Many of us have used cayenne pepper to add a little spice to our meals, but did you know that it has the power to change your health? Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically.
Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.
Namely, this ingredient is so powerful that it could even prevent a heart attack. Once you learn more about its benefits, you will definitely head to the closest store and buy some.
Many doctors and healers are amazed by the healing properties of cayenne pepper and it has been the subject of many health experts. Over his 35-year career, American herbalist Dr Christopher never lost a patient over a heart attack; he credits cayenne pepper. He has treated patients suffering heart attacks with a cup of cayenne pepper tea; within a minute they recover from the attack.
Cayenne pepper can be found in any health food store or local supermarket. There are various species of it, such as habanero, Thai Chi, African Bird, and Jamaican Hot Pepper.
In case someone around you is experiencing a heart attack, giving him some cayenne pepper will help him a lot. If he/she is conscious, give him/her a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water but if he/she is unconscious, put a few drops of cayenne pepper extract under his tongue.
Cayenne pepper has a hemostatic effect. It can stop the bleeding and accelerate the recovery process. It balances circulation and increases the heart rate, as well.
If you are interested in making a cayenne pepper tincture, keep reading. This tincture is the best remedy for emergency cases of heart attacks.
Fill a quarter of the glass bottle with cayenne pepper powder. Pour alcohol over it so it covers the powder.
In a blender mix the fresh peppers with enough alcohol that you get a sauce-like consistency. Add the mixture to the bottle so that ¾ of the bottle is filled.
Fill the bottle to the top with alcohol and put the lid on. Shake the bottle several times a day.
Leave the tincture in a dark place for 14 days, then strain. Keep final tincture in a dark bottle. For a stronger tincture, let it infuse three months before straining.
Store tincture in a dry, dark place. It never spoils.
Give 5-10 drops of the tincture to a patient who has just experienced a heart attack and do the same after 10 minutes. In case he is unconscious, put 1-3 drops of the tincture under their tongue.
Cayenne pepper can be used in the treatment of other ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.
It has antifungal properties; it prevents the occurrence of Phomopsis and Colletotrichum.
It is beneficial for the digestive system, because it stimulates the production of gastric juices, and relieves gases.
Cayenne peppers are especially recommended to patients diagnosed with lung cancer and smokers because of its anticancer properties. It is believed that capsaicin found in cayenne pepper prevents the development of tumors caused by tobacco, and similar results are noticed in patients diagnosed with liver cancer.
It is also helpful in the treatment of stomach problems, flu symptoms, migraines, allergies, redness, obesity, toothache and arthritis.