Cluster headaches are more painful than migraines, affecting men more than women. The attacks last 30 to 45 minutes, can occur several times per day and last for weeks or months. At an International Headache Congress in Washington, D.C. (July, 1991) 1,000 headache researchers from 43 countries heard about some of the latest research, including pressurized oxygen, bright lights, and cayenne extract.
Americans are riding a heat wave. Not left over from the summer's blistering sun, but from cayenne, the hot-selling hot pepper supplement. Also simply called red pepper, cayenne (Capsicum annuum or C. frutescens) is closely related to other notorious hot fellas, such as jalapeno, habafiero and tabasco peppers, as well as to their more mild-mannered cousins--paprika, pimento and bell peppers.
These days, however, cayenne is used more medicinally than to spice up foods. That's not new. South and Central American Indians appreciated the medicinal uses of cayenne 9,000 years ago.
Capsicum, or cayenne red pepper, has many characteristics which are directly derived from its source. If you can imagine the effects of red hot chile peppers on your skin, mucous membranes, and circulation you will have a very good idea of the superficial effects of this remedy and some insight into the mental state as well.
Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annum) targets the digestive and circulatory systems. It regulates blood pressure, strengthens the pulse, feeds the heart, lowers cholesterol, thins the blood, cleanses the circulatory system, heals ulcers, stops hemorrhaging, speeds healing of wounds, rebuilds damaged tissue, eases congestion, aids digestion, regulates elimination, relieves arthritis and rheumatism, prevents the spread of infection and numbs pain.
Focuses on the health benefits of the cayenne herb. Role of capsaicin, the major constituent of cayenne, in lowering plasma cholesterol and triglycerides; Effectiveness of cayenne in relieving pa...
This article reports that Capsaicin is the compound that makes cayenne and other chili peppers hot. It can help reduce pain and itching by temporarily decreasing levels of substance P, a chemical...