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From the October 1999 Idaho Observer: Cayenne: A stimulant Herb by Dr. John Christopher
Cayenne is one of God's wonderful herbal creations that never ceases to amaze! Lecturing recently, we heard the following story:
One told how he had cut deeply with a sharp instrument the inside of his hand, fingers and palm. The blood spurted out in streams. He poured a large amount of cayenne pepper into the wound, and within seconds the blood flow slowed down to congealed dripping and the bleeding stopped entirely before many seconds had passed.
With a goodly amount of cayenne covering the wound, he then wrapped it. He was so excited about the rapid results he could hardly wait for the regular herb meeting. But, as he said, the "punch line" was lost, because instead of a nasty ragged scar to show how severely he had been hurt, the area was healed and there was no scar.
Many of the old herbalists claim that in cases of severe cuts, gunshot wounds, etc., cayenne can be taken internally as a tea and the bleeding will stop by the time, in most cases, you can count to ten.
Cayenne goes immediately into the bloodstream and adjusts the blood pressure from the top of the head, to the bottom of the feet, equalizing pressure over the whole body. This takes the high pressure, which causes rapid bleeding, away from the wound and clotting starts immediately.
Cayenne has been accepted by some of the orthodox medical profession, as mentioned in Merck Index, Maleria Medica and Pharmocology and other standard volumes.
Let's go into more detail. In the first place cayenne is classified as a "stimulant." Stimulants are herbal agents that quicken, excite and increase nervous sensibility, thereby stimulating the functional activity and energy of the body. These herbs (stimulants) are naturalsanative substances (Remember that alcohol is not a stimulant, but an irritant and a depressant). Stimulants increase the power of the pulse and carry the blood to all parts of the body, tending to equalize and restore the balance of circulation in all parts.
Cayenne has been used for ages to aid stomach ulcer cases. We have seen some of the extremely painful cases given relief, and then healed by using cayenne faithfully each day over a period of weeks or months. It should be used until pains are gone and permanent relief is assured.
A story flashes back to my mind of an interesting case of stomach ulcers. A lady had been attending our herbal lecture series for some time. One day she told us about her husband's severe case of stomach ulcers. The recommendation from their doctor was to have part of his stomach removed, but he said he would rather suffer the pain than risk such an operation. He also refused his wife's suggestion to try cayenne, ridiculing her studies.
When he would see me in town, he would bellow, "Hello, Doc! Killed anybody with cayenne, today?" He became so obnoxious, I avoided him when I could. Months went by and one day I saw him coming down the street toward me. I tried to avoid him, but he came, "head on." This time I was amazed, because there was not cutting remarks or sarcasm. In fact, he was very apologetic and asked if he could talk to me for a minute, and then told me this story.
He had come home from work one night, "sick enough to die," with stomach ulcers. His wife was not home. He was in such pain he wanted to commit suicide. He went to the medicine cabinet to find some kind of medicine poisonous and deadly enough to kill him. But he discovered his wife had thrown out the old bottles of pharmaceutical medicine. All that was left in the medicine cupboard were some herbs and a large container of cayenne pepper. He was so angry that, upon seeing the cayenne, figured it, in a large dose, would kill him by burning him up.
He took a heaping tablespoon of the cayenne in a glass of hot water, gulped it down and rushed into the bedroom. He fell upon the bed and covered his head with a pillow so the neighbors couldn't hear his "dying screams."
The next thing he knew, his wife was shaking him awake the next morning. She told him he had slept all night (instead of being up every half hour for anti-acid tablets). To his amazement he discovered that the pain was gone, for the first time in months. He continued using cayenne three times a day faithfully.
-- Carol (email@example.com), December 20, 1999
The local $1 store carries bottles of it, no need for the fancy brands.
-- Gus (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 20, 1999.
Carol, Thank you for sharing the info on cayenne. I have always sprinkled cayenne on hot tea with butter and honey. Now I know it is not only tasty, but good for me.
-- RT (Rngfr49@yahoo.com), December 21, 1999.
I have used cayenne for sore throats for years:
a few grains of cayenne with honey and lemon in a tea, such as slippery elm (or just in plain old Lipton tea or even in hot water with NO tea! if you can't get a specific herbal cure tea).
It feels like it's burning off the sireness, and it does!
-- Sara Nealy (email@example.com), December 21, 1999.
Good for your gums after brushing, too.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 21, 1999.
make up instant field bandages in advance using vaseline petroleum jelly heavily sprinkled with cayenne on gauze or sponge pads. then roll up and put in baggies or use that vacumm sealer and keep in emergency kit. no fuss, no muss. learned this from a tape I once had called "dead doctors don't lie". p.s. daily use of cayenne pepper also stopped my post menopausal bleeding thereby avoiding hysterectomy surgery.
-- susan (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 21, 1999.
Just tonite, I read one of Dr. Christopher's newsletters (his company still sells them, along with books and herbal products) and he told of how cayenne can be used to arrest a heart attack, by giving the person a cup of warm water with a tsp. of cayenne mixed into it. The article mentioned how quickly it works. It is truly a miraculous item to keep around!
-- Jo Ann (MaJo@Michiana.com), December 21, 1999.
IMHO it's also good for throwing blood hounds
off your track.
-- spider (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
Spider, I very unique use for the pepper! I will remember that one.
-- Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.