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Cayenne Recipes   1  0   

Posted by Simone33 (Burlington, Nc) on 08/08/2009

I just wanted to comment that I know a great way of getting the cayenne down; pour it on cottage cheese. It goes down very easily with very little burn at all! I also add chopped eggs to it sometimes just to oomph it up a bit. I guess you could also chase it with water since this seems to be the rule here.

Replied by Edwin
Legaspi City, Philippines
To cayenne users. Lets just use the recommended dosage of using or taking it, by the expert. 1tsp for 8ounces of warm or hot destilled water, to be taken every after meal. So be it, to avoid over or under dosage, ok?
Replied by Kenny
Paducah Ky, Kentucky Usa
I agree with the one comment just take it like you're supposed to. I take a teaspoon 90.000 units with water or v8... Hot sauce in a bottle has sodium. (as does v8) anyway as the saying goes, don't be sissy, take it like a man.

Posted by Samantha (Portland, Oregon) on 10/17/2007

I found cayenne a great cure for pretty much everything some time ago. It wasnt long ago that I came down with a bad sinus infection, cough, and fatigue. I decided to boil water on the stove, and add cayenne(open 3 capsules and pour them in), crushed garlic(4 cloves), half an onion, and grated ginger. THIS COMBINATION IS AMAZING. It is SO powerful. The most vital ingredients are the cayenne and garlic, but the onion and ginger are also very helpful. Make sure and boil everything until the onion is mushy, and the garlic is too. Keep a lid on, but every so often inhale the steam from the boiling remedy.. very soothing! Pour it into a glass and drink the whole thing. It is very potent, so what I do is add honey to it and it really tastes like liquid food- like a soup base or something.

Another remedy that I use is cayenne tea- just put a tea bag of your favorite tea in boiling water, and add a capsule of cayenne & some honey. Since I have been using cayenne in tea, and orally, and drinking the onion ginger garlic tincture, I rarely get sick.. and when I do, I can kick it within 3 days maximum. Cayenne is also extremely helpful for menstrual cramps.

Replied by Dustin
Niigata, Japan
Thank you for posting the recipee..I felt very invigorated after drinking it. I plan to do it once a month.I added some freshly squeezed lemons(2) also..very powerful..

Thanks again.

Replied by Iza
Boca Raton , Fl Palm Beach
I just started taking cayenne peper with lemonade, the diet recipy, the teste is unplesante, so I thought I could take lemonade with a cayene pill and will be much easier. Then I read here that the body need feel teste before the stomach to receive the spice. It was a very useful information, thanks Ellen for that. This is wanderful side.
Replied by Jasonmchicago
Chicago, Il (usa)
I have figured out a VERY POWERFUL anti-inflammatory that works almost instantly. I take 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper in the mouth. Wait until the sensations start then swallow. Then I wait 2-5 minutes until I feel the burning all over my mouth and know that it is working. Then I take the following:

- Fresh Garlic

- Fresh Ginger

- 1-2 Ginger Capsules

- 1-2 Turmeric Capsules (high quality brand)

- Fresh Rosemary

- EVOO 1/2 ounce

I swallow this all at once and literally within 1-5 minutes the inflammation goes down. I can feel the muscle inflammation getting the effects of this combo. I heard that Cayenne is amazing for distributing herbal potency to where it needs to go. It quickly circulates the blood and I believe the "powers" of the turmeric, garlic, and rosemary all get going.

It has really helped me out with IMMEDIATE relief of serious inflammation more than any one by themselves or prescription drugs or NSAIDs or anything. If you want added benefit take a hot/warm water moist towel and put it on the area that needs inflammation reduction.


Replied by Peter
Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff
It would help if I could even find this product in it's organic form, and not from a lack of trying, is this another restricted item, why does h&b not stock it and I started to wonder who controls h&b and why would they sell inferrior junk, I'm newish to all this self healing, am I being paranoid when I start feeling some things just feel wrong, so many great natural products should not be this hard to get hold off, the ones I have got are fantastic but never easy to find.
Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
I always use the stuff from the spice isle at the supermarket. Otherwise you could grow some in pots.

