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Many use cayenne to spice up their food to eat.
But not that many know that it is an invaluable first aid item.

Uses for Cayene
  • Applied topically to stop bleeding **
  • Taken internally for bleeding (WWI Soldiers carried in their uniform in case they were injured and bleeding)
  • Can mix it with rubbing alcohol to make pepper spray
  • Can sprinkle it around flower beds to deter cats from using it as a littler box

**Friend of mine was working on a farm and a guy cut his leg badly with a chain saw. The hospital was over 1/2 hour away, so they dumped a good layer of Cayenne on the cut and it stopped the bleeding so they could make it to the hospital with him.

If you know any other uses please post them.

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I make a muscle relaxer rub using my homegrown cayenne peppers.
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I make a muscle relaxer rub using my homegrown cayenne peppers.
From my experience these pepper plants grow like weeds almost anywhere you want to plant them. I plant about a dozen every year, pick and dry the peppers all summer and fall and run the whole pod through an electric coffee grinder to make my own cayenne powder. Since the strength of the pepper plants you buy varies greatly, I save the seeds from the hottest plants so by the last frost I have a dozen or so good-sized plants ready to go into the garden. The cayenne powder you buy in stores is nothing compared to the flavor you get from your own plants. The plants are also very attractive and make good ornamentals.
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It's good for pain in arthritic joints. Mix the powder in a neutral base like Eucerin original healing soothing repair cream. 0.025% w/v

Take usual precautions to test for allergic reactions, test a small area first, and try not to expose treated areas to the sun.
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If you are making herbal tinctures, adding 1% cayenne to your formula with help with absorption. Cayenne pepper helps to dilate the blood vessels, making it easier for the other herbs to be absorbed, thus making the formulation more effective
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if it dialates blood vessels,how does it stop bleeding?
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They will definetly open you sinus if you eat one or two fresh ones with your meal. I love cayenne peppers..
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if it dialates blood vessels,how does it stop bleeding?
Taken internally it increases blood flow and dilates the blood vessels
Topically, it stays bleeding

But ironically, it will stop both internal and external bleeding. In fact this site goes on the say that it will stop it in 10 seconds. It also highlights other benefits of the Cayenne herb

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Whether the bleeding wound is external or internal, an individual can internally drink a cup of warm tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper stirred into it or externally apply cayenne powder onto the wound. The bleeding will generally stop after 10 seconds. It appears that from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, cayenne pepper equalizes the blood pressure to keep the pressure from the hemorrhage area, allowing the wound to clot naturally.

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  1. Use cayenne pepper powder and generously apply it directly onto the bleeding cut or laceration, or
  2. Take some cayenne tincture and use a dropper to drip onto the wound, or
  3. Pour tincture solution into a bowl and use a cotton ball to soak and pat onto the wound.
  4. In about 10 to 15 seconds, the bleeding should stop. (2,5)
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/caye...ng-10-seconds/
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Apparently it is also good for:
  • help relieve migraines
  • reduce cholesterol
  • alleviate asthma symptoms
  • fight infections
  • stop a heart attack
  • indigestion

To stop a heart attack in 60 seconds:
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If the person is conscious and breathing, mix 1 teaspoon of cayenne with 1 cup of warm water, making it a ‘cayenne tea’ and give it to the person to drink. However, if a person is unconscious, using cayenne extract or tincture may do the trick. Simply place a couple of drops under the person’s tongue and let the effects take place.
https://news.therawfoodworld.com/sto...ayenne-pepper/
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When I get a cold and I'm stopped up, I typically eat something spiced up with cayenne and go outside and break a hard sweat working in the yard. It clears all that yucky stuff out of your system. In extreme cases, I do a steaming with cayenne (keep your eyes closed). It doesn't take much and it works really fast. It works better than apple cider vinegar.
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If you really want to open up your sinuses sprinkle a little freshly dried cayenne into a frying pan and turn up the heat. Reminded me of the gas chamber in boot camp. Eyes, nose, mouth all dripping.
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if it dialates blood vessels,how does it stop bleeding?
I've always wondered that too, since it stimulates blood flow. But it does work for bleeding.

I used to see advertised a "natural powder" for warming your feet. You sprinkled it in the toes of your socks. It was just cayenne pepper. Decades ago I told a diabetic aunt about it and she tried it. Worked great for her. I'm surprised that use hasn't been talked about more around the net.

Capsaicin, the hot chemical in peppers, is used in a lot of topical medications such as Zostrix for shingles, and many of the icy/hot type ointments for sore muscles.
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I eat cayenne every day - good for purifying the blood.

You can lightly dust the toes on the outside of your inner sock to help keep your feet warm. Black pepper will cause issues if you try it instead.

You can use black pepper flakes for a radiator leak. Never tried cayenne for leaks of any kind.
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In the movie, Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman sprinkled it to throw off the bloodhounds. Urban myth, Hollywood nonsense, I do not know.
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Don't forget morale booster. Been on extended backpacking trips a couple of times. The same old food was bland and got boring real quick. A bit if Cayenne sure livened it up and brightened spirits some. Can't overcome everything, but having food to eat that you like can make a real difference.
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From my experience these pepper plants grow like weeds almost anywhere you want to plant them. I plant about a dozen every year, pick and dry the peppers all summer and fall and run the whole pod through an electric coffee grinder to make my own cayenne powder. Since the strength of the pepper plants you buy varies greatly, I save the seeds from the hottest plants so by the last frost I have a dozen or so good-sized plants ready to go into the garden. The cayenne powder you buy in stores is nothing compared to the flavor you get from your own plants. The plants are also very attractive and make good ornamentals.
I do dehydrate and bring into powder..
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Medicinal and edible can’t go wrong with cayenne peppers!
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Yup Saved me from a heart attack till I got to the Hospital Doc was amazed got three stents!
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I only a few months ago found out about using it on bleeding. I look forward to trying it out for myself (on some minor thing....)
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I used to see advertised a "natural powder" for warming your feet. You sprinkled it in the toes of your socks. It was just cayenne pepper. Decades ago I told a diabetic aunt about it and she tried it. Worked great for her. I'm surprised that use hasn't been talked about more around the net.
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Really like this tip... thanks.

I know people who always seem to have cold feet. Will be sure to pass this one on.
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