Cayenne pepper is known even in the early years for its healing power. People from all the world have already tried and experienced the amazing results brought by cayenne pepper in simple healing and in treating health problems. Recent studies also reveal the other therapeutic value of cayenne pepper and has been medically validated. One of the greatest health benefits of cayenne pepper is in the cardiovascular system. It helps certain parts of the body in cleaning the blood and facilitating the healing of the blood vessels. This kind of cayenne benefit however is not known to many and they just associate cayenne pepper with allopathic medicine.
You may even be surprised that cayenne pepper can help in the treatment for hemorrhoids. All you need to do is drink a glass of water with cayenne pepper everyday and you will experience the relief caused by the swelling and inflammation of veins and blood vessels in the rectum and anus area.
An online site, Cayenne Pepper Guide, published a story of a body builder friend of Dr. John R. Christopher, a known herbalist and naturopathic doctor. The bodybuilder suffers from severe hemorrhoids that he had to wear a special belt just to keep the hemorrhoids in place. With his condition, he resorted to drinking cayenne pepper daily and he was able to cure the severe condition he is suffering.
Now, you may ask about how a cayenne pepper can cure hemorrhoids. Before we can to treat this kind of condition, one has to eliminate fatty and starchy foods that can cause harm in our systems. And cayenne pepper is known for its wonders in the circulatory system as it feeds the essentials elements present in the cell structure of the arteries, capillaries and veins. Once the venous structure is filled with mucus, the blood will thicken and will experience a hard time circulating. By drinking a very warm glass of water, cayenne pepper will warm the system and feed the heart with the proper nutrients and influence its power to the arteries.
Take note that hemorrhoids are caused by the veins’ inflammation in the anus and rectum. Through the healing powers of the cayenne pepper, it will definitely help you getting rid of the inflammation. Also, the itching and swelling of veins will be gone in just a short period of time.
If you don’t want to drink the cayenne pepper with water, it is also advised that you can apply it topically. However, this kind of method is not advisable as it will burn your butt. Although there is no worst side effects. So the best method in using cayenne pepper in treating hemorrhoids is to ingest it. Drink it together with a half to full teaspoon of cayenne, juice from a lemon and a warm water. Lemon however is just an alternative. This kind is usually known as the cayenne pepper tea. The cayenne pepper tea has a hot taste but still tolerable and the body quickly adapts to the native calidity of the cayenne.
And lastly, cayenne pepper must still be coupled with the right foods such as those rich in fiber. By combining proper diet with this herb, you won’t experience any pain in the butt and you can go back to your normal routine.
Now, with cayenne pepper - cayenne pepper is quite hot - for those who cannot handle it in the stomach, one of the best ways to handle it is through drinking tomato juice. Tomato juice is a good neutralizer and helps to make its fire properties better assimilated and tolerated in the system. Cayenne pepper is useful for healing internal ulcers, bleeding ulcers, even though some would say it is an irritant. Of course, you have to be careful how much you take. Now, while visiting Dr. Ponamyov, I learned, he has found that the capsicum, when it is ingested into the system, increases the amount of solar energy that is absorbed into the body. They had two groups of volunteers: the one taking the cayenne pepper in their diet and the other group that just had their normal diet without the pepper. So, they photographed the aura of these two groups, with the use of Kirlian photography, and they noticed that those who had ingested the capsicum had a more intense energy field. So his reasoning was that somehow there is something chemically which is done to the system that helps a person "to get more mile out of their sunbeam"; shall we put it that way? Also Dr. Ponamyov was telling me that for schizophrenic people as well as certain mental and emotional disorders, all they would treat them with was magnesium. They would give them 200 or 300 mg. of magnesium and then continue to increase it, and they found that the patients responded better, and that their behaviour improved.
One more thing about cayenne pepper: not only will it help promote circulation of the blood, but if you cut yourself externally, just take some cayenne pepper and put it on the wound. If it's a deep wound, just take a clean dressing or cloth, and take cayenne with the wet cloth and plug the hole. It won't burn that much and it will stop the bleeding.
Cayenne moves blood
There is no other herb which increases your blood flow faster than cayenne. Cayenne moves blood. When people ask Dr. Schultze, "What are the 10 most important herbs to have in the home?" He tells them, "At the top of the list is cayenne pepper, because it will make the other 9 work better."
Cayenne is the greatest blood circulation stimulant known. You can take all the milk thistle you want, but if you have bad circulation to your liver, it's not going to do you any good. Cayenne increases your blood circulation immediately within seconds, more than any other herb.
