The Power of Cayenne

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is one home remedy that can be highly effective in producing peristalsis (the involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal) in your colon and aids digestion. It can be used regularly at every meal and when needed for constipation. Cayenne pepper is also known to help thin the blood so use caution if you are already on a blood thinner. It can also be good for improving your blood circulation.

Cayenne is available in capsules of different strengths, from 5,000 heat units (HU) to 100,000 and even higher. In addition, cayenne when used with other herbs helps to deliver these herbs more efficiently to where they are needed in the body.

As a constipation home remedy, start with one capsule of 40,000 HU and always take it after you eat. You will feel a hot or slight burning feeling in the upper stomach and that’s how you’ll know its working.

The feeling is like when you get heartburn. This burning sensation will pass as your body gets use to you using cayenne. Remember to never use cayenne seeds because as they can be toxic.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding do not take cayenne supplements.

Use cayenne only as directed on its container and only as capsules.

Cayenne has the ability to block the ulcer producing effect of NSAIDS. It also has shown to increase the body’s absorption of Theopylline, a drug used to treat asthma.

Cayenne is said to have other uses as well. It cleanses the circulatory system, heals ulcers, stops hemorrhaging, speeds healing of wounds, rebuilds damaged tissue, eases congestion, aids digestion, regulates elimination, relieves arthritis and rheumatism, prevents the spread of infection and numbs pain.” Use the recommended dose shown on the bottle of cayenne you use. You can also add cayenne pepper into other foods. Add cayenne to soups, salads, and other foods you like. In soups or salads break open a cayenne capsule and mix it in. You can add 1 or 2 capsules, but first start with 1/4 or 1/2 capsule so you can get use to the hot taste.

Cayenne definitely has the power to eliminate constipation and keep you regular and has many other benefits for you to explore.

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