Cayenne energizes the body and even though our cayenne is the hottest ORGANIC Cayenne on the market at 160,000 HU still delivers a flavorful taste and satisfaction.
The greatest benefit of using cayenne pepper in natural medicine comes from cayenne's ability to rapidly stimulate the circulatory system and deliver fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart and other organs in the body. When used properly, cayenne "opens up" capillaries allowing vitalized blood to reach areas that it may not normally reach due to poor circulation.
Clinical and anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that cayenne pepper can be utilized to carry other substances, such as herbs and other nutrients, into the bloodstream - and sometimes within seconds. Extensive clinical studies conducted with cayenne pepper and Ginkgo demonstrates that Ginkgo is 75% more effective when used with cayenne.
Dr. Christopher and later Richard Schultz report that the cayenne pepper benefit both the heart and the health of the entire circulatory system. Dr. Christopher, after extensive experience, believed that cayenne pepper delivers vital nutrients directly to the heart within seconds of proper use. He utilized the stimulating effects of cayenne to restore proper function to the heart in heart attack cases.
In order to maximize the benefits associated with cayenne pepper, a high quality product must be used, with a true rating of between 90,000 and 150,000 HU (heat units). (according to Richard Schultz)
Although it's convenient to use capsules, the full benefit cannot be achieved and actually may damage the stomach and cause reaction. A tincture or a powder (added to water) should be used. A full strength dose is one teaspoon of powder mixed into a glass of warm water. Despite the initial discomfort, it is critical that the cayenne come in contact with the tongue as the cayenne acts as a metabolic catalyst.
The only side effect other than pure heat, which many people rather seem to enjoy, may be stomach irritation - especially true with capsules, since capsules give the body no warning. A popular adjunct to stomach distress is the addition of peppermint and/or ginger. Both ginger and peppermint are famous Chinese herbs used to aid digestion and calm the stomach. Both spicy and warm but when used with cayenne create what is termed "Cool Cayenne".
Add a teaspoon to a cupful to your Kombucha Ferment. Cayenne does ferment and releases even more power. Wake up those doldrums with fermented Kombucha Cayenne Tea.
In addition to stimulating the circulatory system, cayenne loosens the mucus in the lungs associated with infections. Within only a few minutes of using cayenne orally, the mucus begins to break up, and the lungs begin a process of clearing.
It is always wise to use cayenne pepper sparingly when the body is not adjusted to use. To do so, adjust the frequency of use and not the individual dose level. The critical part of the treatment is delivering as much of cayenne's "heat" to the body at one time as is safely possible.
A tincture or a powder (added to water) should be used. A full strength dose is one teaspoon of powder mixed into a glass of warm water. Despite the initial discomfort, it is critical that the cayenne come in contact with the tongue as the cayenne acts as a metabolic catalyst.
Just a spoonful a day. Add a spoonful to a water bottle and sip all day. May be used alone or in any various combinations with flavorful vinegars, healthy edible oils, or honeys. to create your own "elixir”. Freely add to soups, salads, potatoes and rice, on meats, poultry and pasta, to truly enhance food in a healthy and creative flair. I simply let a few drops on my tongue.
For arthritic conditions, and cold hands or feet place a few drops directly on the area.
Pure Kombucha Mushroom Cayenne is well suited for for DEFICIENCY conditions. Cayenne focuses on the Spleen's energy and to break through stagnations arising from a deficiency. Symptoms include: Deficiency of energy and lowered body resistance. Emaciation, listlessness, lassitude, shortness of breath, pallor, insomnia, poor memory, spontaneous and night sweating, nocturnal enuresis, alleviated by pressure, feel better after a bowel movement.
