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Cayenne Pepper, Paprika Remedies

Other Names: Cayenne Pepper, Red Peppers, African Pepper, Chillies, Bird Pepper, Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Hungarian Pepper, Paprika, Hot Pepper, Tabisco Pepper, Capsicum Annuum
Traditional Usages: Culinary Spice, Helps Blood Circulation, Scrofula, Chills, Helps Prevent Colds and Sores, Produces Natural Warmth, Ulcers,  Aphrodisiac, Stimulant, Iron Bearer, Indigestion in the Aged, Wind, Nervous Depression, Impotency, Improves Appetite, Hypothermia, May be taken as a Tea for Cold Hands and Feet and Pale Lips, As a warming lotion, cream or ointment for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Backache and Lumbago, Muscle spasms.
Resources: Zanzibar, Sierra Leone, Japan, Madagascar, Central America, Africa, India, Mexico
Parts Used: Fruit, both Fresh and Dried, Seeds
Administration Method: Powdered herb, Infusions, tinctures, oils, tablets, capsules, gargles, compresses
Herb Action: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, appetite and circulatory stimulant, carminative (relieves flatulence), diaphoretic (promotes sweating), rubifacient (produces warmth when rubbed on the skin), stimulating nerve tonic.

Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.  Avoid Cayenne Pepper  if you suffer from gastric ulcers.  Keep cayenne out of reach from children and pets.  Avoid touching the eyes or other sensitive areas after handling cayenne.  Avoid using cayenne directly on the skin.


Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Anorexia: Cayenne pepper is considered beneficial in the treatment of anorexia. You can sprinkle half a teaspoonful on your food if you eat spicy food. It can be consumed in tablet form. The recommended dosage is 30-120 milligrams four times a day.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Appendicitis: Cayenne pepper reduces pain and inflammation associated with appendicitis. Dried whole cayenne peppers or cayenne powder can be used in cooking food. If you can tolerate the heat you can mix it with juice or water and drink it .

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Arthritis: Cayenne Pepper is effective in treating joint pain associated with arthritis. Add one and a half tablespoons of cayenne pepper to half a cup of cocoa butter and apply it on the skin.
Health Warning: Avoid Cayenne Pepper  if you suffer from gastric ulcers.

Cayenne Pepper- Herbal remedy for Autism: Cayenne is best known as a fiery pepper. However this pepper also offers medicinal benefits. It dilates arteries and blood vessels to ease blood flow. This improves the availability of oxygen and nutrients needed by your central nervous system for proper function.  Sprinkle a quarter spoon over your food or use in cooking.
Health Warning: Consult your physician before using cayenne as this herb can cause diarrhea and stomach upset.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Bleeding: Cayenne pepper is a common remedy used to help stop bleeding. Putting cayenne pepper on the area where there is bleeding will stop it immediately.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Blood Pressure: It is very good in treating mild blood pressure, just sprinkle it on your food. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Convulsion: Mix one quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper with one teaspoon of honey and half a glass of warm water. Take this twice daily.

Cayenne Pepper – Herbal remedy for Deep Vein Thrombosis: Cayenne Pepper may be used in treating deep vein thrombosis. Cayenne is a blood thinner that helps ease your blood pressure and boosts blood flow throughout the body. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on your food. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.


Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Fatigue: A quick way to recover from fatigue is to mix an eighth teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of water and drink it. Mix 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 quart of juice which has no sugar or preservatives added and drink it slowly or pausing and taking it  at regular intervals.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Glaucoma:  Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory for the mucus membranes. Use a small amount of cayenne after diluting it with water. Use it in the form of an eye drop, it’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe the membrane of the eyes and increase the flow of blood.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Hypertension:  Cayenne Pepper is very good for mild hypertension. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on your food. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Nose Bleeds:  Using cayenne pepper may seem harsh for the delicate tissues of the nose but it stops bleeding quickly. You can put a pinch of cayenne pepper on a tissue and sniff it or put a pinch in hot (not boiling) water and inhale it. Drinking a tiny bit of cayenne pepper mixed with half a glass of warm water helps in regulating blood pressure and hemorrhage. It also relieves headaches caused by stress. Cayenne pepper is very good for the health. Adding a pinch to soups and foods is very beneficial for the health.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Pain: Sprinkle cayenne over your food or mix half a teaspoon of cayenne in a glass of water and drink mixture twice a day.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Parkinson’s Disease: Cayenne pepper stimulates the lymphatic system and thymus thus enabling the body to function properly. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over your food or mix half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water and drink mixture twice a day.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Pneumonia:  Add 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper to a glass of carrot juice. It can help the lungs and repair damaged tissue.

Cayenne Pepper – Herbal remedy for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Cayenne is a hot pepper found in Jamaica, Central America, India and Asia. It is commonly used to add heat and flavour to foods from these areas. Cayenne contains capsaicin, a chemical that may dilate the blood vessels in your legs, improving blood flow. This may help prevent leg cramps that commonly accompany restless legs syndrome. Apply capsaicin cream on your legs.
Health Warning: Talk to your doctor before treating restless legs syndrome with cayenne pepper. This herb may cause heartburn and stomach upset.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Sinusitis: Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a substance that acts as a natural nasal decongestant. Add some cayenne to your food. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.


Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Stroke: Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper on your food or use it when cooking. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.


Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Ulcers, Peptic: If taken in moderation cayenne pepper actually helps heal ulcers in some cases. It stimulates blood flow. Take a quarter teaspoon in 1 cup of hot water per day.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Wounds: Dust some cayenne powder on the wounds to stop bleeding.

Cayenne Pepper - Herbal remedy for Vertigo: Take 30-120 milligrams of cayenne three times per day. 
Health Warning: Women who are breastfeeding should avoid cayenne pepper because it passes into breast milk.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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