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Cayenne Health Benefits and Optimal Dosage For Best Results

| Modified on Oct 04, 2021

A-Fib
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 02/07/2021
5 out of 5 stars

D, want to compliment you on this e mail. I am usually beating you about the head and shoulders for deleting one of my posts. I learned of Cayenne's properties when 30 years ago, I read a book by a N.C. country doctor who said it will save your life if you have a heart attack or stroke. I then bought a bottle of Cayenne Extract and it has gotten me out of lots of jams and also once almost killed me. All know my AFIB story and how I use cayenne to get out. One time it did not get me out and after several hours with my pulse still at 200, my Tractor Driver called 911. They then are required to do the IV thing on the way to the ER. When I got there these folks had to save me from no pulse. My Cayenne and their IV had shut my heart down. My advice to all is to buy you a dropper bottle of Cayenne Extract and keep it with you at all times. ATS ====ORH====


Cayenne Contraindications
Posted by sandrasteam (florida) on 02/07/2021

Question - will the cayenne pepper thin a persons blood? My husband takes a baby aspirin a day.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Nan (OR) on 02/07/2021

Your post was so encouraging. I've had eczema in my ears for over 20 years - constant awful itching and scaling. You mentioned cayenne for eczema. Is that helped by ingesting it? Surely not applying it topically (ouch). Would appreciate knowing, if possible. Thank you.


Cayenne Tips
Posted by Pat (Florida) on 09/20/2020

If you find your stomach upset, quickly take a charcoal capsule (or two) and it will probably subside very quickly. I ate way too much curry one day, my stomach went berserk - I took 2 charcoal tablets - discomfort gone in minutes!


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Pat (Florida) on 09/20/2020

Winnie, You want mucous to come out - that's a very good thing. Sounds like the cayenne is working to me.


Heart Attack Recovery
Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 09/19/2020

KATIE, ORH here, and you are giving good advice. I have carried Cayanne Extract in my gun bag for some 20 years and only in the last few years have had to use it when my pulse got over 180 and they wanted to put me in the ER. From your post, your problem is pluggage. EDTA Chelation will take care of your problem. My problem is electrical and my crimped Vagus vein prevents an ablation. So I take supplements and a blood thinner. Stopped the other rot gut Rx that makes you fell so bad. If you are not familiar with EDTA Chleation, then research and make a decision. I have had close to 100 and had no plaque around my heart at age 77. Did not plan on this electrical thing. I have lived a full life and still above ground. The Lord calls the shots. ====ORH====


Heart Attack Recovery
Posted by Katie (Bellingham, Wa) on 09/18/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I had a heart attack 3 years ago [2 stents inserted]. I had slacked off on the Pauling protocol that I had been using after I stopped meds a few months after the heart attack, and last Christmas day I got the same pain and sweaty feeling as when my heart attack happened.

I put 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper in a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, drank it, and in 5 minutes was back to normal. I am careful now to maintain the Linus Pauling protocol. No further problems. Saved $100,000 that my first heart attack cost. This remedy was given by Dr. Daniels of turpentine remedy fame.

Colds and Flu
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Why cayenne beats colds and flu:

Lithium is antivirul. Nightshade vegetables tend to bioaccumulate lithium. Cayenne is a nightshade.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11071016/

https://healthfully.com/foods-high-in-lithium-12681722.html


Erectile Dysfunction, Energy, Cuts
Posted by Frank (Maryland) on 03/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I have taken cayenne for over 10 years. Great for energy, ED and overall health. Used in my mouth for bleeding after getting a tooth pulled. Put cayenne powder right on the hole and the bleeding stopped. Also used it on cuts many times. Burns for a few minutes but works.


Cayenne Tips
Posted by Cindy (Illinois. USA) on 09/10/2019 339 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Holy moly! OK, I switched to a shot glass to get it over with faster. 1/4 to 1/2 tsp in just that little bit of warm water and toss it back. If you're up to a whole teaspoon, I would suggest tossing back two shots of 1/2 each but I haven't gotten that far yet. The shot glass is so, so, SOOO much easier than tea and a straw with the hotter versions of cayenne. I could toss back these shots all day and I'm a monumental WUSS when it comes to hot stuff and this cayenne is rated 130,000. WAY hotter than the wussy 30k I used to use as tea. I was afraid I couldn't get this stuff down more than a tiny bit at a time but no MORE! WOOHOO!! I would liken it to using a straw because all the hot is at the back of the throat and dissipates very quickly. Particularly on one little sore spot that I have and that didn't burn near as much as it did yesterday. Also, you can fix up a shot and dip your finger in it, put it in your nose and sniff it off and up into your nose several times. Works very well. And if you tilt your head back and to the sides, it will get all up in the various sinus cavities. You should definitely google the "sinus cavity" images because, all together, they're HUGE! And all over the place in your head.