Cayenne Side Effects   0  0   

Posted by Alla (Chicago, Il) on 02/20/2014

Hi Ted and all! I usually have low BP, but after I take a quarter of powdered cayenne papper diluted in warm water my BP goes up and my heart rate becomes stronger and faster than usual. I also noticed that if I take it in the evening I dream very scary dreams and wake up in the middle of the night with high BP and fast heart rate. Can someone please help me to understand the reason and recommend if I need to keep trying or stop using it?

Replied by Bee
New York
Hi Alla from Chicago

I do have high bp and I tried cayenne pepper and it did also raise my bp..With the things I read though it said it lowers bp ...

I am not sure why it raises bp but I guess that is because it opens up the blood vessels wider .. well hopefully an expert here will weigh in. Now I just sprinkle a few drops on food but am careful not to use it too much.....

Replied by Caitlin
Austin Texas
Perhaps you are allergic to capsicum. I can take cayenne but my sister cannot, and, it does raise her BP too; not so me. Everyone is blessed differently, so, taking cayenne might not be your body's thing. Cat
Replied by Mr. Ree
Try a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with a squirt of lemon twice a day...It will alkalize you and lower your BP..You may even do it three times a day if you fell you need it...

Posted by Mario (Dallas Tx, Texas U.s) on 04/10/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have been using cayenne pepper for a few months but I have to stop because it causes throat irritation. I like to continue using it, BUT I do not know how to minimize the condition. Any suggestion, will be appreciated.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Mario: 1. Maybe you don't need it anymore. 2. Maybe you need smaller doses now. 3. If none of the above, you can put it in capsules.
Replied by Liz
Boston, Massachusetts
Pick up some empty gelatin capsules (very easy to find both online or at your local Vitamin Shoppe), fill them with the cayenne powder, then take the capsule(s) with water after a meal.

There are companies that sell cayenne capsules but I have always preferred making my own so that I know what's in them.

Replied by Zark
Emerald City
Yes, I agree with Liz. Get a capsule machine! I bought mine online and it wasn't expensive. Likewise I bought 1000 capsules online on the cheap too.

Posted by Nate (Portland, Oregon) on 03/27/2011

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have been drinking 1/4 teaspoon of organic cayenne pepper (30K) once a day for the past two days. My stomach is fine and I feel great after drinking it. Although, for the past two nights I have been unable to sleep. My mind doesn't seem to shut down. Everything that I read states that cayenne should augment my sleep. Does anyone know why I am experiencing this side effect?

Replied by Try2help
Louisville, Kentucky
It could be that you are exercising to late and your body is still reved up... However you can go the alternative way and take a sleep supplement like melatonin or you could go to bed an hour early to relax your mind so you can dose off naturaly I would take a hot bath with Lavendar before I went to bed... Or another simple thing you could drink tart cherry juice it has natural melatonin in it I would add a little water and 1/4 tsp of vanilla... I hope this helps...!!!
Replied by Chris
Roswell, Ga
Cayenne is a stimulant. You must be taking it too late in the day.
Replied by Mark
Surrey, Canada
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Posted by Gulay Ersoz (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/11/2007

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have been taking one cayenne pepper pill a day with warm lemonade in the mornings for the last 2 weeks or so. I experience slight heartburn like feeling but it was not a big problem. Two days ago, I took two pills instead of one, and it was no more than 3 minutes after I swallowed the pills, I had the extreme cramping in my stomach, became very dizzy, my left arm was hurting and I felt tingling on my fingers and legs... Not only the pain was extremely bad, my head was spinning, I was having hard time walking in my kitchen. I was hot, I just wanted to stop the cramping and managed to throw up. Took two Tums... With the hyper ventilation and dizziness, I laid in the bath tub and turned the cold water on, (I was so out of it and unable to control my reflexes, I couldn't even take my clothes off) it took about another 10-15 minutes before the pain went away, and I actually managed to get up and walk around... I called my doctor friend and she asked me if I experienced chest pain, I said no. Other than that I had all the symptoms of a heart attack. Went to see a doctor, and after the EKG, I was told that I had a bad reaction to cayenne pepper. It was not a joking matter for me, as I was home alone with my 3 year old sleeping in her bed, I had to have a reality check. How healthy is it to be trying to be healthy???

