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Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Tea


  • Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ lemon including the pulp


  • Place ¼ of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a tea cup
  • Add the juice and pulp from ½ lemon
  • Add 4 ounces (approximately 120ml) of warm water
  • Stir gently


  • There are different strengths of cayenne pepper and you need to know what you are buying. Begin with 90, 000 SHU strength and you can increase to 160, 000 SHU after a month or so.
  • Likewise you need to slowly build up your tolerance to cayenne pepper. Begin with 1/8th of a teaspoon and slowly increase to ¼ then ½ and finally 1 teaspoon as your tolerance improves.
  • The fresh lemon juice will help to neutralize the heat from the cayenne powder.

The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper


  • Cayenne pepper can ease an upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.
  • It can prevent and alleviate migraines and headaches
  • It may help alleviate the symptoms associated with allergies
  • Cayenne pepper is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the production of enzymes and gastric juices.
  • It is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas.
  • Cayenne pepper’s properties make it a great herb for many chronic and degenerative conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It can also help reduce atherosclerosis and prevent the factors that lead to the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke.
  • Some studies demonstrate that cayenne pepper can effectively prevent the formation of the fungal pathogens phompsis and collectotrichum.
  • Cayenne pepper can help prevent colds and flues. It does this by breaking up and moving congested mucus, which assists in removing it from the body.
  • Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It increases the pulse rate of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is enhanced. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification.
  • Cayenne is extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, which acts to cause temporary pain on the skin and sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief from joint pain (topical application).
  • Cayenne helps keep blood pressure levels normalized and balances the body’s LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Cayenne’s properties make it an excellent agent against tooth and gum diseases.
  • Cayenne may assist with weight loss. One study on cayenne found that participants who consumed cayenne in a tea with breakfast reported a reduced appetite throughout the day, which lead to reduced caloric intake. Cayenne is also a great metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fat.
  • As a poultice, cayenne has been used to treat snake bites, rheumatism, sores, wounds and lumbago.
  • Anti-cancer. Several studies demonstrated an ability to prevent certain types of cancer, most notably lung cancer and liver tumors.


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