By Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D.
That’s a pretty remarkable claim to make, but Dr. John Christopher, the famous master herbalist, said it with confidence. “If they are still breathing, I [give] them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water), and within minutes they are up and around.” Cayenne? The pepper? That’s right. Cayenne is one of the fastest-acting aids for the heart, because it feeds the heart immediately.
Here’s how it works: Cayenne helps maintain the “river of life,” also known as the bloodstream. A stagnated “river of life” leads to blockages, which lead to oxygen starvation, which leads to organ dysfunction, disease, and, in severe cases, heart attack. Cayenne pepper works like a drain opener that blasts through the blockages, delivering oxygenated blood into sick or dying organs faster than any other medicine or herb can.
But that’s not all; cayenne has more health benefits than any other single food or herb on earth. Cayenne taken internally as a tea will stop bleeding – even from a severe cut or gunshot wound – in most cases by the time you can count to ten. Cayenne has a natural, powerful, equalizing effect on blood pressure. When it hits your bloodstream – which it does immediately – it adjusts your blood pressure from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Thus, the high pressure at the wound site is alleviated and clotting can start at once.
Cayenne is truly a gift to humanity. Over 3,000 scientific studies listed in the National Library of Medicine support the use of cayenne in preventing and reversing many common health ailments.
So… What’s the Catch?
Not all cayenne peppers are the same! Each of the many varieties has a different use and level of heat. Heat (or “Scoville”) units are determined by the quantity of chemicals in the cayenne and its resins. The higher the level, the hotter the cayenne pepper – and the hotter the pepper, the stronger and more effective a healer it is.
Cayenne peppers range from 0 to 300,000 heat units. The spice-cabinet variety averages 5,000 heat units. Paprika has no heat and is rated 0 heat units. Jalapeño peppers are between 50,000 and 80,000 heat units; Serrano peppers are approximately 100,000 heat units. African Bird Peppers average 200,000 heat units and Mexican habañeros are between 250,000 and 300,000 heat units.
Ultra-hot cayenne tincture from 300,000 heat-unit organic habañero peppers will increase your blood flow almost instantly, bringing in new oxygen to your body’s vital organs, muscles, and tissues and carrying away toxic wastes from these same areas in its return flow.
Virtual “White Light”
Author and friend Dick Quinn had an out-of-body experience when he “died” from a massive heart attack but was then revived. With fully blocked arteries, he was given a choice: multiple-bypass surgery or death. Unfortunately, the surgery failed; several weeks later, Dick was still dying a slow, painful death.
This time, his doctors only gave him one choice: another bypass. He refused. His cracked ribs hadn’t yet healed from the first time, his pain was excruciating, and he didn’t see how a repeat of the same surgery could improve his condition.
Since Dick refused surgery and the drugs weren’t working, his doctors discharged him. Dick went home to die and for several weeks it looked like he would. His condition worsened daily, until it took every ounce of strength just to get to the bathroom. He could barely catch his breath. His skin was gray; his body was getting no oxygen. He was cold and miserable all the time.
One day while sitting in a park letting the sun warm him, he had either a divine or serendipitous experience: a woman abruptly walked over and told him to use cayenne pepper for his condition. After politely asking her to leave him alone as he was busy dying, Dick went home and forgot about her. A few weeks later, though, feeling worse than ever and rather desperate, he remembered the encounter and decided to try some cayenne. Since the worst it could do was kill him and he was already dying, he figured “What the heck.”
Dick emptied a couple of heart-medication capsules and refilled them with cayenne from his spice cabinet. The results were miraculous! Not only did he fully recover, he self-published his story in Left for Dead, which is still available on Amazon.com and in most health food stores. Dick was 42 when he had his heart attack; at 58, he could be found on a worldwide, 300-day-a-year lecture circuit, sharing the life-saving benefits of cayenne.
Cayenne is better than a cup of coffee for energy, mental clarity, and being kind to the body, because it doesn’t wipe out your adrenal glands with harmful stimulants. The list of positive effects cayenne has on the body seems endless, especially when you realize that most health problems start with a lack of circulation triggered by clogging foods, medications, lack of exercise, depression, and all the other stressors of modern life.
Incision Be Gone!
Beth had emergency surgery for adhesions that were strangulating her colon after an earlier surgical procedure. Hospitalized for two weeks, her 16-inch “stem-to-stern” incision became dangerously infected just as she was about to be discharged. Two more weeks of hospitalization only worsened Beth’s condition. After week four, Beth signed an against-medical-advice release, agreed to retain the services of a home nurse, and went home. I went with her to work my cayenne magic on her incision.
