The Top 15 Health Benefits for including Cayenne Pepper in your daily life.

Cayenne pepper has been used throughout history to treat multiple conditions including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, internal and external bleeding, dyspepsia, malaria, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, detoxification, heart attack, stroke, cancer, digestion, headaches, psoriasis, allergies, arthritis, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, menorrhagia in women, nausea and diphtheria.

Read the warnings below before taking large doses of cayenne pepper daily for a long period. Also, cayenne pepper may react to some prescription medications.

1. Cayenne Pepper for Heart Health

Cayenne pepper has been used for heart attack prevention and control. Cayenne pepper works by clearing plaque from arteries and prevents the clumping and agglutination of platelets in your arteries, maintaining a clear flow of blood. The heart receives its necessary amount of nutrients, body temperature is elevated, circulation of blood increases and all the toxins are washed away. Internally, cayenne pepper is a vasodilator, meaning that it opens up the arteries.

Cayenne pepper can be used for emergency strokes, heart attacks, and even more commonly used in conjunction with other herbs to force other herbs’ medicinal properties into the blood system to the targeted areas. The cayenne pepper allows the blood to start flowing again and nourishes the heart and normalizes the blood pressure. Within a few minutes of consuming cayenne pepper the person experiencing a heart attack, will be up and feeling normal again.

If a person is experiencing a heart attack, the first thing you must do is call 911. Review the cautions below to make sure the individual is not taking any medication that can have an adverse effect.

If you have cayenne pepper tincture then, you can follow the guidelines for heart attack and strokes. If you do not have any cayenne pepper tincture you can do the following:

If you DO NOT have Cayenne Pepper Tincture

  1. Crush an adult aspirin (non-coated) and put it under the tongue of the person.

  2. Add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of warm water and give it to the person to drink. Have them drink it as fast as possible.

GUIDELINES FOR HEART ATTACK AND STROKES from Dr. Schulze’s M.H., N.D., Heart Formula who saw MANY MIRACLES with his Methods!

A dropperful is the amount of liquid you can draw up into your dropper. It is equivalent to 30-40 drops. Never count the drops.

If individual is CONSCIOUS and is experiencing a Heart Attack (Angina Pectoris) or Stroke.

  1. Immediately call 911.
  2. Put 5 – 10 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture directly into mouth.
  3. Sit/lay the Person down and loosen their clothing.
  4. After 5 minutes repeat step 1. Put 5 – 10 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture directly into the mouth.
  5. If available: Give an equal amount of Dr. Schulze’s Heart Formula Tincture (1 Part – Cayenne & 3 Parts – Hawthorn Berry).
  6. Repeat dosages of both Tinctures, Alternating each every 5 minutes.
  7. Continue this Treatment, until the desired results are achieved or until the emergency vehicle has arrived.

If a Person is having a Heart Attack (Angina Pectoris) or Stroke and is NOT CONSCIOUS, you must:

  1. Immediately call 911.
  2. Put 1 – 3 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture directly into mouth.
  3. Check Pulse and Breathing.
  5. After 5 minutes repeat step 1. Put 1 – 3 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture directly into mouth.
  6. Give an EQUAL amount of Dr. Schulze’s Heart Formula Tincture (1 Part – Cayenne & 3 Parts – Hawthorn Berry).
  7. Repeat dosages of both Tinctures, Alternating each every 5 minutes.
  8. Continue this Treatment, until the desired results are achieved or until the emergency vehicle has arrived.

Dr. Richard Schulze, M.H., N.D., says if you’re working with an UNCONSCIOUS Person, you must be CAREFUL, when putting the Dropperfuls into the Mouth, so that you do NOT CHOKE or DROWN this Person, but then even if he/she GAGS a little, you are SAVING his/her LIFE!! The above recommendations for a Heart Attack came from Dr. Richard Schulze, M.H., N.D., who saw MANY MIRACLES with his Methods!

