Tincture Method (NOTE: You can make the Lobelia, Black Walnut and other
tinctures using this same method. Just make sure you use the most powerful,
Start to make this and ANY Tincture, if possible, on a NEW
Take a Quart Canning Jar and fill it 1/4 FULL with DRIED
Cayenne Peppers, getting the HOTTEST ones (i.e. - Habanero, African Bird,
Serrano, Jalapeno - 90,000+ Heat Units), that you can obtain.
Add enough 50% Grain Alcohol (100 Proof Vodka) to the
Cayenne Peppers (powdered, using a Blender or Grinder) to just COVER them.
Use enough FRESH Cayenne Peppers, that you can blend with
50% Grain Alcohol (100 Proof Vodka) to turn the Mixture into an Apple
Add this Mixture to the 1st Mixture, filling up the Canning
Jar 3/4 FULL.
Fill up the rest of the Canning Jar with MORE 50% Grain
Alcohol (100 Proof Vodka).
Shake it as MANY times as possible, during the Day.
Let this Mixture sit, until the following FULL Moon (15-16
Days), but OPTIMALLY until the following NEW Moon (28-29 Days).
Strain this Mixture through an UNBLEACHED Coffee Filter.
Bottle the resulting tincture.
NOTE: Part EQUALS Volume, NOT Weight in this Tincture Method. Modify this
procedure by using DRIED Herbs ONLY, if FRESH Herbs are NOT AVAILABLE, and when
making other Herbal Tinctures also. Also if you want to make a SUPER-POTENT
Tincture (i.e. - Cayenne Pepper & Lobelia Seed Pod - see below), then allow the
Mixture to sit for a FULL 3 Months!
DR. CHRISTOPHER ON HEALING WITH
Dr. John Christopher's wisdom and
experience will be mainly drawn upon. Dr. Christopher was a Master Herbalist and
Naturopathic Doctor of great renown here in America and even abroad. His
teachings were learned by so many and his influence was so great, that most
would agree that he stood out amongst the three largest promoters of natural
healing in the latter half of the 20th Century.
1. HEART ATTACKS: In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and
teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the
reason is, whenever I go in--if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup
of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes
they are up and around). This is one of the fastest acting aids we could ever
give for the heart, because it feeds that heart immediately. Most hearts are
suffering from malnutrition because of processed food we are eating, but here it
gets a good powerful dose of real food and it's something that has brought
people in time after time. This is something that everyone should know how great
it is, because a heart attack can come to your friends or loved ones any time.
And even yourself. The warm tea is faster working than tablets, capsules, cold
tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure--makes it expand and
accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through
the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food. [Dr. Christopherıs Newsletter
2. STERILIZE AND STOP BLEEDING: The old herbalists claimed that cayenne pepper
(Capsicum or red pepper) should be poured directly into a fresh wound, to
sterilize and stop the bleeding.
3. MENSTRUAL CRAMPS: If a young woman has menstrual problems, she can suspect
that her female organs might not be in good condition. Although it should be
needless to say, we should avoid drugs in managing our menstrual cramps. In
order to treat the symptoms, some people favor red raspberry tea, peppermint
tea, chamomile tea, or catnip tea. You can take a capsule of cayenne with any of
these to help warm the internal organs. If the cramps are really severe, you can
use cayenne ointment externally on the abdomen to act as a counter-irritant, but
be sure to cover the application with gauze, as it can stain your underthings.
5. TINCTURE OF CAYENNE heals wounds, cuts through mucus, good for sore throats,
and tonsillitis; milder solutions can be used in the nose, eyes, and ears for
cleaning up microscopic "lounge lizards" in infections. Has been successfully
used for resuscitation of newborn infants; a few drops administered orally. The
best and safest stimulant known to man.
6. CAYENNE SALVE: It is excellent for stiff necks, sore muscles, headaches,
pain, stiff joints, arthritis, etc. The salve ingredients are Olive Oil, African
Birdpepper (Cayenne), Oil of Wintergreen, pure distilled mint crystals and
1. STOP BLEEDING: A wound, external or internal, will stop bleeding if the
individual will drink a cup of water (preferably hot) with a teaspoon of cayenne
pepper (red pepper) stirred into it. The bleeding will stop generally by the
time a person can count up to ten after drinking the cayenne tea. The cayenne
equalizes the blood pressure from the top of the head to the feet. This keeps
the pressure from the hemorrhage area so it will clot naturally, which it cannot
do with heavy blood pressure pumping the blood rapidly at the hemorrhage area.
