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.
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.
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 Pepper is a wonderful spice, it's not only great for sinus problems
It helps to protect the heart, it has the ability to stop a heart attack or stroke instantly. this is personal experience that a friend whom I introduced Cayenne pepper to had with her older sister.
This is the experience.
One morning at the breakfast table she noticed her sister stuttering and, in a few seconds she saw her face sort of twisting one of the indication of a stroke or heart attack, she immediately ran and got some cayenne pepper put it in her mouth and in a minute or so her sister was back to normal.
She then took her to the doctor only to find out that she suffered a stroke and if it had not been for the application of Cayenne Pepper she might have died or suffered permanent brain damage.
Cayenne Pepper is also one of the best spice for weight loss, in fact this is Beyonce's favorite. It helps to reduce weight while protecting the heart.
Cayenne Pepper works real well for Arthritis: Poor circulation, High Blood pressure and more.
I have been using Cayenne Pepper for years and I can testify to the wonderful healing properties of Cayenne Pepper.
Just a few days ago I feel my head start hurting, I remembered that the Capsaicin in cayenne Pepper is good for pain, I just ran for the Cayenne Pepper placed some under my tongue and in a few minutes the pain was gone.
Cayenne Pepper is awesome, but since it also takes out toxin from the system as well hot, one must drink plenty water so as not to cause kidney damage.
Just use natural herbs and spices wisely and you'll be OK.
(San Diego, CA)
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.
(Santa Monica, CA)
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.
I took a big teaspoon of ceyenne pepper in water once daily for two days for heart palpitations. It cured my acid problem. I can now enjoy green onions again. I must have picked up a parasite in Central or South America or Dominican Republic.
You don't have to go to South America to pickup a parasite. Salmonella, E-coli, c-difficile are very common and prevalent in Ontario, Canada. If you just walking inside the kitchen of any restaurant or food court you can see how they maintain. Also, foods are cooked and served for more than 4 days.
Hope you heard the news about epic burger contamination in Toronto: http://o.canada.com/2013/08/23/cronut-burger-toronto-public-health
Parasites are everywhere.
I have grown accustomed to taking cayenne 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 : )
I did a good bit of research on the Cayenne treatments before getting it for myself and told my wife about it and she trusted me enough to say she would give it a try also.
Listen up folks, she is 73 on blood pressure medicine and arthritis pain pills for lower back pain which got so bad she would sit on the couch to watch tv and use a heating pad. The pain was so bad sometimes after being on her feet for awhile she would go to tears and it seemed to take hours for the pain pills to work.
I told her not to take the blood pressure medicine while trying cayenne because it may be unsafe. Within 24 hours the pain was gone with no pills, her blood pressure which was causing her bad headaches every afternoon is still as good as it was with the medicine and no headaches. She has lost 11 pounds in just over a week her energy level us up also.
She has had stomach problems all her life and hasn't needed any antacids since she started on the treatment just a little burning in her throat which was expect from it and she takes another drink of water and it goes away. She sleeps great and gets plenty of exercise going to the bathroom from all the water she drinks.
Folks, she has motion sickness and yesterday she forgot to take her pills before we took a trip from Ga. to Kentucky to visit relatives on winding mountains roads part way and didn't have a single problem even though she normally throws up and gets sick to the point sometimes of throwing up foam when her stomach gets empty.
We are on well water where we live but I have read how bad fluoride is for you since it's toxic, look on the back of your tooth paste it says if swallowed go to the emergency room so if it's in your water what do you think.
Use room temperature spring water at least, I can't tell you how much better she has gotten in just a week.
My dad used to mix 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in home-made buttermilk, drink it after meals everyday as long as I can remember. He said he was cured of peptic ulcer, ringing in ears, indigestion, gas problems and something else I forgot. He died a healthy 67 yr old from an auto accident. I have been sprinkling it on my food every day for about a year now and have had no colds. When I stopped for a few weeks while traveling I had terrible problem with swollen feet so I noticed as soon as I began taking the CP swelling was gone. An 86 yr old friend of mine swears by it for candida, circulation, eczema and her good vision. She has taken capsules for past 20 yrs. I have taken turmeric with warm milk for acid reflux and it has worked wonders.
This stuff is amazing, Cayenne pepper. I have recommended this recipe to people with sinus, headaches, depression, empysema, sore throat, nausea, bacteria, coughing, toothache, and more... Try 20 drops of cayenne pepper (only use the Original Tabasco brand) in 4 oz. of water a couple times per week. Taper off, then take as needed.
Also, have a friend that took this for asbestosis and he swears by it.
Another friend takes this to sleep and quit taking his meds, say he doesn't need them. Cayenne is also an anti-inflammatory agent and is also an expectorant, good for the lungs and the blood.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(Iberia Parish, La. Usa)
Not trying to be picky, but cayenne pepper is different than tabasco pepper they make the famous sauce with. (just down the road from me. ) It may or may not matter though.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Blanche, you got me all mixed up now! What we need is the answer from the person who came up with the idea of using Cayenne pepper drops for health purposes. It is a pity this site still hasn't the possibility to contact the people concerned and get the answers we need. Also a pity that people aren't more precise about the treatments they purpose because this way one doesn't know what to do or can even do the wrong thing. Let's hope the person comes back and answers our questions!
