Cayenne pepper has been called “the king of herbs” because it has been prized for thousands of years for its healing powers. The famed herbal healer Dr. Shulze said, “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”
Cayenne should be used daily by anyone who has problems with his heart or blood pressure, because it is beneficial to both. The active ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsaicin, which gives the herb its characteristic heat.
Capsaicin is extremely effective at improving blood flow even to the smallest of spaces such as the capillaries. Improved blood flow can be beneficial for a number of reasons such as for: optimal delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissue, fatty plaque elimination, decreasing blood clots, and eliminating spider veins and varicose veins. Cayenne does the impossible.
From the healing text of Dr. Christopher:
“In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in–if they are still breathing–I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around).”
Cayenne has at least 26 different nutrients! It contains minerals such as Zinc, Selenium, Calcium, and Magnesium. It also contains vitamins such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
It can be used for chronic pain, shingles, heart disease, bad digestion, sore throats, headaches, high cholesterol levels, poor circulation, blood pressure issues, heart attacks, and toothaches.
In cayenne studies, scientists have discovered an 80% reduction with prostate cancers in mice and in human prostate cancer cells in cultures. The capsaicin in cayenne actually creates accelerated cancer cell apoptosis, or cellular self destruction
How to Use Cayenne Pepper
The lowest therapeutic level of SHU or heat units is 35,000. You will often find cayenne powder listed at 40,000, 60,000, 90,000 or 100,000 SHU or heat units.
Cayenne that is infused in warm water. Start by mixing a quarter teaspoon with 8 ounces of water or fresh squeezed juice. Drink this beverage every morning for the first week. The second week, increase the cayenne amount to half a teaspoon in 8 ounces of fluid. Use this general recommendation and increase the amount of cayenne by 25% until you reach one tablespoon. Once you reach this amount, use it for a at least a month to help clean out the arteries and maintain their health.