Tuesday, July 11th 2006
Many herbalists believe that Cayenne is the most useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system. It acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs when used with them. Cayenne is a medicinal and nutritional herb. It is a very rich source of Vitamin A, C and B complex. It is also rich in organic calcium and potassium, which is one of the reasons it is good for the heart.
Cayenne is the most useful of the systemic stimulants. It stimulates blood flow, strengthening the heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves. As a general tonic, it is also specific for both the circulatory and digestive systems. If there is insufficient peripheral circulation leading to cold hands and feet and possibly chilblains, cayenne may be used.
According to Dr. Richard Anderson, using cayenne and hawthorn berries together has a most incredible effect upon the heart. He believes that a regimen of cayenne and hawthorn berries for several months will greatly strengthen the heart, and possibly prevent heart attacks. If an attack were to occur chances are very good that no serious damage would occur.
Dr. Anderson carries capsules of cayenne with him in the car and whenever he goes tramping or mountain climbing. He says, "You never know when you may find someone having a heart attack or some other emergency."
Nature's Way Cayenne Extra-Hot 100,000 H.U. Formula (for experienced users). With Ginger root and Hawthorn berry to provide extra benefits to the heart and circulation when there is particularly poor circulation.
Nature's Way Cayenne 40,000 HU (green label). Cayenne will bring warmth and circulation to feet and hands that are chronically cold and suffering from chilblains as well as help limbs affected by diabetes. Overall circulation and the heart will also benefit.
Nature's Way Cayenne-Garlic (helps cholesterol & blood pressure support). This combination provides all the benefits of Cayenne with Garlic in one convenient capsule.
Also available as: Nature's Way Capsicool (controlled heat).
Cayenne for Everyone
"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." Dr. John R Christopher.
Reproduced unabridged from the July - September 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
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