Capsicum (Also Know as Cayenne Pepper)

Cayenne peppers

Cayenne Pepper can be used for many things…

If you feel like you or a loved one is having a heart attack, immediately put a pinch of cayenne powder under their tongue.  They may cough violently, but that’s okay, it may save their life.  By putting the powder under the tongue, it will enter their bloodstream faster and is a natural blood thinner.  Then, you should rush your loved one to the nearest hospital for medical assistance.

When my children were little, they were working with their dad fixing a tractor.  Something fell from the bottom of the tractor and crushed their dad’s finger.  He was rushed to the hospital where the doctors told him his finger was a mangled mess.  They did their best to stitch up his finger but it was white and looked dead.  They told him he might lose his finger and if he didn’t, he would have severe scarring.  Since they had given him anesthesia, when he got home I packed his finger in cayenne pepper powder.  After about 40 minutes or so the anesthesia started to wear off and his finger had to be rinsed.  Not only was his finger no longer white, once he was completely healed, there was virtually no scarring at all.  Today, you have to look very close to see even one little line.

I use cayenne pepper for chest congestion, colds, flu, upper respiratory ailments, and much more.

In the winter when you are feeling cold and can’t seem to warm up, put a dropper of cayenne tincture in a shot glass filled with cold water and drink it quickly.  It is great for increasing circulation.

There are many ways to process Cayenne Pepper or make your own tincture. Here are my two favorite ways:

Mix 80 to 100 proof Vodka and Cayenne Powder. Place about one cup of cayenne power in a  in a canning jar and add approximately one and a half cups of vodka.  Shake vigorously and set it aside for at least 30 days, shaking the jar occasionally. After 30 days. strain the mixture using several layers of cheese cloth. The remaining Cayenne tincture will last for a very long time.

Use fresh peppers. Alternatively, you can use fresh cayenne, habanero, jalapeno, and other hot peppers to create a tincture. I prefer this method.  Add your peppers of choice to a blender and cover with vodka. Pulse the mixture a few times, then pour the mixture into a canning jar, making sure the peppers are covered by vodka. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 days, shaking occasionally. After the 30 days, strain the mixture through several layers of cheese cloth. Your tincture is ready to use.

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