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Cayenne As Circulatory Stimulant

Cayenne As Circulatory Stimulant

Thursday, September 18th 2003

According to the late Dr John R Christopher, Master Herbalist, "One of the most important uses of Cayenne is as a circulatory stimulant, a herb that feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries so that they regain their youthful elasticity and blood pressure reduces itself to normal. When the blood cannot circulate freely, higher pressure is needed to force the blood through. Cayenne equalises the blood pressure, influencing the heart immediately and then extending its effects to the venous system.

"Used as a heart attack preventative, along with a healthy lifestyle, Cayenne can do wonders in toning and rebuilding the heart and keeping it in top condition.

Cayenne also works powerfully to arrest bleeding. Place the powder directly on an open wound and usually by the count of ten the bleeding will have stopped. If there is internal haemorrhaging - lungs, stomach, nose or uterus have the person take a teaspoon of Cayenne in a glass of quite warm water; the blood pressure will be equalised, taking the pressure off the affected part, clotting will begin and the haemorrhage will stop.

"Cayenne increases the value and healing properties of other herbs and carries them to the part of the body affected through the venous system. It helps relieve cramping and pain throughout the body. It reduces inflammation and haemorrhoids, even when they are serious and painful.

It is an excellent expectorant. Mixed with Ginger, it does a wonderful job of cleaning out the bronchial tubes and sinus cavities and relieving the problems associated with colds and flu".

Dr Christopher saved many lives through administering Cayenne.

Nature's Way Capsicool is a buffered Cayenne formula that provides the stimulating benefits of Cayenne 40,000 H.U. (heat units) without any heat discomfort.

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 & Garlic (helps cholesterol & blood pressure support). This combination provides all the benefits of Cayenne with Garlic in one convenient capsule.

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.

Reproduced unabridged from the July - September 2003 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Circulation:

Circulate with Bioactive Ginger
Enzymedica SerraGold
Enzymedica Natto-K
Garlicin HC
Ginger Capsules - Bioactive
Hawthorn Berries
Leg Veins with Tru-OPCs
Magnesium Complex

Related health information can be found here:

Blood Pressure (High)
Blood Pressure (Low)
Circulatory Problems
Cold Feet
Heart Problems

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If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.



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