The nurse came, checked the dressing, and left instructions that it be changed twice a day. She warned Beth to expect a long healing process.
I poured four ounces of 300,000 heat-unit habañero tincture right into the wound, then took Beth’s hand and waited for the screams. 300,000 heat-units is so hot that one drop will make your eyes bug out if it hits your tongue. Beth was silent.
She felt no pain, she said. An hour later, however, the incision was “on fire.” Another hour passed, and the fire and pain were gone.
When the nurse returned the next morning to check on the infection, she was shocked! Overnight, the oozing had stopped and the incision had started closing. The infection was disappearing in less than 24 hours.
Cauterization in a Jar
Inga showed up with a gushing index finger after accidentally cutting off its tip with a miter saw five hours earlier. Although bleeding non-stop, she had been turned away by the local hospital, as she had no insurance. Inga was extremely pale and dizzy when she arrived. I stuck her finger into a jar of powdered cayenne made from African Bird peppers (approx. 200,000 heat units). At first the pain was pretty intense, but no worse than it had been the previous few hours.
The cayenne cauterized the wound and stopped the bleeding. We wrapped it with more cayenne powder clinging to the open wound. This letter is from Inga:
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for healing my index finger on my left hand. As you might recall, on August 19, 1998 at 3:00pm I came to your office with an emergency. I had accidentally touched the blade of the miter saw while it was in operation. It only took this split second contact with the saw blade to cut out the flesh on my index finger almost to the bone, leaving nothing left to be stitched.
You cleansed my profusely bleeding finger, then proceeded to pack it into cayenne pepper, covering the entire wound. I was rather skeptical of this procedure, but it worked! The bleeding stopped and the pain literally had vanished by dinner time, without “painkillers!”
The next day you instructed me to cleanse the wound and apply calendula ointment and tea tree oil twice a day. In wonderment I observed my finger heal rapidly from hour to hour. It was miraculous!
Anyway, to make a long story short, after several weeks my finger was healed without any infection. I still have a minimal “dent” where the flesh was sawed out, but I have full use of my finger, no nerve damage etc.
Your quick certainty on how to treat such an injury effectively was quite impressive and confidence inspiring.
THANK YOU FOR A MIRACLE!
Inga B. Kroxxxxx
Just An Everyday Miracle
Cayenne truly is a miracle herb that can save your life. Adding it to your other daily herbs and supplements enhances their effectiveness, as cayenne is synergistic in its action. Ginkgo biloba, for example, is well known for helping with memory and other mental functions, but has been effective in only about 20% of the most serious cases. If your memory is slipping away, 20% is not acceptable. Add cayenne to the ginkgo biloba, however, and that effectiveness increases to 95%. As in all disease, memory loss is a side effect from a blockage of blood to the affected area. No blood flow, no healing.
Does your nose drip and your face break into a sweat when you dive into hot salsa and chips? Cayenne is warming your body, stimulating the release of mucus from the respiratory passages, all while clearing your sinuses. So the next time you think you have to run for an antacid to help you digest your meal, try a shot of cayenne instead, to help you stimulate your digestion and absorb your nutrients.
Millions of Americans whip their heart with nitroglycerine or digitalis or other drugs, forcing it to beat rapidly to keep it going. Most heart attacks, though, are due to the heart being malnourished: it hasn’t had a decent meal for so long it’s practically starved. Cayenne fed to the tongue directly in a warm liquid base such as water instantly opens and expands the very cells of the circulatory system, which instinctively distributes the cayenne where it is now needed: in this case, the heart.
Keep a bottle of either tinctured or powdered cayenne in your car, your bathroom cabinet, your kitchen, and in your purse or pocket. It may someday save a life – maybe even your own!
Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D. is author of the highly acclaimed book I Have a Choice?!, the Grammy®-nominated CD Voice for a Choice!, nutritional counselor, organic gardener and naturopathic doctor who has over two decades of experience counseling clients with ailments ranging from allergies to cancer to numerous life-threatening diseases, and incorporates the laws of attraction to help her clients achieve vibrancy from the lifestyle changes that benefit them most. She is in the midst of building a wellness retreat center in the Ramah area and looks forward to welcoming guests this spring. To learn more visit www.bastis.org or call 505-783-9001.