Capsicum (cayenne pepper) is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect in the entire body. It improves circulation and keeps the arteries from hardening . It can stop a heart attack, and bring you back alive !. But because of its fiery reputation it has been unfairly regarded as dangerous . But if used correctly it is safe and impressively effective against a wide variety of disorders . A safe and controlled delivery of cayenne pepper during a heart attack is to take under the tongue, to help lesson the severity of the attack .
A powerful compound called capsaicin is responsible for most of its medicinal effects. The hotter the pepper is ( example, Chilli Powder ), the more capsicin, the more capsaicin , the more potent the medicinal qualities .
Cayenne pepper is also a rich source of vitamin C and Zinc . It is high in Vitamin A, beta carotene, iron, calcium, rutin and lots of potassium. Cayenne also contains magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, B-complex vitamins, sodium and selenium and contains as much as 9 to 17% protein .
Step 1: Chilli Powder
For a healthy cardiovascular system you can take a tea spoon of chilli powder every day in a glass of water . Chillies are excellent source of Vitamin, A, B, C and E with minerals like molybdenum, manganese, folate, potassium, thiamin, and copper. Chilli contains seven times more vitamin C than orange.
Capsaicin : Chillies have vitamin C and Vitamin A containing beta-carotenoids which are powerful antioxidant. These antioxidants destroy free radical bodies. Usually, these radical bodies may travel in the body and cause huge amounts of damage to cells. These radical bodies could damage nerve and blood vessel in diabetes.
The antioxidants present in the chilli wipe out the radical bodies that could build up cholesterol causing major heart diseases such as atherosclerosis.
Chillies have antioxidants that can destroy cholesterol which could cause major disease like atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. Other disease like cataract and arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also dilates airway of lungs which reduces asthma and wheezing.
Detoxicants : Chillies acts as detoxifiers as they removes waste products from our body and increases supply nutrients to the tissues. It also acts as gastrointestinal detoxicants helping in digestion of food.
Pain killer : Chillies stimulates the release of endorphins that are natural pain killers. It relieves pain caused due to shingles (Herpes Zoster), bursitis, diabetic neuropathy and muscle spasm in shoulders, and extremities. It also helps in relieving arthritic pains in the extremities.
Antibiotic : Chillies brings fresh blood to the site of the infection. The fresh blood fights infection. The white blood cells and leukocytes present in the fresh blood fights viruses.
Brain : Capsaicin stimulates brain to excrete endorphin and gives a sense of pleasure when ingested. This is the reason people get addicted to chilli.
Cancer : It has been noted that vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid found in chilli reduces the risk of colon cancer. Chillies such as red pepper have cartonoid lycopene, which prevents cancer disease.
Heart Attack : Chillies have vitamin B6 and folic acid. The vitamin B reduces high homocysteine level. High homocysteine levels have been shown to cause damage to blood vessels and are associated with a greatly increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It also converts homocysteine into other molecules which is beneficial to lower cholesterol level.
Lung disease : Chillies gives relief from nasal congestion by increasing the metabolism. It also dilates airway of lungs which reduces asthma and wheezing. It relieves chronic congestion in people who are heavy drinkers.
Cigarette smoke contains benzopyrene which destroys the vitamin A in the body. The vitamin A present in chilli reduces inflammation of lungs and emphysema caused due to cigarette smoking.
Step 2: Boiled or Bottled Water ?
As an alternative, you could purchase bottled water as a substitute . Drinking water with chilli powder might be unpalatable . You could flavor it with Vinegar which is also a medicine in its own right, or sweeten to taste with cordial .
Step 3: Hawthorn
Hawthorn Berry Benefits
Used to promote the health of the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia and has been found to strengthen the heart. Hawthorn is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for the early stages of heart disease and has been used for a number of ailments including angina, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis, nervous conditions like insomnia, and diarrhea. It has also been indicated for strengthening blood vessels, vascular insufficiency and blood clots, restoring the heart muscle wall, lowering cholesterol and to aid digestion.
Animal and laboratory studies have found that hawthorn contains active compounds with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals; damaging compounds in the body that alter cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including ultraviolet light, radiation, cigarette smoking, and air pollution) can also increase their number.
Free radicals are believed to contribute to the ageing process as well as the development of a number of health problems including heart disease. Antioxidants found in hawthorn can neutralise free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Step 4: Blood Pressure Monitor
Healthy Blood Pressure
The incidence of hypertension increases with age. In addition, excess body fat and high levels of bad cholesterol ( LDL ), which stick to the inside of blood vessels, reduces elasticity of these vessels. Hypertension accelerates arterial sclerosis which can lead to very serious conditions such as stroke and myocardial infarction . For this reason it is very important to know whether the blood pressure is within a healthy range .
Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day. Therefore it is essential to take regular measurements to help you identify an average blood pressure .
Step 5: Garlic to Get Rid of Any Type of Cold Symptoms
Today people use garlic to help prevent atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries causing blockage and possibly leading to heart attack or stroke), reduce colds, coughs and bronchitis.
You can also remove a cold by pouring warm water into a bowl of Menthol .Put a towel over your head and bring your face over the bowl of warm water and drape the towel over it .