Last week, we looked at the uses of Cayenne pepper. The other uses of Cayenne pepper are-
Cayene pepper is often added to massage oils, creams and lotions for use in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, shingles, psoriases and other skin problem.
Recipe– Add powdered red Cayenne pepper until cream becomes light pink in color. Always remove the seeds when using Cayenne pepper as they are considered toxic.
Cayenne pepper and Immunity
Cayenne peppers’ bright red color signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A.Just two teaspoon of Cayenne pepper provide 47% of the daily value of vitamin A. Often called the anti-infection vitamin, vitamin A is essential for healthy Epithelial tissues including the mucous membranes that line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens.
Cayenne pepper and Hair
Cayenne pepper has been used for centuries to promote hair growth….yipee.
A mixture of Cayenne pepper and Olive oil is the best cost effective way to improve the glossiness and fullness of hair as well as promote hair growth. Cayenne pepper improves peripheral blood circulation and nourishes the scalp.
Take 25g of dried Cayenne pepper and put it in 500ml of Olive oil. Use a dark bottle to store the mixture as sunlight destroys the brew. Let it stand for 10 to 15 days. Use this mixture on hair and scalp regularly as you put any normal hair oil. Shampoo and condition afterwards as usual, but make sure to shampoo off the mixture from your hair.
You can also mix 1 to 2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper and 1 to 2 teaspoon of Olive oil. This will give you a thick paste that you can rub on the base of your scalp and any balding spot. Massage the paste thoroughly. Cover your head with shower cap and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Later, rinse it thoroughly. The Olive oil neutrilizes the heat from Cayenne.
How it works for hair.
Cayenne pepper works by irritating the scalp. This irritation causes an increase of blood flow room your head, which is a fundamental aspect of hair growth. I can’t wait to try this particular recipe. It has been tried and tested by hair bloggers like Yahya of Pochahontas hair secrets and many Naturals.
How to loose weight with Cayenne pepper
Beyonce gave an interview on how she lost weight for her role in Dreamgirls. She used the master cleanse diet. Which consist of fasting for some days taking only the diet which consists of Lemon juice, Maple syrup and water.
To relieve toothache.
Pour a bit of Cayenne pepper oil on a piece of cotton. Press the cotton all over the aching tooth and the surrounding gum. The toothache should subside after a couple of minutes.
Drinking a Glass of water with a little less than an eighth of a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper in it can also cure Constipation.
To make Cayenne pepper oil
Using fresh pepper, simply put them in a container and cover with oil, seal and let it sit for 10 days. Remove the pepper and keep the oil. Or you can add dried Cayenne pepper to any carrier oil of your choice such as
Olive oil, castor oil, almond oil…
Put a heaping tablespoon of dried and powdered Cayenne pepper in a shallow pan over a low flame and allow the fumes to pervade the air. Mice, rats, even coackroaches( I hate roaches) abhor the fumes which is perfectly safe for humans and pests. Definitely gonna try this one.
Have a wonderful week ahead.