2. Cayenne Pepper Fights Off Cancer

Believe it or not, cayenne peppers will repulse cancer cells and inducing cell ‘suicide,’ known as apoptosis. In addition to that, cayenne peppers have capsaicin, a substance that can strengthen the immune system, fight free radicals and stop the spread of lung cancer cells that is tobacco-induced.

3. Cayenne Pepper Can Stop Internal and External Bleeding

Cayenne pepper can stop a deep open wound from gushing with blood. If you are an avid hiker or an outside enthusiast and are frequently away from medical facilities, you should carry cayenne pepper powder or cayenne pepper tinctures with you. If you encounter a severe injury, you can apply a generous amount of cayenne pepper directly on the wound. It will stop bleeding within a minute. Externally, cayenne pepper is a vasoconstrictor. It tightens and closes down the blood vessels. It has been documented that during various wars cayenne pepper powder was used to stop bleeding from battle wounds by sprinkling directly on the injury.

Cayenne pepper is also widely used to stop internal bleeding and hemorrhaging. Taken internally it can also be used to heal hemorrhoid problems. Hemorrhoids are an inflammation of the veins in the anus, either internally in the anus canal or externally. They can break and lead to some bleeding, and cayenne pepper will heal the inflammation and the bleeding. If you do have rectal bleeding you should consult your doctor because it can be a caused by more serious problem, such as cancer of the colon, rectal, or anal areas.

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If a Person has SERIOUS EXTERNAL BLEEDING (Cuts, Wounds, & Childbirth Hemorrhage/Tear), you must:
1. LIBERALLY FLUSH the AFFECTED Area with 10 – 20 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture IMMEDIATELY or PACK the Area with Cayenne Pepper Powder, if the Cayenne Pepper Tincture is NOT AVAILABLE!
2. Give 1 – 3 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture ORALLY also.
3. If Echinacea Plus Tincture is AVAILABLE, FLUSH the AFFECTED Area with 10 – 20 Dropperfuls.
4. Apply Pressure to a Cut/Wound/Tear or use Arterial Pressure.
5. Tape the Cut/Wound/Tear together.
6. Apply Aloe Vera Gel to the AFFECTED Area on the following day.
7. If there is pain associated with the injury, then give 5 – 60 Drops 3 – 4 times daily of an EQUAL amount of Valerian Root Tincture to the Lobelia Seed Pod Tincture.
8. If OPEN SORES or WOUNDS are NOT HEALING, apply Slippery Elm Gruel over the AFFECTED Area each day, until desired RESULTS are achieved.


If a Person has SERIOUS INTERNAL BLEEDING (Ulcers, Haemorrhages), you must:
1. Give 1/8 tsp. of Cayenne Pepper Tincture – 8 times per day.
2. And then WORK your way up to taking 1 tsp. of Cayenne Pepper Tincture – 3 times per day.

If a Person has HEMORRHOIDS or INJURED Tissues, where the Skin is NOT broken, you must:

Taking Cayenne pepper internally in the above method may be all you need to heal hemorrhoids, but if desired, you can apply Cayenne Pepper Oil as an external protocol. Be warned the area is sensitive, and you may feel discomfort with the below protocol.

  1. Take a HOT Bath or Shower.
  2. Thoroughly RUB 1 or MORE Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Oil into the AFFECTED Area of the Skin for 15 minutes.
  3. Alternate VERY HOT, then VERY COLD Water over the AFFECTED Area for 1 minute each for 7 – 10 times.
  4. If Pain PERSISTS, give 5 – 60 Drops 3 – 4 times daily of an EQUAL amount of Valerian Root Tincture to the Lobelia Seed Pod Tincture.
  5. Continue this Treatment, until the desired RESULTS are achieved.

NOTE: This Oil can be EXTREMELY HOT on Hemorrhoids, so start with a SMALL amount and work your way up to MORE! Do NOT apply this Oil on Broken Skin! SUBSTITUTE a HOT Water Bottle and an ICE Pack or Cubes, if VERY HOT and VERY COLD Water is NOT AVAILABLE!