I believe the man who started the Nature's Sunshine herbal company way back in early 70's is the one who gave his wife capsulated cayenne pepper because she was dying of some heart disease that the doctors told her she had no time left. You might Google that story.
(Granite Bay, Ca)
Blanche - The original poster cited Tabasco sauce as what they used for their results.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Hi Francisca - I was wondering about that too. I used to be able to get cayenne tincture at the health food store but since moving to Calgary, I haven't found any. I know Dr. Schulze is a famous brand (there are Web sites that tell you how to make it using his methods which is a bit different from other, more simple, methods such as http://www.unhinderedliving.com/homemademed.html). I would prefer to buy it already made - just my preference. Good luck in finding what works for you. Cheers, Bess
(Houston, Texas, Usa)
I will try to clear up the confusion about Tabasco or cayenne pepper drops. Tabasco only has three ingredients: distilled vinegar, red pepper and salt. Other brands have many things added, don't like preservatives etc. Tabasco website lists cayenne pepper as the red pepper. I have tried others and the effect is not the same.
Again, the recipe is 20 drops of Tabasco in 4 oz. of water, a couple times a week, taper off and use as needed. Benefits are numerous.
(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.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Thank you Helpyourself from Houston for clearing up the confusion regarding tabasco sauce and the cayenne pepper drops. I'll have to pick up that tiny bottle of tabasco next time I go shopping and try your recipe. I'm so glad it has only three ingredients and no preservatives. Cheers! Bess
The power of cayenne powder:
The reason it suggested to take it with warm water is it works faster because the warm opens up the cell structure--makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food.
I am a recovering alcoholic in my 26th year and have bit longer without drugs. Before finding cayenne powder, the only holistic products was Epsom salt and ice for my pains.
September of 2009, I did the master cleanse for 7 days and 2 weeks of milk thistle with bentonite clay. During this cleanse noticed the odd annoying pain in my left leg had vanished.
Upon more investigation came to the conclusion that caffeine had restricted my circulation and capsaicin (cayenne powder) had opened it.. I used to lie in bed and my leg would hurt or be sitting in a recovery meeting drinking coffee rubbing my ankle in pain. I am pain free.
Every night on an empty stomach before bed without food, I take 1 fresh squeezed orange, half a teaspoon of cayenne powder and a drop of safflower oil.
Also in the morning I do the same but have food immediately or else there is the possibility with moving around that it will cause a horrible stomach problems from my movement.
What I have read is cayenne powder works as a blood thinner. It is suggested don't use it if you have high blood pressure, on other blood thinners.
It does lower ldl and raise hdl. It works also like Midol (pain inhibitor) for women with cramps.
It stops the production of "Substance P" in the spinal cord that sends synapses to neurons to the brain to let us know that there is pain.
I have found personally it has help me get a better night sleep and to feel restful and energized in the morning. I swear by it and use it for all my ailment names.
Cayenne is a life-saver.....I take it everyday and will continue to take it for energy and detox purposes. There is no better blood purifier than cayenne. It cleans your arteries, lowers cholesterol and improves overall health of anyone who takes it. Combined with a vegan diet you can virtually eliminate disease.
I just would like to share with you an information I recently found on the internet. I am frequently suffering from inflamed and receding gums. I have started to use plain powdered cayenne for toothbrushing about two weeks ago. For me it works wonders as the gums are getting firmer each day and they look now healthy pink instead of dark red. Yes it will burn for a couple of minutes but the results are really convincing. Just do the oilpulling after brushing your teeth and the burning will subside very fast as the oil seems to take it away. Furthermore you will experience no more bad breath in the morning. I hope, this will help somebody else too.
Thank you earthclinic for the great website!
I tried so many things to overcome my candida infection but the single most effective thing I tried was drinking a few dashes of cayenne pepper powder in a beverage. Vitamin and probiotic supplementation also helped some. It also relieved my depression/fog, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, yeasty body odor, itching, allergies, anxiety, high blood pressure, "blurred" vision, generalized muscle pain and spasms.
cayenne pepper has been wonderful for me l have lost weight and kept it off i take 2 to 3 caps daily. it has also helped my blood pressure tremendously i am starting my hubby on it asap due to his blood pressure this stuff really works so dont be afraid to use it folks. it has also helped my immune system, thyroid problem etc i also use it for blood thinng effect along with hawthorn
Better But With Side Effects
Cayenne Pepper Information Needed: I have been drinking a tonic of 2 tsp raw acv and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper in 16oz of water and sipping throughout the day. It is fabulous. I am 65 (almost 66) and it really revs up gives my metabolism and mental focus. The only problem I have is that it slightly burns my throat after about 8 oz. I always swish with plain water after sipping to protect my tooth enamel and then swallow. This cools my throat somewhat. Is there a problem with it burning? I don't really mind it as I love the increase in the body and mind. But, is there a potential problem? Am I doing damage to my throat?