Who would have known that Cayenne pepper could be useful for so many things? Although I have not tried these personally, I’d like to share these things that I have learned in class with others in hopes that it may help you and/or a loved one. Therefore, here are some good uses in which Cayenne pepper may be helpful.
Balancing Blood Pressure
If pressure is low, Cayenne will bring it up. If the pressure is high, it will bring it down. Directions: Using a liquid extract of Cayenne, the therapeutic dosage to use is 15 to 20 drops placed in 1 to 2 ounces of water and take 3 times a day. You can start with 5 drops to help build yourself up to 20 drops. However, it may not be as effective as using the 20 drops but it’s a start. First place the 20 drops of cayenne into the shot glass, and then add 1 to 2 ounces of water. Additionally, have a full glass of water or juice handy. Place the entire shot glass content in the mouth without swallowing it. Then add a mouthful of the additional glass of water or juice and swallow everything all at once so it all goes down together. This process helps to dilute the cayenne a little more so that it’s not too irritating to the throat. Feel free to drink more of the water or juice if there’s still discomfort. To rid the burning sensation of the throat, you can also eat either yogurt or ice cream made with whole milk to cool the throat.
Due to Cayenne’s circulatory-stimulating and broncho-dilating properties, it is an excellent source of strengthening the lungs and bronchials. Cayenne is used in place of an inhaler 2 to 3 times a day. Therapeutically it strengthens the bronchials and lungs. Cayenne is effective in getting the bronchials to work and pumping out the fluid. It may also be given 15-20 minutes for the first hour and once an hour thereafter until you find relief for acute situations.
Directions: SAME DIRECTIONS ABOVE AS USING A SHOT GLASS
To help thin chest mucus – In a cup of hot water, combine the juice of 1 lemon with 20 drops of liquid cayenne and sip 24 hours a day throughout the day and night. Leave by your bedside as well so when you wake up during the night you can still sip it. You can drink this either warm or cool. The lemon will thin the mucus, while the cayenne will help keep the lungs pumping so the fluid is moving and doesn’t stay in the lungs and get infected.
Bleeding wounds/cuts and nose bleeds.
Cayenne is considered to be a soothing herb (demulcent) because of its high mineral content and it will stop the bleeding because it is high in vitamin K, which has clotting properties. Since cayenne is also antimicrobial and astringent, it will help to cleanse and close the cut or wound, depending on how deep it is. Don’t worry; even though cayenne is considered to be hot, it’s not supposed to burn the skin.
Directions: Take a thick spoonful of cayenne powder and place it over the cut or wound. Cover the wound or cut with a bandage, using a roller gauge and surgical tape, binding it around the area and leaving the bandage on overnight.
For nose bleeds – SAME DIRECTIONS ABOVE AS USING A SHOT GLASS until the bleeding stops, this should be quick.
Here are possible links where you may find some quality products. Also do your own research for quality products. Thank you and good luck!
**For education purposes only. The information I share may not have been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The information I share is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
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