4. Cayenne Pepper Gets Rid of Fat

We all know what fat can do to the human body if it goes beyond a certain limit. Try having cayenne peppers in the morning, you can drink this detox tea or sprinkle it on your food. You will see that throughout the day your cravings will be controlled and your overall food intake will be less. Simultaneously, the peppers will be busy increasing your metabolism and burning off extra fat.

5. Cayenne Pepper aids in the Detoxification Process

The body needs to be cleansed of toxins that can be harmful to your overall health contributing to cancer and autoimmune disorders. Eating hot peppers makes you feel hot and raises your body temperature, as well as activating your lymphatic system which speeds up the detoxification process inside the body. The heat will also make you sweat the toxins out of your body!

6. Cayenne Pepper for good Digestion

Cayenne peppers stimulate the production of many enzymes that are helpful in the digestive tract. Components in cayenne peppers also stimulate peristaltic movements for smooth flow of material from the stomach to intestines for excretion. Intestinal gas problems? Grab some peppers!

7. Cayenne Pepper Relieves Migraines

At the first sign of a migraine, you can take 5-10 dropperfuls of Cayenne pepper tincture. Cayenne peppers can fool your brain literally, having the brain think there is an issue somewhere else in your body. The brain then acts on that signal and all the previous pains are forgotten. Experts believe that the capsaicin found in cayenne peppers cause nerve endings to discharge a chemical called substance P. Substance P communicates pain signals from the body back to the brain. Many people keep migraines at bay by consuming a daily dose of at least 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in warm water a day. You can also massage Cayenne Pepper Oil directly into temples for immediate headache relief.

8. Cayenne Pepper for Allergies

Cayenne pepper has anti-allergic properties that help to reduce allergy symptoms by its anti-inflammatory properties that desensitize the nasal passages when exposed to allergens and assist in breaking-up and loosening mucus formation. If you get an infection, cayenne peppers can help fight it. Moreover, you can treat problems ranging from mere sore throats to sinusitis.

9. Cayenne Pepper Oil Tames Psoriasis

Capsaicin can reduce itching and inflammation caused by psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune diseasewhere the body’s immune system starts attacking skin tissue (and it can also attack internal organs) characterized by red patches on the body with a white flaky covering. The T lymphocytes cells (white blood cells) become overactive, and the skin turns over more frequently than it should. Cayenne Pepper Oilcontains capsaicin, which will initially cause a burning sensation. Slight irritation is normal and will decrease with repeated use of capsaicin. If you are using the oil for psoriasis you might want to start with making a milder oil to begin with, test a small area of your skin to gauge its effects before applying to large areas.

10. Cayenne Pepper promotes good Oral Hygiene

Cayenne peppers provoke your mouth to produce saliva that keeps your mouth and your esophageal tract clean and healthy. Cayenne pepper can also help candida. Candida is a yeast infection, called thrush when it is in your mouth. A great way to get rid of candida is to drink this detox tea.


11. Cayenne Pepper for Arthritis

Cayenne pepper or other hot peppers act as a counter-irritant, and the oil is an emollient. If you work this oil deep into your tissue, it will relieve inflammation and pain. In addition to arthritis it can be used for bursitis, stiffness in joints, bone pain and muscles. Cayenne may be used to help pain and chilblains related to arthritis. Capsicum based liniments, creams, and infused oils may be rubbed into areas that have inflammation and pain. Do not get near eyes and other sensitive areas on the body. Amazing results have been documented with people using cayenne pepper oil for arthritis. Just be aware the Cayenne Pepper is a nightshade. Nightshades consist of (Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, goji berries, ground cherries, huckleberries, goldenberry (cape gooseberry), cayenne, chili powder, curry and paprika) Some Arthritis patients have good results with avoiding nightshades. Since it is being used topically it may not have a negative effect, just be aware of your body and determine if cayenne pepper oil is right for you.

Cayenne Pepper Oil – Therapeutic

Cayenne Pepper Oil is made by the following Method:

1.. Place 3 tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper (Habanero, African Bird, Serrano, Jalapeno) Powder into 12 oz. of Organic Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil into a Glass Jar with a lid.
2. Shake every day.
3. Strain the Oil Mixture through Cheesecloth or Cotton Muslin Cloth after 30 days.

