Cayenne is a major stimulant to the heart and the circulation.
It contains Vitamin A and C, flavonoids, essential oil, carotenoids
It warms those who feel the cold and suffer from poor circulation.
It regulates the blood flow, equalising and strengthening the
heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves.
If there is insufficient peripheral circulation (cold hands
and feet and possibly chilblains) Cayenne may be used.
It opens up every tissue in the body to an increased blood flow.
Well suited to persons of feeble constitution with poor circulation,
lacking in energy and fear of the slightest draft.
Cayenne encourages the adrenal gland to produce corticosteroids.
Taken as a daily tonic, ¼ of a teaspoon three times daily
is of benefit for the heart and circulation, preventing heart
attack, strokes, cold, flu, diminished vitality, headaches,
indigestion, depression and arthritis.
Cayenne is not irritating if used uncooked.
Even though Cayenne is hot, it is not harmful to take.
It can be taken as often as necessary, it helps to speed up
the recovery from whatever disease.
It is a general tonic and is specific for the circulatory and
digestive system. It may be used to treat flatulence, dyspepsia
As ointment it helps unbroken chilblains.
Cayenne powder or tincture can be rubbed on toothaches, swellings
A remedy for arthritis is to rub a little cayenne tincture over
the inflamed joint and wrap a flannel around it to remain there
throughout the night.
The pain is usually relieved by the morning. N&H 9/2003
p 7 Cayenne Cayenne tincture in base cream
Dosage: Pour a cup of boiling water onto ½ to 1 teaspoon
of Cayenne and let infuse for 10 minutes.
A tablespoon of this infusion should be mixed with hot water
and drunk when needed.