Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
The purported health benefits of cayenne are almost too unbelieveable,
but its reputation keeps growing among medical researchers as well as
alternative health afficionados and deservedly so. It can do everything from
kill abnormal cells in the prostate, lungs, and pancreas to immediately stop a
seized heart within 30 seconds.
pepper boosts metabolism by immediately dilating the arteries and veins. It is
quite amazing with its effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital
elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps regulate
blood pressure to normal levels.
Cayenne pepper for high blood pressure is certainly one of its core uses.
Cayenne cleans the arteries as well and helps rid the body of the bad LDL
cholesterol and triglycerides. Considering that heart disease is the number one
killer in America, this is significant.
Cayenne is also good for the stomach and the intestines. It stimulates
the peristaltic motion and aids in assimilation and elimination. Taken
internally, it warms the body. Some herbalist doctors claim it heals and
rebuilds flesh due to frostbite.
Notwithstanding its hot taste, strangely it somehow helps rebuild tissue
in the stomach, while it encourages healing of stomach and intestinal
Cayenne Pepper and Heart Health
Yes, the effect of cayenne pepper on your body is dramatic, almost
instant and more so with the heart. There are phenomenal healing properties of
cayenne pepper with the human heart.
Dr. John Christopher, the famed natural herbalist, was persecuted
relentlessly by the government for his practice of herbal medicine all the
while assisting patients in curing heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis,
infertility, rheumatism, leukemia, and every other incurable under the
One of his greatest stories in his long career was how he could
instantly stop a heart attack if he could get the patient to drink a glass of
warm cayenne water. Dr Christopher said, "A teaspoon of cayenne should
bring the patient out of the heart attack."
If the patient can drink a glass of extra warm cayenne water, Dr.
Christopher wrote, "...by the count of ten the bleeding will stop. Instead
of all the pressure being centralized, it is equalized and the clotting becomes
Perhaps now you can see why cayenne pepper is regarded as a
true "miracle herb." With over 700,000 thousands Americans
experiencing a stroke each year and almost half a million dying yearly of
either heart disease or related issues, believe it not the cure is as
close as your local health food establishment. How should you take cayenne?
Ideally orally in a drink.
The cayenne pepper drink, when taken faithfully, will dramatically
improve your heart health as well as your venous structure. Drink it with warm
distilled water but if that is unavailable, purified water will substitute
nicely. Start by mixing about a quarter of a teaspoon in a glass of warm
water. Then, down the hatch. Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
Of course, the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of the cayenne pepper
you're using should be known. Most cayenne is between 30,000 to 50,000 SHUs.
Some, though, like the African Birdseye cayenne pepper powder can come
in anywhere from 90,000 to 140,000, and peppers from Bangladesh have more
recently tested at 1 million SHU! You should scale back your dosages of this
until your body acclimates to its heat.
Cayenne pepper also exhibits antifungal properties. Cayenne pepper
antifungal properties are significant although this is not its primary
health benefit. Cayenne has been shown in some studies to be active against various
These fungal pathogens affect fruits especially strawberries and
are not directly related to humans. Here is a comprehensive list of all the
things cayenne can do for your health and why you should make it a regular part
of your daily health regime:
This information is gleaned from Dr. John R. Christopher's book School
of Natural Healing. Remember, the word "capsicum" is another term
for cayenne pepper and is used interchangeably with cayenne. That is how Dr.
Christopher referred to cayenne in his book.
Key Health Benefits of Cayenne