What if food could be used as medicine? The good news is that it can! Many of today's pharmaceuticals are based off of compounds found in foods we eat everyday. One such compound is capsaicin , the active ingredient in spicy foods like jalapenos, cayenne and habaneros. Capsaicin works in general by effecting the nervous system, and specifically by blocking Substance P, a neurotransmitter responsible for pain.
Capsaicin can be used to fight pain by eating the above named hot peppers 2-3 times per week, and can even by applied topically over painful areas.
(WARNING: Make use this does not come into contact with eyes, nose or other mucosal membranes!)
To use topically, make a salve by:
Additional benefits of spicy foods include weight loss, fighting heart disease, increasing longevity and even cancer prevention.
This will work to help with Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, Arthritis Pain, Sore Muscles or Joints, Bruises, Nerve Pain and More.
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