I wonder how will you react when you came to know about a common household spice that could rebuild the gut wall to improve digestion, destroy cancer cells and can even stop a heart attack in its tracks and useful for weight loss. Since centuries the great hot fruit of the cayenne plant (“capsicum annuum”) has been used as a culinary spice and now has proved to be a valuable medicinal herb as well.
•Regulation of temperature
Think of the times when you eat something spicy and your nose starts running. It is due to this spice. Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. It clears the sinuses and causes sweating.
Cayenne peppers raise the temperature of the body as it stimulates the blood circulation. it has a diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action which helps in reducing fever and relieves the congestion of colds and sinusitis.
•Killing of cancer cells
Moreover this herb acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs and alternative cancer treatments. The active ingredient in cayenne is called capsaicin.
In 2004, Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava and colleagues of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, released a paper where they mentioned about the treatment of pancreatic cells with capsaicin. They found that it disrupted the mitochondrial function and induced apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancerous cells without affecting normal pancreatic cells. Isn’t this amazing. The results of this study were published in the April 20, 2005, issue of Innovations Report, in which Dr. Srivastava stated: “Our results demonstrate that capsaicin is a potent anticancer agent, induces apoptosis in cancer cells and produces no significant damage to normal pancreatic cells, indicating its potential use as a novel chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer”
On March 16, 2006, another article was published in Reuters entitled, “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells” in the study Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine asserted: “Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture. It caused 80% of the prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis.”
Researchers in Japan have also shown that cayenne pepper can dramatically slow the development of prostate tumors, and is an excellent addition to alternative cancer treatment for this type of cancer.
•In Rebuilding Gut
This great spice is high in vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium and potassium. Studies have also shown that cayenne can rebuild stomach tissues and aids in movement of food throughout intestines.
•Stopping heart attacks:
This is not enough; its effects upon the venous structure and heart are extraordinary. Cayenne is incredibly nourishing to the heart and has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. If you want something in your first aid kit for a heart attack, carry cayenne tincture.
Dr. John R. Christopher said, “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.”
It is also known to be immensely useful in the treatment of obesity. Results of one trial have shown that consumption of 10 grams of cayenne pepper with meals helped to reduce appetite. Also it increases the metabolism of dietary fats.
Herbalists from past centuries uses cayenne to treat some injuries. They use to simply pour the pepper directly on fresh wounds in order to sterilize and stop bleeding.
After reading al this you must be eager to know how to use this effectively:
•Drink cayenne drink daily. Fill up a glass with water or juice and then add 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Stir it up and then drink it. Initially it will be difficult to consume due to its spicy flavour but soon you will be used to it.
•Take cayenne pepper every day as part of your daily nutritional regimen and as a “preventative” cancer treatment. Consume a tincture of it daily.
•Also keep a cayenne tincture in the house, cars and office as well as a first aid , you never know you might require it in case of heart attack, though I wish you never need it.