The Household Spice that Destroys Cancer Cells, Stops Heart Attacks and Rebuilds the Gut

Capsicum annuum – the botanical name for the cayenne plant has been used as a spice for centuries and by the Cayenne Indians from which the name is derived as a medicinal herb.

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This spicy herb is rich in vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium. It has been researched over the years and studies have discovered that cayenne is effective in regenerating damaged tissues in the stomach and also the peristaltic movement in the intestinal tract.

This herb helps to stimulate the circulation of blood flow to your skin and in effect raise your body temperature thereby helping your body to fight cold and sinusitis by inducing sweating (as a diaphoretic).

Scientific research into the cayenne pepper herb

In 2004, Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discovered that capsaicin which is the active ingredient in cayenne is capable of halting the  mitochondrial purpose and induce apoptosis (i.e. programmed cell death) in cancerous cells without disturbing regular pancreatic cells. You can check out this link for more information -- treated pancreatic cells with capsaicin.

By April 20, 2005 the findings of the study were published and Dr. Srivastava stated that: “Our results demonstrate that capsaicin is a potent anticancer agent, induces apoptosis in cancer cells and produces no significant damage to normal pancreatic cells, indicating its potential use as a novel chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer

In 2006, Reuters published an article entitled: “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study,” in this article a doctor of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of the UCLA School of Medicine -- Dr. Soren Lehmann stated that: “Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture. It caused 80% of the prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis.”

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In Japan researchers have also concluded that cayenne pepper can significantly halt the growth of prostate cancerous cells and is therefore a worthwhile alternative treatment consideration in combating prostate cancer.

Cayenne pepper can stop heart attacks

This pepper is known to have a tremendous influence on the venous structure of the heart. It has been discovered that it is very soothing to the heart and can stop a heart attack in a short space of time, in some cases in less than a minute.

Dr. John R. Christopher on the importance of cayenne pepper to combating heart attacks stated that: “In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never -- on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in (if they are still breathing) I pour down on them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water) and within minutes they are up and around.”

Other uses of cayenne pepper

Cayenne has also being found to effectively get rid of worm infestations in the body hen mixed in water and taken as a drink. It can also fight obesity by reducing appetite. It is believed that consuming approximately 10 grams of the pepper with your daily meal will help reduce your appetite.

Herbalists have been known to use the herb to sterilize wounds and stop bleeding.

Cayenne pepper is truly an effective herb and as on doctor stated: “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.” (Dr. Richard Schulze)

On the strength of all the herb can do you might want to seriously consider this statement.


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