When a dull dish is spiced with hot cayenne peppers its brought to life, warm the mind and body. They could be extremely irritating when you choke on its fumes or when you get it into your eyes.
How hot is hot? The capsaicin content of peppers has been measured on a scale of 0 for sweet bell pepper to 350,000 for habanero or scotch bonnet peppers. 10,000 heat unit is mildly spicy and 50,000 unites tastes hot to most people palates now a days. Anything over 100,000 is seriously hot. The hotness of Cayenne pepper gave it the power to stop heart attack promptly.
Only recently have scientists found the healing virtues of cayenne pepper. When taken internally, they improve digestion, increase circulation and enhance memory. When applied externally, they speedup healings though the initial application may sting.
Cayenne pepper contains more vitamin C than any fruit, and they piratically define African cooking in the rural areas.
The greatest publicity cayenne pepper has received in recent years is through the efforts of Dick Quinn, author of the book Left For Dead. He experienced a heart attack, unsuccessful bypass surgery, debilitating side effects, fatigue and depression, Quinn was taking a walk by a lake when he met the mother of a friend. The woman observed he was exhausted after his short walk from his car and told him to begin taking cayenne red pepper right away.
At this point, recommending red pepper after what he has been through seems preposterous, and a mockry of his predicament. His friends mother had actually witness a miracle healing of cayenne
pepper on someone who suffered heart attack.
She saw Dr. John Christopher, whose school of Natural Healing is a classic American herbal, at a seminar during which a man had a heart attack in the hotel lobby. In one of the most widely reported and dramatic demonstrations of herbal healing, Christopher sent a hotel employee to the kitchen for cayenne pepper and a glass of water, which he mixed and gave to the man. Within minutes, the heart attack victim was up and walking.
Dick Quinn didn’t believe her. He reasoned that the man had something else wrong with him. Heart attacks don’t disappear just because someone swallows hot cayenne peppers.
The warning came again the second time, “You look terrible. You need capsicum red cayenne pepper.” Quinn went back home, followed his doctors instructions to the letter, all in order to prove the woman wrong. But instead of recovering, his arteries collapsed and he began moving in slow motion, fainting in inconvenient places and suffering terrible bouts of weakness. then a blind spell occurred; his vision gradually disappeared until he could see nothing.
Afew days after that episode which slowly reversed itself, Quinn saw his cardiologist for a six-month checkup. The more he demanded answers, the more distant and defensive the doctor became. All he could recommend was another surgery. ‘At that moment” Quinn wrote, “I realized it was entirely up to me to heal myself. I knew nothing at all about treating heart disease, but I had to take charge. The doctor was dropping me. He had done what he knew how to do and now he didn’t have to care any more” His doctor had followed the accepted procedures. They did not work, but that was okay. The patient should now die quietly, without making a fuss.
The only alternative treatment Quinn had ever heard of was his friends mother’s recommendation, so in desperation he drove to a store and bought a can of powdered cayenne pepper for 69 cents. He went home, emptied some capsules from an old prescription, filled them with cayenne pepper and swallowed three. Nothing happened and he went to bed.
He woke up an hour earlier than usual, instead of being exhausted, he felt energetic. With mixed emotions he walked outside. It was only after he had moved a ladder, carried a shovel and cleared the entire porch roof of snow that he realized something dramatic had happened and that it was linked to the cayenne pepper. After that Quinn discontinued all prescription drugs, including blood thinners and high blood pressure medication. Instead, he took three cayenne capsules a day and lived another lively energetic 18 years.
Cayenne heals ulcer, stops hemorrhaging, speeds the healing on wounds, eases congestion, improves digestion and elimination, reduces pain, warms cold hands and feet, relieves swelling in
varicose veins and hemorrhoid, helps to prevent cold and flu and prevent the spread of infection.