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Cayenne Pepper: King Of The Herbs
Your Cayenne Pepper Guide ^ | 2010 | Glenn Reschke

Posted on 01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST by Sontagged

If cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is not the king of medicinal herbs, it is certainly a prince among them due to the incredible health benefits it gives.

It may have been presumptuous for me to have first coined it "king of herbs" but I feel it is just that -- for there is no other medicinal herb or spice that can do what it can.

If you have heard about Capsicum or are interested in its benefits, you've come to the right place.

Bold to say yes, but I stand by it.

For I am the one who conducted the primary research, both academic and experimental, that led to the creation of this website and its many articles.

Now, numerous health sites have commissioned many articles on Capsicum and its health benefits by basically rewritting and rehashing the information originally appearing on this site.

So, if you want to get the best, most undistilled information, go to the source. This site is that source. With that said, let's talk about why it is so amazing.

By the way, cayenne's botanical classification or genus is Capsicum annuum or Capsicum frutescens sometimes called Capsicum fastigiatum, which is a synonym of Capsicum frutescens.

(Thus you will often see it referred to as "Capsicum." It's interchangeable and means the same thing.)

Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum) Overview

Its health benefits are many, varied, and are truly astonishing. They are beyond astonishing; its benefits are almost unbelievable, to be honest.

What about its side effects? They are limited to small inconveniences. Many from around the globe recount amazing results from using Capsicum for simple healing as well in the battling and elimination of challenging health problems.

Don't believe me? Check out this testimonials page within this website. All of those testimonials are unsolicited and on file. Interested perhaps in some FAQs? Click on the preceding link.

Is Cayenne Pepper "The King of Herbs"?

The powder comes from red hot chili peppers that are not only good to eat but are great for your health.

Taking it in powder form, however, is especially potent and powerful. (Some prefer in in capsule form. For an article that discusses the pros and cons capsules and drinking it, go to this capsules vs. tea page.)

Where does it come from? The fruit or body of the peppers are dried then ground down, pulped and baked into cakes, which are then sifted to make the spice.

Continuing, the pepper has been used for centuries as a medicinal and culinary herb and undoubtedly most just think of them as "those hot red peppers" to be used for spicing up food or to be used primarily in cooking ethnic cuisine, but it is so much more.

(For more info on why I call it a medicinal herb instead of its proper classification as a spice, go to the Herb or Spice page.)

Capsicum is said to have originated within French Guiana and is now produced or farmed in many parts of the world. It was one of the major foods of the Hunzas who are reported by many to have extraordinarily long lifespans, although this is debatable.

cayenne pepper bowlIt was also used quite extensively by the Aztecs and Mayans. In fact, historians assert it was a staple of the Aztec diet.

Capsicum is also revered in the alternative health community and chiefly by medicinal herbalists for its remarkable array of health benefits.

Is Cayenne Pepper Good for The Heart?

So, why is Capsicum so great for your heart health? What are its great health benefits? The health benefits of Capsicum are far reaching and astounding. So much so that many think its benefits are exaggerated.

Consider this: Capsicum, through the instrumentality of its secondary metabolite capsaicin (pronounced cap-say-sin), is scientifically proven to kill prostate cancer cells, among other fantastic health benefits, and that is just the beginning as to the benefits of this humble, nondescript herb.

Much scientific research has been initiated to validate what naturopathic practitioners have known for years: It can stop heart attacks, nourish the heart with vital nutrients, remove plaque from the arteries, help rebuild flesh destroyed or harmed by frostbite, heal hemorrhoids, re-build stomach tissue, heal stomach ulcers, fortify your overall health, and mitigate the most wrenching of diseases.

Continuing, it improves circulation, rebuilds blood cells, lowers cholesterol, emulsifies triglycerides, removes toxins from the bloodstream and improves overall heart health. It's even a great insect repellent.

As mentioned, it can also heal ulcers, which seems contradictory considering its native calidity or heat. It immediately equalizes blood pressure in your system, shrinks hemorrhoids, and heals the gall bladder, too.

It can be used as a diuretic as well helping in elimination both with urine and with built-up fecal matter in the intestines. It has wonderful, scientifically-proven antifungal properties as well.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. So, why haven't you heard of it? Because of money. I'm convinced Big Pharma knows about the remarkable healing properties of medicinal herbs and spices like Capsicum but they are not in the business of healing people but in making money.

