A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. These ripe fruits of the Capsicum genus are widely used as a popular spice, but cayenne peppers also are dried and powdered or tinctured for medicinal purposes. Cayenne pepper has amazing healing powers that have been around for thousands of years but seems to be overlooked as a natural medicine in the midst of the big pharmaceutical drug push. Here are the top remedies using cayenne pepper:
Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning drink.
SORE THROAT –
Cayenne pepper also helps clear sore throats. Mix cayenne pepper while gargling with water. This procedure helps in quick recovery from the sore throat.
STOP BLEEDING –
Cayenne is a great stypic! This means it works fast to stop bleeding. Just sprinkle powdered cayenne pepper right on the wound. This little bit of knowledge comes in handy for emergencies. You can make a strong tea or infusion and dip a clean piece of cotton in the hot brew then apply as a compress.
ARTHRITICS PAIN –
Add 1 tablespoon cayenne to 1 pint of apple cider vinegar. Boil gently for 10 minutes. Pour unstrained contents into a bottle and use externally as needed. This is a great remedy for arthritic pains!
WARM FEET –
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper in your socks when you have to be outside in the cold. The increased circulation to your feet will keep them warm!
ORAL HEALTH –
Cayenne stimulates the production of saliva, an important key to excellent digestion and maintaining optimal oral health.
WEIGHT LOSS –
Cayenne pepper benefits includes its capability in helping loose weight. It burns the fat and thereby eliminates the excess waste.
Use this red pepper as a mouthwash. Sprinkle a little powdered cayenne mixed with honey directly on the affected tooth to ease pain.
SINUS REMEDY –
Cayenne works well in cold remedies to immediately clear sinus congestion. Add a pinch of cayenne to a cup of herbal tea to spice things up.
HAIR GROWTH –
Cayenne pepper when applied on the scalp increases the circulation of blood. Mix 25 grams of ground Cayenne Pepper in half a litre of olive oil. Keep this mixture in a dark bottle away from sunlight. Once you have stored this mixture for 12-15 days, it is now ready to use. Oil your scalp and hair with this mixture, wrap a hot towel over your hair for an hour, then shampoo and condition your hair.
COUGH SYRUP –
A mixture of cayenne, water, ACV, and ginger can be used to make a cough syrup- better than the store bought ones. It soothes an irritated throat and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. Here’s what you need:
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons water (optional)
Here’s what you do: Place all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Take 1-2 teaspoons daily as needed.
Other Remedies :
- Cayenne is an anti- agent and may even help relieve allergies.
- Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms.
- Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins).