Cayenne – Turn Up the Heat!

By Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D.


Cayenne Gallup JourneyIn 35 years of practice . . . I have never lost one heart-attack patient.

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 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.


Warmest Regards,

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 or call 505-783-9001.

33 Responses to “Cayenne – Turn Up the Heat!”

  1. Lanny Aplanalp
    February 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    The cardiologist that my “family doctor” sent me to for irregular heartbeat prescribed a medication that was known to have very, very serious potential side effects. Thanks to your recommendation, Dr. Dordoni, and advice regarding consumption of cayenne I feel so much better now and my heartbeat is in good rhythm without the worries associated with the potentially dangerous medication that the cardiologist prescribed.
    When I wake up I feel precious, like a dream child that I already knew.
    Thank you.

    • shirley porter
      April 4, 2015 at 1:11 am #

      I read your miraculous cure. Please can you tell me in what form you took Cayenne and where you bought it. I have trawled the web and ended up more confused than ever. Thank you

      • shirley porter
        April 4, 2015 at 1:14 am #

        In addition I have severe stabbing pains in my lower right leg

  2. Ron Constantine
    February 7, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    When I called you for advice after cutting off the tip of my finger, just like the person you wrote about in your article, you told me to stick my finger in a jar of the hottest cayenne pepper I could find. I did it. I wrapped it in gauze. I danced in circles in pain. Then I calmly sat down and realized my finger was no longer bleeding and I was no longer in pain. Three days later I removed the bandage and was astonished to see that my finger was healing and was already growing new flesh. There was still sensitivity, but this, too, eventually disappeared. This was six months ago. Today you can see no visible scar whatsoever and there is no pain in the finger. Thank you for saving my finger from further pain and unnecessary treatments.

  3. Cherylene Tolino
    February 7, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    My question is…Is it alright for diabetics to take it??

    • To: Cherylene
      February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      The answer is yes, absolutely yes. I recommend to many of my diabetic clients the use of cayenne to increase circulation. One of the biggest problems with diabetes is lack of circulation, the end result of which can often be gangrene, so by increasing your circulation you are improving your condition by improving the flow of blood throughout the body. Also, when cayenne and garlic are consumed together, blood sugar is often reduced and one’s own insulin production is often increased, thereby lowering the insulin dose required or medications taken for the condition. This is done on a daily basis in order to achieve this reversal.

      The cause of most illness is due to (1) toxic buildup leading to blockages in the body, not allowing free circulation; and (2) lack of circulation, leading to stagnation and death. Remove the root cause(s) and health is bound to improve, as long toxic substances aren’t continually reintroduced to the body (such as sugars and processed foods in general).

      Hope that helps,
      Dr. Bera

      • Cherylene Tolino
        February 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

        Thank you Dr. Bera. I’m already feeling the good effects of taking cayenne pepper. I’m taking it in a pill form.

        In your response to my question, you said that taking both cayenne pepper and garlic together can reduce my blood sugar. Do I use fresh garlic or can I take a garlic pill??

        Thank you for your help. I’ve been ranting and raving about this article to my friends and family. :)

        • To: Cherylene
          February 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

          How wonderful that you’re feeling those good effects, Cherylene! Thank you for letting me know. I always get so excited when someone embraces something so beneficial. Regarding the addition of garlic to the cayenne regimen in hopes of reducing your blood sugar, yes, you can also find it in capsule form and take them together. It wouldn’t hurt to add cayenne and garlic to your foods, as well. A note of caution: If you are on insulin, you want to make sure you monitor your sugar levels carefully so you don’t take too much insulin, in the event the cayenne/garlic combination reduces your levels dramatically. Please let me know how it works for you.

  4. Richard Fagerlund
    February 8, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    This is one of the best articles I have read. It was extremely helpful. Dr. Dordoni is a master at what she does and I will be visiting her retreat when it is ready

  5. Dr. Betty Neumann, D.C.
    February 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Thank you Dr. Bera for your excelent article on cayenne. Have suggested both cayenne and garlic to patients and friends.
    The results were noticeable, keep up the articles and good work.
    I do have a friend who takes her garlic to dinner with her and consumes it with her entree, that has helped her keep her problems
    at baye.


  6. sandy
    February 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    When I was in my 20s, I used to get very painful bladder infections all the time, and they came on so fast, I always had to take antibiotics for them. One of my healthnut friends recommended ginsing, gotu kola and cayenne pepper. I have never had to suffer another bladder infection and take antibiotics again. At the first sign of trouble, I start these herbs, and it’s miraculous. I also take cayenne with ginger as it helps keep the stomach from rebeling against the cayenne. And, I understand that cayenne even helps with the common cold. What a great article and such excellent information. More please.

  7. Cathy Heffern
    February 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    This is a fantastic article! I have forwarded it to two of my friends with heart difficulties and am starting my 87 year old Dad on Cayenne immediately! Pay attention folks…this is good information and it’s the truth!

  8. Claudia Suzanne
    February 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Cayenne stops my Reynaud’s attacks. Cayenne helps regulate my heart rate. Cayenne gives me energy and keeps my digestive track healthy and heals my wounds.

    The only time cayenne doesn’t help is when I don’t use it. Otherwise, it’s darn near a miracle herb!

  9. To: Chuck
    February 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Thanks for the interesting article on Cayenne pepper. I enjoyed reading it. I am, however, confused by some things. Is Cayenne a specific type of pepper that has these healing properties more so than other types of chile peppers. I was confused by your reference to habanero and jalepeno’s as being a type of cayenne? And your references to the cayenne habanero tinctures used? I guess my question is…is the Cayenne pepper special…or is any hot chile pepper with enough heat units likely to bring the health benefits described?

    I write this, because here in Gallup green and red chile is a staple of the local diet. Hot chile is put on everything from pizza to eggs to french fries. It is my understanding that the compound capsaicin is the responsible agent for making peppers hot. Is capsaicin primarily responsible for these health benefits? If so, then would the general diet of hot green and red chile be considered a health benefit? Or is there another compound unique to cayenne that has these health benefits?

    In a strange coincidence I had just purchased hot red and green chile powders from a a vendor in Chimayo, NM. I mix the red in with my morning latte…really nice. After reading your article I’ve tried the spice cabinet cayenne powder too. They both make me sweat a bit and have about the same amount of heat. Is the cayenne better for me than the regionally grown dried red chile?

    Thanks for your help!


    Hi Chuck,

    Cayenne is a specific hot pepper that is not only known for its benefits with regard to the cardiovascular system and as an aid for digestion, it is also a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Cayenne is very high in capsaicin content, which makes it a preferred pepper to be made into a ‘medicine’ for the body. All chile peppers, including cayenne, contain capsaicin, which means they are all beneficial in ways mentioned in the article. The hottest varieties include habanero, Scotch bonnet, cayenne and jalapenos, in descending order of heat units and capsaicin content. The group of them are often simply referred to as cayenne peppers. As far as distinguishing cayenne from other chile peppers, the common name cayenne comes from the city of Cayenne in French Guiana where the pepper is heavily cultivated. All chile peppers come from the botanical family known as capsicum annuum. As long as the chiles you recently purchased have a lot of heat, they’ll have a high capsaicin content and you’ll get plenty of health benefits from them. Just make sure you picked up plain chile powder, and not the common mix of chili powder, which often contains many other spices, if you are using the chiles for medicinal purposes. Meanwhile, enjoy those lattes! To your health, Dr. Bera

  10. Deanna Crask-Stone
    February 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Dr. Dordoni, I’ve heard that Cheyenne tincture can help improve circulation in the feet and lower legs of diabetics. When I looked at recipes on the internet, I find some calling for vodka, some plain water, and some calling for various oils, such as Almond and Olive. What do you suggest and should I ingest this or use it as a wrap.

    • To: Deanna Crask-Stone
      February 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      Hi Deanna,

      If you use this as a wrap, then I’d recommend you use almond or olive oils as your carrier. Rub it well into your feet to increase the circulation, then wrap.

      If you take the tincture internally, and wish to make your own, you might find that the heat is more tolerable, but still as effective, if you use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar as your base, simply blended in a blender. Vodka makes the cayenne tincture much hotter, but the vinegar cools it down nicely and quickly. The water as a base has no preservatives, so your peppers will rapidly disintegrate if you use water.

      Best of success. Please drop me a note and let me know how you do with what you end up using.

  11. Joe
    February 22, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Wow!.. Thank you Dr. Bera for your article and comments. I had never realized the importance and significant of cayenne peppers. You have certainly increased not only my awareness, but my health as well. I will have to make up a little bottle and/or a little powder and keep it handy.

  12. Beth
    February 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    I am the Beth in the “Incision Be Gone!” paragraph. The surgery Dr. Bera told about there was actually the second within two weeks, AND the third within the same year. Years earlier I’d had an appendectomy and a hysterectomy, both of which cause scar tissue to form, but took years to grow out of control and almost kill me……for years I could not eat without terrible digestive problems, which were apparently the result of all the surgical scar tissue that was literally strangling my intestines……the MRI’s were pretty scary looking! My white count had shot up so dramatically that I was rushed into emergency surgery to save my life. So, back to that last surgery…….in the hospital, I was so weak that I was open to infection and the “stem to stern” incision mentioned was filled with pus and would not close. I didn’t know when (or if) I would ever go home again. Dr. Bera came to see me, carefully examined the surgical records and day-to-day treatments and spoke with the attending doctors, and we decided together that I would sign that release statement, against all advice of the doctors. Having had some experience with cayenne for various injuries and low energy problems, I somehow felt that this radical treatment would work, although I admit that both Dr. Bera and I were scared…..she had treated cut-off fingers and knew about the history of cayenne treatments by doctors treating the gunshot wounds of Civil War soldiers in the fields, but she had never poured cayenne powder into a gaping, disgusting open belly wound. As she said, it started quietly, with no feeling at all, but within a half hour, it gradually began to warm up, then it got hot, then I was on fire! For a short while there, Dr. Bera thought that perhaps she had killed me! :-) Then as gradually as it had heated up, it gradually cooled down. The pus was gone and the incision had closed for the first time……a miracle. The visiting nurse was absolutely shocked the next morning; had never seen anything like it. Then Dr. Bera’s concern (and mine) was that we figure out how to prevent adhesions from forming again, since it had happened 3 times in several months (and of course the surgeries from decades earlier), and each surgery was causing more scar tissue (thus more adhesions) to form around the intestines……a vicious cycle. Anyway, after the healing of the incision, Dr. Bera put me on heavy doses of an MSM mixture she put together, and whatever she did melted away the internal scar tissue…..this was about 15 years ago, and I’ve had no recurrence of this problem AND my digestion has been just fine.

  13. Thea Iberall
    March 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I have been taking cayenne powder and garlic powder mixed in water and grapefruit seed extract at the first sign of a cold for a few years. After reading this, I see there are probably better solutions — but it certainly has worked for me! I find the capsules too expensive. Anyway, I am very impressed by the information and stories in this post, and will immediately go out and create myself a little first aid kit. I’m sharing it with my friends as well. Thank you, Dr. Bera.

  14. Bonnie Bowden
    March 13, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    Dear Dr. Bera,

    Thank you for this marvelous information. In this crazy world where drugs and surgery are thrown in our faces every day…it is so refreshing to read your wonderful articles touting the “natural” waya to healing.

    Blesings to You,
    Bonnie Bowden

  15. Anita A
    May 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Would like to know where i can find the right kind of cayenne pepper.Spice cabinet or herb store.

    • Name
      May 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      I’d recommend you contact your local health-food store and ask for cayenne with the highest amount of heat units in it if you’re looking for powdered cayenne. Same with an herb store – there’s a good chance they might have some very hot cayenne. If you use what’s in your spice cabinet for medicinal purposes, you probably won’t be getting enough capsicum to help you accomplish your goal. Most likely what is purchased in a regular grocery store won’t be more than 5,000 heat units, and you might want something like at least 100,000 heat units if you are looking to find a good, strong cayenne that can be immediately effective for any health purposes. My recommendation most of the time is to use liquid cayenne. Through the years I’ve purchased every hot variety I could find in tinctures and extracts, and have found that you can make the best cayenne tincture in your own kitchen with a blender and some habanero peppers (the hottest!) and raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. The vinegar is cooler than alcohol for extracting the capsicum from your peppers so it’s more tolerable when taken orally.

      • Lindsay Edwards
        December 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

        explain your mixture to me please, im very interested in it,,

  16. Bob Williams
    August 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Hi Dr Bera,

    I am so healthy and you equipped me to be that way. I think I could have saved a little by sticking to phone consults, but I don’t think I would be as sure of my ability to be my own doctor without you. I am faithful to my regimine of hot/cold showers, power tonic, steady rhythm, and eating coconut oil, using it to do oil pulling, on my body, in my hair etc. just add chocolate and I will smell like an almond joy…… can you not love an almond joy!?

    For the benefit of those who have not heard my story, I had the widow maker (100 per cent blockage of the LAD) heart attack. Died right there on my living room floor. Woke up with 3 stents, asked Dr Bera to help without pharmaceuticals, and the rest is history. You need to stop whining, find the finances you need and go see her. You will thank her for decades to come. It’s your life, you are not a project for the cardiologist. You will live happy when you do it yourself…….you, God, and yourself trust

  17. UR
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  18. Dr. Bera
    November 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    They’re both good for daily intake – powder and tincture. My preference is tincture when taking as a remedy, and powder when adding it to food. If you take powder in capsule form, then it has to hit the digestive tract before it starts working in your system; if you take it as a tincture, then it works in your bloodstream immediately.

  19. Mance
    December 28, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    What do I look for when buying Cayenne? I gather there’s a difference in the heat units and you want the highest–how do I insure this? Also, how do you make a tincture, how much do you take in whatever form?


  20. Lindsay Edwards
    December 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    I just recently started wanting to be healthy…
    After years of smoking (im only 23 smoking since ~14)
    I finally quit however my lungs and heart are very bad, I want to try this powder but I dont know where or how to get it. Can someone please tell me. Also if there are any recommendations(lung health etc) for a former smoker who can’t last for more then 5 mins on a tredmill at a time? I’m interested in any and all kinda of advice anyone can give me.
    This was a very positive and uplifing thread to read and I’m happy it was here and can’t wait to try it and see who I can recommend it to !!!

    My email is if anyone has advice please email me,
    (no spam plz)

  21. Dr. Bera
    February 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    This response is for Mance in response to:

    28. Dec, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    What do I look for when buying Cayenne? I gather there’s a difference in the heat units and you want the highest–how do I insure this? Also, how do you make a tincture, how much do you take in whatever form?



    If you’re looking for fresh peppers, of course you want to make sure they’re organic and ‘perky’ rather than wilted and moldy. In a market they ought to be marked as to the type of pepper they are and their heat levels, even if not the exact amount of heat units.

    When making a tincture you can extract the fruit in an alcohol base, as is most commonly done. Generally vodka is used for extraction, unless you have an alcohol problem, in which case I’d recommend extraction into vinegar. Simplest way to extract – pulverize in a blender.

  22. Dr. Bera
    February 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    In response to Lindsay’s admirable comments above about wanting to start getting healthy after years of smoking, congratulations! I’d recommend you seriously look into all the other articles from the last year having to do with several things that can help you build up your immune system naturally at Go about it slowly and steadily, and most of all faithfully, in order to effect changes that can be long-lasting and life-changing.

    Best of success. I sincerely hope you stick with it!

  23. Alice
    February 15, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I’m on depo shots can cayenne paper make it less effective ?

  24. betty
    March 29, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Can cayenne pepper help with a contracture of the knee. Have not been able to find out why I have it as I have seen about 25 doctors and they each have there own opinions. I have tried every thing I know to try, such as stem cells,prp,prolotherapy, acupuncture,rolfing, physical therapy, neuromuscular massages,various types of injections. After 9 years of all this, I still have the contracture, do not have full extension or flexion.The latest doctor thinks it is due to surgery (scar tissue) on my bladder that is connected to the knee. I just need help in getting my leg to work normally without surgery. Do you think cayenne will help. I do use it quite a bit now but it is from a grocery store so if you say it could work I know I would need a more powerful form of the cayenne. Please share your opinion with me.


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