Replied by Curt
Leesburg, Va
[SIDE EFFECTS]   The other night almost the same thing happen to me. I ate my dinner and then took my cayenne pills (2 of them). Minutes later I started to feel this pain in my stomach. It got worse and worse.... I thought maybe I had to throw up but I really don't like to so I tried not to. I walked into the living room and almost passed out. I laid down on the couch and went into a heavy sweat. Slowly the pain went away and I came back to reality.

Since then I have taken my cayenne pills before I eat. This has not happen again BUT... I can't help but want it to happen again. Even though the pain was really bad at first..... I felt great after the episode was over.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I red the terrifying experiences people have had with cayenne pepper pills. What I do is add cayenne pepper to my food or else to my molasses, ACV drink. I can only imagine that this happened because of the impact of quite a big quantity of pepper in your stomach because when you take it you don't manage to take too much as it just burns your mouth. But it is true... Trying to be healthy is quite a tricky thing mainly because you mostly have to do it on your own. I often wonder whether what I am doing is making me better or worse...
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Hi Francisca, I know the whole health thing can be a tricky thing! And sometimes you can't be sure if it's hype or someone trying to sell something about benefits, etc. I don't know if you've ever heard of Kevin and Annemarie Gianni but they have an internet show that is daily and is only 10 minutes long. They are like sleuths in the health world and work to discern fact, fiction, myth, etc. Their show is called and they do lots of interviews w/ very interesting people from all over the world and especially w/ those at the forefront of the alternative health world. Knowing your interests from all your posts, I am certain you will love it and find a lot of useful information on it.

Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think! I know I've learned a lot from all the various people that they've interviewed and whether certain foods, products, etc. really are healthy or not. You can also send in your own questions and they investigate and answer them as well. Best to you, Lisa

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Thanks Lisa, I will really listen to the show because I always have a lot of questions. Maybe they can provide me with a few answers...... This might really be a useful tip, thanks!
Replied by Ellen
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
The reason you had this over reaction to the cayenne pepper pills is because you should never take anything that tastes hot in a pill form. The body needs to sense that some thing as hot as cayenne pepper is on its way down to the stomache and the stomache is then prepared with the appropriate digestive acids to accept the cayenne pepper to handle it and digest it without any reaction. You may have been told by the people who sold you the pills that it's okay to take cayenne pepper in this form, but I will assure you it is not. Please listen to my advice or better yet do your own research on this and you will see I am telling you the truth. Good luck,

P. S. It is very easy to get cayenne into your diet and it is so cheap too. I put my cayenne in a glass of lemon juice which was freshly squeezed (and it needs to be an actual lemon, the fake plastic lemon juice dose nothing to help your health) and put a little cayenne pepper in and sweeten it with liquid stevia. It tastes refreshing and it is health promoting.

Replied by John
Johannesberg, Gauteng South Africa
My message is that in almost all cases of heart problems, the cause is a natural lack of Vit C which the med. Prof. Took 150 years to discover. Their Scurvy was just that. Dr Mathius Rath put us wise to that and how to cure AIDs.

This thread is to warn that ill effects from "Cayenne" would more than likely be caused by the gangster community packaging a chemical substitute known as "Sudam" or similar term. The more knowlegable readers would be able to give the correct name of this immitation. It tastes and looks like cayenne, beware.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
John, Thanks for the alert I had not heard of this contamination so did some googling and now there are two chemical poisons - the Sudan Red you mentioned and also Para Red. They are illegal dyes that should not be in food. The list of food and spices that are contaminated is still growing and they are sill looking for more. To think I recently looked at some paprika that was very pale and decided not to buy it.