2. NOSEBLEEDS: A teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of water (hot preferred) taken
internally will stop most nosebleeds quickly. In an emergency such as this we
use cayenne. As mentioned a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water and
drunk right down will stop a nosebleed in nearly every instance, by the time you
can count to ten. This is not a miracle; it is the principle of the cell
stimulant cayenne traveling through the entire blood stream and regulating the
pressure so the pressure of the flow is the same in the feet as in the head or
any other part of the body. This takes the heavy pressure off the hemorrhaging
area and allowing a quick coagulation.
3. SALVE: As needed topically.
Ingredients: Pure cayenne is the only ingredient in the powdered cayenne.
Salve ingredients are Olive Oil, African Birdpepper (Cayenne), Oil of
Wintergreen, pure distilled mint crystals and beeswax.
The tincture consists of cayenne and alcohol.
1. EYES: Cayenne is also used for eyes, however extreme that might sound. Dr.
Christopher recalled a student of his standing in front of a lecture and
throwing a pinch of cayenne into one eye. Dr. Christopher was sure the student
had lost his senses! But in a few moments the eye stopped watering, and it
became clear, bright and healthy-looking. [This is why Dr. Christopher has
Cayenne in his Herbal Eyebright formula].
2. DEEP CUT: A person in our audience told how he had cut deeply with a sharp
instrument the inside of his hand, fingers and palm. The blood spurted out in
streams. He poured a large amount of cayenne pepper into the wound, and within
seconds the blood flow slowed down to congealed dripping and the bleeding
stopped entirely before many seconds had passed. With a goodly amount of cayenne
covering the wound, he then wrapped it. He was so excited about the rapid
results he could hardly wait for the regular herb meeting. But, as he said, the
"punch line" was lost, because instead of a nasty ragged scar to show how
severely he had been hurt, the area was healed and there was no scar. [Dr.
Christopherıs Newsletter 1-12]
3. ULCERS: A lady had been attending our herbal lecture series for some time.
One day she told us about her husband's severe case of stomach ulcers. The
recommendation from their doctor was to have part of his stomach removed, but he
said he would rather suffer the pain than risk such an operation. He also
refused his wife's suggestion to try cayenne, ridiculing her studies. When he
would see me in town, he would bellow, "Hello, Doc! Killed anybody with cayenne,
today?" He became so obnoxious, I avoided him when I could. Months went by and
one day I saw him coming down the street toward me. I tried to avoid him but he
came "head on." This time I was amazed because there were no cutting remarks or
sarcasm. In fact, he was very apologetic and asked if he could talk to me for a
minute, and then told me this story: He had come home from work one night, "sick
enough to die," with stomach ulcers. His wife was not home. He was in such pain
he wanted to commit suicide. He went to the medicine cabinet to find some kind
of medicine poisonous and deadly enough to kill him. But he discovered his wife
had thrown out all the old bottles of pharmaceutical medicine. All that was left
in the medicine cabinet were some herbs and a large container of cayenne pepper.
He was so angry that, upon seeing the cayenne, he figured it in a large dose
would kill him by burning him up. He took a heaping tablespoon of cayenne in a
glass of hot water, gulped it down and rushed into the bedroom. He fell upon the
bed and covered his head with a pillow so the neighbors couldn't hear his "dying
screams." The next thing he knew, his wife was shaking him awake the next
morning. She told him he had slept all night (instead of being up every
half-hour for anti-acid tablets). To his amazement he discovered that the pain
was gone, for the first time in months. He continued using cayenne three times a
day faithfully. [Dr. Christopherıs Newsletter 1-12]
4. BLOOD PRESSURE - Dr. Christopher's Own Story: I had hardening of the
arteries, during my 20 and 30 year span, to a point that it was very severe. No
insurance company at this time, would even take me for a $1,000 policy. So you
can tell how bad of a condition I was in. I was quite concerned about it, and
started using cayenne. I worked up to a teaspoon three times a day, and I
continued on from the time I was thirty-five and am still using it. It was
amazing! By the time I was forty-five years of age, ten years after I had
started using cayenne, a group wanted me to have a $100,000 policy to insure
them on a business deal we were working out. I went for the examination. Being
this large a policy, the insurance company required two medical doctors, each to
give two physicals at various times (being four times to have physicals with
these two doctors). I took the examination and one medical doctor when he got
through, said, "Well, this is astounding. I see your age is forty-five years,
but you have the venous structure of a teenage boy." He said, "This is
excellent," and he gave me a clean bill of health. I went to the other doctor
and on his second examination he did the blood pressure test on my arm. He
pumped his equipment up five different times and my arm was getting irritated by
it, and I was getting a little perturbed, and I said, "What's the matter,
doesn't your equipment work?" "Oh yes, it always has up till now, but I keep
looking at your chart and it says you are 45 years of age and yet your systolic
over your diastolic is absolutely perfect. I cannot comprehend it." I said,
"That's correct. It is perfect." And he also gave me a clean bill of health. So
I passed at 45 years of age for a $100,000 policy with a good blood pressure
showing, thanks to the cayenne.