According to my research, in 2008, within the U.S. alone, Big Pharma sold $160 billion dollars of drugs -- $160 billion!!!

So, why sell a cholesterol-reducing drug when you can just take Capsicum and it will do the same while also removing plaque from your arterial walls without nasty side effects?

Needless to say, it's clearly because cholesterol drugs like Lipitor make billions of dollars for their makers. (Lipitor makes on average $8 to $12 billion a year for Pfizer.)

That's billions with a "b" my friends. Now you know why. I'd love to be wrong but I don't think I am.

A little while ago, I was in a local supermarket where the spice was selling for $1.67 a pound! "This incredible medicinal spice is probably the greatest medicinal agent known to man and is readily affordable to all but many pass it by because of ignorance. How sad that almost no one knows about it," I thought.

Just the heart health linkage is enough to make this a truly remarkable medicinal herb, but its uses and benefits go far beyond that remedy.

Capsicum truly is a king among the herbal family and is one of the greatest health secrets of all time.

It is hot, yes, and tough to swallow, but that inconvenience is most tolerable when one considers that you can literally save your life and a bundle of money by taking it religiously.

This site is packed with information on the incredible health benefits of Capsicum, health benefits that can be yours. That said...

I'm not a medical doctor so any sharing of health educational information in this website should be taken as just that -- the sharing of educational information. Please see the disclaimer link on the navbar to your left for more information. If you have any concerns about taking it, consult your doctor.

Also, I get a lot of emails due to this site and while I always enjoy meeting new people around the world, most if not all of your questions can be answered at these pages:

How To Start Supplementing With Capsicum FAQ Capsules vs. Tea Drink Options Conclusion capsicum annuum orange powder

In summary, I invite you to explore this site. If you like the info contained herein, I hope you will click a Facebook like button or do something social media related.

If you're interested in supplementing or experimenting with Capsicum, you can get more information about buying good quality Capsicum at this article within this site or at this page for a full product price list.

Just remember, if laughter is the best medicine, then perhaps Capsicum is the second best.

Thank you for visiting this website. I hope cayenne pepper will be in your future

TOPICS: Agriculture; Education; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: capsicum; cayennepepper; food; healing; herbal; herbs; hotpepper; nutrition; redpepper
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With Freeper Swordmaker needing prayer for heart troubles, I thought I'd post this website for everyone else. Not involved with them at all but its information is very very helpful.

Scroll over this old-school web page to find more interesting cayenne articles. It is also very good with a tiny bit sprinkled with cinnamon in your morning coffee...

1 posted on 01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST by Sontagged
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2 posted on 01/08/2017 12:30:54 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: little jeremiah

Herbal ping :-)

3 posted on 01/08/2017 12:38:12 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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Because of your post in Swordmaker's prayer request, I tried your cayenne pepper drink. Searched for some in the kitchen, found some cayenne peppers in sampler cups that came with pizza we ate recently. Has fragments of peppers and seeds. Stirred in a quarter teaspoon into hot water in a cup. Gagged as I tried to sample it! Just the fumes going into my nose caused the gag reflex. I know, amateur hour!

Then I used a straw to suck the brew from under the surface of the floating seeds, with much better success. Finally, I found some cayenne powder in a spice rack. Folks, use the powder, much easier than the coarse grind and seeds!

I have to admit, I did feel better within minutes of trying this brew, and will do it daily and often to see any further results. I'm in my late sixties and not in the best of health and can use something to improve my body. Thanks Sontagged!

4 posted on 01/08/2017 12:51:21 AM PST by roadcat
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There are also capsaicin infused ointments for joint and muscle pain. The capsaicin tricks your body into thinking it is on fire and sends blood to the area, which promotes healing. It also triggers an endorphin rush and has a numbing effect.

5 posted on 01/08/2017 1:04:34 AM PST by LukeL
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To: Sontagged

I don’t care it just tastes good.

6 posted on 01/08/2017 1:24:29 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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Someone on the internet is recommending a glass of water with cayenne and lemon juice, first thing in the a.m. I have not tried that yet.
7 posted on 01/08/2017 1:58:28 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent: for the coming of the Lord is soon.)
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To: roadcat

The man who runs the website gives a rundown of the best way to take cayenne... it really does work... for me it is either sprinkled with coffee and brewed (and cinnamon) or in capsules. My latest is cayenne/tumeric capsules in the morning. Really works. Cayenne also stops external bleeding.

