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  • Cayenne

100% Certified organic Cayenne




This pepper is valued for its sensory attributes of color, pungency and aroma.  This annual herb grows greenish or white flowers.  Originally used to replace black pepper, it was noticed to have certain medicinal qualities such as digestion stimulation and relief of abdominal fullness. The Mayans used the roots, leaves, as well as the fruits in applications for infections, burns, respiratory issues, earaches, and sores.   It may also be used to treat asthma, pneumonia, diarrhea, cramps, colic, toothache, sore throats, and flatulent dyspepsia.  Since this pepper promotes sweating, it may also be used as a fever reduction and to increase circulation.  Studies have shown healing effects of duodenal ulcers.  It is contraindicated around damaged skin or around the eyes, and it may interfere with antidepressant medications.  Dosage is 5-`15 drops up to 4X/day.


Cayenne contains capsaicin, carotenoids, flavonoids, volatile oil, and steroidal saponins. Research shows that capsaicin desensitizes nerve endings, providing relief in nerve pain. It is a warming stimulant, improving circulation. It has antimicrobial activity, helping conditions of gastroenteritis and dysentery. Adding Cayenne to food helps reduce risk of developing a digestive infection from questionable foods. It is analgesic to the skin and increases blood flow, especially helpful in rheumatic and arthritic conditions aggravated by cold. Additional uses are for gas and colic, for a weak heart, gargled in sore throats, and to relieve acute diarrhea.


Tongue dry, scanty saliva.

Dry mouth, with poor digestion.

Onset of head cold, dry with tight membranes.

Dry laryngitis.

Acute early stage tonsillitis with dry membranes (also as a gargle).

Dry cough, hectic, with dry mouth.

Influenza, dry, hot, asecretory (combine with Lobelia).

Acute pleurisy (as a plaster).

Arteroisclerosis with confusion, sluggishness in aged.

Delirium tremens in asthenics.

Intercostal or cervical neuralgia (plaster).

Anorexia nervosa, ascretory/ achlorhydria.

Atonic dyspepsia in alcoholics.

Ascretory dyspepsia.

Flatulence without active inflammation.

Alopecia (externally).

Dry, hot skin.

Senile asthenia.

Chronic rheumatic pains, as a plaster.

Uterine fibroids, with cyclic bleeding.

Metabolic debility, with poor secretions.

Cerebral vasodilator to increase site glucose availability, as opposed to real increase in serum glucose.


Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 74.


Holmes, Peter.  The Energetic of Western Herbs 1997. p. 381-3.


McKenna, Dennis J.  PhD, Jones, Kenneth, Hughes, Kerry MSc. Bontanical Medicines 2002. p. 65-93.


Moore, M.  Herbal Tinctures in Clinical Practice  Southwest School of Botanical Medicine1996. p. 8.


Moore, M.  Specific Indications for Herbs in General Use.  Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.  1997.  p. 13.



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