RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!!
No i'm not talking about the famous group, although I saw them play several years ago in Santa Monica, Ca. and it was exciting. I am talking about the red hot chili peppers found in your local markets. It is also know as CAYENNE RED PEPPER, CAPSICUM, and CAPSAICIN. Capsaicin, is already in many over the counter medications, all over the world. They use it in teething formulas, such as orajel, and orajel extra strenth for adults. It is also in many arthritic pain relieving rubs. How could I forget such a wonderful herb? Forty years ago I put this herb on top on my herbal medication list and had included it in my article on Kitchen Medicine. Well after this week, I have it again in my Kitchen Medicine. Works great for extracts, ointments, capsules, tinctures and cooking.
I remember a book I had, it was my herbal bible written by Jethro Kloss, a very famous herbalist back in 1939. My big first impression of Cayenne Pepper is when is was used to stop the bleeding of a person who was shot by a shotgun. Amazing huh, well it gets better. I read once that taken as a cup of hot tea will stoop a heart attack. It is a natural blood purifier, as well as a natural stimulant. It is great for the heart, including high blood pressure. There are so many herbal remedies that I can only begin to tell you. Here is a list of a few...
- blood coagulator (will stop bleeding on cuts, ulcers, etc.)
- kidneys, spleen and pancreas
- yellow fever