Today I would like to talk about Chilli peppers, yes those really hot peppers that make your face turn red, and your mouth on fire.
Chilli peppers are the fruit of the plant Capsicum.
Also known as cayenne, many people use them as a spice and do notÂ know that chili peppers are actually very healthy for you.
Chilli peppers are the purest and best stimulant in the herb kingdom. It is unequalled in strengthening the immune system, equalising blood pressure, and improving circulation.
Cultivated for thousands of years in the tropical Americas, Africa and India, Chilli Pepper is used as a catalyst in many herbal combinations.
This is because it aids the absorption and effectiveness of herbal combinations by improving circulation, speeding the herbs to the places that need healing.
Because chilli makes you sweat, it’s used as a herbal remedy for general cleansing of the body, breaking fevers, and fighting infection. When you eat something hot like a chilli, your nose runs, you sweat, and all your fluids get moving.
That’s a good thing when you have a cold or flu and your mucous membranes are swollen. Breaking up congested mucus brings some relief from cold symptoms. It also brings fresh blood to the site of the infection.
Fresh blood contains infection fighters from the immune system that fight viruses. Capsicum improves the ratio of good cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
Chilli Peppers contain capsaicin, the source of the heat in hot peppers.
Triggers the release of the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins
Unclogs stuffy noses
May reduce high blood pressure
May protect against some forms of cancer
Chilli Pepper remedies should always be taken in a liquid or as a sweet. Part of the healing and benefit of chilli is released through the chilli in the mouth as you drink it in a warm liquid, water, broth, tea or straight under or on the tongue or as a sweet.
As well as this when you drink the chilli remedy the stomach has time to prepare itself for the hot pepper and it coats itself to prepare to receive something hot .
The ancient Aztecs utilised chilli in a thick combination with yellow chilli and honey as a remedy to sooth coughs, colds and as a tonic for general well being.
This is a relatively strong chilli supplement and is to be added to a hot or warm water drink. If you are accustomed to hot chilli you can use it on a teaspoon 2 to 3 times a day.
Chilli is the greatest herbal aid to circulation and can be used on a regular basis. .
Because of its vitamin C and beta-carotene content, it helps improve eyesight; and because of its alkaloid component, capsaicin, and other essential oils, chilli peppers tone-up the nervous system, and relieve pain and inflammations.
If you are not used to hot peppers, definitely take it slow.
Take the smallest recommended dose and notice how you feel. If it’s really too hot, take it easy, reduce the amount, wait a few days, and try it again.
You can try a very small amount of liquid Cayenne with a lot of warm water, apple juice and honey and ginger.
To your health !!