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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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