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Cayenne Pepper is said to cause stomach ulcer in some experiences. I think there should be an optimum quantity of intake and also the frequency that should be available for common folks awareness. I'll appreciate some definite info on this question.

Posted by Shaukat Ali on November 7, 2005 3:38 AM

Ihave had a stomach imflamation for years
maybe an ulcer, my sister had an ulcer and she said that, cayenne pepper got rid of it ?Is this true?

Posted by Miguel Leon on January 10, 2006 5:46 AM

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assoc., researchers used tiny video cameras to examine volunteers' stomach linings after both bland meals and meals liberally spiced with jalapeno peppers. The researchers found no difference in stomach conditions, concluding that "ingestion of highly spiced meals by normal individuals is not associated with gastrointestinal damage."
Therefore it is highly doubtful that cayenne pepper would cause a stomach ulcer, as far as curing one that is possible due to the fact that cayenne pepper prevents the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that cause ulcers.

Posted by Linda Woodhall on January 29, 2006 1:40 PM

Thanks for that, Linda. I believe it is a myth that spicy foods cause stomach ulcers. The general consensus is as you say, that the H. pylori bacteria is the main cause of most stomach ulcers.

Posted by Tracy on January 29, 2006 1:47 PM

cayenne pepper actually BUILDS hydrochloric acid in the stomache. After all wouldnt stomache acid alone bore holes in the lining of of it? Also cayenne is the reason Mexican people dont get sick on thier water. cayenne kills parasites on contact.

Posted by JOE on October 28, 2006 2:50 PM

Cayenne Pepper cured my cluster headaches earlier this year.

Posted by Phil Thoms on November 28, 2006 6:42 AM

I heard that Cayenne Pepper helps with water retention is that true? And if so what pill would you suggest?

Posted by Mrs K. L. on January 29, 2007 11:24 AM

I put cayenne on almost everything I eat--thus, i have great skin, stand 5'3" and weight only 120 pounds--with no excercise.(i'm not proud of the "no excercise").

Posted by Rebecca on February 13, 2007 10:52 AM

I sprinkle cayenne pepper in a glass of warm water with 2 tblspns of lemon juice, which I drink first thing upon rising in the morning. Works to detox the liver and improve overall health

Posted by Ms R-P on February 21, 2007 7:06 AM

Will i loose weight with cayenne pepper,and if yes, in what dosages should i take them.

Posted by jayshree singh on June 7, 2007 3:48 AM

I cut my finger pretty bad shucking oysters and cayenne pepper stopped the bleeding!

Posted by Sal Good on March 24, 2008 4:55 PM

I'm trying cayenne on my cluster headaches as I type! I sure hope this works, or I'll be banging my head against a wall very soon!!!!

Posted by benjo on April 10, 2008 12:33 PM

I used to suffer from stomach ulcers and after conventional medicine failed to help me, I tried taking cayenne powder in capsules. Almost immediately soothed the pain, and within 2 weeks of taking 2 capsules 3 times a day, I was symptom-free. I stopped taking the capsules at that point, and didn't have any trouble with ulcers until 6 years later. I started taking the cayenne again and within 3 days I felt fine, and haven't had any ulcer problems since then. that was 3 years ago.

Posted by ebon13 on April 17, 2008 11:56 AM

i take a teaspoon of cayenne pepper every day. I mix it in some water along with turmeric, black pepper and ground corriander.

Posted by John on October 24, 2008 5:33 AM

About 20 yrs. ago, I had a recipe that was based on cayenne pepper to restore hair. Does anyone have access to that information? I would appreciate the posting of that receipe so I can give it to my Mom.

Posted by Colleen on January 20, 2009 4:01 PM

Sal-

Cayenne stops the bleeding of cuts up to 3'' deep......

On a more relevant note I have been consuming +- 1/8 cup of cayenne pepper in various forms a day since the age of 8 (22 now) and I never had any real health problems problems. I would consider my use of cayenne to be similar to that of a coffee drinker. On days where I miss a meal or don't have peppers available I feel off. It brings an excitement to food and a harmless endorphine rush that can lighten anxiety. I have achieved such a high tolerance that I can use cayenne to clear sinus infections!

Posted by R. Cordova on May 19, 2009 6:05 PM

Sal-

Cayenne stops the bleeding of cuts up to 3'' deep......

On a more relevant note I have been consuming +- 1/8 cup of cayenne pepper in various forms a day since the age of 8 (22 now) and I never had any real health problems problems. I would consider my use of cayenne to be similar to that of a coffee drinker. On days where I miss a meal or don't have peppers available I feel off. It brings an excitement to food and a harmless endorphine rush that can lighten anxiety. I have achieved such a high tolerance that I can use cayenne to clear sinus infections!

Posted by R. Cordova on May 19, 2009 6:06 PM

Hi,
Does cayanne pepper help with
Barrets-Esophagus?
thank you

Posted by Pauline on July 29, 2009 5:28 PM

If you want to know if you have parasites... Some say everyone does have them. Some say everyone has tapeworms, particularly...

If you take cayenne pepper powder (capsules may not work as well), 1 tsp a day in apple sauce or yogurt or whatever and wait a week, you may see hard "white rice" in your stools. These are tapeworm segments. If you see those that is your first tip that you may need to do a parasite cleanse. Also a good tip that you need to keep up with the cayenne for life!

Posted by Lorica on August 6, 2009 3:27 PM

cayenne pepper and spicy foods causing ulcers is a disproven myth. ulcers are bacteria driven most of the times.

things like smoking,poor diet (mt dew and oreos being your staples topped off with a smoke and a big slice of cheese cake)

cayenne pepper (in strong strength 100K+ Heat units) mixed in water 1 tbsp per 10oz water 2-3 times a day for quick fix or capsules for maintance is VERY EFFECIENT in dealing with ulcers. I used to smoke and got them took antacids,antibiotics,pain meds. That would take weeks, cayenne took 3 days to drop the pain and it never came back after.

It is also good for acne is you can bear it (mix it in lotion/oil/cream of course) and it reduces pain and size of external hemmorrhoids OVERNIGHT. Be warned with the heat the sphiincter feels it much harsher and you will have a good hour of pregnant inhale exhaling.

Capsaicin is a miracle drug. It is pay the pain upfront and controlled and the constant aches go away the next day.

There are pills but they are less beneficial due to mechanisms not triggering in path to stomach/stomach not being prepped for the heat which happens as soon as the brain feels it and that tongue gets hot,less dose but no pain and mostly gain.


Fun facts

-It is habit forming. Seriously the burn is like a "hit" effect you start to crave given a few heavy weeks. Just like smoking it is hard to pick up but once you do you looooovuuuust it.

-Birds lack the protein pain receptor things it triggers so they enjoy it no problem.

Posted by 58765 on September 19, 2009 1:39 PM

Interesting article you have wrote, I enjoyed. I found this one earlier today about when searching for cayenne pepper health benefits, as my doctor suggested I should include it in my diet to help strengthen my heart.

Posted by Alice on July 30, 2012 1:11 AM

Yeah? Well I snort that shit cunts, what now?

Posted by Marc M on September 28, 2012 3:07 PM




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