Cayenne Pepper (Capsaicin) for the Treatment of Cold & Flu

Cayenne Pepper also known as Capsicum annuum is a hot chili pepper in the Solanaceae or nightshade family of flowering plants. Native to South America, Cayenne was introduced to Europe in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus. The active component responsible for the pepper’s spicy heat, Capsaicin, is an antioxidant used medicinally as a digestive aid and topical analgesic.

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written on October 1, 2021 

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I found it to be somewhat effective.


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If my cold is starting in the throat and upper respiratory tract: Make a thick slurry of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt and hot water. It should be a liquid, but just …

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