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THE AMAZING HEALING POWER OF CAYENNE PEPPER

Northstar Report

R.J. Erickson

Cayenne pepper has been prized for thousands of years for its healing power. Folklore from around the world recounts amazing results using cayenne pepper in simple healing and in baffling health problems. But cayenne pepper is not just a healer from ancient history. Recent clinical studies have been conducted on many of the old-time health applications for this miracle herb. Again and again, the therapeutic value of cayenne pepper has been medically validated.

Many herbalists believe that Cayenne is the most useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system. It acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs when used with them. Cayenne is a medicinal and nutritional herb. It is a very high source of Vitamins A and C, has the complete B complexes, and is very rich in organic calcium and potassium, which is one of the reasons it is good for the heart.

Cayenne can rebuild the tissue in the stomach and the peristaltic action in the intestines. It aids elimination and assimilation, and helps the body to create hydrochloric acid, which is so necessary for good digestion and assimilation, especially of proteins. All this becomes very significant when we realize that the digestive system plays the most important role in mental, emotional and physical health, as it is through the digestive system that the brain, glands, muscles and every other part of the body are fed.
Cayenne has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. For example, when a 90-year-old man in Oregon had a severe heart attack, his daughter was able to get Cayenne extract into his mouth. He was pronounced dead by the medics, but within a few minutes, he regained consciousness. On the way to the hospital, he remained in a semi-conscious state, but the daughter kept giving him the Cayenne extract. By the time they got to the hospital, he had fully recovered and wanted to go home and mow the lawn. The doctor asked what she had given him, as he said it was the closest thing to a miracle he had ever seen.

Cayenne pepper is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect on the entire system. It has traditionally been used for overcoming fatigue and restoring stamina and vigor. It is a natural stimulant without the threatening side effects (palpitations, hyper-activity or rise in blood pressure) of most other stimulating agents.

Because Cayenne pepper boots peripheral circulation and stimulates organ secretion, it expedites the therapeutic delivery and action of nutrients in the body. It will ensure the rapid and even distribution of the active principles of available nutrients to critical function centers, including those involved in cellular respiration, metabolic data transmission and neural-hormonal action. The remarkable ability of Cayenne pepper to stimulate organ secretion and even heart action makes it one of the strongest natural stimulants known. Clearly, Cayenne pepper should be considered nothing less than a wonder herb that has scientifically proven its worth!

If you want to carry something in your first aid kit for a heart attack, carry a cayenne tincture. If a heart attack should occur, it is suggested that a teaspoon of extract be given every 15 minutes or a teaspoon of Cayenne in a glass of hot water be taken until the crisis has passed. Dr. Anderson also knew of a doctor who rushed out into the parking lot and put cayenne tincture into the mouth of a man who had died of a heart attack while he was parking his car. Within a few minutes, the man’s heart starting beating again. It is a good idea to always have some Cayenne extract on hand for emergencies.

If a hemorrhage occurs in the lungs, stomach, uterus or nose, it is suggested that a teaspoon of extract (or a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of hot water) be given every 15 minutes until the crisis has passed. The bleeding should stop in 10-30 seconds. The reason for this is that rather than the blood pressure being centralized, it is equalized by the Cayenne, and the clotting action of the blood becomes more rapid. For external bleeding, take cayenne internally and pour cayenne directly on the wound.

Also, researchers found cayenne pepper exhibited anticancer activity. Multiple clinical studies in conducted in Japan, England, and the United States has shown capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne peppers, forces cancer cells to self-terminate. Ingest regularly and also, for skin cancer, apply topically. Along with a detox, a healthy diet full of fresh organic raw produce and a few other natural cancer cures, cancer is rarely something that anyone need fear.

Diabetes wreaks havoc on the circulatory system. Neuropathy and tissue death of the extremities may result. Current research suggests cayenne pepper encourages regeneration of damaged nerves and improves circulation, which helps prevent infections such as foot ulcers that may lead to complications and subsequent amputations. Animal trials of cayenne pepper injections (for animals with Type 1 diabetes) show decreases in blood sugar levels, restoration of normal insulin, and when neuropeptides are added, an elimination of symptoms for several months.

Chronic headache sufferers may also find relief. Cayenne tea in the morning (or cayenne in any food) can prevent headaches, including migraines. But if you need to get rid of an existing migraine, or you need to stop one that is just getting started, snorting cayenne, while “hardcore” and not for the faint of heart, is one of the few migraines remedies that has been shown to provide immediate relief for most people. Capsaicin is believed to bring headache relief by depleting Substance P, a neurotransmitter that helps send pain signals.

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Seven evidence-based medicinal properties of cayenne pepper

(NaturalNews) Before getting into summary reports based on actual “evidence based” double-blind placebo tests, here’s an explanation of cayenne and some anecdotal empirical evidence that didn’t make it to the medical journals.

