Some of us are familiar how powerful healing plant is cayenne pepper, but there are also many other benefits that this plant can offer us and they still remain unexplored.
Now science confirmed that cayenne does have an amazing ability to help the heart. Scientists at the University of Cincinnati have found that capsaicin, the main component of cayenne, can help stop a heart attack when applied topically.
How to use Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper has at least 90 000 Scoville units, according to the Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Also, the same amount of Scoville units contains Habanero, Thai Chi, African Bird, Jalapeño, Jamaican Hot Pepper, and Scotch Bonet. You can find cayenne pepper in supermarkets, oriental grocery stores or health food stores.
If you have cayenne pepper at home, give the person having a heart attack a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water. The patient has to be conscious for this to work.
In case the patient is not conscious, you need to put a few drops of cayenne pepper extract under their tongue. Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant; it increases heart rate and carries blood to all parts of the body, balancing circulation.
Because of its hemostatic effects, cayenne pepper can stop bleeding instantly, and helps in heart attack recovery. It is the best first aid to work in emergency cases. Just remember to use cayenne pepper and NOT hot pepper.
Cayenne pepper tincture recipe
- Cayenne pepper powder
- 1-3 fresh cayenne peppers
- 50% alcohol (you can use vodka)
- 1 litre glass bottle
- Put on gloves for safety.
- Fill a quarter of the glass bottle with cayenne pepper powder. Pour in just enough alcohol that it covers the powder.
- In a blender mix the fresh peppers with enough alcohol that you get a sauce-like consistency. Add the mixture to the bottle so that 3/4 of the bottle is filled.
- Fill the bottle to the top with alcohol and put the lid on. Shake the bottle several times a day.
- Leave the tincture in a dark place for two weeks, then strain. Keep final tincture in a dark bottle. For a stronger tincture, let it infuse three months before straining.
- Store tincture in a dry, dark place. It never spoils.
Give 5 to 10 drops of the tincture to a conscious patient who has suffered a heart attack or a stroke. Then add another 5 to 10 drops in 5 minutes. This treatment should be repeated until the patient’s condition gets improved.
In case the patient is unconscious, put 1 to 3 drops under the tongue, and start a CPR. Repeat the treatment every 5 minutes until the patient’s condition improves.
Other health benefits:
Cayenne pepper can be used in the treatment of other ailments:
- Due to its antifungal properties, cayenne pepper can prevent the occurrence of Phomopsis and Colletotrichum.
- It is known for its beneficial effect on the digestive system, because it stimulates the production of gastric juices, and relieves gasses.
- It has anticancer properties, particularly for lung cancer and smokers. The capsaicin in the cayenne pepper is known to prevent the development of tumors caused by tobacco, and similar results are noticed in patients diagnosed with liver cancer.
- It is also helpful in the treatment of stomach problems, flu symptoms, migraines, allergies, redness, obesity, toothache, and arthritis.
Cayenne pepper contains 26 different nutrients such as calcium, zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and many more.
Cayenne pepper is one of the strongest natural spices and can do miracles for the heart. If you struggle with heart problems, always have this tincture on hand.