Is Cayenne Pepper a Natural Homeopathic Supplement for High Blood
According to the American Heart Association, one in three
adults in America has high blood pressure.
I don't know what it is exactly in the English speaking world, i.e., South Africa, New Zealand, Australia,
Canada, Great Britian, but according to Science Daily (2008), "More than 25 per cent of the
world's adult population are hypertensive, and it has been estimated that this figure will increase to 29 percent
by 2025" (para. 5).
Can there be a solution for high blood pressure? Is high blood pressure just a part of 21st century living
with all its stresses both environmental and emotional?
I believe the answers can be yes -- there can be a solution or at the very least
changes can be made that will severely lessen your high blood pressure.
I also don't believe the premise that there's nothing we can't do about it. Life is stressful but we can
learn how to minimize that stress by various tools at our disposal.
One of those tools is cayenne pepper (also called interchangeably Capsicum), I believe, in resolving high blood
pressure. (For a more comprehensive overview of the cayenne and heart health connection, which is related somewhat to this article, click on the
While Capsicum has many health benefits some of which will surprise you, cayenne's main purpose is to
positively influence and affect the cardiovascular system.
One of those health problems that it is so brilliant at is lowering blood pressure. In fact, famed medicinal
herbalist Dr. Christopher asserted that cayenne pepper immediately helped
equalize blood pressure in human beings when it is taken with warm water.
Some dispute that comment. I understand that. Given the results people are achieving through the constant usage
of cayenne as you can read yourself at the cayenne pepper testimonials page, one doesn't have to take it on faith as much anymore.
I would be derelict if I didn't share with you another "secret" I know of that can help lower high blood
pressure; Capsicum isn't the only food that is wonderful in lowering high blood pressure.
In his book, Can We Live 150 Years?, Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D. (2005), says that
non-pasteurized, freshly made beet juice drunk once a day beats high blood pressure. It also he says
it helps dissolve kidney, bladder and liver stones as well.
Moreover, it also improves the blood structure as well helping to detoxify blood, and aids in the creation of
red blood cells.
In addition, a 2008 study discussed in the March 2008 issue of Hypertension found that drinking
just two cups of freshly made beet juice reduced blood pressure by up to 10 points for 24 hours.
There are no side effects either. Compare that to high blood pressure medications, which cause
arrhythmias, dizziness, heart attacks, muscle cramps, and even strokes.
This is not a contest between Capsicum and red beets, though. I'm simply suggesting you consider adding
both to your diet or health regime. I have. (I take them separately, by the way.)
A few years ago, I read a book by comedian and health enthusiast Dick Gregory. He said that if he had
a choice between his car and a juicer, he'd take the juicer as it will get him farther in the long run.
I think that was a very wise statement. Juicing isn't as bad as you think. I love carrot and apple juice.
Regarding beet juice, it isn't as bad as you think either.
I combine mine with carrot juice and an apple to give it some sweetness. (I use a Breville juicer and highly
recommend it. This is the one I use here. It's awesome.)
How Does Capsicum Help Beat High Blood Pressure?
Capsicum rebuilds the blood and detoxifies it, too. It makes the blood flow smoother as it is a rubefacient
medicinal spice, meaning it removes toxins from the blood like arterial plaque. It also strengthens the heart by
giving it much needed nutrition.
By working with all elements of the cardiovascular system, your heart works much more efficiently and one of the
byproducts of that is lower or stablized blood pressure.
Think my opinion that cayenne helps lower or equalize blood pressure is an isolated opinion? It's not. Check out
this article here, http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/fix_health_problems/High_Blood_Pressure.php. In that
article, one Jeremy Kotch says he beat high blood pressure with cayenne pepper and tomato juice.
Whether you believe in God or evolution or both, I believe nature or God has given mankind many
wonderful healing foods that can help us have much better health. I believe Capsicum is one of those
great gifts for our health.
It's inexpensive, easy to take, and readily available. Plus, unlike many pharmaceutical drugs, it doesn't have
any lingering side effects when taken wisely.
If you have high blood pressure, you need a multi-pronged natural approach toward resolving it including
relaxation exercises, diet, and proper supplementation.
Cayenne could be a powerful tool in that program. Lastly, if you're interested in supplementing or
experimenting with Capsicum, you can get more information about buying good quality cayenne pepper at
this full article within this site, or for a more comprehensive list, go here please.
I hope this cayenne and high blood pressure information has been useful to you.
6 Ways to Beat The Worst Health Problems. 2014. Retrieved from http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/fix_health_problems/High_Blood_Pressure.php.
Daily Glass Of Beet Juice Can Beat High Blood Pressure, Study Shows. (Feb. 5, 2008). Retrieved
October 20, 2011 from Science Daily at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080205123825.htm.
Tombak, Mikhail. (2005). Can we live 150 years?: Your body maintenance handbook. Blaine, WA: Healthy
Life Press, Inc.