Ailment: Arthritis - osteo
Remedy: Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper, description, properties, how to use as a traditional remedy. Capsaicin as a blood thinner and circulation booster.
Comment posted by David of Perth, WA, Australia on 2 April 2014 at 10:36 2438
Reply to Tom R of Utrecht in the Netherlands: Grow Youthful encourages visitors to vote on whether or not a remedy has worked for them, and to describe their own personal experience. When you click on Ailments & Remedies (above), and Arthritis, you get a view where you can see the total votes for each remedy. With the generosity of visitors contributing their experience, eventually the number of votes becomes more convincing.
Comment posted by Tom R of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands on 2 April 2014 at 1:9 2435
The fact that ONE pianist used cayenne pepper and his arthritis cleared up after a year means NOTHING. For all we know it would also have cleared up if he had done nothing, or been helped by the placebo effect of any treatment. This is an anecdote, and it tells us nothing at all about the efficacy or otherwise of the method. At best it suggests something that might work and that might be worth subjecting to some proper research.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 9 June 2010 at 19:30 275
Cayenne pepper is the active ingredient in some arthritis creams. It is more effective if you can get cayenne powder and apply it yourself. Mix it into a paste with water or oil, and apply to the skin. Messy, but it works! I heard of a pianist who used a paste of cayenne pepper and castor oil to cure arthritic fingers. Each night before bed he rubbed the paste on his fingers, and then covered them with a bandage or strips of paper held on with elastic bands (not too tight). There was a noticable reduction in pain after the first night. After 3 months the fingers had 80% normal flexibility, and after nine months were completely healed, and he was able to continue as a piano player.