We use 160,000 HU pure cayenne. That's is really hot (but not the hottest on the market). By comparison Tabasco Sauce (good stuff) is about 40,000 HU. You can make Cool Cayenne by adding 1 part peppermint or ginger to 1 part Cayenne. Cayenne's only side effects are nausea and vomiting if you take too much cayenne before you build up a tolerance to it. The way that you build tolerance to cayenne is to start with a 1/4 teaspoon cayenne in water 3x a day, next day 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, and so on until you are up to 1 teaspoon of cayenne in water 3x a day, with meals. If you are sensitive to cayenne, just take it slower, 2 days at 1/4 teaspoon, and so on. If you feel some nausea coming on, just take a little ginger or peppermint as an antidote and that stops it. Milk or yogurt will quickly cool the burn.
Fresh Ginger according o TCM is hot and pungent its function is to 1. Warms the center and expels cold: Used to treat chest and abdominal pain and distention, and vomiting or diarrhea due to interior cold blocking the middle associated with deficiency or excess. 2. Restores Yang: Used to treat cold limbs and extreme weakness associated with devastated yang. 3. Warms the lungs and transforms phlegm: Used to treat cold Phlegm coughing and panting. 4. Unblocks the channels and stops bleeding: Used to treat bleeding associated with cold obstructing the channels.
Peppermint according o TCM Releases the exterior, disperse Wind-Heat: Used to treat flu and colds causing fever, headache, and cough, sore throat, and red eyes. Vents rashes: used in the early stages of rashes with dormant papules such as measles. Smoothes the Liver qi: Used to treat constrained Liver qi with pressure or fullness in the chest or flanks, depression or angers easily, and menstrual irregularities including dysmenorrhea.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) Used for cerebral insufficiency, circulatory complaints (including Raynaud's disease), allergic inflammatory response, varicose veins, asthma, failing memory, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, hay fever, sinusitis, tinnitus, angina, intermittent claudication, ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, Parkinson's disease, erection problems. Circulatory stimulant/tonic, anti-asthmatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, treats vascular disturbances of inner ear, normalizes neurotransmitter concentrations in brain.
Chinese medicine (TCM) is another approach that many people consider. There are hundreds of herbal formulas available to help. Which one is right for you is determined by a TCM Diagnosis and best diagnosed form your local acupuncturist & herbalist. Give us a call we'll be glad to talk. email eddy@HappyHerbalist.com or text 919-518-3336
Remember the typical antidote for the burn caused by hot peppers is MILK or YOGURT. It is the FAT in Dairy products (or coconut) that counteracts the heat. It is the oil (capsaicin ) in the pepper that is the killer. Some folks claim lemon juice or vinegar (or a low pH ) will neutralize the burn. as capsaicin is alkalineIt doesn't (IMO it makes it worse). Vinegar will not elicit any change in capsaicin function at all. Neither will temperature. Cold water will not dissolve the burn - but it does help to physically carry away the burning oil.
I never tried this one: Mix sugar in with the water. Thats what was used in 1912 when they wanted to know which peppers were the absolute hottest. The Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Volunteers would take a known amount of capsium form each pepper and placed a drop on their tongue. The number of drops it took the Sugar Water to relieve the pain became the SHU Value. Back then Cayenne was rated as the hottest with 30,000 - 50,000 SHU. Oh man, talk about patience. Today I'm guessing there's a dozen peppers that scream over 2,000,000 HU. I know I won't be there for the count. I'd be the Ghost N Peppers.
If in the eyes then continuously flush with loads of water, I would dunk my face in a iced bowl of water with my face inches in front of a fan. (I once was a Deputy Sheriff, and offered by body to test Police Pepper Spray while training in Defensive Tactics) Use gloves and a cloth cover for your face, nose and mouth. Immediately discard the gloves and the cloth. You will recover, keep calm, breathe slow and easy, and keep the milk, water and fan going. Took me, if I recall correctly, a good 30-45 minutes to recover.
For burning hands try diluted bleach. (one part bleach 4 parts water) with just a very quick dip. Much of the pain from hot peppers is carried by the hands to other more sensitive parts of the body. Best advise wear plastic gloves.