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Cayenne

Cayenne is an overall digestive aid that stimulates the production of gastric juices that will help ease indigestion, clear excess mucus from the stomach and improve the appetite. It also helps to alleviate stomach ulcers from within and relieves nausea from seasickness. Cayenne is also used as a carminative that helps to relieve gas.

Cayenne relieves pain (taken both internally and applied topically). It provides natural heat, and its ingredient, capsicun, is a strong pain-relieving agent that alleviates the joint pain of arthritis, rheumatism, muscle spasms, cramps and bowel pain. In addition, Cayenne is believed to trigger the release of endorphins by the brain, chemicals that relieve pain that may be helpful in relieving cluster headaches.
Cayenne is considered a powerful stimulant that boosts metabolism, helps to enhance athletic performance. As a cardiovascular stimulant, Cayenne is believed to help regulate the heart and blood pressure. It is said to improve circulation and is thought to normalize flow. It apparently increases heart action without increasing blood pressure, and Cayenne (Capsicum) reportedly significantly lowers serum cholesterol and triglycerides…
Cayenne is considered to be an anti-inflammatory and may ease aspirin-induced upset stomach and damage due to alcohol. As an astringent, Cayenne is said to be useful in the treatment of diarrhea and may arrest bleeding from ulcers, as an overall tonic that is said to strengthen the immune system and believed to build up resistance to illness, sore throats, sinus infections and colds. As a vermifuge, Cayenne is said to be effective in destroying many types of worms.
Cayenne pepper is the name for the hottest form of Capsicum, which can take other forms. If its heat is 1 BTU, this mild Capsicum is called paprika; if it is from one to twenty-five BTU, it is called simply red pepper; but over twenty-five BTU rating is termed Cayenne. Therefore Cayenne is the strongest of the Capsicum family. In Mexico alone, many varieties (some claim fifteen or more) of peppers are grown, each with a distinctive flavor, and often very hot indeed. Other important varieties are grown in Japan (predominantly used, dried, in cooking), the United States, and Africa, the latter being valued as a high- quality medicinal Cayenne.
One of the most important uses of (Cayenne is as a circulatory stimulant, an herb that feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins, and capillaries so that they, regain youthful elasticity and so that the blood pressure reduces itself to normal. When the venous structure becomes loaded with sticky mucus. Cayenne is a certain remedy for heart attack. as a stimulant, it can start the heart into action again, and as it facilitates blood flow throughout the body, it will keep the heart going. Used as a heart attack preventative, along with a healthy diet and a healthful lifestyle, Cayenne can do wonders in toning and rebuilding the heart and keeping it in top condition. As we will discuss later, Cayenne is one of the richest and most stable sources of Vitamin E, which is known to be a heart builder.
Cayenne is extremely valuable as an emmenagogue. It will act as a earner for uterine herbs such as Blessed thistle, taking them directly to the uterus. When expectant mothers go into labor, midwives commonly give them a drink made of Cayenne, apple cider vinegar, honey, and warm water. This stimulates good contractions. Gives energy-and as an added benefit, circumvents any possible hemorrhage and acts as an anti-shock remedy, as labor often brings about shock. In fact, this combination is a most efficient anti-shock remedy and should be supplied in any case of shock. Cayenne in hot water alone will also work.Since it works so effectively to eliminate mucus from the body, it is an excellent expectorant. Mixed with ginger. It does a wonderful job of cleaning out the bronchial tubes and sinus cavities and relieving immediately all problems of colds and congestion.
Contraindications
Before using Cayenne first speak to your health care professional if you are taking high-blood-pressure meds, blood thinners, meds for seizures, migraine headaches, sedatives or muscle relaxants..(it may increase absorption). Cayenne may not be appropriate for people with irritable bowel syndrome or bowel or bowel inflammation.