Cayenne Pepper Tea
Last updated on May 3, 2008
Almost every morning, I have cayenne pepper tea with lemon. Sometimes I also add blackstrap molasses.
I use 90,000 hu cayenne (hu stands for “heat units” on the Scoville scale) because the hotter the cayenne, the more health benefits there are. I also just love spicy things.
Drinking this tea first thing in the morning gives me an energy boost, clears my sinuses, and jump starts my metabolism for the day. I gives me me more energy if I drink it before a workout.
Cayenne pepper tea can also help the heart, treat ulcers, and according to some people, fight cancer. I’ll be writing about the benefits of cayenne to treat various conditions in separate posts.
To make the tea, put a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a mug, add hot water, add lemon, and stir.
I buy 90,000 hu cayenne in bulk at my local health food store. You can also order it online.
However, you might want to start with “regular” cayenne, which is usually about 30,000 heat units, and build up a tolerance before jumping into the hotter stuff.