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Posted by Amy (Southbury, Ct) on 08/10/2013

I found that drinking cayenne pepper using a straw makes it go down faster with less burn and it keeps the lips from burning afterwards. I also bite down on a lemon wedge right after. I suck the juices and eat the pulp of the lemon. This helps a ton if you have heat issues.

Posted by Dr. I'mnot ? (Beaumont, Tx) on 05/22/2011

I have been taking cayenne for 15 years and recommend it for anyone wanting: to lose weight, help with blood pressure issues, circulatory benefits, to lower cholesterol and even help with some headaches, help with stomach problems [(not for stomach ulcers) aloevera juice for stomach ulcers]. If you consume alcohol in excess your intestinal tract will lose some of its protection and will be easily upset by cayenne.

Cayenne can be absorbed into the system with warm or cool water, I would not recommend mixing with orange or lemon juice at first, reason being an incresae in acid can cause an upset stomach which would be blamed on the cayenne. If you use warm water with cayenne it can produce an uncomfortable burning upon exiting the body, with cool water it will be almost unnoticeable. I will take one tbsp (one tsp for beginners ) of cayenne pepper powder (bought at the store) mix with half a cup of water drink that and then drink a glass of water to wash it down. I can take it on an empty stomach with small side effects, but I don't recommend this for the beginner Good luck and to good health, Have a Great Day

Replied by Gary
Wauchope, Nsw Australia
[YEA]   If you have a look around on the net at all the different foods you will find the lemon isn't acid but is the highest alkaline food of all the groups and if you have a look at you will see that cayenne and warm lemon juice and water is really good for getting the natural fat furnace going. I have gone from 111cm around the girth on 14/10/2011 to 107cm around the girth on 14/11/2011 plus I have been doing 2.5 Klm on the cross trainer per day.
Replied by Abby
Naples, Fl
Could you please tell us how much lemon, cayenne and water you used per serving. Also, how many times per day did you drink this - once? Three times?

Many thanks.

Replied by Mellisa
Madison Wi
My experience with cayenne in my twenties at 6 capsules per day was that my veins started protruding out of my arms it looked as if I was a body builder even though I had no excercise regimen. My complexion skin color went from a white to a more cinnamon tone. My eyes looked much brighter. I'm taking the same amount 6 capsules per day in my fifties now for a chi blockage. Diagnosed by an acupuncturist. The acupuncturist did not prescribe cayenne. I'm taking it because I crave hot spicy foods and think that's just what my body probably needs.
Replied by B
You mentioned Aloe Vera Juice?? I take 1/2 tsp cayenne mixed with 2 tbs lemon, 2 tbs APV with 8 oz of water first thing in the AM, I wanted to include my Aloe but I wasn't sure if I should so I started putting 12 oz of Aloe Juice in my 150oz water jug for the day and drink my daily Aloe like that. Is that a good idea, or am I diluting it too much with the water?

Posted by Cristy (Dallas, Tx) on 07/07/2010

I have had much success with taking two teaspoons of cayenne pepper in a small cup of juice or beer (beer works really well--just about 3 ounces of it! ) but I have had unbearably bad side effects with cayenne *capsules*. About 15-20 minutes after taking the capsules I get terrible, sharp stomach pains, cramps, and gas that last for a good 30 minutes and have me doubled over in pain. It feels like I swallowed a bomb! I have read that cayenne should always be taken straight because digestion begins in the mouth, and the sharp spicy taste prepares the stomach to receive the pepper. For those fearful of the spicy taste, I vouch that I have a low "spicy-tolerance" and that when shooting the cayenne in a couple of ounces of liquid, the spiciness only lasts for 20-30 seconds and disappears completely. Not at all that lingering, intolerable burning we all know from eating Mexican food! Plus, drinking it straight gives you a pleasant head-rush and wave of energy. Cheers!