(I pray Swordmaker gets some. Cayenne tincture should be in the refrigerator of everyone with a heart problem... just a couple of drops under the tongue when you are having an attack is helpful)

8 posted on 01/08/2017 2:17:19 AM PST by Sontagged (Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you...)
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To: Battle Axe

Go slow at first but it really WAKES you up, in a healthy way.

9 posted on 01/08/2017 2:18:12 AM PST by Sontagged (Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you...)
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10 posted on 01/08/2017 3:15:14 AM PST by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: Enlightened1; Sontagged


11 posted on 01/08/2017 3:22:23 AM PST by onyx (`)
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To: Sontagged; pugmama; Jamestown1630; beethoven; stonehouse01; Yaelle; miss marmelstein
The therapeutic cayenne suggestions are good.....but there's no way to have a cayenne thread without an actual recipe. This is sweet and creamy and spicy---corn relish adds a nice crunch and pop of flavor.

Butternut Squash, Corn, and Coconut Soup / Corn Relish garnish

SOUP Sweat chp onion 5 min in heated tb ol/oil. Add one each minced gar/cl/jalapeño, 1/4 c minced cilantro stems; cook 3 min. Add chp butternut squash; cook 3 min. Add 4 c veg stock, can coconut milk, tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne; BTB; simmer 15 min (squash is tender). Now puree. Adjust seasoning.

SERVE topped w/1-2 spoonfuls Corn Relish.

CORN RELISH Kernels from 3 ears corn, 2 tb chp cilantro, minced shallot, juiced lime, 1/4 tsp ea salt/sugar.

12 posted on 01/08/2017 3:41:15 AM PST by Liz (The Clintons' embracing humanitarian relief is like the Sopranos' embracing waste mgmt.)
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To: Sontagged

I add a pinch of cyan to most everything I cook. In small amounts, it is a great natural flavor enhancer.

It is a true miracle food.

As a non-health side note; many years ago some Cajuns I knew mixed cyan powder with exterior house paint. It made an excellent, cheap bottom paint to keep marine growth off their shrimp boat.

13 posted on 01/08/2017 3:44:12 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Sontagged

This YouTube Chef puts cayenne in just about everything.
Excellent recipes...with a dash of cayenne.

14 posted on 01/08/2017 3:52:32 AM PST by libertarian27 (FR Cookbooks - On Profile Page)
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The article above sounds like free advertising on here to me.
Cayenne is OK but not hot enough for some of us.

15 posted on 01/08/2017 4:22:12 AM PST by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: Sontagged

I sprinkle cayenne in the bird feeders. Keeps the rodents away. Birds can’t taste it or be harmed by it.

16 posted on 01/08/2017 4:27:37 AM PST by LydiaLong
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Where do you source the cayenne/tumeric capsules? TIA.

17 posted on 01/08/2017 4:31:01 AM PST by colinhester
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Ping for later.

18 posted on 01/08/2017 4:32:23 AM PST by babygene (Make America Great Again)
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To: LydiaLong

years ago a neighbor’s pesky little dog used to soil my yard every morning. I took a fatty piece of leftover meat and coated it in cayenne flakes then left it in the yard for the critter.

He never visited us again.

19 posted on 01/08/2017 4:42:59 AM PST by Rebelbase (ABC/NBC/CBS/MSNBC/PBS/CNN/FOX are THE LEGACY MEDIA)
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I had a doctor recommend a capsacin lotion for a nerve issue I was having. I cried when he told me "all you need is an OTC cream". I thought he was just another doc who didn't understand the pain I was in. I had an appointment to see him again the next day and almost cancelled it but did what he suggested. The next day when I went into his office he said he could tell by the smile on my face, the cream had worked! No one was more surprised than me!

The cream increases your blood flow and allows the site you rub it in to, to heal by increased blood flow! BUT, I HIGHLY and can not stress hard enough...if you use a high capsaicin lotion (I purchased one that had the highest amount in it) to also buy disposable gloves and to use VERY little. I still have the original tube I bought and that was probably 7 years ago! You should really mix it with another lotion and be forewarned....don't get wet! It is VERY hot but works like nothing else I have tried!!

I suspect taking it internally would do the same thing, open up blood flow and having used that lotion for years, I am going to try the internal as well
20 posted on 01/08/2017 4:44:18 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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