Do you experience trouble with arthritis, muscle pain, post-operative neuralgia, oral mucositis, or bladder pain? You just might find the answer with capsaicin. Capsaicin is the chemical that gives peppers their hot and spicy taste. Capsaicin has medicinal properties, not just culinary. It opens an ion channel in nerve cells that mimics the effects of heat. Capsaicin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It works by inhibiting Substance P, which is associated with inflammatory processes. The good news is it has been proven to cure all sorts of pain.
Capsaicin helps arthritis sufferers by lowering the levels of Decapeptide Substance P (DSP) in the synovial fluid of joints. Capsaicin breaks down DSP which can destroy cartilage and also magnify the sensing of pain. After direct injection of capsaicin into the bladder of patients complaining of pain, the capsaicin eased the pain after only an hour and a half! Capsaicin desensitized nerves from pain through eliminating unneeded nerve cells through necrotic death. Capsaicin can prevent heart attacks and strokes, reduce serum cholesterol levels, relieve backaches and psoriasis, as well as help cure strains and sprains.
You can enjoy the health benefits of capsaicin by adding the peppers that contains it to your diet. Some of these peppers are habenero, jalapeno, and cayenne peppers. This is if you enjoy spicy food like I do. If not, they make oral supplements containing capsaicin. They also make topical creams that can be rubbed into the effected area.
Not very long ago we became proud owners of an Oreck Quest Pro Canister Vacuum Cleaner. This vacuum is very powerful. I was using it’s powerful spinning brush to extract the dog hair from our shaggy hallway rug. The brush was so strong I had to stand on the rug and vacuum the section that was between my feet. My lack of coordination caused me to let my right big toe get pulled in by the spinning brush. The pain was excruciating. As the night went on the pain intensified. I am very informed on the many alternative options for pain relief. However I did not have any of these at home. The pain became so unbearable that I was ready to take an 800mg ibuprofen. Before I gave into the temptation of a synthetic substance I went to my spice cabinet and found my cayenne pepper. I figured to get enough of the capsaicin orally would involve some damaging my insides. I prepared a small bucket of warm water and I put cayenne pepper in it. After soaking my toe in the solution, the pain started to subside!
Capsaicin is a wonderful homeopathic way to help cure pain. It is surprising how powerful it can be. I think it is ironic that eating pepper can be painful, but the chemical that causes pepper to be hot and spicy can also relieve pain.