12. Cayenne Pepper Improves Metabolism

Research has shown spicy herbs increase your metabolic process by around 25%. Spicy peppers, which include cayenne peppers, cause the body temperature to increase. When the body temperature rises it needs to be cooled, and you burn more calories when the body is compelled to cool down. You need to moderate your body for it to be effective. As you become accustomed to spicy foods, it may take more spice to raise your body temperature. If you already enjoy spicy food, consider adding a pinch more cayenne powder to your food. Also, drinking the detox tea every morning will help your liver work more efficiently.

13. Cayenne Pepper for Circulation

Difficulty can occur when insufficient blood flows along capillaries and arteries. It is typically most-noticeable when it occurs in the extremities of your body such as the legs, feet hands and fingers. Fatty compounds called plaque makes accumulates inside the blood vessels which limits blood-flow. Cayenne pepper will help the blood flow better in your body. Cayenne pepper oils can be used to increasing circulation and warm your feet on cold winter days. Start by applying a small amount to your toes, followed by your socks. Use dark socks because cayenne will stain your socks.

14. Cayenne Pepper for Breathing problems

Cayenne pepper induces an immediate effect on mucous within the sinuses and the nose, due to capsaicin’s ability to thin mucous in the passageways and sinuses. The pepper is frequently used to treat a variety of illnesses that cause mucous. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, cayenne pepper makesbreathing easier and also helps if you have a sinus infection or even a common cold.

15. Cayenne Pepper for Heavy Menstrual Flow

Cayenne pepper has been used as an old folk remedy for postpartum bleeding (hemorrhaging). If you do not have access to a hospital and severe menstrual issues of postpartum childbirth occurred. It could be a deadly situation due to uncontrolled bleeding.

This was handled by taking one cup of warm water mixed with 3 or 4 tablespoons of extra hot cayenne pepper. Use a turkey baster to inject the cayenne mixture in the vaginal area, and the patient would hold it in for as long as they could. This saved many lives.

If a Woman has a HEAVY MENSTRUAL FLOW, you must:

  1. Give/take 1 – 3 Dropperfuls of Cayenne Pepper Tincture ORALLY.

  2. If Pain is involved, then give 5 – 60 Drops 3 – 4 times daily of an EQUAL amount of Valerian Root Tincture to the Lobelia Seed Pod Tincture.


You can find tinctures online or at your local health food store. If you want to make your on tincture try to purchase peppers with a high Scoville heat index. See chart below. You can find Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper) powder. Most cayenne pepper powder that you have in your spice cabinet probably has an index of 30,000-50,000. It is recommended to use powder 90,000 or greater.

Scoville Heat Scale

2,000,000-2,200,000 Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
855,000–1,463,700 Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper), Bedfordshire Super Naga, Infinity Chilli, Naga Viper pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper
350,000–580,000 Red Savina habanero
100,000–350,000 Datil pepper, Fatalii, Habanero chili, Jamaican hot pepper, Madame Jeanette, Peruvian White Habanero, Rocoto, Scotch bonnet pepper
50,000–100,000 Bird’s eye chili, Byadgi chilli, Malagueta pepper, Pequin pepper, Piri piri, Siling Labuyo
30,000–50,000 Ají pepper, Capsicum Chinese, Cayenne pepper, Chiltepin pepper, Guntur chilli, Tabasco pepper
10,000–23,000 Aleppo pepper, Chile de árbol, Peter pepper, Serrano pepper
3,500–10,000 Chipotle, Espelette pepper, Fresno pepper, Guajillo pepper, Jalapeño, wax pepper

** When selecting your powder for the recipes below or dried peppers (e.g. Cayenne, Bhut Jolokia Pepper, or Ghost Chile.) It is important to use the highest heat level as possible.

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Recipe 1 is from DR. RICHARD SCHULZE’S herbal formulas. Recipe 2 is a modification if you are using solely powered or dry peppers.

