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Doctor insights on: Cayenne Pepper Blood Circulation

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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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.

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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Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? 
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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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.

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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I have a question i need to know since someone told me to try this. cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

I have a question i need to know since someone told me to try this. cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

Explanation : Many of herbal or natural components can help a bit with blood pressure, but not the way as medications. With real hypertension you must use medications. And supplement can help to keep lower dosage of them. ...Read more

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Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Yes: It's actually promoted as a "pop" treatment on the internet. I suspect this is a prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more