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Cayenne and Wintergreen Oil

Other Names: Cayenne, 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
Resources: Zanzibar, Sierra Leone, Japan, Madagascar, Central America, Africa, India, Mexico
Parts Used: Fruit, both Fresh and Dried, Seeds
Herbal Research: Wintergreen Oil
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. 


Cayenne and Wintergreen Oil - Herbal remedy for Fibromyalgia:  Topical applications of cayenne (capsicum) powder mixed with wintergreen oil can help relieve muscle pain. Cayenne contains capsaicin, a substance that appears to inhibit the release of neurotransmitters responsible for communicating pain sensations. Use 1 part cayenne powder to 3 parts wintergreen oil. Cayenne can also be taken orally, in capsule form.

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