Cayenne Pepper Tincture Recipe 1:

  1. Use a Quart Glass Mason jar.
  2. Fill a 1/4 of the jar with Pepper Powder reference index above and/or dried peppers crushed or blended.
  3. Pour 100 Proof – 50% Alcohol (Vodka, brand or Gin) to the peppers mixture to just COVER them.
  4. Blend fresh peppers that you can find at your grocery store that has the highest heat index (see chart above), with 100 Proof Alcohol and create an Apple Sauce-Like Consistency.
  5. Add the Pepper Sauce mixture to the Mason jar filling it up 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Fill the rest of the Mason Jar with the 100 Proof Alcohol.

Note: If you are using 95% Alcohol (190 Proof) for the first recipe you can dilute the alcohol with half Distilled Water.

Cayenne Pepper Tincture Recipe 2:

If you do not have fresh peppers available, you can make your tincture as follows.

  1. Use a Quart Glass Mason jar.
  2. Fill half way with powdered pepper.
  3. Fill 3/4 way with grain alcohol (around 190 proof). You will have to use the highest proof grain alcohol when using only powdered pepper.
  4. Shake vigorously to mix the powder and liquid together.
  5. Fill to the top with the grain alcohol.
  6. Shake again.

Process of Cayenne Pepper Tincture

You can start using your tincture in 15-16 days, but it is better to wait 28-29 days. The tincture will continue to get stronger until about 3 months of curing. After 3 months, it will not become any more potent. Tinctures should last indefinitely. To preserve the potency, it is good practice to store in a cool, dark place.

  1. Store in a cool dark place. You can place your tincture in a brown paper bag.

  2. Shake it as MANY times as possible. You must shake it at least once a day.

  3. Straining when ready to use. Strain this Mixture through an unbleached Coffee Filter or cheesecloth. If you made the tincture using just powdered pepper, it becomes a bit more difficult and time-consuming to filter.

TIP: Use a thick elastic band and secure the cheesecloth around the glass container where you are filtering the tincture. Use a long enough container that the cheesecloth will not be touching the drained liquid. Pour the tincture into the cheesecloth and let it sit and drain for about an hour.

  1. Pour the strained tincture liquid into small, colored glass bottles with glass droppers. It is good practice to label your bottles. I have several different size bottles in brown and blue. I had created many concoctions and didn’t label them thinking I would remember because I have different sizes, colors and types of bottles. I end up forgetting over time, now I label EVERYTHING ?

Precautions and Possible Interactions:

You should always consult your Doctor or Naturopathic Physician before starting any complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use cayenne preparations without first talking to your health care provider or natural health provider.

Pediatric: Cayenne should not be given to children under the age of 2. However, cayenne ointment may be used for 2 days topically with caution in older children. Do not use cayenne ointments for more than 2 consecutive days in children

Nursing and Pregnancy: Cayenne can cause irritation in newborns and does pass into breast milk. Nursing mothers should avoid internal and external use of cayenne pepper. Eating cayenne as a spice is considered safe during pregnancy, but pregnant women should avoid taking cayenne daily in large doses.

Stomach Issues: Capsaicin capsules and large daily doses of cayenne may cause stomach irritation.

Allergies: People who are allergic to latex, bananas, kiwi, chestnuts, and avocado may also have an allergy to cayenne.

Blood-thinning drugs and herbs: Capsaicin may raise the risk of bleeding connected with specific blood-thinning drugs (like heparin and warfarin) and herbs (including garlic, and ginkgo, ginger, ginseng).

Aspirin: The effectiveness of aspirin to alleviate pain may reduce when using capsaicin, and it may raise the risk of bleeding.

ACE inhibitors: Using capsaicin cream may raise the risk of cough related to ACE inhibitors. These are drugs used to modulate blood pressure, including enalapril, captopril, and lisinopril.

Stomach acid reducers: Stomach acid can increase using capsaicin, reducing the effect of drugs such as omeprazole (Prilosec), cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepcid), esomeprazole (Nexium), Maalox, Rolaids, and Tums.

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The Top 15 Health Benefits for including Cayenne Pepper in your daily life.