan from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: "Cayenne Pepper gargling sounds impressive. What is cayenne pepper? Is it available in India? If so, would anyone know how I should refer to it locally, to buy it? Am unable to relate it to any of the locally available hot peppers."Replies
05/02/2009: Ranjana from Arlington, Texas replies: "I found this information about cayenne pepper.
07/01/2009: Monsoon from Pune, India replies: "Hi, This is for Shobha from Chennai. Shobha, Cayenne pepper is our very Indian 'Lal Mirch'. Red Chillis :) and sure it works
Where to Find: Uk
03/11/2013: Jo from Surrey, England: "Hello, does anybody know of a good supplier of Cayenne Pepper in the UK?
I am currently using supermarket bought cayenne pepper which I don't suppose is the greatest quality. I take a teaspoonful in a cup of hot water mixed with the juice of half a lemon every morning. I'm hoping this might help clear any blockages around the heart. I don't know if I actually have any blockages but I guess that prevention is better than cure.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks."Replies
03/11/2013: Northtexasguy from Fort Worth, TX replies: "You can usually buy the Cayenne at a healthfood store in capsules, a herb store carries it, a spice and season for cooking store should carry in bulk? Good luck."
03/11/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Hi Jo, store bought cayenne pepper is more superior than capsules. Or you can try to get it from an Indian grocery store. It will be labelled as CHILLI POWDER and comes in 100gm, 200gms packet. Will not be more than 1 pound."
03/11/2013: Carole from Bury Village, West Sussex,, England. replies: "Hi... Not sure how to help as I can't add specific names of suppliers in the U.K. However.... a quick google and several sites came up for powders/capsules as well as all the healing benefits of Cayenne."
[YEA] 12/30/2009: Taozen from Nyc, New York: "I had a gash on my palm and it was a bleeder. I knew of the Cayenne paste cure and tried it.I used aprox 3 tablespoons and made a paste after cleaning the wound with peroxide. I made a tight bandage of gauze and left it alone for at least two days before I checked the wound. I removed my bandage very slowly so as not to disturb the caked on cayenne powder. It was much better and I re-wrapped the wound after more cayenne. I added tape to the fresh gauze covering and went three more days and it was almost completely healed and the scar is almost non visible today."