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Cayenne Infused oil

Cayenne oil is not nearly as irritating to the skin as capsaicin creams, and I use it regularly for lower back pain, neuralgia, sciatica, muscle aches, fibromyalgia and arthritis pain. For quick headache relief, massage the oil, or a cayenne balm across the temples. Cayenne oil can also help to clear psoriasis and deter itching.

Cautions: Cayenne oil contains capsaicin, which causes a burning sensation. This is normal and should decrease with repeated use capsaicin only causes the sensation of damage, not real damage to tissues. Test the strength of your oil on a small patch of skin to gauge its effects before applying to wide areas.
Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 cup Olive oil
Cayenne Pepper *
Additions: Menthol crystals, peppermint or rosemary essential oils
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Oil Infusions :
  1. The ratio of oil to pepper will depend on the hotness of the peppers, and your own preferences, a good ratio is 1 part powder to 4 parts oil
  2. Use a steady source of low heat for 10 days to 2 weeks, apx. 100 degrees F.
  3. Stir every day until the last. Pour off into a clean jar and let settle overnight. Decant the clear oil off the top.
  4. Cayenne oil makes a great base for balms. To make a "icy/hot" oil add menthol crystals to oil while still warm enough to melt the crystals. Watch out for the fumes! For a less intense menthol experience, add peppermint essential oil when the cayenne oil cools to room temperature

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Arthritis :There are many other herbal medicines that fight inflammation and relieve pain; you will find the details on how to use them in the following pages.
  • Cramps/abdominal :Many of the same herbal remedies can be used for dysmenorrhea (painful periods), abdominal pain and stomach cramps
  • Culinary/Kitchen :You already have a powerful natural home health remedies in your kitchen. Culinary herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme not only add taste to foods, they make the food you eat better for you.
  • Fibromyalgia :Fibromyalgia pain is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia :Fibromyalgia pain is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue
  • Gout :Gout, one of the most painful forms of arthritis, is found primarily in men. While we can't cure it, we do have several highly effective herbal treatments to control it.
  • Headache/Migraine :Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as muscle tension, fatigue and emotional upsets.
  • Herb_Infused_Oil :Herb infused oils are easy to make, even for beginning home herbalists. A warm sunny window, dried or fresh herbs, organic olive oil and a little time is all you need. Remedies using comfrey, calendula, St. Johns wort and others are indispensable healing agents for healing agent for treating cuts, scrapes, chapped skin, diaper rash, eczema, and windburn etc..
  • Nerve/Back Pain : Nerve pain is more difficult to treat than other types of muscle and joint pain. This is something you know well if you have had a lower back injury or slipped disc; sciatica can be devastating.
  • Pain Relief :Herbal remedies can bring blessed relief from body aches, sore muscles, headaches and arthritis pain..
  • Psoriasis : Unlike skin conditions that are the result of external causes, psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, and runs in families (like it does in mine).
  • Rheumatoid_arthritis :There are many herbal remedies that can help to ease rheumatoid arthritis pain ,and many have a long history of use.
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