Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cayenne Pepper

Last year I stumbled upon cayenne pepper while at the health store. I had seen it mentioned often in cookbooks, but had never used it. I enjoy spicy, hot dishes so I decided to pick some up. Later that night I decided to try out my new spice on some sauteed veggies. Right after I poured the spice into my dish my eyes began to itch. Without thinking I rubbed my eye with the same hand that had cayenne pepper on it. It took a few seconds before I felt a stinging sensation in my eye. I ran to the bathroom to wash my hands and rid myself of the cayenne that was left on my finger tips. I then begain to splash handful after handful of water into my eye. Panicking that I may have caused some eye damage I went to my computer and began searching the internet to find out what to do when you get cayenne pepper in your eye. It was then that I came across pages on the miracles of cayenne pepper. After the burning went away I returned to the computer to read up on benefits of cayenne pepper. It was then that I realized that this spice is one of the miracle spices! It does everything from heal wounds, lower blood pressure, speed up the metabolism, eliminate colds, etc. Mixing 1/8 of a tsp of cayenne twice a day in 8 oz of orange juice will speed up your metabolism and give you instant energy. I was skeptical at first and a bit nervous to add that much spice to my orange juice but I tried it anyway. Instantly I felt energized. Another tip is add a pinch of salt under your tongue afterward and it will get rid of the heat!

A few weeks later I cut my finger while cutting vegetables. I had read that applying cayenne pepper to the cut will stop the bleeding instantly. I was skeptical but desperate to stop the bleeding. I grabbed the cayenne and began to pour it on my finger. The bleeding stopped instantly.

Cayenne has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. For example, when a 90-year-old man in Oregon had a severe heart attack, his daughter was able to get Cayenne extract into his mouth. He was pronounced dead by the medics, but within a few minutes, he regained consciousness. On the way to the hospital, he remained in a semi-conscious state, but the daughter kept giving him the Cayenne extract. By the time they got to the hospital, he had fully recovered and wanted to go home and mow the lawn. The doctor asked what she had given him, as he said it was the closest thing to a miracle he had ever seen.

If a hemorrhage occurs in the lungs, stomach, uterus or nose, it is suggested that a teaspoon of extract (or a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of hot water) be given every 15 minutes until the crisis has passed. The bleeding should stop in 10-30 seconds. The reason for this is that rather than the blood pressure being centralized, it is equalized by the Cayenne, and the clotting action of the blood becomes more rapid. For external bleeding, take cayenne internally and pour cayenne directly on the wound.

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