Ingesting cayenne pepper will increase the production of digestive enzymes, and improve blood circulation. As such, it is frequently used to treat cold hands and feet, rheumatic arthritis, flatulence, colic, ulcers, etc. It's also known for it's ability to increase the effects of other herbs, and thus it's included in most herbal blends.
Virtually every form of arthritis, digestive/intestinal disorders and circulatory complaints are eliminated by the regular intake of increased amounts of this common spice. Sourced from Nutritional Herbology
Heart disease, depression, arteriosclerosis, arthritis... These and many more common conditions are dramatically improved by regularly ingesting capsicum (cayenne). Sluggish and debilitated bodies can regain their vitality through this most powerful of all herbs. It is also helpful with tonsillitis, laryngitis, and even the cold and flu. Sourced from Practical Herbalism
Eating Cayenne can Change your Life: We know heart disease is one of the top killers in the U.S. But, few people know it is almost entirely avoidable by simply consuming a little red powder everyday: Cayenne pepper. This short read reveals how the author is not waiting around for heart disease to catch up with them. Learn why some experts believe that 1/2 - 1 teaspoon ingested in a liquid daily can make all the difference. They claim this will unclog your arteries and strengthen your entire circulatory system. Obviously, we believe it because we are pretty religious about drinking down our cayenne powder everyday.
Cayenne Pepper in a Nutshell: If there was ever a remedy touted as a "cure all", cayenne pepper can top them all. This quick article highlights some of the notable "miracles" this little spice has for it's resume. It's a powerful astringent able to stop hemorrhaging instantly when ingested and sprinkled on a wound. It cures just about every digestive condition you can throw at it, ie. ulcers, gas, constipation, etc. It works wonders on joints increasing mobility and eliminating pain. It improves blood flow in such a way that an energy boost is felt and maintained without the "let down" associated with energy drinks and coffee.
The Amazing Cayenne: Do you bundle up to avoid the chills while others are comfortable around you? Learn from a personal account how someone from the Caribbean overcame the frigid cold of Lake Superior. Cayenne pepper is so affective at increasing blood flow throughout the body, it can turn a cold-natured person into a hot one. You'll also learn a few don'ts when it comes to using the hot pepper.
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, 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. 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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Posted by Mrs.Neer on 18th Nov 2013
I bought this for my husband as he loves his nhot spicy foods..I figured with the added health benefits it was a win win situation.Its to soon to know if has helped my husband with his joint pain..
Posted by Marjorie on 10th Nov 2013
Since I have been using cayenne my pain is not quite as bad. Will be using it for a long time.
Posted by Lena on 9th Oct 2013
I have been using Cayenne pepper for about 10 years now (took me a while to build build up a tolerance, ha!) and I think I might be addicted. I try to sprinkle the stuff on everything.
Heart disease runs in my family tree, and I have been especially grateful to find cayenne as a simple solution for keeping heart health at its best.
Last thing, I have tried store bought cayenne and nothing compares to MTA's for freshness. But watch out, it's HOT!!