If you've read the two preceding articles entitled Homeopathic Health Secrets of Cayenne Pepper # 2, to this one, then you already know some of the incredible uses of this humble yet stellar herb.
Needless to say, the health benefits of cayenne pepper are numerous and varied. Let's go through now some other uses of this medicinal herb as well as its scientific classifications.
1) Cayenne pepper can be used to actually not only defer senility but to increase fertility.
2) Have a problem with insects? Cayenne can even be used for fumigation purposes. How would you do this? You would take several tablespoonfuls of powdered cayenne and put it on a tin lid of some kind. Place the lid over a slow flame and seal up the room allowing the cayenne pepper to fume until it is all burnt. If this is too extreme for you, you could always put the cayenne pepper in a spray and spray it around infected areas. It can even be used to spray or run on your body to ward off insects like mosquitoes. In your garden, you can sprinkle cayenne around your plants and they will stay away from it.
3) Cayenne is a fantastic internal disinfectant. Many have worms or other parasites in our systems – especially heavy meat eaters. How do you get them out? Drink at least two glasses of the cayenne pepper detoxification drink daily. Take at least 1 / 4th of a spoonful of cayenne and put it in a glass of water (distilled or purified water is best) and down the hatch. Do not worry, you'll acclimate to it and it's not as bad as it sounds. This will help eliminate parasites in your system.
4) It can induce vomiting if necessary when taken in large quantities as it is an empty herb as well.
So how is cayenne used? It is an accentuator, antiseptic, carrier, cathartic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, emetic, and an expectorant. As you can see, its uses are multiple. Unlike most of the stimulant drugs of allopathy or modern medicine, it is not addictive or more to the point a narcotic. It's non-habit forming so it can be used safely. Of course as with all herbals use them with discretion and wisdom.
So, to round this article series out, here is a list of all the general homeopathic uses for cayenne in alphabetical order. It can be used for: amaurosis, asthma, delirium, cough, diarrhea, diphtheria, dysentery, ear affections, glandular swellings, hemorrhoids, headaches, heartburn, hernia. homesickness, intermittent fevers, affections of the lungs, measures, menstruation, mouth ulcers, neuralgia, affections of the nose, obesity, esophagus constraint; paralysis, pleuro-pneumonia, pregnancy disorders, rheumatic gout, rheumatism, sciatica scrofula, sea sickness, stomatitis sore throat, tongue paralysis, trachea tickling, disorders of the urinary system whooping cough, and yellow fever.
What about cayenne pepper side effects? Are there any side effects of cayenne pepper that should be mentioned? As discussed earlier in this article, if taken in large doses, it can induce vomiting, but that should not be a surprise. If you start with a 1/4 of a teaspoon mixed in water adding molasses or honey and / or lemon juice to it, it will certainly be beneficial without causing vomiting. If that is too much, take a smaller dose. The body is remarkably adaptive and if taken regularly you will gradually be able to take a teaspoon of cayenne pepper without too much trouble. So, start small and you will reap its benefits.
With its numerous medicinal qualities, I think you can now see why it is rightly esteemed as a prince among herbs.