Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Cayenne Pepper is well known for thousands of years for its healing properties. The famous herbal Dr. Schulze said:
“If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”

Cayenne pepper was found to have potent effects in the heart and circulatory system. It is also considered a lifesaver in the case of heart attack. Beside the other health effects illustrated in the picture below, cayenne pepper also has significant health effects on respiratory system and mucus membranes. In sore throat a gargle with cayenne pepper tea and a pinch on natural rock salt will cure it.

cayenne pepper health benefits

The capsaicin in cayenne pepper stimulates secretions and protects mucus membranes in the entire respiratory tract. It helps to clear stagnant mucus and opens the airways. It is of great help in sinusitis and cystic fibrosis to eliminate stagnant secretions. Drinking cayenne pepper tea is beneficial in colds and flu and promotes sweating.

Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has great effects on reducing symptoms in asthma. It helps in developing healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passages, sinuses, lungs and urinary tracts.  This will provide protection against invading pathogens and increasing immunity to infections.

Due to its high capsaicin and beta-carotene content, cayenne pepper is an excellent decongestant and expectorant.  This make it useful in cystic fibrosis where the transport of mucus is altered. It helps to loosen the sticky mucus and eases elimination. It reduces swelling and inflammation in the respiratory tract, improving breathing.

Due to these health benefits, using cayenne pepper together with home salt therapy is highly recommended. This will potentize the benefits in respiratory diseases and strengthen the immunity.

Lots of reasons to include cayenne pepper in your diet!


16 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases”

        1. I noticed that I started getting a wheezy and bronchitis feeling after starting to take Dr. Schulze’s cayenne pepper. I orginally started taking it for heart concerns, but it exposed lung issues. My body has never coughed up mucus ever, it always went away on its own. How long does the feeling of wheezing and bronchitis last? Does it actually go away eventually or should I stop taking it?

          1. You know better your body. If you believe that is aggravating your condition you may want to stop using it.
            For breathing issues the best is to use salt therapy.

    1. Hi Joe,
      if you refer to salt therapy, then there is a salt therapy unit called Saltair – Home Salt Therapy, that you can use at home; SaltAir unit uses saline solution to create micro particles of salt for breathing.

    2. Elizabeth Martin

      I literally sprinkle it directly on my tongue a few times a day. Initially, I started using it to curb my appetite. Now, during the COVID19 era, I started feeling my throat getting sore. I increased my Cayenne intake and so far, I’m doing better. I also sprinkle it in my hot tea. I understood that cooking, boiling, heating etc. lessens the benefits and potency of veggies n spices,
      etc. This is a natural resource created for us by God. Thank you!

  1. Each day, I’ll get a bowl, use a can of organic kidney or garbanzo beans, or broccoli crowns (or any favorite vegetable or salad), and I’ll sprinkle a tad bit of salt (or even no salt), sprinkle a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, add black pepper, chop up 3 cloves of raw garlic, and add raw sunflower seeds as an extra. Then I’ll “drown” these in the bowl, using Bragg’s Organic olive oil, adding vinegar, and mix it all together. I haven’t had a cold, flu, viruses, or respiratory infections since I’ve used this as a meal. It’s worked for me. Garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper combined seems to strengthen my immune system. A teaspoon of cayenne pepper might be a bit too much for most folks, and it might give a little heartburn, but I can tolerate spicy foods. A great Mediterranean diet, indeed!

  2. I have covid the 2nd time and I’m using cayenne pepper…it’s does wat it says it does. Never knew it was so potent and important a spice to have … the medicinal benefits blew me out the water. It works for me.

  3. I usually swallow the cayenne pepper the same way you would swallow medicine. I do not cook or crush the pepper. I swallow say 3 peppers (you can start off with 1 or two as you gradually increase dosage) in the morning before breakfast and on an empty stomach. Best taken before eating so that the “pills” prepare the digestive process. They burst in the stomach slowly and gradually – slow release of the powerful compounds in pepper. The stomach requires an acidity of 1 – 3 for good digestion. Yes, the stomach requires some acid. Whereas an alkaline body and blood system is healthy the stomach requires acidity to balance and blend the digestive process. My digestion is great, respiration better and my weight loss is tremendous. I managed to cut weight from 85kgs to 79kgs in one month – not bad. My aim is to stick to remain between 75kgs to 79kgs but never hit the 80s. This is my format and experience consuming cayenne. Try it out!

  4. What is the best cayenne pepper to buy? The actual pepper itself or should you use the ground spice? And what way is the best way to consume ?

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