Do you wake up in the morning with aching joints? Is it a battle trying to get around upon rising? Yes, there’s pain medication, but the doctor wants it limited. Surgery isn’t an option. But let’s not underestimate the power of cayenne tea; and you probably already have a jar patiently waiting in your spice cupboard.
That alarm goes off in the morning and one eye opens. Nothing moves because everything hurts too bad. The joints are stiff, and swollen. The thought of even getting out of bed seems too much. And then noises from the household began seeping through the door. Junior is up and wants his breakfast. He has to get to school and his shoes are always missing. The baby begins to cry and must be attended to. It is a day to grin and bear it! Join me on the journey of exploring cayenne and aches and pains.
It was first grown in South America. It comes from the same family as the bell pepper, jalapeno, and paprika. What? I didn’t even know that paprika was a pepper. Did you?
Benefits of Cayenne Tea
- Eases aches and pains from inflammation
- Boosts metabolism
- Relieves congestion
- Cancer treatment
- Alleviates migraines
Please talk to your doctor before drinking cayenne tea if you take aspirin or blood thinners. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not drink cayenne tea, though use of cayenne as a flavoring in food is not harmful.
If this is your first cup of tea, place 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne in a cup. Pour boiling water over it. Add three tablespoons of lemon juice. Stir, and then let cool for a minute or two. You will want to work up to a teaspoon of cayenne.
My Final Thoughts…
It is said that this is the world’s most powerful herb. It’s spicy all right. It is fascinating how it works on pain. In a sense, it tricks the brain. In the case of a headache, the spice works its magic in the tea, causing pain on the tongue and lips, and blocks the pain receptors to the head. Of course once the spiciness wears off, that pain goes away too. So don’t underestimate the power of cayenne tea!
Have you had cayenne tea? What have you used it for? Let me know in the comments.
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