Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Capsaicin Could Stop a Heart Attack in Progress, Scientists Find

Scientists have confirmed one of the claims of legendary herbalist Dr. John Christopher - that cayenne pepper can literally stop a heart attack in progress.

The late, famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed "Dr. Cayenne" because he was constantly recommending the healing powers of cayenne, the substance found in chili peppers that produces a sensation of heat. He especially advocated using it for cardiovascular health and even made the claim that doses of cayenne could stop heart attacks in progress. Now science has come up with proof cayenne does have a remarkable ability to help the heart. University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists have found that capsaicin, the main component of cayenne, may literally stop a heart attack in its tracks when applied topically. Read more

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