Cayenne Pepper  

What is Cayenne Pepper?

Cayenne is a red, hot chili pepper. Maybe you’ve heard some of its other names such as: African red pepper, Spanish pepper, bird pepper, Guinea pepper, American red pepper or its Latin name Capsicum annum.

The name I use to know it is hot chili pepper; while some of my friends as capsicum.

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Benefits of cayenne pepper for diabetes control

Basically, cayenne indirectly interferes in diabetes control.

  • The major impact is that cayenne can increase your metabolism rate (speed), helping you to also lose weight.
  • Next, as cayenne improves the blood flow from top to toe, it indirectly eases this diabetes complication (distal neuropathy).
  • Beside diabetes, cayenne has been shown very effective in stopping the hemorrhage. 
  • In fact, it has been shown in clinical trials that in cases of any hemorrhage emergency (like for example in your lungs, stomach, etc); giving a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder every 15 minutes can help stop the hemorrhage.

Some doctors practice keeping cayenne capsules with them in case they face any heart attack or any other vascular emergencies.

  • Furthermore, recurrent skin disorders are common among diabetes. If applied locally in form of powder, cayenne can help you get rid of them.
  • With regards to the lowering blood sugar effect, no evidence has shown it yet.

However, if cayenne can help you manage neuropathy, vascular or/and skin problems; it seems to be great, don't you think so?

That is why I have dedicated this page to the benefits of cayenne pepper for controlling blood sugar.

However, cayenne alone cannot help you much. There are many other natural alternatives if taken together can make the difference.

How to use cayenne?

I should ask attention regarding the use of cayenne: Keep in mind that your body is not used with cayenne taste. That’s why you have to start with small proportions and slowly increase the amount.

  • There are various ways you can use to get the benefits of cayenne pepper. You may use the cayenne pepper powder for not only its flavoring purposes, but at the same time, getting profit of its medicinal properties.
  • Another way you may profit from cayenne is by preparing a delicious lemon cayenne pepper detox drink. How? Follow the steps below.

Simple Recipe: Lemon Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink

Step no.1 

Put 5 oz of water in a cup or container. 

Step no.2

Then, put in two tablespoons of lemon squeeze without pulp and seeds.

Step no.3

Next, add 1/10 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper. 

The last and the most important step is to “taste” this nice lemon cayenne pepper detox drink. 

Make sure you take at least 6 times a day for better effects.

Where to find cayenne pepper?

As I mentioned at the beginning of this page, you can find it at any local store. As it is mostly used in its powder form; I think it could be difficult for you to prepare the fresh one with your hands. You can also find the cayenne powder at the local store.

However, as the pharmaceutical machinery has moved forward; it has come out with the extract of the cayenne pepper for diabetes control purposes (i.e. in doses that help a diabetic as mentioned above). 

What is the right dosage to use?

The usual dose is a capsule of 450 mg of cayenne pepper extract, up to 3 times a day

What precautions to take while using Cayenne?

Stomach upset and vomiting are usually associated with cayenne powder use. You can try peppermint or/and ginger to reduce these symptoms.

Furthermore, it is good to take some rest after initiating cayenne therapy in order to reduce the symptoms of tolerance to your body. For example, two months after initiating the therapy, do not use cayenne, try something else for about 2 or 3 other months. Then, return to cayenne again.

Written by                                                                           Edited by 

Dr.Albana Greca                                                                  Dr.Ruden Cakoni


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