We all know that natural is always the way to go, whether we talk about food or cosmetics, cleansing products or medicine. Cayenne is both a great product to use in the kitchen and a health-boosting herb.
By studying cayenne with the use of herbal astrology, we may discover other amazing health benefits of this herb and how it can contribute to our general well-being.
Cayenne is ruled by the planet Mars, which is associated with Aries and co-rules Scorpio. Mars was the god of war in Roman mythology, so the energy of the planet Mars is incredibly powerful, making you more courageous and assertive. In medical astrology, Mars is correlated with the muscles, the circulatory system, and with other physiological reactions such as fever, inflammation, and irritations.
In terms of physical characteristics, we may say that cayenne is very Mars-like: it is red, hot, and strongly flavored. In fact, the term “cayenne” is derived from a Greek word whose meaning is “to bite,” an action which suggests the unrestrained Mars temperament. Capsaicin gives cayenne its unique healing properties.
Among the many uses of cayenne is that of pain reliever. Cayenne combats pain, thus protecting our stamina and energy. When used for this purpose, cayenne is applied in a topical cream form, directly to the skin and in the proximity of the affected area. An interesting coincidence is that the skin is correlated with Capricorn, the Sun sign in which Mars is exalted. Clinical research has proven that capsaicin is effective in alleviating pain caused by a variety of conditions: post-surgery, joint pain (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), post-herpetic neuralgia, and diabetic neuropathy.
Cayenne can be used in order to create temperature balance in the body. From this point of view, cayenne’s ability to harmonize body temperature is representative of the qualities of Libra. Cayenne works in both ways: it cools the body down when it is exposed to high temperature, and it warms it when it is exposed to low temperature. It seems that cayenne can reduce temperature because it stimulates the cooling center in the hypothalmus, which in turn leads to a drop in body temperature.
Cayenne can be used in a variety of forms, ranging from capsules to tinctures. Those who don’t want to take cayenne as a supplement can include it in their diet in its fresh form, using it as a spice. When using cayenne cream you may experience a burning sensation at first, but after applying it for a longer period of time, the sensation should disappear. Some people prefer to make their own cream instead of buying a prepared one. You can make your own cayenne cream by mixing fresh cayenne with a white-colored body cream.
Before using cayenne, it is recommended that you consult your physician or a licensed healthcare provider. Once you receive the doctor’s OK, you can purchase the spicy herb and reap its health benefits.