What do you think people did before they had an over-flowing medicine full of junk for that "nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever"??? (Blah...That stuff gives me nightmares!)
They made their own medicine! And it worked!
The Health benefits of Cayenne Pepper include: Immune and Cardiovascular support, boosts metabolism and blood flow, high in Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A (which fights infection). Cayenne is recommended for people with Arthritis, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Headaches, Lupus, IBS, Cough and Congestion.
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.
Sunday I shared my Cayenne Pepper and Lemon "Immunity Juice" recipe. We are still drinking 1 glass each, 2 to 3 times per day. This is my first attempt at a cayenne tincture so I'll let you know in 2-3 weeks how it turns out. This is not a "cure" for anything, nor is it a replacement for any doctor-prescribed medication.
An herbal tincture is typically an alcohol extract of a plant or herb. The strength of each tincture recipe may vary depending on the herb as well as the solvent. Rubbing alcohol CANNOT be used!!!! And make sure you label every tincture...Trust me. If you are working on more than one tincture at a time you won't remember which is which in 4-8 weeks.
|Tincture at 1 week|
Cayenne Pepper, powder
I use regular (inexpensive) vodka for dried herbs.
I prefer to use a stronger alcohol such as Everclear (95%) with fresh herbs due to the water content in fresh herbs.
Directions: For this recipe I used 1 part Cayenne to 2 parts Vodka.
Example: 1 cup cayenne, 2 cups vodka.
Add both ingredients to a jar with a lid and place in a dark place. Shake or stir every other day.
Tincture should be ready in 3-4 weeks. Once your tincture is ready, strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a dark jar. If you do not have a dark jar, leave in a dark place.
Dosage for adults: 5-15 drops at a time, up to three times per day.
Add to water, tea, tomato juice...Something. It's hot!
Disclaimer: Should not be taken with ACE inhibitors. Not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
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