I have been told by medical doctors, that because of my arthritis, hardening of
arteries, stomach ulcers and some auto accidents that banged me up pretty badly,
that I couldn't live past my 40th year. Yet, at 45 years I was pronounced in
good condition. This, to me, was one of my biggest sales points on cayenne. If
it could help me, it could help anybody. I have seen it used so many times over
the years with such success, that I feel that it is one of our great herbs. [Dr.
Christopherıs Newsletter 1-12]
Plant’s History: Hot peppers have
been used in the tropical areas of South and Central America and Africa for
somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 years. The earliest recollection of
cayenne pepper in any documented form was in 1493, when Christopher Columbus'
voyage. With the booming spice and herb trade taking precedence, the discovery
of this hot spice was not only important, but quite exciting to herbalist around
Cayenne Pepper has many names, including hot flame, devil's tongue, red bird
pepper, African pepper, cockspur pepper and goat's pepper.
Hot peppers originate in the
tropics, but can be successfully grown in other areas. They need approximately
14-16 weeks of growing time. In Michigan, the plants are set as soon as danger
of frost has passed, and by the end of September, the plants are about 2 ½ or 3
feet in height and loaded with both green and red peppers.
The longer the peppers remain on
the plant, the more red they will become. Don’t be fooled, green pods are just
Active ingredient: Capsicum genus of the pepper family Capsaicin, found in the
pepper, is used in over-the-counter and prescription topical drug cream products
for the use of painful joints, stomach problems, as a gargle, for hangover, and
when a fever is present. However, always consult a physician when using cayenne
pepper for medicinal uses.
Cayenne pepper is extremely hot, in it's ground state it's dangerous when
inhaled, and in it's whole form is danger to mucous membranes such as the nose
and eyes. If preserving the pepper, keep mouth and nose covered--even the fumes
carry a whollup--and wear gloves! The capsaicin is what causes your mouth and
eyes to water and burn when you've bitten into a cayenne pepper. If this
happens, immediately drink a glass of milk, which has a neutralizing ingredient
in it. Water will heighten the burning sensation.
Medicinal uses: The cayenne pepper's fiery substance, capsaicin, is the part of
the plant valued worldwide by scientists and herbalists.
Whether ingested or applied externally, capsaicin is a powerful ingredient. It's
soothing and restorative effects on the digestive system are immense for
occasional digestive problems and can be used to calm digestive disorders. At
the same time, please be careful when using this product. Anyone with intestinal
and/or colon disorders, should consult a physician before using cayenne pepper,
as it may be disruptive.
In the West Indies, cayenne pepper pods are soaked in hot water, then mixed with
sugar and the juice of sour oranges and used as a drink when a fever is present.
The capsaicin will induce sweat, which in turn will cool the patient.
Additionally, the orange will supply vitamin C and the sugar, energy.
If used in a poultice as a stimulant, cayenne also promotes blood flow. When
used topically, it will be very hot the first couple of uses, but by day 14 or
no longer than 30 days, the skin in the affected area will have adjusted to it
and pain should be gone. However, it will cause redness, and excessive, extended
contact with skin may result in severe blistering. Never put cayenne pepper on
an open sore, abrasion or laceration. High does taken internally can lead to
kidney damage. This product, as all medicinal products, should be administered
by a physician.
Cayenne pepper is also used for toothache, and as a liniment for sprains and
congestion problems. It has also been suggested that cayenne pepper is useful in
the relief of cluster headaches, and cayenne pepper tea is used for the common
REMEMBER, always use caution with this product. It is very powerful. Moderation
is the key.
Culinary properties: Cayenne pepper is the perfect addition to chili or hot
spicy foods. Again, use in moderation. I suggest setting a bottle of cayenne
pepper on the table and allowing everyone to use as desired, rather than dumping
it into the whole pot of chili. You may end up eating alone. (I add a dried
cayenne to chili dishes for a more mild spice.) Grinding or crushing the pepper
is another good way to use it. I suggest drying it, placing it in a sealed
plastic bag and running a rolling pin over it several times. Start with a small
pinch in recipes, and build from there.
CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE FOLLOWING ANY MEDICINAL PROGRAM THAT DID NOT COME
PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN.