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Is Cayenne Pepper a Natural Homeopathic Supplement for High Blood Pressure?

by Glenn Reschke

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 "cure" 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 cure 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 previous link.)

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.

beet juiceIn 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 cayenneway.)

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.

Conclusion

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.

References
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.