Healthy Herbs | Capsicum | Ointment Recipe

Capsicum is simply another name for peppers. 

There are many types of capsicum peppers, ranging from paprika (a mild capsicum),
to habanero (one of the hottest). 


All capsicum peppers have medicinal properties and taste
fantastic fresh or dried in a variety of dishes.



Aside from fresh, there are many types of capsicums you can purchase in dried and powder forms to add a bit of sweetness or even a hot kick to meals and preparations.

I like to use them in my everything spice blend and purchase all of my organic dry & powdered peppers at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Capsicums can range from mild and sweet, such as paprika, to exeremely hot, such as the birds eye chili and habenero.  Many capsicums such as paprika and chiplote are smoked for a unique flavor.  They can be purchased dried whole, powdered, smoked or in flakes.

If you prefer a milder pepper, go for ones with a lower heat unit measurement, such as 35,000.  Ones exceeding 100,000 HU can be very hot until you build up a tolerance. 

These peppers can be added to almost any dish and I use them daily in my spice blends. I add them to soups, salads, stews, chili, roasted vegetables and eggs...I add them to pretty much everything.

Capsicums are extremely beneficial and have many healing benefits.  There is a long list of ailments and issues which can be treated by using capsicums:

ARTHRITIS
ANGINA
ASTHMA
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
BLOOD CLOTS
BOWEL DISEASES
BRUISES
CANCER
COMMON COLD/INFLUENZA
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
DIABETES/ DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
LOWERS TRIGLYCERIDES
FATIGUE
FREE RADICAL ACTIVITY
FROSTBITE/FROZEN LIMBS
HEADACHES
HEAD CONGESTION
HEART PROBLEMS
HEMORRHAGE
HERPES ZOSTER
HYPERTENSION
IMMUNE BOOSTER
INDIGESTION
INFECTION
MOTION SICKNESS
NERVE INFLAMMATION
PSORIASIS
ULCERS
WEIGHT LOSS

It is said that cayenne reduces and even cures severe chronic allergic and non-allergic including asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, sore throats and other respiratory disorders.

Capsicum is a very effective treatment for Arthritis as it is a strong anti-inflammatory. Asthma, like arthritis, will benefit greatly from the use of capsicums, again, due to its anti-inflammatory action as well as its expectorant properties, a warm tea or hot chocolate made with cayenne can be used to break up congestion in the nose, head and sinuses.

Capsicum is said to prevent and cure autoimmune bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and can protect the body against some chemicals that can cause cancer and induce cell mutations.

These little peppers can help flush out bacteria and viruses responsible for the cold or flu by causing eyes to water, skin to sweat, nose to run, and lungs to discharge. This rush of fluids from the body carries out the invisible microbes responsible for such infections.

It is also said to strengthen and relax the heart, dilate the circulatory system, and clear accumulated debris. Over the long run, I have read that a seriously diseased heart can return to near normal with the regular use of Cayenne pepper. It can also dramatically improves blood flow to the heart and lowers blood pressure. It has been shown to help prevent cholesterol associated heart diseases such as arteriosclerosis and its more advanced for of arteriosclerosis.


One amazing emergency use for cayenne is to use of of cayenne tea or straight cayenne on the tongue to cease an oncoming heart attack... after administering the tea, usually within a couple of minutes the heart attack will have ceased.

Capsicums are also known for their strong hypoglycemic actions. For diabetes mellitus the recommended dose of cayenne is ½ tsp. daily with meals.

Contrary to common belief, Capsicums actually help the stomach. When capsicum was given regularly it increased the flow of protective mucus within the gut, thereby helping to heal stomach ulcers. Cayenne pepper is the best thing that can be used to produce a natural digestion of the food, which will nourish the body.

These peppers are extremely high in antioxidants which diminish the potentially harmful actions of the free radicals.

Aside from regularly consuming capsicum peppers, I have made a wonderful healing ointment which is simple to make and improves circulation.  It works so well, it healed the frostbite in one of my roosters combs in just a few days and worked as a great preventive of additional frostbite in our long winters.

CAPSICUM OINTMENT RECIPE

Combine 1/2 tsp organic cayenne pepper powder and 1/2 tsp organic chickweed powder with five tsp of organic melted coconut oil. (You can use olive oil but you will need to a a few shreds more wax)
Blend well then melt in 1 tbs organic bees wax (use carnauba for vegan).
Pour into a jar and let cool.

Apply this salve topically to injured skin or muscle tissue once a day.

Do not use on open sores, delicate mucuos area and do not get capsicum in the eyes!

This can also be used as a sore joint/muscle salve.

I have read that the topical application of capsicum cream is quite safe and very effective in the treatment of pain ordinarily observed in patients experiencing diabetic neuropathy and diabetic polyneuropathy. Other conditions healed by capsicum ointment include: Arthritis, cold feet, frostbite, bruises, boils, cuts, itching, lumbago, nerve inflammation, neuralgia, psoriasis.

For a nice variety of high quality organic capsicum products and for all the ingredients in my salve, please visit Mountain Rose Herbs.


The material contained here is not intended in any way to replace proper medical supervision or advise. All decisions which may impact your health should be discussed with your physician.

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