Cayenne is usually offered as a powder from dried ground chilli peppers. Of course, chilli peppers can be consumed directly for cayenne. But the heat index is best determined with powdered cayenne.

The heat generation index for spices and hot sauces was determined by American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in 1912, whose name was used for the index known as the Scoville Heat Units (SHU), sometimes simply termed heat units.

Many herbalists consider cayenne’s medicinal effectiveness to kick in at 40,000 SHU while some think 35,000 SHU is a good start. There are 35K, 40K, 90K and 100K cayenne powder SHU levels in bulk spice sections or herbal outlets. This writer is OK with 40K.

If you’d like to try cayenne out, use organic cayenne or at least ensure what you purchase hasn’t been irradiated to rob it of its medicinal potency.

Amazing cardiovascular properties of cayenne
Perhaps the most famous herbalist who promoted cayenne was the late master herbalist John Christopher, nicknamed Dr. Cayenne. After using cayenne to surprisingly cure his peptic ulcer while he was a student, he became consumed with cayenne’s other benefits, which included enhancing other herbs efficacy safely.

He discovered cayenne was a panacea for cardiovascular issues, even for stopping heart attacks. Paradoxically, while reducing blood pressure and naturally thinning thick blood, cayenne powder also stops internal hemorrhaging and external bleeding from wounds.

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Dr. Christopher claimed he had rescued several patients from the throes of devastating heart attacks with cayenne.

Here’s an exciting anecdote – a 90-year-old man was unconscious from a heart attack. His daughter kept force feeding him a strong cayenne tincture in the ambulance. But the time they arrived, he was fully conscious and talking about finishing the lawn he had started mowing. The doctor at the hospital was amazed.

Combining a daily routine of ingesting cayenne powder or tincture and Hawthorne berry is probably the least expensive yet highly effective approach for supporting cardiovascular health (http://www.naturalnews.com/026285_health_cayenne_tea.html).

Seven-plus cayenne study summaries
(1) Dyspepsia relief (upper abdominal discomfort or indigestion): Thirty subjects who commonly experienced symptoms of dyspepsia including bloating and gas were fed 2.5 grams of cayenne daily with meals for five weeks.

After three weeks, their dyspepsia symptoms subsided significantly and remained that way the full five weeks. Cayenne also protects the stomach from aspirin or other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers.

(2) Reduces serum lipoprotein oxidation: Oxidized liproteins are considered major factors for atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and diabetes. Oxidized lipoproteins usually occur from consuming too many oxidized lipids in processed or hydrolyzed oils and margarine, both ubiquitous in the standard American diet (SAD).

A clinical study using chopped cayenne chilli peppers in the daily diet of 27 subjects determined that consuming cayenne for a period of four weeks exerts antioxidant effects, perhaps by increasing serum lipoprotein resistance to oxidation.

(3) Angina relief: Angina is chest pain caused by cardiovascular or heart problems. Cayenne has natural vasodilatory (blood vessel dilating) properties that go to the heart of angina issues.

(4) Treating diabetes 2:The active substance found in capsicum that delivers its hot and spicy flavor is capsaicin, cayenne’s active ingredient.

A study found that 5 grams of capsaicin from capsicum encouraged a better maintenance of insulin levels and created a reduction in blood glucose levels. They researchers concluded that cayenne may have clinical implications in the management of type 2 diabetes.

(5) Relieves skin irritation, itching and pain: Some amputee cases have been treated with topical applications to their stumps and experienced pain relief. Research has determined that cayenne skin creams, which are available without prescription OTC, are helpful for relieving psoriasis.

Topical cayenne creams have also been useful for joint pain, painful neuropathy symptoms, herpes zoster (shingles), fibromyalgia, and post surgical nerve pain.

(6) Idiopathic rhinitis: Rhinitis refers to nasal infections; idiopathic means of unknown origin. There are nasal sprays containing cayenne that have proven to be very effective for rhinitis of unknown origins.

(7) Oral mucositis: This is a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation, causing even more discomfort of cancer patients who submit to mainstream oncology’s cut, burn, and poison treatments.

Oral mucositis is an inflammation of the mucosal lining in the mouth that creates lesions and makes speaking and swallowing difficult, sometimes even impossible.

A Yale study fed 11 oral mucositis patients taffy candy laced with capsaicin, cayenne’s active ingredient. The taffy ensured maximum capsacian exposure in the mouth. All 11 experienced reduced pain; two of them had their pain completely disappear.

Speaking of cancer: In 2005, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School discovered that cayenne has anti-cancer properties. Cayenne induces programmed cancer cell death (apoptosis) without affecting healthy cells.

Maybe inexpensive cayenne powder should be included as part of a natural cancer curing protocol while ignoring chemo completely.

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