Dr Melva Martin - for a Wellness & Energy Generation

Home Remedies


Cayenne is a red hot pepper, normally taken in small amounts to add zest and heat to food.  However, it has some extremely valuable therapeutic properties and should always be on hand in the kitchen cupboard in case of minor or major emergencies.  It is well known as one of the purest stimulants know and is a superior tonic for the heart and blood vessels.  Most important uses of Cayenne Pepper are:

  • Heart stimulant: in the case of a heart attack or heart failure - take one teaspoonful in a small amount of water quickly to stimulate the heart.
  • Low blood pressure - take as above.
  • Poor blood circulation resulting in cold hands and feet.  Take on food or with a little water on a daily basis.  Cayenne pepper can also be sprinkled in shoes to warm the feet.
  • High blood cholesterol - take Cayenne regularly in and with food.
  • Stops bleeding - from small kitchen knife cuts to larger lacerations - fill the cut with cayenne pepper and if necessary draw the edges together and stick with plaster (leave three days and you will be amazed at the healing!)
  • Stomach ulcers that bleed can also be treated with a small 'Cayenne Cocktail' (Cayenne in a little water)
  • Pain relief - toothache, joint problems - make an oil by adding 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne to enough olive oil until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Anti-bacterial properties - useful for sore throats, coughs, colds, asthma

Note: if you are taking too much Cayenne it will burn on the way out of the intestines!