When you have a sick area, there's often a restriction of blood flow to that area. Blood flow is what takes nutrition and the healing properties of herbs to those cells. Blood flow is also what carries out and removes waste material. Cayenne pepper is like TNT. It blasts through all that blockage to get to that area which is sick, taking with it all the minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat, and all the vital chemicals from the herbs you take - all the way to the sick area.
Cayenne pepper is usually labeled 40,000, 60,000, 90,000 or more heat units. Generally, the higher the number of heat units, the more beneficial. The lower-heat cayenne peppers are a lot less efficient, and they are the ones which are most highly contaminated. These are the ones you see labeled for 30,000 heat units. These are the ones to stay away from.
People who are not used to cayenne just need to work their way up. One problem people have is that they blow their mouths with cayenne, right off the bat. For those who have never used cayenne pepper before, a good initial dosage is 1/16th of a teaspoonful in some juice. Work your way up in dosage slowly. Put a small amount in some juice, stir and drink. Delicious.
It is recommended that the cayenne powder be used, as opposed to capsules. It is believed that you are only getting a small part of the potential effect of cayenne pepper by taking it in capsules. When you put cayenne in your mouth, your stomach secretes digestive juices before the cayenne ever gets there. So when the cayenne gets down there, your stomach is ready for it.
But if you swallow a capsule, your tongue tastes nothing. A capsule goes down in your stomach, and your stomach notices nothing, at first. Then, 5 minutes later the gelatin bursts, and you have a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in your stomach and your body is shocked. You surprised it.
What is going on is that some of cayenne's healing action occurs right in your mouth. As cayenne touches your tongue, the cayenne absorbs in seconds and nerve endings send signals throughout the body - sending waves of fresh blood throughout your body.
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I highly recommend the book "The Health Benefits of Cayenne" by John Heinerman if you want to learn more about the power of cayenne. There is no other herb stronger or more effective than cayenne to make immediate physiological and metabolic changes in the body.
Sure, there are a few heating herbs like Ginger and horseradish, but what other herb can you put in somebody's mouth and all of a sudden it makes their faces look like cherries? I don't know another herb that will do that, and cayenne does that through your whole body. Use it to improve blood flow throughout your body.
How many times a day did you drink cayenne pepper water to initially cure your hemorrhoids?
Answer: In all honesty, just once and it reduced the swelling in two days. The itching, bleeding and blood vessel swelling all went away. You should change your diet too. More fiber via fruits, grains and vegetables is ideal.
And as far as when to drink, I understand that post workout is a bad idea, but what about in relation to meals? Thanks for your insight.
Answer: Ideally, it's best to drink cayenne pepper half an hour after eating or half an hour or so before eating. The general rule of thumb is to not drink any liquid of any kind with food for a bare minimum of 15 minutes, or until the food has had a chance to pass out of the stomach.
It's not ideal to drink cayenne and then to take a meal or having it with a meal. By taking it alone with water, you give yourself optimum benefit and you'll actually get less stomach agitation although it will, to be honest, agitate the stomach nonetheless. The two most demanding physiological events in our bodies are digestion and coital orgasms. No comment on the second one but as for digestion and cayenne, it's really best to take cayenne alone.
I believe in the health benefits of cayenne pepper but drinking it causes my stomach to get upset, although it does go away in 10 to 15 minutes or so.
Answer: Good question. I totally understand, and your experience is common. Drinking cayenne pepper water is not like drinking a strawberry milkshake, to be sure. Cayenne is a very, very powerful herb. One of its drawbacks, though, is that it's hard to drink. I understand that. I've had the same experience you've had too, by the way. Here's what I recommend: after you drink your daily cayenne pepper drink, just sit still and don't move around too much for a minimum of 10 minutes. It takes cayenne about 15 to 20 minutes to pass out of the stomach. I've found that by just sitting very still without too much moving around that the upset stomach feeling passes, and is barely noticeable IF I just sit at my computer or in my office chair or on my couch watching TV. I've also found that whenever I increase my dosage of cayenne, the old stomach upset comes back. However, I also notice my body adapts really quickly to it. Simple advice, I know, but it works. Remain as still as you can. You should never drink it before working out or after working out or you'll have the worst stomach ache you've ever had, and it will probably discourage you from every doing it again. Considering cayenne's remarkable array of health benefits, I'm willing to be a little inconvenienced.
Why should the water in the cayenne pepper water drink or with the lemon cayenne pepper detox drink be hot or warm? Why does the warm water matter?
Answer: Let me quote Dr. Christopher, the famed herbalist and naturopathic doctor, as he says it best. "The warm [cayenne pepper] tea is faster working than capsules or cold tea because the warm tea opens up the cell structure -- makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it with powerful food." I think that answers it.