General Health

Healing Wraps: Cayenne Pepper

In my Therapeutic Massage practice, I include healing wraps when it would be beneficial for my client. These wraps are helpful for a wide range of ailments, specifically those that root from poor circulation. While there are many types of wraps, today I will describe a wrap using cayenne pepper – give it a try at home!

The body temperature in a healthy person is around 37 degrees.   When the immune system is active, as in fighting against a virus or bacteria, the immune system will increase the body temperature in order to kill/destroy the pathogens.  This is why our body produces a fever when we catch a cold.

A warm body is a healthy body, where the blood flow goes in every organs and body parts. Cold hands and cold feet cause constriction in the capillaries (small blood vessels) and if the capillaries are constricted it impede the blood flow.    Blood is Life!!   Good blood circulation allows healthy functioning of your body, it allows the nutrients to reach every organ, body parts, and glands.  Your body needs to be warm at all time. In short, a healthy body is a warm body and a dead body is cold.

When I was young and would go skiing, my mom would apply Cayenne pepper powder in my socks to keep my feet warm for the day.  Sounds crazy but it worked! I’d would have toasty warm feet while others had to sit in the chalet to warm up.

Try it for yourself – keep your feet warm at home with your own healing wrap!

What you will need:

  • Saran Wrap (this will be used to wrap around your foot)
  • Paper Towel
  • Olive Oil (used to help the cayenne stick to the paper towel)
  • Cayenne Pepper

On a piece of paper towel apply olive oil.   Apply the Cayenne pepper on the oily paper towel.  Wrap your foot with the paper and with the Saran Wrap and slip your foot in a pair of sock to hold it secure.  You can keep it all night and you can also wear your shoe with it all day. Ta-da! No more cold feet!

I visited my mom last month and she was complaining of Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime.  Her doctor had prescribed a drug that was making her nauseous and gave her dizzy spells and didn’t get rid of her Restless Leg syndrome.  She was desperate to try anything to alleviate her pain. Before bedtime, I wrapped her feet with the Cayenne pepper and to her surprise, her symptoms of the Restless Leg Syndrome were completely gone that night! She has since stopped taking her drugs and simply whips together a cayenne wrap whenever she feels pain or discomfort in her legs.

Try the wrap for yourself and let me know what you think!

 

 

*The Cayenne is a blood thinner, I suggest avoiding if you are taking blood thinner drugs.