Cayenne, like no other herb, has the power to boost energy levels and kick start your metabolism. It is especially useful to the elderly, the injured, and anyone else that would like to regain lost vitality.
Regular use of this little pepper will loosen up stiff joints, and increase mobility. It serves well as a treatment or prevention to many common conditions related to the digestive and circulatory system, ie. arteriosclerosis, heart attacks, heart disease, ulcers, constipation, etc. Sourced from Practical Herbalism
The regular use of Cayenne is known to remedy flatulence, indigestion, ulcers, acid reflux, colic and gas (just about every digestive complaint). It is also extremely useful as a catalyst. Meaning, it increases the effectiveness of all other supplements/herbs consumed with it. So, if you are taking any natural remedies, take in Cayenne regularly to get better results. Sourced from Nutritional Herbology
Cayenne Pepper in a Nutshell: This little red pepper stands "head and shoulders" above all other herbs. It is high in vitamins A, B complex, C, potassium and calcium. As such, it is very effective against colds, flus, sinus and respiratory issues, etc. In fact, increase your cayenne intake during cold and flu season, and you'll be surprised how much stronger your immune system will be.
Cayenne increases wound healing, and can even stop bleeding when applied topically. Heart attacks can be stopped in their tracks with some Cayenne in the mouth of the victim. Better yet, heart attacks can be prevented by the daily ingesting of the powder.
The Amazing Cayenne: Hemorrhoids, varicose veins and cold extremities are all signs of poor circulation. For many of us, these symptoms started showing up by the time we hit our 30's (not a good sign of what's to come). Fortunately for us, something as simple as drinking a little Cayenne stirred into a liquid everyday can keep all those symptoms at bay. If they are already upon you, no worries. Cayenne is able to restore circulation and bring quick results to anyone that gives it a chance.
Eating Cayenne can Change your Life: If heart disease runs in your family, may I suggest you consider adopting Cayenne into it. Just 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Cayenne mixed into a liquid of your choice everyday is and drank is enough to achieve noticeable results. It may not change your family's medical history, but will sure change yours.
Cayenne thins the blood, unclogs arteries, strengthens the pulse, and feeds the heart. Heart disease has no chance at getting a foot hold if Cayenne is a part of your daily regimen.
Cautions: Cayenne should not be used internally on an empty stomach. Like most spices, it is potent and a little goes a long way. Nonetheless, we do go wild with it. This is probably our all time favorite herb.
Uses: We use cayenne powder more often than any other herb: teas, tinctures, massage oils, salves, capsules, food recipes, ice cream, etc. Like many other bulk herbs, we add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts for added nutrition and fiber without affecting the flavor. Cayenne powder can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.
Voice of Experience: When it comes to hemorrhaging, heart attack, shock, and so on, a cup of warm water with no more than a teaspoon of Cayenne is what we have used with great success. Of course, it is not a pleasant drink, but during such immediate and life threatening situations, it’s what we choose. Also, for oral health, we sprinkle some on the toothpaste on the toothbrush, almost daily, before brushing. It's reported to cure or, in our case, prevent many dental issues. It tastes great, too.
Storage: It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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