Wounds
Posted by Mike (Hilton Head, Sc) on 08/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Had a 3/4 inch gash in my palm where the fat cells were protruding. Cleaned with alcohol (only stung for about 4 seconds), then poured on Cayenne (which barely burned), then bandaged and it is no longer bleeding and seems to be in great shape. Thanks to all for saving me $1000+ at the ER.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Priscilla (Birmingham, Al) on 04/11/2018

Have you been tested for Mitral Valve Prolapse? I had similar symptoms when I was 21. Rapid heart beat at night, low normal blood pressure, as well as dizziness when I got up too fast. The cardiologist did many heart tests, including a holter monitor. He diagnosed me withe ( totally benign ) MVP, and put me on Beta blocker ( for a short period. ). Once I knew it was harmless, I learned how to do biofeedback for the rare times it bothered me, went of Beta blocker. The key was a correct diagnosis. I slept better, also. My BP naturally runs low normal.

So, I suggest stopping the cayenne, and consulting an MD if these issues continue. It may just be the cayenne.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Whisperingsage (N California) on 03/31/2018 47 posts

I'm taking it Because it makes mucous. I have a refractory ( means stubborn) duodenal ulcer. Since 2009. I've tried 50 herbs at least. And on all nutrients. Negative for H pylori. Several tests, always negative. So taking carnosine, GLA, krill oil, E, and cayenne. Read recommend for taking it in mouth and letting senses feel. Then take milk and wet it all down and swallow. But it makes me sleepy.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Whisperingsage (N California) on 03/31/2018 47 posts

Look up Dr Coca's Pulse Test. It's a free PDF. You may be sensitive and need not to take it.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Whisperingsage (N California) on 03/31/2018 47 posts

I read an article for that saying it has to go through the mouth first. Yeah, I wasn't thrilled, but if it helps me, I take my burning medicine, so far no cramps, but burning in mouth.


Cayenne Contraindications
Posted by Whisperingsage (Northern Ca) on 03/14/2018 47 posts

You have a lot going on and a lot of meds that could be messing you up. Lasix ALONE will cause mineral deficiencies, not just potassium, it throws all of them out. First, go to Youtube and watch Dead Doctors Don't Lie by Joel Wallach, and Somebody Needs to go To Jail, by Joel Wallach. That should get you a good footing. If you get junk mail vitamin Catalogues, save one and read it. It's like a little encyclopedia on what nutrients do. And no it's not all BS. That's how I started and years later got straight A's in Anatomy and physiology (two 5 unit classes) and biology, and organic chemistry. Because I already had a good foundation from understanding the vitamins and minerals and fatty acids, so those classes were just building on what I already knew. (I'm a nurse now, and MOST nurses I have worked with did not have that detailed knowledge and ordered the useless OTC supplements for house stock because of their lack of understanding, (E for example, has to be the natural form to be usable by the body, otherwise it is just going into the toilet. But she didn't know. I had to explain to a veteran nurse my first year out of school.)Anyway, you don't have to buy Wallach's products but you DO have to learn about the nutrients and make sure you get your 90 essentials including your 60 minerals. (Cheat sheet, I found a knock off brand called Tropical Oasis for $20, vs his $70) Compare the labels, know how to read your labels. He also has a book called Let's Play Doctor where he teaches people how to be responsible for their own health.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Sindee (San Diego) on 06/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne is used in India for thousands of years and midwives use it to stop bleeding as Schrimsh from Seffner, Florida testified to in her post from 2010. I use cayenne in my buttermilk with a pinch of salt to make a drink in hot summer days in our valley (runs around 100 degrees for days), a good side-effect my blood has thinned out so no more heart problems in over 12 years and in winter no more cold feet and numb fingers.

I gargle with cayenne at the first onset of scratchy-sore throat and haven't had a cold or flu in years.


Cayenne Contraindications
Posted by Unsure (Northridge, Ca.) on 03/31/2017
0 out of 5 stars

Has anyone mixed cayenne pepper capsules with butcher's broom capsules? About a month ago, I started taking herbal supplements to not only improve my poor circulation, but also help with my 9 year edema issues. I have been on prescription diuretics from various doctors. None of them were getting to the root of the matter so I started taking at first Dandelion leaf capsules. No difference, then the parsley leaf with the cayenne capsules. (only one in the a.m. & then one in the p.m.) I am on heartburn medication also. I did notice some differences with the swelling of my ankles with the parsley. But I finished the bottle & started yesterday on the butchers broom.

