Dr. Di's Health Tips - September
the single most wonderful and most beneficial herb in the entire herbal
kingdom is Capsicum, or Cayenne Red Pepper. Many herbalists have said
that if they could have only one herb to work with, they would choose
Capsicum. We do marvelous things with it that we are not able to do with
any other known herb. Please understand that the key to success in healing
the body is stimulation, and Capsicum is the great stimulant. Cayenne
pepper is know for healing ulcers, balancing the blood pressure, increasing
circulation, aiding in digestion, and promoting weight loss.
"Capsicum (red pepper) is the most pronounced, natural and ideal
stimulant known in the entire materia medica. It cannot be equaled by
any known agent when a powerful and prolonged stimulant is needed, as
in congestive chills, heart failure, and other conditions calling for
quick action. The entire circulation is affected by this agent. Capsicum
increases the power of all other agents, helps the digestion when taken
with meals, and arouses all the secreting organs. Whenever a stimulant
is indicated, Capsicum may be given with the utmost safety. "Cayenne
is a medicinal and nutritional herb.
The herb is a great food for the circulatory system in that it feeds the
necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins, and
capillaries so that these regain the elasticity of youth again, and the
blood pressure adjusts itself to normal. It rebuilds the tissue in the
stomach and heals stomach and intestinal ulcers, in equalizing the blood
circulation, cayenne produces natural warmth, and in stimulating the peristaltic
motion of the intestines, it aids in assimilation arid elimination....
When the venous structure becomes loaded with sticky mucus, the blood
has a harder time circulating, therefore, higher-pressure forces the liquid
through. Cayenne regulates the flow of blood from the head to the feet
so that it is equalized, it influences the heart immediately then gradually
extends its effects to the arteries, capillaries, and nerves. So if you
like it hot, Cayenne is the pepper of choice.