Cayenne Pepper Rocks

John Raymond Christopher, America’s foremost herbalist, developed over 50 herbal formulas used universally today.  The rich history of therapeutic herbs and their medicinal value is often overlooked.

After research and review of multiple compounds, I find Cayenne pepper to be a powerful compound with many uses.

Commonly known as red pepper, it contains capsaicin, a most potent ingredient, the source of its spiciness.  Capsaicin’s spiciness, often associated with heat, is excellent for cellular activity.  The circulatory system’s veins, arteries and capillaries benefit by improved elasticity. Capsaicin regulates blood flow throughout the entire body providing natural warmth.

Here are some of the benefits from cayenne pepper:

  • It breaks up and moves congested mucus. When mucus moves out of the body relief and healing occur.
  • It is a digestive aid that stimulates the digestive tract, increases enzyme and gastric juice production.
  • It aids in relieving gas by stimulating intestinal peristaltic movement that improves absorption and elimination.
  • It promotes heart health by reducing blood clot formation, diminishing heart attack and stroke risks.
  • It helps relieve joint pain.
  • It can act as a poultice to treat rheumatoid conditions, snake bites, wounds and sores.
  • Studies conducted at Loma Linda University in California reported cayenne pepper may help prevent lung cancer in smokers by stopping the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors.
  • It fights tooth and gum diseases.

Cayenne has been used internally and externally for centuries.  When shopping look for products that contain capsaicin.  I use Dr. Christopher’s herbal remedies, but many other products can be found in local health food stores. Be sure the herbal products you purchase come from 100% organic sources.  Read your labels and avoid products that contain additional ingredients.  Some can be toxic.

Finally, keep a bottle of cayenne pepper in your home.  It may come in handy when you least suspect.

Stay well.

References:

Professional Guide to Conditions, Herbs & Supplements, 2000

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *