This herb is known to have some anti-inflammatory properties that are known to aid the human body in the healing process. Born in South America, it’s the active ingredient of capsicum in cayenne that thins your blood and helps your circulatory system deal with inflammation. Capsicum is also known to interfere with the neurotransmitters that send pain signals to our brain. An analogy can be made that capsicum is like the linebackers of a football team who block the opponent players from doing their job. In essence, the capsicum blocks the pathway usually traveled and did not allow the pain signal to reach the brain, therefore reducing or eliminating the level of pain.
If you like the taste of Cayenne, which is a little bit spicy, you can simply add it to your recipes when cooking. If this is not something that appeals to you, a cream can be created that may be applied to your skin. To create the cayenne cream mix, three tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup of oil and heat on the stove top for about 10 minutes or until everything is melted and evenly mixed. Remove from stove and transfer to a glass container and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes or until cool. The cream is then ready to be applied to your skin where it should stay on for 30 minutes and then be washed off. But beware that you do need to use this cream with caution and wash your hands throughout after application as it can cause extreme pain and irritation of both the eyes and mouth.