Cayenne and the Horrible Migraine

Cayenne and the Horrible Migraine-

The dull ache begins under one eye, and slowly crescendos into a throb that makes one’s head feel like its about to burst. Lights and sounds are magnified and the nausea begins. Work is over. But what about cayenne?

Migraines plague many people.  Not only is there pain, but light sensitivity and nausea often tag along.  In addition, many times there is throbbing pain.  Wasn’t the constant pain enough? Some say that it puts them out of commission and all there is left to do is pull the blinds and lie down. This results in loss of productivity, unhappy supervisors and bosses, and loss of income. Sometimes the pain necessitates an ER visit which now translates into money out of your pocket. There has to be a better way. Research is beginning to see that cayenne holds that key.

Native Americans have used this herb for health and healing for thousands of years.  One doctor said he could stop a heart attack if he could get his patient to drink some cayenne.  And cayenne is so much cheaper than a heart bypass surgery!

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

  • Weight loss
  • Relieving congestion
  • Eases migraines
  • Promotes digestion
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Stabilized blood sugar levels
  • Alleviates allergies
  • Cures heartburn

Some Cautions…

Keep away from the eyes.

My Final Thoughts…

What I find amazing about this herb is its power to cure the headache.  After most people have tried everything; the medication, the dark room, the cool washcloth, the ice, the massage. According the research, drinking cayenne blocks the pain receptors.

I worked at camp one summer when I was seventeen.  Somehow my head got in the way when I was slamming the door of the screened in kitchen.  While I am not sure how related it was, a migraine started then that would last for months.  Only after I went through a series of rolfing treatments did it finally ease.  How I wish I had known about how this amazing herb worked then.

Are you a migraine sufferer?  Get some cayenne here.  The next time you feel one coming on, remember “What about cayenne?”

Let’s Talk…

What have you used cayenne for?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Laurie S. says:

    I’m curious…how does one “drink some cayenne”? Do you just throw some in water? Powdered? Whole?
    I would love to try this, but I’m not sure how to proceed!
    Thank you!

  2. Jann Olson says:

    What a beautiful bloom. I am fortunate that I never really get a headache and have never had a migraine. I hear that they are terrible! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Deborah Davis says:

    I have added cayenne to DIY cold and flu tonics as well as detox drinks. It’s such a pleasure to read and share your helpful and informative insights on the benefits of Cayenne.
    Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing this!

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