Replied by Kim
Houston, Tx
Cristy, you crack me up with your 3 oz of beer! From one Texas chick to another - YOU GO GIRL!!!
Replied by Teelight
Cristy I got the same exact reaction also after swallowing the cayenne capsules. 15min after taking, I started sweating buckets (yay! That part's ok) and debilitating stomach pain (not ok -- at all). But the episode passed after about 10 min. I came on here looking for answers and it makes sense that digestion begins in the mouth and our stomachs need a warning signal for spicy substances. No more hiding the cayenne in capsules, I shall open them up and dissolve in water. This makes much more sense, and seems to be the solution, thanks a bunch.
Replied by Deshawn
Las Vegas
[YEA]   When my doctor first told me I had high blood pressure and then he had prescribed me bp pills my first thought was I will fill the prescription as a back up but I refused to take them without first RESEARCHING natural alternatives. I chose powdered cayenne pepper and in the beginning it did raise my bp but then after 2 days it normalized. I love the results of cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp in a small amount of warm faucet water is what did it for me and continues to do it for me. ( cheap and highly effective but don't do it on an empty stomach, I did and it wasn't a good feeling. I felt like I wanted to vomit, my mouth kept watering and my stomach felt weird but only for about 5 minutes, afterwards I felt great) it helped me out again in a major surgery I had back in march, my healing was rapid and amazing. You do not need organic or any special type of water a small amount of warm faucet water and the regular grocery store cayenne pepper works perfectly fine. I don't believe in hyping others up with you must take organic and the water must be either this type or that type but if taking organic makes you personally feel better than that's great. I only paid $1 at the grocery store for my powered cayenne pepper and the warm faucet water was free it just doesn't get any better than that and I had amazing results each time. And please before any gets offended I am not putting down organic anything nor am I against organic I just personally do not help spread the deception that it must be organic to be effective because my results have proved organic is not necessary to achieve great results like mine.
Replied by Prioris
Florida, USA
High Blood pressure is just a symptom so should not be addressed. It is like addressing a fever by pouring cold water on a person. You need to address the underlying cause. Namely the infection. There will come a day when treating blood pressure will be seen as absurd. High Blood pressure problems usually indicate ARTERY health problems. Namely plaque and calcification. These need to be addressed. People who take blood pressure medications don't live any longer than the ones who do. They may actually die sooner.
Replied by Bee
New York, US
Hi Prioris

So how does one get rid of plague and calicifications?

Replied by Prioris
Fl, US
How to remove artery plaque: nattokinase + serrapeptase

How to remove artery calcification: vitamin K2 MK7 + Vitamin D3 + some Vitamin A

Posted by Wanda (Memphis, Tn) on 07/02/2010

[YEA]  Cayenne Pepper suggestion: I started using cayenne for weight loss but love the way I immediately feel energized when I take it. I like covering it with cottage cheese but have stumbled across another way to take them by making my own cayenne pills. I bought empty Gelatin Capsules at a health food store and filled them with cayenne. The easiest way I found was to line up capsules on painters tape then, put another piece of painters tape on top of the capsules. This will keep them straight but you can fold them. Hold them over a pyrex dish and pour the cayenne all over them. You can tap them down several times and pour more until they are full. It's pretty easy to get the tops of the capsules on and beats trying to fill one at a time. Watch out for breathing the dust. You might want to use gloves or just be careful to keep your hands washed between working with the capsules.

Posted by Doug (New Castle, DE) on 06/08/2009


My friend purchased some 90,000hu cayenne pepper. I started taking it also for health benefits and will be ordering my own supply soon. However I have a question. Why does everyone say put in in "warm" water before drinking? I think I'd prefer cold water, but please explain.

Replied by C
Maize, Ks
They usually take it with warm water because its easier to get accustomed with the heat that cayenne pepper produces if taken with warm water. It dulls the heat alittle and makes it easier to take orally. Usually you won't have any issues with taking it if it is in pill form as it would be taken in powder form or liquid form
Replied by Frank
Charlotte, Nc
[YEA]   Dr. Christopher says that you should use warm water because the warm water opens your system up and allows the cayenne to get into your system faster than using cold water. I took cayenne capsules several years ago and quit. Because of type 2 diabetes, my feet had become numb and I have pain and burning to the point that I had to stop my 30 minute daily walks. I started taking cayenne (1 teaspoon in 8oz warm water three times a day) about two weeks ago for my heart and high blood pressure. To my surpise after 3 days of the cayenne, I suddenly noticed that my feet didn't hurt like they had before. After almost two weeks, I am just about completely free of pain and numbness. I am actually wearing shoes today that I could not walk in a month ago. I read today that cayenne will kill prostate cancer cells. Is there anything this herb won't do? I plan to make my cayenne regimen a part of my daily life from now on.
Replied by Amelia
Limerick, Ireland
I take Cayene pepper in a small amount of cold water then drink warm water. I then take a spoonful of Honey. The burning is gone in half a minuit.
Replied by Frank
Perth, West Australia
reading the comments from Frank Charlotte, Nc ref: [yea ]08/27/2010 he says he received huge relief from burning and numb feet [perifial neuropathy] I, too, suffer with this I would like to know if his condition has remained in remission, as his post was 17 months ago. I would like to know how he is going, and if he has any further improvement in his health. I will start with the cayenne asap. Many thanks for your help... Regards Frank

Posted by Cecilia (Atlanta, Georgia ) on 03/06/2009

[YEA]  In order to avoid severe coughing while gargling with cayenne pepper (red pepper) in tempered water you need to breath deeply, hold your breath, take a sip of cayenne pepper, gargle, spit the mix and breath normal.

Gargling this way you avoid breathing through your mouth when you are sipping the mix and the dry cayenne powder doesn't get into your through.

Also, when the throat and larynx are irritated it is better not to swallow a lot of the mix so just swallow what is left in your spit after spitting the mix. It has worked wonderfully for me!

Posted by Muddythewater (Vancouver, Canada) on 04/01/2008

[YEA]  I have been experimenting with the ingestion of cayenne pepper. So far I have found that the easiest way is to have a drink shaker and a to ounce shot glass.

Add 1 Tbl spoon of Cayenne (maybe slightly less if just starting)
Add 1 Tbl spoon Liquid honey
Lemon juice to taste
4 - 5 ounces water

Shake for at least a minute.
This makes 2, 2 ounce shots.
you can have a glass of water or juice for a kicker, but the honey and lemon really kill the initial taste and shaking it up turns it into'more of a juice floaty spice in water that looks strange. I havent been doing this for long but I feel that the supposed health benefits outweigh the flavor factor.

Good luck! Tips and feedback would be nice.

Replied by Stormymarie
Columbus, Oh
Hey muddythe water, Vancouver, Canada. I like your suggestion of shaking the cayenne pepper with honey, lemon juice and water. I will be trying this tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes.

Posted by Belina (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico) on 03/12/2008

I've read about people having problems with Cayenne, Habanero or other "hot" chilies or sauces and as a Chef who specializes in Mexican fare, plus I now live in Mexico too, I can give you a very easy and efficient remedy to ease the burning from peppers. Also, it doesn't matter if the burning is in your mouth, lips, face (from touching it with your hands after handling peppers) or hands, it works:

Put a little salt on the palm of your left hand, wet the tip of your right index finger in your mouth slightly and dip it in the salt and place it UNDER your tongue (sublingual) in the tender area on your jaw and not ON the underside of the tongue. Relief is very quick, easy to do, you can do it anywhere (like a restaurant) and works for everyone plus you can find salt everywhere.

Posted by REGINA (N. BRUNSWICK, NJ) on 03/07/2008

I have been reading info on the cures of cayenne and I cannot take anything spicy nor even mild spicy. I saw where someone mentioned the pill form. I ordered alot,paid only 1.78 for 40,000HU.As well I ordered vinger pills as the taste was too strong in the liquid form. I'm going to see if this will help me towards my weight loss goals a nd I'll report back in a month. I'm starting today.

Replied by J0y0us
I want to know if the cayenne and vinegar pills helped in dieting from the blogger of 03/2008

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