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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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Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Locally: It can increase local blood flow when applied topically. Of course this effect is temporary and has little or no bearing on systemic blood flow. ...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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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

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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Any holistic folks out there have an opinion concerning cayenne pepper supplementation? Bad idea if one has GERD I am assuming?

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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My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? why?

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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