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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does cayenne pepper capsules help for blood circulation?

Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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Does cayenne pepper capsules help for blood circulation?

No: Don't waist your money

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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Doctor, i'm a DVT patient still taking warfarin, can I take cayenne pepper spice? Am told it is good for blood circulation.

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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Doctor, i'm a DVT patient still taking warfarin, can I take cayenne pepper spice? Am told it is good for blood circulation.

Caution: This herb capsicum (cayenne) may have the potential to prolong clotting time, so people taking warfarin should exercise caution before eating quantities of chili peppers. Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (cyp1a2) and thus slows the metabolism of warfarin. The combined effect could lead to an increased risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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How does cayenne pepper affect blood pressure?

Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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How does cayenne pepper affect blood pressure?

No benefit : Not used for hbp!

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Rishi Vohora
Board Certified, Cardiology
14 years in practice
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Is cayenne pepper really good for lowering blood pressure and good for the heart?

Dr. Rishi Vohora
Board Certified, Cardiology
14 years in practice
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Is cayenne pepper really good for lowering blood pressure and good for the heart?

Never heard of that: but it is tasty.

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Myths: That would not in any way improve the circulation. That is a cruel hoax put on the internet by strangers for a good laugh. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Will cayenne pepper cure a cold?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Haven't used it but.: Making food spicy often changes your eating patterns. If you are up to it. Typically it's discussed with blood pressure and homeopathic remedies like pain. Continue to ask around. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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Any holistic folks out there have an opinion concerning cayenne pepper supplementation? Bad idea if one has GERD I am assuming?

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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Any holistic folks out there have an opinion concerning cayenne pepper supplementation?  Bad idea if one has GERD I am assuming?

Benefits for many: Cayenne pepper has many health benefits and many people have found it actually helps their gerd! it is considered esp. Good for the heart, can improve digestion, thins blood etc. However, it is in the nightshade family and some people actually feel worse from it as they can't metabolize the solanacea alkaloids. See http://bit.Ly/1ezcdod & http://bit.Ly/15gvxrl & http://bit.Ly/18lxarf. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? why?

Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? why?

Coumadin(Warfarin): Best to avoid all supplements unless carefully researched metabolism and anticoagulant properties. The herb capsicum (cayenne) may prolong clotting time, Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (CYP1A2) and thus could slow the metabolism of warfarin. Coumarins in the herb chamomile might increase Coumadin's effect. A woman had internal bleeding post chamomile tea regularly +coumadin CMAJ Apr 15, 06 ...Read more

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