Now I'm having chest pain like squeezing/sharp only on the left side of chest. But it comes & goes. When I take the cayenne & butchers broom capsules in the a.m. I don't have the chest pain.? Why only at night? I'm also on high blood pressure Prescription meds, also on high cholresterol, lasix, one for joint pain, one for thyroid, I just read an article that says don't take butchers broom if you have high blood pressure! I also am experiencing back of head pain but it to subsided. I'm done with the butchers broom! Will order the apple cider vinegar capsules next.

Will let you know how that goes!

Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/10/2016

Dear Winnie,

Perhaps the cayenne is cleaning something out, thus the mucous. Or perhaps the remedy doesn't agree with you personally.

I would take a few days off and see if the symptoms stop. If you resume the remedy, you might want to take less.

~Mama to Many~


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Winnie (Nairobi) on 12/10/2016

I started using cayenne pepper for my blood pressure 2 days ago and I have noticed that my stool has mucus. Is this a cause for alarm?

Best Type of Cayenne
Posted by Chris (Greenville) on 11/03/2016

Dave,

Are you extracting the cayenne in alcohol or glycerine or what? Could you explain what you mean by extracting with measurements? Thanks!


Best Type of Cayenne
Posted by Dave G (Florida) on 11/02/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I get a pure organic Cayenne from amazon in powder form and extract from the powder pure form it takes 45 to 60 days to extract the the pure form with no additives and put it in a eye dropper bottle and add about 20 drops to a glass of infused citrus water and drink it with breakfast and have no side effects basically because alot of the companies mix crap with it as fillers even in their Tinctures as well. The formula was from a Herbologist who recieved her PHd and wrote a study and thesis about all the benifits using it. Would suggest you start out with 10 drops and work up to 20 once a day.

Concussions
Posted by Blwalk75 (Dallas, Tx) on 09/30/2016

Hello and thanks for that remarkable story, glad for your recovery results. Please tell me how you took the cayenne 2 to 3 times a day. Thanks!


Multiple Cures
Posted by May (Orange) on 08/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with bleeding hemorrhoids for a few years, plus bleeding gums. I commenced taking Cayenne Pepper daily for Heart Arrhythmia -and over the course of a few months have noticed my gums are healthy and I no longer have bleeding hemorrhoids!!! I find taking Cayenne Pepper& Black strap Molasses has helped my heart significantly, not cured, but improved very much. I also use Ylang Ylang essential oil in a carrier oil & apply to my chest after taking a shower.


Migraines
Posted by Andy (Colo Sprgs) on 04/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

When I first started using cayenne I would do a tablespoon, this was way too much! I use this mix for sinus problems and sore throats. It is amazingly fast. In a matter of 10-15 minutes a sore throat subsides to almost nothing. I drank it for the first time today for what I think is a migraine after looking up the remedy on here. I am very surprised, I can report now that after 10 minutes my headache is a dull throb. I actually was in such pain this morning that I was vomiting. I will take some more in about an hour or two to help knock it the rest of the way out.

I will tell you I literally just finished off a cup of my Cayenne pepper mix. I like things strong so I mix 1 cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of Cayenne with a chicken bouillon cube for taste. I know the cube isn't the healthiest but I can't bring myself to drink tea, honey and cayenne. You may want a 1/2 teaspoon.

Hope this helps.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Janet S. (Colorado) on 04/04/2016

UR stories r awesome but could u also b a little bit more descriptive as far as amounts of like water to the ingredients, please.


Cayenne Tips
Posted by Kiki (South Africa) on 03/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

What you said about taking cayenne on an empty stomach is so true. I normally take it first thing after brushing my teeth, hey man you'll find me pounding up and down in trying to cool and settling my stomach from burning and sometimes I would even feel like vomiting for some minutes before I feel back to my senses. It is really a bad idea to take on an empty stomach. I regret every time after taking it. Thank you so much for your advise of eating before drinking the powder. God Bless.


Take Capsules With Food
Posted by Cayenne1 (Fl) on 02/22/2016

HI Michelle.

I highly recommend taking the Cayenne Pepper in Water rather than the pills, as the pills dissolve in your stomach, causing stomach upset. If you take it with warm water, it goes right to the heart with NO stomach upset.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Everson11 (Mt) on 12/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

This is my general post concerning my treating of almost all issues with cayenne, despite having a history of surviving 2 heart attacks by using cayenne, after reading the story of Dr. Christopher, and my Awakening tonight... I had an extreme bout of anxiety / agoraphobia for a stretch of a week, with combined almost fainting / vertigo for 3 weeks or more... This is what happened after my nap, the first real sleep in 3 days... I woke up after drinking a lot of beers (7) and felt great, no anxiety, still had head fog but no dizziness... Went to check the mail for the CBD spray, and had no "anxiety" or agoraphobia of being outside... I drove fine, albeit just to the mailboxes and back, but still, the previous 2 days were difficult to get that distance going to the store for beer

A couple of hours later, the anxiety started kicking in, so without the spray, I did what I had to and drank beer as fast as possible, which this time only increased the anxiety and brain fog / dizziness...

For the fun of it, I searched Earth Clinic for "Cayenne Dizziness"... Being that the dizziness and vertigo was triggering the massive panic attacks, I completely forgot that Cayenne treats the ENTIRE circulatory system, which obviously includes the brain, and Arrhythmia matches all the symptoms

I boiled water, added it to about 1/4 tsp of Cayenne and drank it...

The anxiety was gone within 45 seconds or so, and I cleared several paper towels worth of mucus, clearing my lungs... I had been planting my foot in the floor so hard when under these attacks, that I literally tore a gash in my new slippers... The foot pain was intense... It's GONE now, I can feel it warm, but no pain

When I cut my finger deep and healed it with Cayenne, Adrenaline kicked in, and I ignored that it was helping the anxiety and lungs completely... Same thing with the Heart Attacks... I was hitting the prime target for the Cayenne, and ignoring the other benefits...

I guess I would have known on both occasions if I couldn't breathe, but I'm sure I could perfectly, so I had NO IDEA until now that Cayenne takes care of the lungs as well...

There is surely some adrenaline involved now because I'm able to see and concentrate etc, and it will take more experiments to figure it out, but I'm going to drink a cup every morning... Everybody should, it costs about 2 cents.

Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Kelly (Cambridge, Ma) on 12/28/2015

While it has many benefits, I wasn't able to use cayenne either. It made my BP skyrocket.

I've read the same from others who post here. It aids some in controlling their BP, but for me (and others), it has the opposite effect and causes BP to go through the roof! It scared me to death.

I started 'low and slow', too. I took just a little, then slowly increased my intake, but once I got to the recommended therapeutic dose (actually, even before I got there), my BP was so jacked-up that it scared me and I stopped.

It's definitely not for everyone.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by William (Colorado) on 12/27/2015

I'm a bit new to Cayenne and also [FWIW] Blood type A

It appears that what is for me, an aggressive amount of Cayenne bumps my BP up after ingesting it but that it goes right back down after a short time.

I'm contributing this for any who may find it interesting but also seeking confirmation from others more experience with Cayenne.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Donna (Santa Monica, CA) on 04/23/2015

Becky, I checked out your recommendation for cayenne on Earth Clinic's remedies. Amazing! Who knew there were so many applications for cayenne and it was so good for ones heart.The testimonial by Dr. Christopher is eye opening. Thank you.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Becky (San Diego, CA) on 04/21/2015

I just read this marvelous remedy for cayenne. .For those interested put "cayenne remedies" in the EC search box. You'll be amazed and maybe find a cure.


Cayenne Side Effects
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 04/16/2015

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.


Antifungal
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 04/16/2015
5 out of 5 stars

ACV, Chilli, and Bicarb - all three of these are antifungals.

I use Bicarb quite frequently as a spray whenever my plants have fungal issues. Works quickly. Bicarb also neutralises the mycotoxins produced by pathogenic fungi.


General Feedback
Posted by Raniya (Ny, US) on 04/06/2015

No, they are completely 2 different things


Cayenne Tips
Posted by John1974 (N. Ireland) on 03/08/2015 38 posts

Thanks mama for your lovely reply. Yeah I got myself some and I have put some of the powder into capsules. I've been taking it for 4 days now. Heart condition runs in our side of the family and I'm trying to avoid such illnesses.


Cayenne Tips
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/05/2015

Dear John 1974,

Did you buy cayenne powder? One thing you can do is just put some in a pepper shaker and add it to food. Over time you will increase your tolerance and be able to add more.

Another option is to add 1/4 teaspoon to some juice (4-6 ounces) once or twice a day. I use a straw when I drink this otherwise the cayenne can burn the lips.

Cayenne is awesome to have on hand for a sore throat. If used at the beginning of a sore throat (or cold that begins with a sore throat) gargling with it every few hours for a day or two will often knock out the infection. It also helps a lot with the pain. I add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt to 4 ounces of water and gargle. (Put some chap stick or something on your lips before gargling to avoid burning the lips.) It is super spicy but wow, it works so well.

Cayenne is also awesome if you get a cut that won't stop bleeding. After cleaning the wound you can pack it with cayenne. A friend did this with a bad cut and went to the hospital to get stitches. The ER doctor wanted to know how they got such a bad cut to stop bleeding! It stings at first but that does not last and often helps with the pain.

And yes, cayenne is great for the circulatory system and for the heart. When my husband would have arrhythmia problems, he would take a couple of capsules of cayenne, hawthorne and ginger and it would always help.

Cayenne will also help to warm you up. You can take it in juice when you are cold.

~Mama to Many~



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