Cayenne pepper has been called "the king of herbs" with good reason, as it
has been prized for thousands of years for its healing powers. Folklore from around the
world has recounted amazing results in its simple healing of baffling health problems.
The famed herbal healer Dr. Shulze said, "If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."
In particular cayenne pepper is good for the heart and circulatory system and can be a lifesaver in the event of a heart attack - if you have concerns over heart attacks, never leave home without it!
From the healing text of Dr. Christopher:
"In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in--if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around)."
Some of the other medicinal or health benefits of the Cayenne pepper include:
Cayenne pepper added diet helps avoid stomach aches, gas and cramps. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine recommends cayenne for proper digestion as it stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva.
Cayenne pepper improves the effectiveness of other herbs.
Topical application of cayenne pepper causes irritation in the applied area; thus, it helps distract the nerves from joint pains due to arthritis.
Cayenne added water can be used to gargle with, to cure sore throats.
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper stimulates secretions, which helps to clear the mucus from nose and lungs by clearing the sinuses and causing sweating. Cayenne pepper added tea is good for colds and flu.
When any body part is sick, the blood flow to that area is usually affected. Cayenne helps to remove that blockage and stimulates the blood flow so that the vitamins are properly delivered to all areas of the body and waste is removed.
In addition to it`s ability to stop heart attacks, cayenne helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Cayenne also helps to dissolve fibrin which causes formation of blood clots and it reduces triglyceride levels.
Smelling cayenne helps cure headaches. Topical application of capsaicin also helps to relieve them.
Cayenne pepper is a source of beta-carotene which is helpful in reducing symptoms of asthma.
Vitamin A, or beta-carotene, in cayenne pepper, gives protection against invading pathogens by helping the development of healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passage, lungs and urinary tracts, thereby giving immunity to infections.
When added to food, cayenne helps weight loss due to aiding proper digestion. It also reduces excess appetite due to mal-absorption.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that has the ability to prevent ulcers.
Beta-carotene contained in cayenne pepper works as a good antioxidant that prevents or repairs the damages caused by free radicals, helping prevent atherosclerosis and colon cancer.
Cayenne is also very effective in relieving diabetic complications like nerve damage and heart disease. It gives temporary relief of pain from psoriasis, herpes zoster, neuralgia, and toothache. (8.18.2009, Tony Isaacs, citizen journalist, See all articles by this author, Email this author) http://www.naturalnews.com/026869_cayenne_cayenne_pepper_health.html